Wanamie, Pennsylvania

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Street in Wanamie
Street in Wanamie
Wanamie is located in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 41°10′24″N 76°02′08″W / 41.17333°N 76.03556°W / 41.17333; -76.03556Coordinates: 41°10′24″N 76°02′08″W / 41.17333°N 76.03556°W / 41.17333; -76.03556
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.981 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Land0.981 sq mi (2.54 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0 km2)
676 ft (206 m)
 • Total612
 • Density620/sq mi (240/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)570
GNIS feature ID1190577[3]
Fire station in Wanamie

Wanamie is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Newport Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. It is located in the southwest end of the Wyoming Valley and uses the Nanticoke zip code of 18634.[4] The South Branch Newport Creek forms the natural eastern boundary of Wanamie and drains it northeast via the Newport Creek into the Susquehanna River. The village is named after the Wanami tribe of the Lenni Lenape.[5] As of the 2010 census, its population was 612.[2]


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.
  3. ^ "Wanamie". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ Nanticoke Pennsylvania ZIP Code Map
  5. ^ Origins of Town Names in Northeast PA