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Lattimer Mines
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania


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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Lattimer Mines is approximately 432 (2005).
The amount of land area in Lattimer Mines is 0.3 sq. miles.
The distance from Lattimer Mines to Washington DC is 152 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 67 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lattimer Mines is positioned 40.90 degrees north of the equator and 75.96 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lattimer Mines elevation is 1,224 feet above sea level.
Lattimer Mines median income is $ 39,097 (2005).
The Lattimer Mines median home price is $ 56,919 (2005).


in eastern Pennsylvania about 32 miles northwest of Allentown. Lattimer Mines is a town located in the Hazle Township. Nearby communities include Milnesville, Drifton, Woodside, Freeland, Conyngham, Jeddo, West Hazleton and Hazleton.
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History & History Related Items

Lattimer was founded in 1869 with its first residents mainly of Welsh descent. Many more immigrants came here to the area and by the late 1800s, this community had mainly people of Italian descent.
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Jack Palance - actor
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Lattimer Mines Historical Events

10 September 1897
The Massacre at Lattimer Mines
When the immigrant mine workers in the area became upset with the coal companies over working conditions and overall treatment, they eventually revolted, calling a somewhat violent strike involving several mines. Over three thousand workers were involved on August 16. Anger began to increase and turmoil was prevalent. A formal strike and walkout began on 1 September. As the days went by, more and more workers joined the effort and just after Labor Day over 10,000 workers were protesting. Due to the nervousness of the mine owners a state of civil disorder was called by the Luzerne County Sheriff. On 9 Sept a group of Lattimer workers met with striking members as they wanted to join the efforts. They wanted the strikers to march to Lattimer and they would join them. As the group marched to Lattimer the next morning, waving American flags, they met with some of the deputies and a minor confrontation occurred. It was agreed they the group could continue if they went around Hazleton. As they continue to march toward Lattimer, tensions were high. Both sides were apprehensive. Company Police met up with the deputers and the Sheriff at the entrance to the town. After a scuffle, shots rang out and the flag bearer fell to the ground. The group began to scatter as shots continued to ring out. Many were shot in the back. In the end, 19 marchers were dead and many others wounded. For a full account of the story, go to this website. Also see more information on the event.

Lattimer Mines Schools

Hazleton Area School District
Phone: (717) 459-3111

Hazleton Area High School District Lattimer Mines


The population of Lattimer Mines was:
2000 - 461
2005 - 432

Median house value:
2005 - $ 56,919

Median age:
2000 - 41.7 years

Median household income:
1999 - $ 35,455
2005 - $ 39,097

Lattimer Mines is located in the Eastern time zone and does participate in Daylight Savings Time

The area code for Lattimer Mines is 570 (as of 10-2002)

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