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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Duryea is approximately 4,869 (1990), 4917 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,089 (1990), 2120 (2010).
The amount of land area in Duryea is 14.269 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.574 sq kilometers.
The distance from Duryea to Washington DC is 181 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 94 miles. (as the crow flies)
Duryea is positioned 41.35 degrees north of the equator and 75.77 degrees west of the prime meridian.


in northeastern Pennsylvania
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History & History Related Items

"Home to immigrants from a variety of European countries, Duryea was at times referred to as Babylon, for its 'babel' of languages, and also as Marcy. Indeed, a Marcy Street still exists here, and there may at one time have been a Babylon Breaker. It was eventually named for Abram Duryea, a mine speculator from New York. "
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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Duryea City Government

Duryea Police Dept
311 Main St.
Duryea, PA 18642-1026
Phone: 717-457-6784

US Post Office
450 Stephenson St.
Duryea, PA 18642-1500
Phone: 717-457-3701

Duryea Community News

I Would like information on history of Duryea, PA

My grandmother was born on 12-06-1895 in Duryea, Penn. Her father & mother came from Lithuania & her father worked in a coal mine there. I would love to have any history or pictures of the area at the time my grandmother & her family lived there. Thanks for any help you can give me!
Thank you, Louise

Duryea Libraries

Duryea Public Library
315 Main St.
Duryea, PA 18642-1026
Phone: 717-655-2829

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