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Welcome to Breslau ...

Breslau is located in Luzerne County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Breslau, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1899.

Breslau is 510 feet [155 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Breslau is within the (570) area code.

Communities Also Named Breslau ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 3 communities that are also named Breslau - they are located in Nebraska, Ontario and Texas.

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

Communities near Breslau ...

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

  • Scranton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
  • Hazleton
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
  • Nanticoke
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Berwick
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
  • Old Forge
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,838 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge <4>
  • Pittston
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Taylor
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,879 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor <4>
  • Moosic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Moosic
    • Moosic is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,813 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic <4>
  • Exeter
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 is located in Luzerne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,519 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exeter <4>
  • Swoyersville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)

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 Breslau. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Breslau.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Breslau ...

Looking for more information about Breslau? 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 Breslau, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Breslau.

Adding Breslau to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Breslau was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Breslau post office opened in 1899.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Breslau.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Breslau. 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 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 Breslau - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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