Lopez, Pennsylvania

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Lopez, Pennsylvania
Lopez, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Lopez, Pennsylvania
Lopez, Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°31′30″N 76°14′44″W / 41.52500°N 76.24556°W / 41.52500; -76.24556Coordinates: 41°31′30″N 76°14′44″W / 41.52500°N 76.24556°W / 41.52500; -76.24556
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountySullivan
Population
 (2010)
 • Total501
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
18628

Lopez, Pennsylvania is an unincorporated community located in Colley Township, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] The community is located on Pennsylvania Route 487. As of the 2010 census the population of ZIP code 18628 was 501.[2]

Lopez is named after Lopez Creek, which was in turn named after roadbuilder John R. Lopez. Originally the village was known as Tar Bridge due to a bridge covered in tar across Lopez Creek. A sawmill was constructed here in 1886, and the railroad was extended to Lopez the same year. Another mill was built in 1888, and Trexler and Turrell built dams to float timber to their mill. A clothespin factory was built in 1894 and burned down two years later but was rebuilt. As of 1903, Lopez had a population of about 1,000.[3]

Lopez is the birthplace of Pittsburgh Pirates player Danny Kravitz.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lopez, Pennsylvania". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ BrainyZIP
  3. ^ Streby, George (1903). History of Sullivan County, Pennsylvania. Sullivan Gazette. pp. 10–13.
  4. ^ Daniel Kravitz obituary

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