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Preserving the heritage of Northeastern Pennsylvania for future generations

Wyoming County, Pennsylvania

In 1762 settlers from New England came to the Wyoming Valley, but were driven out by the Indians. It was not until after the Sullivan expedition in 1779 that families were able to establish a permanent settlement in the Tunkhannock area. In 1842, Wyoming County was created from part of Luzerne County. The name "Wyoming" is derived from an Indian word meaning "extensive meadows."

With its glistening streams, gently rolling hills and tranquil valleys, Wyoming County is undoubtedly one of Pennsylvania's most scenic counties. With a history and heritage running as wide and deep as the Susquehanna River that crosses its pastoral fields and meadows, the Wyoming County Historical Society was organized to make this information available to the public.

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Wyoming County Historical Society
OPEN TO VISITORS
Harrison St (corner of Bridge St)
P.O. Box 309 Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania 18657

Genealogical Library Hours
All year: Wednesday (10-4)
1st and 3rd Saturday (10-4)
April 15-Oct. 15: (in addition to above)
Tuesday (10-4)

Museum Hours
May 15-Oct. 15:
Open by appointment – call for tours