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Harveys Lake
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania


the largest "natural" lake in Pennsylvania

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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Harveys Lake is approximately 2,746 (1990), 2791 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,685 (1990), 1215 (2010).
The amount of land area in Harveys Lake is 13.817 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 2.66 sq kilometers.
The distance from Harveys Lake to Washington DC is 177 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 87 miles. (as the crow flies)
Harveys Lake is positioned 41.36 degrees north of the equator and 76.03 degrees west of the prime meridian.


North of Wilkes-Barre, and a bit west
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History & History Related Items

"This one is sent in by Nanette Armstrong: Consulting the book "Harveys Lake" by F. Charles Petrillo, Harveys Lake was "discovered" by Benjamin Harvey in 1781. Harvey had been held prisoner by the British-Indian war party, and when no longer thought a threat to the British war effort was released. Following Bowman's Creek he then came upon a ridge and saw the lake through the trees. He followed the lake around to find his home which was situated on Harveys Creek at West Nanticoke. "
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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Harveys Lake, Pa is an incorporated municipality (a borough) of Pennsylvania.
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