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Jessup
Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania

ZipCodes
18434




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Location

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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Jessup is approximately 4,605 1990, 4676 2010.
The approximate number of families is 1,913 1990, 2007 2010.
The amount of land area in Jessup is 17.348 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.089 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jessup to Washington DC is 193 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 108 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jessup is positioned 41.45 degrees north of the equator and 75.54 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

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

"Settled in 1849, Jessup has seen several name changes. First called Saymour, later Mount Vernon, and then Winton, after William Winton who established a coal breaker there in the mid-1870's. The current name was taken from the prominent Jessup family of Montrose. Today you can still find Mount Vernon Road and Winton Street in Jessup and Archbald"
from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara
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