Contact Information:
City of Nanticoke
15 E. Ridge Street
Nanticoke, PA.
Telephone: 570-735-2800
Fax: 570-735-7817

Proposed Ordinances for Wed., May 3, 2017Z
Hanover E-4 NFD "Original" Annual Burger Burnout May 6th at Hanover Fire Station
108 Espy Street starting at 11:00 am
Nanticoke City Residents

The 2017 Real Estate Tax Bills have been mailed and for your convenience, a representative from Berkheimer will be at City Hall from 11am to 2 pm to collect your payments on the following dates.

  • March 30, 2017 - Discount amounts are due.
  • April 27, 2017 - Discount amounts are due.
  • May 25, 2017 - Face amounts are due.
  • June 28, 2017 - Face amounts are due.
If you have any questions regarding your Bill, please call Berkheimer at 610-599-3143.

We've prepared this window on our community to provide our residents, along with visitors and businesses alike, with information about the many services our city has to offer.
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.

he 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 Century.

n 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.

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

he 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.

According to PennDOT, the schedule for road closures in Nanticoke is:
• Middle Road will be closed and a detour will be in place beginning April 3, 2017 . The road will reopen in November.
• Kosciuszko Street will be closed July 6, 2017 and be reopened in November.
• Prospect Street will be closed in the summer of 2018 and reopen in November 2018.


Website Updates
  • Nanticoke City Finance Clerk position available. See our "Human Resource" page for info.
  • April 19, 2017 Draft Minutes.
  • Police News.
  • Nanticoke News.
  • Listing of proposed ordinances for May 3, 2017.
  • April 19, 2017 Agenda.
  • April 5, 2017 Draft Minutes.
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