Luzerne County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Jennifer Rogers
(570) 706-8412
Joanne Van Saun, Director
(570) 826-8710

Luzerne County is the site of the first burning of anthracite coal, the Wyoming Valley Massacre in 1746 and the early movie production, "French and Indian War," circa 1905.

The rolling foothills, mountains, valleys and forests of Luzerne's 90 square miles produce coal and timber, and provide a backdrop for one of the state's largest natural lakes, with a nine mile circumference. Health care, government and warehousing are the county's major employers. Major products include semiconductors, textiles, electronic equipment and telecommunications.

Luzerne County boasts five college campuses and is the home of F.M. Kirby Center (The 5 & 10), the Giants Despair Hill Climb and the First Union Civic Center.

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Luzerne County Facts

Population
319,350
Class
3rd
Founded
1786
County Seat
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Website
www.luzernecounty.org
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