Yatesville Borough

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Yatesville borough is a small stretch of land, roughly 1.7 square miles, surrounded by Jenkins Township, Laflin Borough, and Pittston Township. The Borough is the seventh smallest municipality in Luzerne County. On May 20, 1878, Yatesville was formed from Jenkins Township and incorporated, and the first borough election was held June 1, 1878.

It was named after Francis Yates, Sr., an early settler in the borough. In 1809, Joel Hale built the first frame house in Yatesville. Hale and Yates were also believed to be the first to mine coal in the borough.

As of today, Yatesville contains roughly 180 residences and about 10 businesses. It is home to the Pittston Area High School that opened in 1968 and the Pittston Area School District's offices. The town was once well known for its wild blueberry bushes. However, as development of the land progressed, Yatesville lost its bushes, making blueberry picking a midsummer tradition of the past. Currently, Yatesville is known for its outstanding borough services and recreational park. Yatesville's recreation park is home to one of the largest Bocce leagues in Northeastern Pennsylvania, the Yatesville Bocce League.


Address Yatesville Borough
33 Pittston Avenue, Yatesville, PA 18640
Phone 570-654-2455
Fax 570-654-3415
Website N/A
E-mail N/A
Population 640
Square Miles 1.7
Name of Mayor Anthony Lizza, Jr.
Congressional District 11th
Legislative District 14th
Type of Government Mayor and Council
School District Pittston Area
Public Library N/A
Range of Housing Costs $80,000 to $200,000
Property Tax Rate 13 mills


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