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Wayne County, Pennsylvania


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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Honesdale is approximately 4,972 (1990), 4480 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,313 (1990), 2086 (2010).
The amount of land area in Honesdale is 10.111 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.13 sq kilometers.
The distance from Honesdale to Washington DC is 208 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 124 miles. (as the crow flies)
Honesdale is positioned 41.57 degrees north of the equator and 75.25 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northeast Pennsylvania, northeast of Scranton.
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History & History Related Items

"To transport coal to the eastern markets, gravity railroads carried the loads out of the Lackawanna Valley and over the Moosic Mountains into Honesdale. At Honesdale, coal was transferred onto the barges of the D&H canal. The canal construction had been pioneered by Philip Hone, a wealthy New York mayor and first president of the D&H. The town was known initially, in 1827, as Hone's Dale"
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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See aerial photos of Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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Honesdale City Government

Honesdale is the county seat for Wayne County.

Honesdale Chamber

Honesdale Chamber Of Commerce
303 Commercial St
Honesdale PA 18431-1815
Phone: 717-253-1960

Honesdale Organizations

Honesdale Chamber Of Commerce
303 Commercial St
Honesdale PA 18431-1815
Phone: 717-253-1960

Honesdale Libraries

Bethany Public Library
RR 3
Honesdale PA 18431-9803
Phone: 717-253-4349

Honesdale Schools

Wayne Highlands School District
474 Grove St
Honesdale PA 18431-1047


Lackawanna Junior College
627 Main St
Honesdale PA 18431-1853
Phone: 717-253-5408

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