Introduction to Dunmore, Pennsylvania
Dunmore, Pennsylvania, in Lackawanna county, is 1 miles NE of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center) and 89 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey. The town, which is considered part of the Scranton - - Wilkes - Barre - - Hazleton metropolitan area, has a population of 14,018.
Dunmore is one of many villages which evolved from the township of Providence, which was bought in 1754 from the natives. Dunmore was settled in 1835 and was incorporated in 1862. Some believe it was named after Dunmore Park in Scotland, while other sources contend that the community was named in honor of the fifth Earl of Dunmore’s second son. The township of Providence was dissolved in 1875 and the land was fragmented into smaller towns and boroughs. Dunmore was one such town.
Dunmore and Nearby Attractions
- Carousel Water & Fun Park
- Scranton Iron Furnaces
- Tobyhanna State Park
- Everhart Museum
- Gouldsboro State Park
Things To Do In Dunmore
Carousel Water & Fun Park, which is located some distance away from Dunmore, offers a variety of fun rides, games, and other activities. Tobyhanna State Park provides opportunities for swimming, boating, fishing, biking, and camping and also has picnic areas and hiking trails. Places of historical significance near the town include the French Azilum Historic Site and Eckley Miners' Village. Pennsylvania Anthracite Heritage Museum houses exhibits which relay the tale of the mines, factories, and mills of Pensylvania.
Flights are available from the Wilkes-Barre/ Scranton International Airport.
Dunmore Higher Education
Pennsylvania State University - Worthington Scranton Campus is located in Dunmore. Other colleges nearby include Marywood University, Johnson College, University of Scranton, and Lackawanna College.