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Tunkhannock borough is located in Wyoming County and is a part of the Tunkhannock Area School District. The borough is approximately thirty miles northwest of Wilkes-Barre and about forty miles outside of Scranton. The Tunkhannock Historic District has been on the National Register of Historic Places since August 2005.
The name Tunkhannock is based off of a Minsi-Len’api term for “meeting of the waters.” The community became incorporated in 1841. However, New England settlers had established permanent settlements in the area by 1779. After the Wyoming Massacre in 1788, many Wyoming Valley residence fled North, including into modern day Tunkhannock.
Wyoming County itself was established on April 4, 1842 from Luzerne County land. Tunkhannock, the largest town in the area, became the county seat. Thomas T. Slocum donated land for the square, presently bounded Marion, Washington, Warren and Putnam Streets.
In the past, lumbering played an extensive part in Tunkhannock’s history. Today, history and heritage remain important within the community. The Wyoming County Historical Society, located in Tunkhannock, has made it its mission to bring history lovers together and provide a better understanding of county and community history.
There is plenty to do in and around Tunkhannock. In fact, the Nature Conservancy voted the area one of its top 40 “Last Great Places.” Outdoor enthusiasts will find that Wyoming County has over 25,300 acres of State Game Lands and can look forward to hunting, fishing, cross country skiing, birding, and more! The Susquehanna River, lakes and streams also offers peaceful and scenic fishing and boating.
The Tunkhannock Creek Viaduct, located in Nicholson, is the world’s longest concrete railroad bridge. Built in 1912, it rises 300 feet high and measures 2,375 feet long. The art deco Dietrich Theater, originally built in 1936, now shows countless blockbuster, foreign, independent and classic films after undergoing a major renovation project beginning in 1998. Other popular recreational activities and attractions include hot air ballooning, the Endless Mountains Nature Center, camping, fishing, and for the adults, the Endless Mountains Wine Trail and Nimble Hill Vineyard & Winery. Tunkhannock is also home to the Northern Tier Symphony Orchstra.
- Tunkhannock & Lackawanna Trail School Districts
- Wyoming Seminary Preparatory Schools
- MMI & Scranton Preparatory Schools
- Many other Schools with religious affiliations
- Abundant Restaurants & Shopping
- Golf, Boating, Skiing & All Recreation
- Close to 11 Area Colleges & Universities
- Tunkhannock Library
- Specialty Stores & Antique Shops
- Dietrich Theatre
- Bed & Breakfasts
- Campgrounds & Recreational Parks
- Museums & Historic Sites
- State Game Lands
- A variety of housing styles & price ranges