Town's & Boro's Formation


Some towns in Luzerne County Pennsylvaina are : Albert : Alden : Ashley : Avoca : Beach Haven : Benton : Bear Creek : Black Creek : Bloomingdale : Breslau : Browntown : Buck Twp : Butler Twp : Cambra : Carverton : Ceasetown : Conyngham : Cork Lane : Courtdale : Covington : Dallas : Dennison : Dorrance : Dorranceton : Drifton : Drums : Dupont : Duryea : East Berwick : Ebervale : Eckley : Edwardsville : Exeter : Fairmont twp : Fairview twp : Fern Glen : Forty Fort : Foster Twp : Franklin Twp : Freeland : Georgetown : Glen Lyon : Glen Summit : Hanover : Harding : Harleigh : Harveys Lake : Harveyville : Hazle Twp : Hazelton : Hilldale : Hobbie : Hollenback : Hudson : Hughstown : Humbolt : Hunlock Creek : Huntington Mills : Huntsville : Idetown : Inkerman : Jackson Twp : Jeddo : Jefferson : Jenkins Twp : Ketcham : Kingston : Kingston Twp : Kunkle : Kyttle : Laflin : Larksville : Laurel Run : Lehman : Luzerne : Madison : Marcy Twp : Midvale : Miners Mills : Mocanaqua : Mountain Top : Muhlenburg : Nanticoke : Nescopeck : New Columbus : Newport Twp : Newtown : Nuangola : Orange : Parsons : Pikes Creek : Pittston : Plains : Plainsville : Plymouth : Plymouth Twp : Pringle : Pritchard : Providence : Ransom : Red Rock : Ridgewood : Rita : Rocky Glen : Ross Twp : Ruggles : Salem : Shawanese : Shickshinny : Silkworth : Slocum Twp : Stoddartsville : Sugarloaf Twp : Sugar Notch : Sweet Valley : Swoyersville : Sybertsville : Tomhicken : Trucksville : Union Twp : Wanamie : Wapwallopen : Warrior Run : Weintz : West Hazelton : West Nanticoke : West Pittston : West Wyoming : White Haven : Wilkes Barre : Wright Twp : Wyoming : Yatesville : Zehner :

City's, Towns, Boro's, Twps, or whatever in Luzerne County ( Read it Quick )
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The following are towns located in Luzerne County and the date that they were formed.
As I find more of them I will add them to the list. These are only those that I have incorporation dates for.

Abington -- 1806
Avoca -- Formerly Pleasant Valley, adopted the Avoca name in 1889.
Bear Creek Township -- Carved from territory taken from Wilkes Barre, Pittston, Bucks, Plains, and Jenkins in 1856.
Benton -- 1838
Black Creek Township -- Taken from Sugarloaf, August 08 1848. Named after the creek that runs through it.
Blakely -- 1818
Buck Township -- formed from Covington in 1833.
Butler Township -- territory from Sugarloaf in 1839. A part of the south of the township was taken off and added to Hazle Township in 1861.
Carbondale -- 1831.
Carbondale City -- 1851.
Conyngham -- formed in 1875, taken from Hollenback Township.
Covington -- 1818.
Dallas Boro -- became a boro April 21, 1879, from the village of Dallas.
Dallas Township -- formed 1817. Taken from Kingston Twp.
Dennison Township -- carved out of the territory of the original Hanover Township in 1839.
Dorrance Township -- Taken from Newport in 1840.
Dorranceton Boro -- Incorporated June 20 1887.
Exeter Boro -- Incorporated Feb 08 1884.
Exeter Township -- Original "Certified" Township that retained its name in the division of the county in 1790. Derives its name from Exeter, RI.
Fairmont Township -- Hunington Township in 1834.
Fairview Township -- May 06 1889
Forty Fort Boro -- Carved from the territory of Kingston Township (1887).
Foster Township -- erected in 1855 from the original Denison Township.
Franklin Township -- formed in 1843, territory taken from Kingston, Exeter, and Dallas Townships.
Glen Lyon -- was incorporated as a borough of Newport Township in 1885. It was formerly known as the Village of Morgantown. Morgantown was founded in 1870.
Greenfield -- 1816
Hanover -- 1790
Hazle Township -- Carved out of Sugarloaf Township in 1839.
Hazleton -- 1856
Hollenback -- 1845
Hunlock Township -- Original Jan 08 1877, taken from Union and Plymouth Township. Huntington -- 1793
Jackson Township -- formed in 1844. Taken from Plymouth Township.
Jefferson -- 1836
Jenkins Township -- Township taken from Pittston June 24 1852.
Kingston Boro -- Originally called "Kingtown"
Lackawanna -- 1838
Laflin Boro -- Sept 10 1889
Lake Township -- Was made a seperate Township in 1841, from Lehman and Monroe Township
Lehman Township -- Taken from Dallas, 1829
Laurel Run Boro -- formed in 1881, territory from Wilkes Barre Township
Luzerne Boro -- became an organized boro in 1882, taken from Kingston Township
Madison -- 1845
Marcy Township -- formed from territory taken from Pittston, Ransom, and Old Forge Township, Jan 19, 1880
Miners Mills Boro -- organized Dec 12 1883
Nanticoke Boro -- incorporated Jan 31, 1874
Nescopek Township -- Seperated from Newport in 1792.
New Columbus Boro -- 1859
Newport Township -- was one of the original Townships when this was Westmoreland County, Conn and derives its name from Newport, RI.
Newton -- 1844
Parsons Boro -- territory taken from Plains Township, Jan 17 1876
Pittston Boro -- 1853
Pittston Township -- One of the original 5 townships formed under Connecticut and its existence dates back to 1768.
Plains -- 1851
Plymouth -- 1790
Plymouth Township -- Dec 28 1768
Providence -- 1792
Providence Boro -- 1849
Ransom -- 1849
Ross Township -- 1842
Salem -- 1790
Scott -- 1846
Scranton Boro -- 1856
Solcum Township -- Seperated from Newport in 1854
Springbrook -- 1853
Sugarloaf Township -- formed in 1809, then covering what is now Black Creek, Hazle, and Butler Township
Sugar Notch Boro -- taken from Hanover Township and became incorporated Apr 3, 1867
Swoyersville -- taken from Kingston Township and became incorporated Dec 17 1888 (But was challenged in court) and finally became incorporated Dec 12 1899
Union Township -- formed July 1813, territory taken from the Original Township of Huntington
Waverly -- 1854
West Hazleton Boro -- made a seperate municipality in 1889
West Pittston Boro -- 1857
White Haven -- 1842
Wilkes Barre Boro -- 1806
Wright Township -- formed 1851, taken from Old Hanover Township
Yatesville -- formed from Jenkins Township, May 20 1878

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