Conyngham Township

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Conyngham Township was formed in 1875, taken in part from Hollenback Township in southern Luzerne County. It is primarily made up of three areas – Mocanaqua, Wapwallopen, and Pond-Hill/Lily Lake.

Mocanaqua is a coal mining ‘patch-town’ formed by the West End Coal Company on the banks of the Susquehanna River. Mocanaqua is an Indian name meaning ‘little bear’ and is named after Frances Slocum, who was kidnapped by the Delaware Indians. She was renamed “Maconaquah” and raised by the Indians and later married an Indian chief.

Wapwallopen at one time featured the ‘powder mills’ where black powder was made – land and a factory that was later sold to the Dupont family in the mid 1800s.

Today, the township is home to more than thirteen hundred people and has several parks and recreation areas. It is home to two major festivals every year – Saint Mary’s Church Homecoming Picnic in Mocanaqua on Labor Day weekend, and the Heller Family Apple Festival in October.


AddressConyngham Township
Box 1 – 10 Pond Hill Road
Mocanaqua, PA 18655
Square Miles16.8
Name of MayorN/A
Congressional District11th
Legislative District117th
Type of GovernmentBoard of Supervisors
School DistrictGreater Nanticoke Area
Public LibraryN/A


CableMetroCast Communications
Phone: 800-633-8578
GasPG Energy
Phone: 800-432-8017
ElectricUGI Electric
Phone: 570-819-1212
WaterPennsylvania-American Water Co.
Phone: 800-565-7292
Waste RemovalChapin, US Waste Management
Last Updated: 08/01/12 09:00:34
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