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Incorporated as a borough in April of 1851 and as a city in December of 1891, Hazleton is known as “The Crossroads of the East.” During the late 1700s, the area was filed with hazel trees and was called “Hazel Swamp” by the area’s native American Indians.
In 1818, anthracite coal deposits were discovered in the area. Ariovistus Pardee was brought in from New York to survey the area and he discovered a massive field of anthracite coal. He is now known as the founding father of Hazleton. The borough was supposed to be spelled “Hazelton” but a clerk misspelled it as “Hazleton,” which has remained its name ever since.
Today, the Greater Hazleton Area is conveniently located where Interstates 80 and 81 connect. Just 20 minutes from The Pennsylvania Turnpike, this wonderful geographic location has helped the area transpose itself from the King of Coal to a vibrant business and industrial area. Many fortune 500 companies have constructed modern facilities in our area.
Hazleton’s downtown is undergoing a major revitalization. The main thoroughfare has been reconstructed and three of the city’s most historic buildings are being renovated into Class A office spaces. The area is known for its small-town environment, traditional values, and modern conveniences.
The area offers gated communities, golf course communities, friendly neighbors, and beautiful scenery. Everywhere you look there are scenic natural settings and breathtaking vistas—rural living at its best. Cultural diversity, close knit neighborhoods, city playgrounds, soccer fields, a trout-filled lake, and nature trails enhance the area, offering something for everyone.