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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Glenburn is approximately 1,242 (1990), 953 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 473 (1990), 385 (2010).
The amount of land area in Glenburn is 12.279 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.421 sq kilometers.
The distance from Glenburn to Washington DC is 192 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 104 miles. (as the crow flies)
Glenburn is positioned 41.50 degrees north of the equator and 75.73 degrees west of the prime meridian.


north of Scranton in northeastern Pennsylvania.
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"In 1848, George Humphrey bought land near what is now Glenburn Pond, and for almost 30 years the area was called Humphreysville. During this period, the poems and novels of Sir Walter Scott enjoyed widespread popularity in America, especially among the social set. Scott sometimes used the word 'glen' to describe locales in his works, and he is credited with popularizing the use of the word in this country. 'Glen' literally means 'narrow valley' though it evokes images of a pristine community. 'Burn' is a Scottish form of 'brook,' and the combined word 'Glenburn' achieves a pronounced literary effect and still describes the area accurately. Today Glenburn is one of the region's finest places to live. "
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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