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Luzerne County

Luzerne County was created on September 25, 1786, and was originally part of Northumberland County. It was named for the French minister to the United States, Chevalier de la Luzerne. The county seat of Wilkes-Barre, was named for two members of the English Parliament, the Wilkes and Isaac Barre, both advocates of American rights. Wilkes-Barre was laid out in 1772, incorporated as a borough on March 17, 1806, and chartered as a city on May 4, 1871.

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Township Map of Luzerne County, Pa.

Map of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries is taken from US Census website and modified by Ruhrfisch in April 2006.

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