Chinchilla, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 41°28′32″N 75°40′38″W / 41.47556°N 75.67722°W / 41.47556; -75.67722
Chinchilla, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lackawanna
Township South Abington
Coordinates 41°28′32″N 75°40′38″W / 41.47556°N 75.67722°W / 41.47556; -75.67722
Population 2,098 (2010)
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18411
Area code 570

Chinchilla is an unincorporated community and census-designated place within far southern South Abington Township, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 2,098.[1] It was known as Leach's Flats until renamed by a postmaster in the 1880s after her pet chinchilla.[2] Chinchilla is located in the gorge of the Leggets Creek, which flows southward into the Lackawanna River on the north side of Scranton. Interstate 81 and U.S. Route 6/11 use the gorge between Scranton and Clarks Summit. It is served by the Clarks Summit post office with the zip code of 18411. [1]