Place:Nanticoke, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States

Alt namesMantiocksource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42017942
Coordinates41.199°N 75.999°W
Located inLuzerne, Pennsylvania, United States
Also located inHanover, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States    
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Nanticoke is a city in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 10,465 at the 2010 census.


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The name Nanticoke was derived from Nantego, the Native American tidewater people who moved here when their Maryland lands were spoiled for hunting by the colonial settlement in 1608.

Nanticoke was incorporated as a village in 1830; Nanticoke was chartered by the Pennsylvania Legislature as a borough on January 31, 1874.

Nanticoke experienced its greatest increase in population between 1917 and 1925 and qualified to become a Third Class City. The citizens voted in the fall of 1924 to form a city government, and elections were held the following year. The new city government consisted of a Mayor and four Councilmen who took office in January 1926, which was the official date of becoming a Third Class City.

Samuel H. Kress opened his first store, which grew into the national S. H. Kress & Co. chain, in Nanticoke.

The Concrete City, built by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad's coal division in 1911 to house its workers, is located near the Hanover section of Nanticoke. Abandoned since 1924, it was designated an historic site in 1998, and its remains still stand as a tourist attraction. The original road that used to run to the structures has been bulldozed, though it still remains on maps. There is an alternate entrance route that does not appear on maps. It can be found at the end of Bliss & Mosier St's - Hanover section of Nanticoke

Nanticoke city officials voted unanimously to apply to the state for Act 47, or economically distressed city status, which was granted in 2006. Nanticoke faced a projected $700,000 deficit that year, with revenues flat and falling far behind expenses.

Government officials

  • Mayor:Wiatroski
  • City Council
    • Council President: William F. Brown
    • Council Vice-President: Kevin Coughlin
    • Nichole Colatosti
    • Steven Duda
    • Lesley Butczynski
  • City Administrator: Pamela Hurd
  • City Solicitor: William T. Finnegan, Jr
  • City Clerk: Mary Beth Cheshinski
  • Police Chief: William A. Schultz
  • Fire Chief: Kevin L. Hazleton
  • Building Inspector/Code Enforcement: Joseph Kordek
  • Zoning Officer: Andrew Kratz

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