A city of northeast Pennsylvania on the Susquehanna River southwest of Scranton. It was settled in 1769 and was twice burned (1778 and 1784) by the British and their allies during the American Revolution.
City in NE Pa., on the Susquehanna River.
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Wilkes-Barre in 1763, but were (October 15th) attacked and driven away by the Indians.
Harvey, A History of Wilkes-Barre (3 vols., Wilkes-Barre, 1909-1910); see also H.
It is served by the Erie, the Lehigh Valley, the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western, the Central of New Jersey, the Delaware & Hudson, and the Lackawanna & Wyoming Valley railways; there is an electric railway from Pittston to Scranton, and a belt-line electric railway connects Pittston with Avoca, Nanticoke, Plymouth and Wilkes-Barre.
KINGSTON, a borough of Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., on the North Branch of the Susquehanna river, opposite Wilkes-Barre.