Throop Borough Celebrates 125th Anniversary

The Lackawanna County Commissioners honored the Borough of Throop for its 125th Anniversary. Incorporated in April of 1894 and named after noted Civil War surgeon Dr. Benjamin Throop, the borough was originally a subdivision of Dickson City. Throop was well-known for its anthracite mining, general stores, churches and school system. Today, its population is over 4,000, and it has over 1,400 single family dwellings.

L-r, Commissioner Jerry Notarianni, Andy Hedegus, Throop Fire Chief and Chairman of the Centennial Committee; Rich Kucharski, Throop Council President; Throop Mayor Joe Tropiak, Commissioner Patrick M. O’Malley, Commissioner Laureen A. Cummings, and Vince Tanana, Throop Councilman.

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