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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Archbald is approximately 6,291 (1990), 6984 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,458 (1990), 2802 (2010).
The amount of land area in Archbald is 43.564 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.045 sq kilometers.
The distance from Archbald to Washington DC is 196 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 110 miles. (as the crow flies)
Archbald is positioned 41.50 degrees north of the equator and 75.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

"Linking regional coal mines to the New York area, the Delaware & Hudson Canal Company played a prominent role in the development of the Lackawanna Valley and in the naming of its towns. Archbald was named in 1846 for James Archbald, a senior mechanical engineer on the D&H. Prior to this, Archbald was known as White Oak Run"
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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