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Welcome to Honesdale ...

Honesdale is located in Wayne County<1> and is the County Seat for Wayne County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Honesdale, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1828.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Honesdale has a population of 4,287 people<2> (see below for details).

Honesdale is 1,140 feet [347 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Honesdale is located in the (570) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Honesdale had an population of 4,287 people. This is a decrease of 4.31% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.04% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Honesdale had a population of 4,480 people (which is 8.48% of the total population of Wayne County). This makes Honesdale the county's most populous community.

The population of Honesdale represents 0.04% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 221st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,480 people, the population of Honesdale decreased 8.08% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 4,874 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Honesdale.

Communities near Honesdale ...

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

  • Carbondale
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Archbald
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archbald have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archbald
    • Archbald is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,055 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Archbald <4>
  • Blakely
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blakely have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blakely
    • Blakely is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,174 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blakely <4>
  • Olyphant
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olyphant have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olyphant
    • Olyphant is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,007 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olyphant <4>
  • Jessup
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jessup have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jessup
    • Jessup is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,372 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jessup <4>
  • Jermyn
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jermyn have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jermyn
    • Jermyn is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,037 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jermyn <4>
  • Forest City
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Mayfield
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayfield
    • Mayfield is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,685 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayfield <4>
  • Waymart
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Hawley
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawley
    • Hawley is located in Wayne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,138 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hawley <4>

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Honesdale. Our list includes 26 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Honesdale.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Honesdale ...

Looking for more information about Honesdale? 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 Honesdale, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Honesdale.

Adding Honesdale to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Honesdale 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 Honesdale was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Honesdale post office opened in 1828.

We also found Honesdale in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Honesdale.

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

The official website for Wayne County: www.co.wayne.pa.us/

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 Wayne, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Honesdale.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Honesdale - 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>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.
<6>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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