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Hyde Park
Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania


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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Hyde Park is approximately 542 (1990), 500 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 241 (1990), 219 (2010).
The amount of land area in Hyde Park is 0.613 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.143 sq kilometers.
The distance from Hyde Park to Washington DC is 184 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 145 miles. (as the crow flies)
Hyde Park is positioned 40.63 degrees north of the equator and 79.58 degrees west of the prime meridian.


north of Reading in eastern Pennsylvania.
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History & History Related Items

"Once a borough independent of Scranton, Hyde Park got its name sometime between 1825 and 1830. One early homeowner in Hyde Park, Harvey Chase, had recently moved from Hyde Park, New York, home of the future Roosevelt estate. One day Chase took a piece of wood, painted the name "Hyde Park" on it, and placed the sign in his neighbor's front yard. Needless to say, the name stuck. Hyde Park, New York had been named for Edward Hyde, governor of the New York colony from 1702 to 1708. The name's choice, no doubt, was influenced by the famous Hyde Park in London. "
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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