Nesquehoning is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, which was established in 1974 after it had been previously part of Mauch Chunk Township. It has a population of 3,245, and its name is Native American, which has been translated to mean: “narrow valley” or “at the black lick,” which was a reference to mineral licks frequently visited by local wildlife. It is also located 3 miles west of Jim Thorpe and 4 miles northeast of Lansford.
Like its other neighboring towns in Panther Valley, it was established as a result of the anthracite coal mining industry.
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Nesquehoning is a charming town of homes and businesses, including industrial.
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