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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Dalton is approximately 1,369 (1990), 1234 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 497 (1990), 502 (2010).
The amount of land area in Dalton is 8.028 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.16 sq kilometers.
The distance from Dalton to Washington DC is 194 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 106 miles. (as the crow flies)
Dalton is positioned 41.53 degrees north of the equator and 75.73 degrees west of the prime meridian.


near Scranton in northeast Pennsylvania
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"The Bailey family settled in this part of Abington township around 1801, and the area took on the name Bailey Hollow. Hollow, by the way, means 'small valley.' In their book "Clarks Summit: A Narrative," Helen and John Villaume of Clarks Summit recalled the story behind the name change: In the late 1860's, Dr. J.C. Miles of Bailey Hollow, among others, felt that the name sounded unbecoming for a town of increasing prominence. The railroad would soon choose whether to run through Bailey Hollow or Waverly, and locals felt the 'hollow' name might chase the rail line away. Dr. Miles chose the new name in 1871 after a visit from Dr. Edward Dalton, a civil war surgeon and superintendent of the New York City Board of Health. The Scranton press praised the named change and encouraged Tunkhannock to consider a similar move."
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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