We're so glad that you stopped in for a visit. The goal here is to provide the best on-line resources to assist Wyoming County researchers in the quest for their family heritage. This site started out in 1996 as part of the PAGenWeb Project and the USGenWeb Project. Both are a result of volunteer effort

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Wyoming Counties first State Park - Spring 2023

Vosburg Neck in Wyoming County provides scenic views along the North Branch of the Susquehanna River. This beautiful park offers scenic hiking opportunities, a pleasant path for strolling along a former railroad bed, invigorating shared-use trails and significant public access for water-based recreation.

About Wyoming County: It was formed on April 4, 1842, when it was carved out of Luzerne County and named for the Wyoming Valley. The Wyoming County courthouse is at Tunkhannock. People have settled this area since before the American Revolution, and, in fact, Gen. John Sullivan's march went through it nearly 225 years ago. Wyoming County is home to Nicholson and and its famous Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct as well as Factoryville, birthplace of Pro Baseball Hall of Famer Christy Mathewson. Laceyville has the county's oldest home, and Meshoppen, an annual fair held in late August or early September. And then there is Noxen, which hosts an annual rattlesnake roundup, although have no fear as many of the critters are brought in for the event from neighboring counties. It is actually a beautiful place for your ancestors to have called home.


Wyoming County was formed out of the northern part of Luzerne, by an act of Assembly approved April 4th, 1842. When the petition for its organization was presented to the Legislature, the Petitioners asked that it might be called “Putnam”, the name of one of the certified townships in the county. Through the influence of a member from Luzerne County, the name Wyoming was substituted for Putnam, and thus the act passed. Henry Colt of Luzerne County, George Mack of Columbia County and John Boyle of Susquehanna County were appointed commissioners to survey and mark the boundary lines of the county.

By a supplementary act approved June 28th the same year, the boundaries were established and it was ordered that three commissioners be appointed by the governor to locate the county seat. The act also provided for the election of county officers on the second Tuesday in October, 1842; and until such officers were elected and qualified the government of Wyoming was to be administered by the officers of Luzerne County.

The commissioners appointed to locate the county seat were Hendrick B. Wright of Luzerne County, S. J. Headly of Columbia County and Thomas Gratton of Monroe. These commissioners in the autumn of 1842 determined on Tunkhannock as the County Seat. The land for the public buildings was donated to the county by Thomas T. Slocum. The first court house and jail were erected in 1843 and cost about $5000.00 to build. The funds used were raised by subscription among the citizens of Tunkhannock and vicinity.  https://wycopa.org/courthouse/history/

  Information about WCHS and its excellent facility and newsletters. Handout
  Digital records of area histories, genealogies, etc., contributed to USGenWeb Project.
  Check out online info on families with a Wyoming County connection.
  Some of the county's cemeteries, listed on https:www.findagrave.com
  An outline map of the county.  Capsule listings of Wyoming County's townships and boroughs, with dates of formation, early post offices and early school districts.
  A collection of photographs connected to Wyoming County.
  A database about famous politicians with a link to Wyoming County.
  A clickable map of Wyoming County
  Archived Queries and post a new one

Page last updated: February 5, 2024