Category:Duryea, Pennsylvania

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English: Duryea is a borough in the Greater Pittston area of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States, 9 miles (14 km) south of Scranton situated along the east bank of the Susquehanna, extending up the Lackawanna River from its confluence between the two. Duryea was incorporated as a borough in 1891, and had an import switching rail yard, the Duryea yard (or Muller yard) connecting the central Wyoming Valley to destinations in both east and west lower New York State and down-state Pennsylvania to Harrisburg and the via the Lehigh Valley (Reading Allentown, Philadelphia, et. al.). Coal mining and the manufacture of silk were the chief industries in the early years of its existence.

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