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Forest City
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Forest City is approximately 1,846 (1990), 1911 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 961 (1990), 817 (2010).
The amount of land area in Forest City is 2.337 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.074 sq kilometers.
The distance from Forest City to Washington DC is 207 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 121 miles. (as the crow flies)
Forest City is positioned 41.65 degrees north of the equator and 75.46 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in far northeastern Pennsylvania.
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History & History Related Items

"In 1885, Forest City was little more than a lumber camp called Pentecost, named for its founder William Pentecost. The lumbermen often went into thriving Carbondale for supplies by day and diversion by night. Apparently a group from the lumber camp walked into Carbondale one day, and someone remarked, in effect, "Where on earth are you from?" They looked at each other, then one of the bright ones spoke up, "We're from 'Forest' city." The name stuck, and in 1888 the town officially took on this name. "
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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