Avoca Borough

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Avoca Borough was known as Pleasant Valley when it was incorporated on May 24, 1871. The Borough was originally part of Pittston Township. On January 21, 1887, Luzerne County Court approved the name change to Avoca Borough because there was another location in Pennsylvania with a Post office address of Pleasant Valley.

There are approximately 60 business establishments in Avoca, including a bank and a post office. In addition, Avoca has six churches, seven civic/veteran organizations, Community Center, two outdoor parks, one little league park, and one adult/teenage baseball park. Avoca's Police Department, Ambulance Association and Volunteer Fire Department provide 24-hour service.

Avoca Borough is most known for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport, which is partially located in Avoca Borough. This airport carries the name of Avoca worldwide, and is an asset to Luzerne County, and a great contributor to our present-day economy.

Facts

Address Avoca Borough
752 Main Street, Avoca, PA 18641
Phone 570-457-4947
Fax 570-451-1750
Website www.avoca-pa.com
E-mail N/A
Population 2,851
Square Miles 1
Name of Mayor Robert Mullen
Congressional District 11th
Legislative District House 118th; Senate 22nd
Type of Government Mayor and Council
School District Pittston Area
Phone – 570-654-3541
Public Library N/A
Range of Housing Costs Median $81,000
Property Tax Rate 22 mills

Utilities

Cable Adelphia Cable
Phone – 570-451-4300
Gas PG Energy
Phone – 800-432-8017
Electric PPL Utilities, Inc.
Phone – 800-342-5775
Water Pennsylvania-American Water Co.
Phone – 800-565-7292
Waste Removal United Sanitation Network
Phone – 570-883-0725
Last Updated: 08/19/06 03:32:11
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