Larksville Borough

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Once known as Blindtown, the borough was renamed in 1895 to Larksville by Mrs. Rachel Pace in honor of her ancestor Peggy Lark, who had owned the village site and died at the reputed age of 106. Besides Blindtown, Larksville was at one time called Sawmilltown and Babylon because of the many languages that were spoken by the people who inhabited the town.

The industry of the borough was mainly coal mining, with the progress that normally comes to a steadily operated mining property. Larksville was incorporated as a borough on November 10, 1909, previously a part of Plymouth Township.

Larksville Borough is located close to the center of Luzerne County adjacent to the northwestern bank of the Susquehanna River. The northern boundary of Larksville begins at a group of walnut trees on the riverbank of the Susquehanna and runs 30 degrees west. Surrounding the borough are the towns of Courtdale, Plymouth Borough, Edwardsville, and Jackson Township.

Larksville contains 4.73 miles and is the largest borough of the West Side Regional Area, which includes Courtdale, Edwardsville, Forty Fort, Luzerne, Plymouth, Pringle and Swoyersville. It is also one of the largest boroughs in the state.

Facts

AddressLarksville Borough
211 East State Street, Larksville, PA 18704
Phone570-714-9846
Fax570-714-9850
WebsiteN/A
E-mailN/A
Population4,700
Square Miles4.73
Name of MayorRobert Robine
Congressional District11th
Legislative District119th
Type of GovernmentMayor and Council (7 member board)
SchoolWyoming Valley West
Phone: 570-288-6551
Public LibraryN/A
Range of Housing Costs$20,000 to $300,000
Property Tax Rate43 mills

Utilities

CableMetroCast Communications
Phone: 800-633-8578
GasPG Energy
Phone: 570-829-3461
ElectricUGI Electric
Phone: 800-962-1212
WaterPennsylvania-American Water Company
Phone: 570-825-7100
Waste RemovalJ.P. Mascaro & Sons
Phone: 800-243-7575
Last Updated: 08/01/12 09:13:21
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