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The population of Jim Thorpe is approximately 5,048 (1990), 4781 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,098 (1990), 1990 (2010).

The amount of land area in Jim Thorpe is 37.469 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.777 sq kilometers.
The distance from Jim Thorpe to Washington DC is 152 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 73 miles. (as the crow flies)
Jim Thorpe is positioned 40.87 degrees north of the equator and 75.73 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Jim Thorpe location: northwest of Lehighton in eastern Pennsylvania. The town is a few miles from Exit 74 (formally Exit 34) of I-476 (Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike). Follow Route 209 South through Lehighton and on into Jim Thorpe

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Jim Thorpe history:

"As most everyone knows, Jim Thorpe was once known as Mauch Chunk, an Indian name for "Bear Mountain." What's not as well known is: - There's quite a movement underway to revert back to the original name. - The name "Jim Thorpe" was chosen mainly as a publicity stunt to help generate tourism for a town that had seen better days. - The Asa Packer mansion, a must-see in this picturesque town, is so haunted that the dogs won't walk in certain parts of the house. "
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)

Here is a history page for Jim Thorpe. This page tells of numerous stories of the past including the haunted jail, the Molly McGuires, the Asa Packer Museum and more.

Story of the Jim Thorpe Jail and the Molly McGuire executions in the town
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Jim Thorpe attractions:

Learn < a href="http://www.visitjimthorpe.com/index2.htm">more about Jim Thorpe at this informative site.

More information about Jim Thorpe may be found at this site.

Asa Packer Museum
P.O. Box 108
Jim Thorpe PA 18229
Phone: (570) 325-3229
The Mansion was the home of philanthropist and railroad magnate Asa Packer. Built in 1861 by architect Samuel Sloan of Philadelphia

Mauch Chunk Opera House
Built in 1881

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