Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania

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Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania
The lake and marina at Eagles Mere
The lake and marina at Eagles Mere
Official logo of Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania
Keystone Marker
Location of Eagles Mere in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Eagles Mere in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.
Eagles Mere is located in Pennsylvania
Eagles Mere
Eagles Mere
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Eagles Mere is located in the US
Eagles Mere
Eagles Mere
Eagles Mere (the US)
Coordinates: 41°24′39″N 76°34′58″W / 41.41083°N 76.58278°W / 41.41083; -76.58278Coordinates: 41°24′39″N 76°34′58″W / 41.41083°N 76.58278°W / 41.41083; -76.58278
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Sullivan
Settled 1877
Incorporated (borough) 1899
 • Total 2.24 sq mi (5.81 km2)
 • Land 2.06 sq mi (5.33 km2)
 • Water 0.19 sq mi (0.48 km2)  8.44%
Elevation[2] 2,061 ft (628 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 120
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 114
 • Density 55.39/sq mi (21.38/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC)
Zip code 17731
Area code(s) 570
FIPS code 42-20648
Website www.eaglesmere.org

Eagles Mere is a borough in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 120 at the 2010 census.


Eagles Mere was laid out in 1877 and incorporated in 1899.[4] The Eagles Mere Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[5]

Civil engineer Embley S. Chase came in 1886 to oversee its development as a resort town and laid the ground work. He participated in establishing its street plan, water sports carnival, ice toboggan slide, and trail system. He helped organize the borough, design its water and sewer works, electrify it, and plot the bottom of the lake. He helped design the narrow gauge railroad that once connected it to Sonestown. Among the five large resort hotels serving the area from the 1880s to 1940s was the Forest Inn, opened in 1902. Its guests included General George C. Marshall and theater director Alvina Krause. Lucy McCammon (a faculty member at nearby Bloomsburg State) and Miss Krause (her longtime companion) leased the Inn's Eagles Mere Playhouse in 1945 and ran it for twenty years; it featured performers such as Patricia Neal, Jimmy Gheen, Charlton Heston, Jennifer Jones, Paula Prentiss, and Richard Benjamin. That troupe is gone, but in 1993 the Dewire Community Center was the site of a nationally recognized summer drama workshop.[6][7]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which, 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) of it (8.44%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016114[3]−5.0%

As of the census of 2010,[11] there were 120 people, 62 households, and 41 families residing in the borough. The population density was 60 people per square mile (23.4/km²). There were 382 housing units at an average density of 191 per square mile (74.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.2% White and 0.8% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

There were 62 households out of which 8.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 33.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.34.

In the borough the population was spread out with 7.5% under the age of 18, 51.7% from 18 to 64, and 40.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 63.3 years.

The median income for a household in the borough was $40,833, and the median income for a family was $63,750. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $17,813 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,052. None of the families and 3.1% of the population were living below the poverty line.


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