City of Nanticoke
15 E. Ridge Street
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The Nanticoke Historical Society
presents Virtual Tour #4, so come join us in a trip
back into the time and see the way Nanticoke used to
be. Explore the streets of old Nanticoke through pictures
and video of things and places long since gone. Date
is Sunday April 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm at St. Faustina
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
The City of Nanticoke is situated between
the Susquehanna River on the north and the foothills
of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the south. It occupies
3.4 square miles of land (2,179 acres) and is located
in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. In the late 19th
In the early 18th century white settlers
were attracted to the site of a village of the Nanticoke
Indians and set up a gristmill, iron forge, and
sawmill at the Susquehanna Rapids. The Nanticoke
migrated to New York state in 1793. In 1825 the
first anthracite coal mine was opened in the locality
and by 1878 Nanticoke was a major coal-mining centre.
Coal mining declined with the widespread use of
fuel oil, natural gas, and electricity; the population
decreased and all the mines were closed by 1973.
Nanticoke is now basically residential with some
light manufacturing development. Luzerne County
Community College is located there.
Samuel H. Kress opened his first store, which
grew into the national S. H. Kress & Co. chain,
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.
- March Monthly Dept. Reports.
- Police News.
- Nanticoke News.
- April 18, 2018 Draft Minutes..
- Resolution #5 Municipal Authority appointments
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