ⓘ Hunlock Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

                                     

ⓘ Hunlock Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

Its believed that the first white settler was named" Boggs,” who constructed a log cabin in modern-day Hunlock Township." Boggs” joined the Patriots during the Revolutionary War. It’s speculated that while he was away from home, his family was either driven away or massacred by the Native Americans living within the region.

In 1778, Edward Blanchard and Jonathan Hunlock settled near the mouth of Hunlock Creek. They had with them their families, in 1790, they returned to their old home. The future settlers in the modern Hunlock village were woodcutters who built saw mills in the territory. Additional settlers built gristmills and furnaces.

Hunlock village, which was named in honor of Jonathan Hunlock, was organized January 8, 1877, the territory was carved from Union and Plymouth townships. When the city was formed, it had a population of 759.

                                     
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