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Swoyersville
Luzerne County, Pennsylvania







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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Swoyersville is approximately 5,630 (1990), 5062 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,334 (1990), 2254 (2010).
The amount of land area in Swoyersville is 5.598 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Swoyersville to Washington DC is 176 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 88 miles. (as the crow flies)
Swoyersville is positioned 41.29 degrees north of the equator and 75.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

north of Wilkes-Barre in northeastern Pennsylvania
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History & History Related Items

") Named for John Henry Swoyer, who operated two coal breakers there. Over the years, many towns across the country have debated whether it makes more sense to add an 's' to the founders last name. For nstance, a town named for John Smith can be called Smithtown or Smithstown, the latter being a condensed form of "Smith's Town," which is what locals could have first called it. Well, in the 1950s, voters in Swoyersville put the issue on the ballot, and the 's' remained, though some people there insist upon calling the place Swoyerville"
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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