Trucksville, Pennsylvania

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Trucksville, Pennsylvania
Trucksville is located in Pennsylvania
Trucksville
Trucksville
Location in Pennsylvania
Trucksville is located in the United States
Trucksville
Trucksville
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 41°18′14″N 75°55′55″W / 41.30389°N 75.93194°W / 41.30389; -75.93194Coordinates: 41°18′14″N 75°55′55″W / 41.30389°N 75.93194°W / 41.30389; -75.93194
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLuzerne
TownshipKingston
Area
 • Total1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total2,152
 • Density1,200/sq mi (480/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18708
Area code(s)570

Trucksville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kingston Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,152 at the 2010 census.[1]

Geography[edit]

Trucksville is located at 41°18′14″N 75°55′55″W / 41.30389°N 75.93194°W / 41.30389; -75.93194,[2] along Pennsylvania Route 309 in the western part of Kingston Township. It is directly south of the CDP of Shavertown and 3 miles (5 km) north of the borough of Kingston. It is served by the Shavertown post office with the zip code of 18708. [1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), all of it land.[3]

The village is the site of the Lands at Hillside Farms, a popular small dairy store planned to expand into a major U.S. attraction the likes of Williamsburg, Virginia. The town has a volunteer fire department, a Methodist church, and a popular pizza place established in 1975. Trucksville is named for the town's founder, William Trucks (Trux), who operated a sawmill in the 19th century.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Trucksville CDP, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 30, 2012.
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Trucksville CDP, Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved April 30, 2012.