West Wyoming Borough

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The Borough of West Wyoming, nestled at the foot of Kingston Mountains, covers a total area of approximately five and one-half square miles. The Borough is located in the northeast section of Luzerne County, and is situated about midway between the cities of Scranton and Wilkes-Barre.

By determination to maintain possession of the northern third of Pennsylvania, the Susquehannah Company in 1768 resolved to survey Wyoming Valley into five townships, each five miles square. These townships later became Kingston, Wilkes Barre, Hanover, Pittston, and Plymouth. West Wyoming remained a part of Kingston Township until 1885. Many years before West Wyoming Borough was incorporated, the town was known as Carpentersville, Shoemaker’s Mills, New Troy and the West Ward, a part of Wyoming Borough.

In June 1898, a decree was granted separating Wyoming into two boroughs – Wyoming and West Wyoming Boroughs, with the dividing line being the Delaware-Lackawanna and Western Railroad right-of-way.

The Borough is comprised of mostly residential dwellings and as of the 2000 census there were 2,833 residents. The Borough employs a total of twenty individuals, six full-time; and fourteen part-time. The Borough provides street and sewer maintenance, refuse collection and disposal, recreational facilities, police and fire protection to its residents.

Facts

Address West Wyoming Borough
464 West Eighth Street
West Wyoming, PA 18644
Phone 570-693-1311
Fax 570-693-4028
Website www.westwyoming.org
E-mail wwyo100@aol.com
Population 2,833
Square Miles 5.4
Name of Mayor Joseph Herbert
Congressional District 10th
Legislative District 120th
Type of Government Mayor and Seven Council Members
School District Wyoming Area
Public Library Wyoming Library
Range of Housing Costs N/A
Property Tax Rate 30 mills

Utilities

Cable Adelphia Cable
Phone: 800-892-7300
Gas PG Energy
Phone: 800-432-8017
Electric UGI Utilities
Phone: 570-819-1212
Water Pennsylvania-American Water Co.
Phone: 800-565-7292
Waste Removal West Wyoming Borough
Phone: 570-693-1311
Last Updated: 11/14/08 10:14:33
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