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Shamokin

Northumberland County,

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The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.


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17872

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Shamokin is approximately 9,184 (1990), 7374 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 4,861 (1990), 3330 (2010).

The amount of land area in Shamokin is 2.161 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Shamokin to Washington DC is 132 miles. The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 39 miles. (as the crow flies)
Shamokin is positioned 40.78 degrees north of the equator and 76.55 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Location

Shamokin location: in east-central Pennsylvania, northeast of Harrisburg.

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History & History Related Items

Shamokin history:

"This name has been variously translated as "eel stream," "where the chief lived," and "where horns are plentiful," and I will resist the urge to throw in a cheezy one-liner at this point."
(from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara)
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Shamokin attractions:

Shamokin was the site of the first Lithuanian printing press in the Western Hemisphere

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