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Dunmore is a borough in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, adjoining Scranton. Dunmore was settled in 1835 and incorporated in 1862. Extensive anthracite coal, brick, stone, and silk interests had led to a rapid increase in the population from 8,315 in 1890 to 23,086 in 1940. The population was 14,057 at the 2010 census.HistoryDunmore is one of the numerous villages which sprang from the original township of Providence, Pennsylvania. The territory now encompassing this borough was purchased from the natives in 1754.In 1783, William Allsworth, a shoemaker by trade, who had visited the Connecticut land at Wyoming for the purpose of selecting a place for his home the year before, reached the point at evening, where he encamped and lit his fire in the forest where Dunmore was founded. The need for more places of rest for travelers caused Mr. Allsworth to build his home at this spot. The house of Mr. Allsworth became a common point of interest and attraction to travelers.In the summer of 1795, Charles Dolph, John Carey, and John West began the labor of clearing and plowing lands in the neighborhood of Bucktown or Corners, as this area was long called after the first foot-path from Blakeley to the Roaring Brook crossed the Wyoming road at Allsworth’s.Edward Lunnon, Isaac Dolph, James Brown, Philip Swartz and Levi De Puy, purchased land of the State between 1799–1805 and located in this portion of Providence Township. The old tavern was owned successively by Wm. Allsworth, Philip Swartz, Isaac Dolph, Henry W. Drinker, and Samuel De Puy.The external aspect of Dunmore promised so much by its agricultural expectations in 1813, that Dr. Orlo Hamlin, with his young wife, was induced to settle a mile north of Allsworth. He was the first physician and surgeon in Providence. The population of Dunmore and Blakeley, doubling in numbers and increasing in wealth, warranted Stephen Tripp in erecting a saw and grist mill in 1820, on the Roaring Brook half a mile south of the village.Dunmore is in Pennsylvania (PA). Use our United States trip itinerary maker site to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Dunmore.
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