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Welcome to Alden ...

Alden is located in Luzerne County<1>.

The location of Alden has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alden is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Alden lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Alden: (570)

Communities Also Named Alden ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 13 communities that are also named Alden - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Ontario and Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alden.

Communities near Alden ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alden.

  • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkes-Barre
    • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2018: 40,806 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkes-Barre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkes-Barre<5>
  • Hazleton [Luzerne County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazleton
    • Hazleton [Luzerne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2018: 24,703 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazleton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hazleton<5>
  • Kingston [Luzerne County]
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    • Kingston [Luzerne County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2018: 12,862 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<5>
  • Berwick [Columbia County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berwick
    • Berwick [Columbia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Alden
    • Estimated population in 2018: 10,002 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berwick<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Old Forge [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Forge
      • Old Forge [Lackawanna County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northeast of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2018: 7,937 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge<5>
    • Pittston [Luzerne County]
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      • Pittston [Luzerne County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2018: 7,755 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittston<5>
    • Plymouth [Luzerne County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Luzerne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2018: 5,798 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<5>
    • Exeter [Luzerne County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exeter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter [Luzerne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2018: 5,592 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exeter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter<5>
    • Swoyersville [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swoyersville
      • Swoyersville [Luzerne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2018: 4,954 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swoyersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swoyersville<5>
    • Duryea [Luzerne County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duryea have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duryea
      • Duryea [Luzerne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Alden
      • Estimated population in 2018: 4,862 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duryea
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duryea<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alden. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alden.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alden. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alden.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alden. See our Newspapers Page for Alden.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alden ...

Looking for more information about Alden? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Alden, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Alden.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Luzerne County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alden. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Luzerne County: www.luzernecounty.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Luzerne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alden - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1820, Longitude: -76.0124       In this case, the coordinates for Alden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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