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West Pittston Borough

West Pittston Borough Hall is located at 555 Exeter Avenue, West Pittston PA 18643; phone: 570-655-7782.

Beginnings [1]

West Pittston is a pleasant town occupying the flats beside the Susquehanna River; many of Pittston's businessmen occupy attractive houses along its wide streets. Industrial activity is represented by three silk mills and a machine shop; 1,000 miners work in the vicinity.

At Exeter and Susquehanna Streets is the site of Jenkins' Fort, a small stockade burned by the British in 1778; the town was known as Jenkins' Fort until 1859.

  1. Writers Project, Works Project Administration, Pennsylvania, A Guide to the Keystone State, 1940, Federal Works Agency, John M. Carmody, Administrator
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