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Luzerne County, Pennsylvania


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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Luzerne is approximately 3,206 (1990), 2845 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 1,521 (1990), 1377 (2010).
The amount of land area in Luzerne is 1.78 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Luzerne to Washington DC is 175 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 87 miles. (as the crow flies)
Luzerne is positioned 41.28 degrees north of the equator and 75.89 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northeastern Pennsylvnia near Wilkes-Barre.
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History & History Related Items

"Luzerne, in effect, means lighthouse. The name honors the Chevalier de la Luzerne, a French nobleman who raised critical funds for the colonial forces at a low point in the Revolutionary War. He later became French minister to the United States. The family name is traced to Luzern, a village in central Switzerland on Lake Lucerne. The village and lake take their name from the prominent lucerna nearby - French for lighthouse or watchtower. "
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara
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There are many restaurants, bars, and stores and a new park was recently put up on Charles Street.

Luzerne is a quiet and convenient community. Almost everything is within walking distance. The schools are wonderful and they even offer emotional support classes for children with difficulties.
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