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Old Forge, Pennsylvania
(Lackawanna County)

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Welcome to Old Forge ...

Old Forge is located in Lackawanna County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Old Forge has a population of 7,894 people<3> (see below for details).

Old Forge is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Old Forge had an population of 7,894 people. This is a decrease of 5.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Old Forge had a population of 8,313 people. This makes Old Forge the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Old Forge represents 0.07% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 97th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 8,313 people, the population of Old Forge decreased 5.51% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 8,798 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Old Forge.

Communities Also Named Old Forge ...

While we believe that this Old Forge is located in Lackawanna County, we know of another 3 Pennsylvania communities named Old Forge. Those communities are located in the following counties: Delaware, Franklin and Luzerne County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 4 communities that are also named Old Forge - they are located in and New York.

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

Communities near Old Forge ...

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

  • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkes-Barre
    • Wilkes-Barre [Luzerne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Old Forge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilkes-Barre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkes-Barre<6>
  • Dunmore [Lackawanna County]
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    • Dunmore [Lackawanna County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Old Forge
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,954 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunmore<6>
  • Kingston [Luzerne County]
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    • Kingston [Luzerne County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Old Forge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,812 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingston<6>
  • Nanticoke [Luzerne County]
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    • Nanticoke [Luzerne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Old Forge
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,312 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nanticoke<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carbondale [Lackawanna County]
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      • Carbondale [Lackawanna County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Old Forge
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,383 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbondale<6>
    • Archbald [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archbald
      • Archbald [Lackawanna County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Old Forge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archbald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,030 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archbald
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Archbald<6>
    • Blakely [Lackawanna County]
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      • Blakely [Lackawanna County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Old Forge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blakely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakely
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blakely<6>
    • Plymouth [Luzerne County]
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      • Plymouth [Luzerne County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Old Forge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymouth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,794 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymouth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plymouth<6>
    • Dickson City [Lackawanna County]
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      • Dickson City [Lackawanna County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Old Forge
      • 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.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,761 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickson City<6>
    • Olyphant [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olyphant
      • Olyphant [Lackawanna County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Old Forge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olyphant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,023 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olyphant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olyphant<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Old Forge ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Lackawanna County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lackawanna County: www.lackawannacounty.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 Lackawanna, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Old Forge.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Old Forge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Old Forge) 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 Old Forge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Old Forge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Forge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3692, Longitude: -75.7371       In this case, the coordinates for Old Forge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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