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City of Nanticoke
15 E. Ridge Street
Nanticoke, PA.
Telephone: 570-735-2800
Fax: 570-735-7817

 
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PUBLIC MEETING
Nanticoke Office of Community Development

Will hold a Public Meeting on Wednesday, October 4th at 6:30 PM in Council Chambers, City Hall, 15 E. Ridge Street, Nanticoke to discuss a modification to the 2013 CDBG Grant funding and expenditures. Street Improvements to Hillcrest Drive and West Enterprise Street are being considered. Immediately following this meeting will be the regular Council meeting

IF YOU ARE A PERSON WITH A DISABILITY AND WISH TO ATTEND THE PUBLIC HEARING AND REQUIRE AUXILIARY AID, SERVICE OR OTHER ACCOMODATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE PROCEEDINGS, PLEASE CONTACT THE CITY AT 735-2800, EXT. 110 TO DISCUSS HOW THE CITY MAY BEST ACCOMMODATE YOU.

Mayor Richard Wiaterowski
 

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The name Nanticoke was derived from Nantego, the Native American tidewater people who moved here when their Maryland lands were spoiled for hunting by the colonial settlement in 1608. Nanticoke was incorporated as a village in 1830; Nanticoke was chartered by the Pennsylvania Legislature as a borough on January 31, 1874.

T
he City of Nanticoke is situated between the Susquehanna River on the north and the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the south. It occupies 3.4 square miles of land (2,179 acres) and is located in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. In the late 19th Century.

I
n the early 18th century white settlers were attracted to the site of a village of the Nanticoke Indians and set up a gristmill, iron forge, and sawmill at the Susquehanna Rapids. The Nanticoke migrated to New York state in 1793. In 1825 the first anthracite coal mine was opened in the locality and by 1878 Nanticoke was a major coal-mining centre. Coal mining declined with the widespread use of fuel oil, natural gas, and electricity; the population decreased and all the mines were closed by 1973. Nanticoke is now basically residential with some light manufacturing development. Luzerne County Community College is located there.

S
amuel H. Kress opened his first store, which grew into the national S. H. Kress & Co. chain, in Nanticoke.


T
he Concrete City, built by the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad's coal division in 1911 to house its workers, is located near the Hanover section of Nanticoke. Abandoned since 1924, it was designated an historic site in 1998, and its remains still stand as a tourist attraction.

According to PennDOT, the schedule for road closures in Nanticoke:
Kosciuszko Street in Nanticoke will be closed through September and Middle Road will be closed through November for continuing work on the South Valley Parkway Project. There is a single lane closure in both directions on state Route 29 between Exit 2 and Exit 3. There will be rolling roadblocks during blasting.

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