See new property listings and browse homes for sale in Trucksville, a village in the western part of Kingston Township. Trucksville is one of the many towns compose the Back Mountain, a 110-mile suburban community northwest of the Wyoming Valley. The Dallas School District serves the area, as well as nearby Dallas and Shavertown.
The area was named after William Trucks (Trux), an early pioneer from Connecticut who was a resident of Kingston Township by the late 18th century. Trucks didn’t settle far beyond Toby’s Creek, where he built both a gristmill and a sawmill. In 1809, Trucks was appointed justice of the peace for Plymouth, Kingston and Exeter townships. Two years later, his son sold the mills and moved to Wayne Township. In 1813, he sold William Trucks’ land purchase to Philip Shaver. That land is mostly now Dallas Township and a portion is Dallas Borough called Shavertown.
Today, the quaint village features plenty of real estate opportunities with varying lot sizes and home styles to span all budgets. The area also features the right amount of nature, history, and modern living.
Nearby Francis Slocum State Park in in Kingston Township is a popular recreation spot year-round. Open every day of the year, visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, swimming, and more. The park is also dog-friendly. Another nearby local attraction is the Lands at Hillside Farm, a non-profit, historic, educational farm that offers homemade ice cream, fresh milk and eggs, Mercantile, and historic Greenhouse. Some of the best pizza and wings in the Back Mountain can also be found in Trucksville.