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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Montrose is approximately 1,982 (1990), 1617 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 868 (1990), 754 (2010).
The amount of land area in Montrose is 3.346 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Montrose to Washington DC is 211 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 120 miles. (as the crow flies)
Montrose is positioned 41.83 degrees north of the equator and 75.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.


west of I-81 in far northeastern Pennsylvania.
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History & History Related Items

"Named around 1812 by a local landowner, Dr. Robert Rose, Montrose combines the doctor's name with the French mont, meaning 'mountain.' The area had previously been known as Hinds' Settlement, after a Captain Hinds who brought his family here from Long Island ten years earlier. In choosing Montrose, Dr. Rose no doubt also had in mind the legendary Scottish town of the same name. Rose had a reputation for being a charming man. When residents of nearby Brooklyn mounted a campaign to locate the Susquehanna County seat in their town, Rose's personality carried the day, and the town of Montrose eventually claimed the prize. "
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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