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The Quality Tomato Capital of the World

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The population of Pittston is approximately 7,739 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,902 (2000), 3493 (2010).

The amount of land area in Pittston is 4.142 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.354 sq kilometers.
The distance from Pittston to Washington DC is 180 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 92 miles. (as the crow flies)
Pittston is positioned 41.32 degrees north of the equator and 75.78 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Pittston elevation is 650 feet above sea level.
Pittston per capita income is $17,491 (2009).
Pittston median income is $30,186 (2009).

The Pittston median home price is $91,587 (2009).

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Pittston location: in northeastern Pennsylvania about nine miles from Scranton. Other nearby communities include: West Pittston, Hughestown, Yatesville, Exeter Borough, Dupont, Duryea, Laflin and Avoca.

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Pittston history:

"Pittston was once known as Pittstown, in honor of Sir William Pitt, the same Pitt as in Pittsburgh. Prior to the American Revolution, settlements along the Susquehanna were considered part of the western frontier and were often the victims of scattered Indian attacks. Frequently these attacks were encouraged by Spanish and French agents eager to intimidate English-born settlers. Pitt was the first to convince England to commit enough resources to repel the Spanish and French, and his efforts led to enormous popularity in the colonies. An important river ferry point during the Revolution, Pittstown later became Pittston Ferry, until eventually the ferry and the name were dropped. Many ferries plowed the Susquehanna and Delaware in Pennsylvania's early days, leaving us names like Dingmans' Ferry on the Delaware, Fisher's Ferry near Selinsgrove, and McCall's Ferry south of Lancaster. And Harrisburg, remember, was once called Harris' Ferry."
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
The incorporation date of Pittston: 1856 (borough), 10 December 1894 (city)

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Pittston attractions:

Pittston Tomato Festival
Held each year in August, including a parade, 5K run, games, tomato fights and more. The festival celebrates the heritage of the city in cultivating the tomato leading to the city nickname of Quality Tomato Capital of the World.

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