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Welcome to Houston City ...

Houston City is located in Luzerne County<1>.

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

Houston City is 850 feet [259 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Houston City: (570)

Communities near Houston City ...

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

  • Scranton [Lackawanna County]
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    • Scranton [Lackawanna County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Houston City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 76,653 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<5>
  • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkes-Barre
    • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Houston City
    • 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>
  • Dunmore [Lackawanna County]
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    • Dunmore [Lackawanna County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Houston City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,954 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunmore<5>
  • Kingston [Luzerne County]
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    • Kingston [Luzerne County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Houston City
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,812 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Nanticoke [Luzerne County]
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      • Nanticoke [Luzerne County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Houston City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,312 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nanticoke<5>
    • Archbald [Lackawanna County]
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      • Archbald [Lackawanna County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Houston City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archbald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archbald
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Archbald<5>
    • Blakely [Lackawanna County]
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      • Blakely [Lackawanna County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Houston City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,210 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blakely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakely
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blakely<5>
    • Taylor [Lackawanna County]
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      • Taylor [Lackawanna County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the north of Houston City
      • 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>
    • Plymouth [Luzerne County]
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      • Plymouth [Luzerne County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Houston City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,794 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<5>
    • Dickson City [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson City
      • Dickson City [Lackawanna County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Houston City
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,761 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickson City<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 Houston City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Houston City.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Houston City ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Luzerne County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Houston City. 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 Houston City - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Houston City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Houston City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Houston City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houston City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3373, Longitude: -75.7330       In this case, the coordinates for Houston City 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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