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Welcome to Nicholson ...

Nicholson is located in Wyoming County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Nicholson, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1811.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Nicholson has a population of 707 people<2> (see below for details).

Nicholson is 720 feet [219 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Nicholson is located in the (570) area code.

The ZIP code for Nicholson: 18446<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Nicholson had an population of 707 people. This is a decrease of 7.82% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.84% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Nicholson had a population of 767 people. This makes Nicholson the county's 3rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 767 people, the population of Nicholson increased 7.57% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 713 people).

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

Communities Also Named Nicholson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 11 communities that are also named Nicholson - they are located in Alabama, British Columbia, Georgia, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi (2), Montana, North Dakota, Ontario and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Nicholson ...

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

  • Scranton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Dunmore
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunmore
    • Dunmore is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,836 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunmore <5>
  • Carbondale
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Old Forge
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 <5>
  • Archbald
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archbald have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 <5>
  • Blakely
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blakely have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 <5>
  • Taylor
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 <5>
  • Moosic
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 <5>
  • Dickson City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson City have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson City
    • Dickson City is located in Lackawanna County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,731 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickson City <5>
  • Olyphant
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olyphant have been provided by the GNIS.<6> 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 <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 Nicholson. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Nicholson.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Nicholson. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Nicholson.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Nicholson ...

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

Adding Nicholson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Nicholson 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 Nicholson was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Nicholson post office opened in 1811.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Nicholson.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nicholson. 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 Nicholson.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Nicholson - 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 Nicholson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Nicholson or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>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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