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Welcome to Askam ...

Askam is located in Luzerne County<1>.

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

Askam is 630 feet [192 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Askam: (570)

Adding Askam to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Askam in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Askam was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Askam on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Askam on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Askam ...

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

  • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County]
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    • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Askam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkes-Barre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkes-Barre<5>
  • Hazleton [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazleton
    • Hazleton [Luzerne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Askam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 24,794 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 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Askam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,812 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 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Askam
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,903 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwick
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berwick<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Old Forge [Lackawanna County]
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      • Old Forge [Lackawanna County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Askam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,894 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Old Forge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge<5>
    • Pittston [Luzerne County]
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      • Pittston [Luzerne County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Askam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,802 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittston<5>
    • Taylor [Lackawanna County]
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      • Taylor [Lackawanna County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Askam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,913 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<5>
    • Moosic [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moosic
      • Moosic [Lackawanna County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Askam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,832 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moosic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic<5>
    • Plymouth [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymouth
      • Plymouth [Luzerne County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the north of Askam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<5>
    • Exeter [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exeter
      • Exeter [Luzerne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Askam
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,541 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Exeter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter<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 Askam. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Askam.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Askam. 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 Askam.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Askam ...

Looking for more information about Askam? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Askam, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Askam.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Askam. 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 Askam - 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 from Point A (ie- Askam) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Askam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1987, Longitude: -75.9544       In this case, the coordinates for Askam 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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