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Welcome to Meshoppen ...

Meshoppen is located in Wyoming County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Meshoppen has a population of 534 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Meshoppen.

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

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

Meshoppen is within the (570) area code.

The ZIP code for Meshoppen: 18630<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Meshoppen had an population of 534 people. This is a decrease of 5.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 16.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Meshoppen had a population of 563 people. This makes Meshoppen the county's 4th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 563 people, the population of Meshoppen increased 22.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 459 people).

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

Communities near Meshoppen ...

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

  • Clarks Summit (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Summit
    • Clarks Summit lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Meshoppen and is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,843 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Summit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarks Summit<7>
  • Harveys Lake (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harveys Lake
    • Harveys Lake lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Meshoppen and is located in Luzerne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,812 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harveys Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harveys Lake
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harveys Lake<7>
  • Dallas (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
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    • Dallas lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Meshoppen and is located in Luzerne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,762 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dallas
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dallas<7>
  • Tunkhannock (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunkhannock
    • Tunkhannock lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Meshoppen and is located in Wyoming County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,674 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunkhannock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tunkhannock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tunkhannock<7>
  • Montrose (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
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    • Montrose lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Meshoppen and is located in Susquehanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,464 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montrose have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montrose<7>
  • Clarks Green (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarks Green
    • Clarks Green lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Meshoppen and is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,383 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarks Green have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarks Green
  • Dalton (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dalton
    • Dalton lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Meshoppen and is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,190 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dalton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dalton<7>
  • Factoryville (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Factoryville
    • Factoryville lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Meshoppen and is located in Wyoming County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,183 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Factoryville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Factoryville<7>
  • Nicholson (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nicholson
    • Nicholson lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Meshoppen and is located in Wyoming County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 705 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nicholson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nicholson<7>
  • Wyalusing (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyalusing
    • Wyalusing lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Meshoppen and is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyalusing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wyalusing<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Meshoppen ...

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

Adding Meshoppen to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Meshoppen 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 Meshoppen was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Meshoppen

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Wyoming County

About Pennsylvania

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

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 Wyoming, 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 Meshoppen.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Meshoppen - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Meshoppen). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Meshoppen or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Meshoppen) 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 Meshoppen. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MeshoppenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meshoppen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6143, Longitude: -76.0468    
<6>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.
<7>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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