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South Wyoming Valley

The gateway to NEPA’s lovely rural western Luzerne County communities.

This expansive region offers a variety of settings to call home – from semi-urban city-like towns to rural farmlands and quiet suburban neighborhoods. Nanticoke and Plymouth feature charming, walkable downtowns while the outlying areas are classic NEPA – serene forests, idyllic meadows and pristine pastures. Water enthusiasts will find convenient access to the Susquehanna River for boating, kayaking and fishing to be an asset to living here.


Susquehanna River
Plymouth Kielbasa Festival
Pisano Family Wines
Sanitary Bakery


Estimated Population: 38,636
Geographical Area: 193 Sq. Miles
Colleges & Universities: 1
School Districts: 4

Regional Makeup: The city of Nanticoke; the boroughs of Plymouth, Nescopeck, New Columbus, and Shickshinny; and the townships of Conyngham, Hollenback, Hunlock, Huntington, Nescopeck, Newport, Plymouth, Salem and Union; and the communties of Alden, Hunlock Creek, Mocanaqua and Wapwallopen

A Peak Into South Wyoming Valleys Past

Like so much of the Wyoming Valley, Plymouth and its neighbor Nanticoke played a major role in the anthracite coal boom of the 19th century. In 1825, the first anthracite coal mine was opened in Nanticoke and by 1878 was a major coal-mining centre. Today, Nanticoke stands as the third largest city in Luzerne County.

Did You Know?

The name Shickshinny means “Five Mountains” in Chocktaw Native American language. Five mountains — Newport, Knob, Lee, River, and Rocky — boarder the Shickshinny creek and borough, positioned along the western banks of the Susquehanna River.

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Plymouth Kielbasa Festival
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