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.
|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 ||firstname.lastname@example.org |
|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 |
|Cable ||Adelphia Cable |
|Gas ||PG Energy |
|Electric ||UGI Utilities |
|Water ||Pennsylvania-American Water Co. |
|Waste Removal ||West Wyoming Borough |