Kingston Township

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The Township of Kingston was originally settled in 1769 and officially chartered in 1790 by the Susquehannah Company during the formation of Luzerne County. Kingston Township is a Township of the Second Class and operates under a Home rule charter adopted in May 1974 and effective January 1976. Kingston Township is a progressive community that offers the finest in public services to a population of over 7,145 residents covering 14 square miles. Kingston Township is recognized as the “Gateway to the Back Mountain” and offers a beautiful rural setting with a host of natural resources highlighted by Francis Slocum State Park.


Address Kingston Township
180 East Center Street, Shavertown, PA 18708
Phone 570-696-3809
Fax 570-696-3411
Population 7,145
Square Miles 14
Name of Mayor N/A
Congressional District 10th, Don Sherwood
Legislative District 120th, Phyllis Mundy
Type of Government Home Rule Charter, Township Manager and Five Supervisors
School District Dallas School District
Phone: 570-675-5201
Public Library Back Mountain Memorial Library
Phone: 570-675-1182
Range of Housing Costs N/A
Property Tax Rate N/A


Cable Adelphia Cable
Phone: 570-675-0279
Gas PG Energy
Electric UGI Utilities
Water Various, Depends upon Location
Waste Removal Dallas Area Municipal Authority
Phone: 570-696-1133 or 800-222-2028
Last Updated: 08/19/06 03:32:15
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