Newfoundland, Pennsylvania

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Newfoundland, Pennsylvania
Village
Village of Newfoundland
Old-fashioned, two-story building, with white and orange paint. A sign on the front of the building reads "ELLA C. EHRHARDT GENERAL STORE."
The historic Ella C. Ehrhardt General Store[1] in Newfoundland.
Map of Pennsylvania, with county borders indicated. A red dot in the upper right-hand corner is labeled "Newfoundland, Pennsylvania."
Map of Pennsylvania, with county borders indicated. A red dot in the upper right-hand corner is labeled "Newfoundland, Pennsylvania."
Newfoundland, Pennsylvania
Newfoundland's Location within Pennsylvania.
Coordinates: 41°18′26″N 75°17′12″W / 41.30722°N 75.28667°W / 41.30722; -75.28667Coordinates: 41°18′26″N 75°17′12″W / 41.30722°N 75.28667°W / 41.30722; -75.28667
Country United States
Commonwealth Pennsylvania
U.S. Congressional District PA-10
School District Wallenpaupack Area
County Wayne
Magisterial District 22-3-01[2]
Township Dreher
Settled 1829[3]
Founded by Daniel Stroud[3]
Elevation 1,312[4] ft (400 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Daylight (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18445[5]
Area code(s) 570
GNIS feature ID 1182395[4]
FIPS code 42-127-19864[6]-53552[4]
Major Roads PA-191.svg PA-447.svg PA-507.svg
Waterways Kresswood Lake, Wallenpaupack Creek (East Branch)

Newfoundland is a village in Dreher Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Unlike that of the better-known Canadian island which shares its name, the village's name is pronounced noo-FOWND-lind (rather than NOO-fin-lind). It is most famously known as host to the Greene-Dreher-Sterling Fair every Labor Day weekend.

Newfoundland is also host to an annual fireman's picnic and parade every 4th of July weekend. Promised Land State Park is close to the village.

Geography[edit]

Newfoundland is located along the East Branch of the Wallenpaupack Creek, which feeds into Lake Wallenpaupack to the north. It is about 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Education[edit]

Newfoundland is home to the South Elementary School, which falls under the purview of the Wallenpaupack Area School District. South Elementary currently serves students grades K through 5.

Services[edit]

Two emergency services are headquartered in Newfoundland: the Greene-Dreher Volunteer Fire Association[7] and the Newfoundland Area Ambulance Association.[8] They both provide coverage for the village and surrounding Dreher Township, in addition to portions of adjoining Lehigh and Sterling Townships in Wayne County, as well as parts of Greene, and Palmyra Townships in Pike County, Pennsylvania, and Coolbaugh Township in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

Dreher Township's municipal building is located in Newfoundland.

Transportation[edit]

Major roads in Newfoundland include PA 507, PA 191, and PA 447. Neighboring villages are Greentown, Pennsylvania; Sterling, Pennsylvania; Tafton, Pennsylvania; and Hamlin, Pennsylvania.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ella C. Ehrhardt General Store". Wayne County Historical Society. Wayne County Historical Society. 2014. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  2. ^ "District Magistrate". Wayne County, PA. Wayne County Courthouse. 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Dreher Township". Wayne County Historical Society. Wayne County Historical Society. 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c "Newfoundland". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. 2 August 1979. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  5. ^ "Look up a ZIP CodeTM". USPS.COM. USPS. 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  6. ^ U.S. Census Bureau. Census 2000. "Census Demographic Profiles, Dreher Township" (PDF). CenStats Databases. <http://censtats.census.gov/data/>. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  7. ^ "Greene-Dreher Volunteer Fire Association". Greene-DreherFire.Org. Greene-Dreher Volunteer Fire Association. Retrieved 13 December 2014. 
  8. ^ "Newfoundland Area Ambulance". Facebook. Facebook, Inc. 31 October 2014. Retrieved 13 December 2014.