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Sweet Valley was established in 1842. Before its official founding, it was made up of Cramer Hook and Pleasant Hill. Josiah Ruggles was the first postmaster in 1847, and residents needed to decide on an official name for the area because Cramer Hook and Pleasant Hill were not large enough individually. Locals decided to call the area “Sweet Valley” because of the many maple trees in the town.
Located in Luzerne County, Sweet Valley is a short drive from central hubs such as Dallas and Wilkes-Barre. The area is also full of hiking trails, and is not far from Ricketts Glen State Park. Several properties provide a view of North Lake.
Stevens Lake is also nearby and was formerly known as Mud Pond. The 62-acre body of water is open to the public for fishing and have large quantities of largemouth bass, bluegill, brown bullhead, yellow perch, and rainbow trout. People can also go boating on the lake.
Sweet Valley is a cozy and friendly community in the country. It has craft shops and country primitive stores with homemade furniture, as well as several restaurants. The charming area also offers horseback riding lessons at Pinewood Acres.
Sweet Valley is great for people of all ages!