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Nesquehoning

Nesquehoning is a borough in Carbon County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,349 at the 2010 census. The name is of Native American origin, commonly believed to signify "narrow valley;" however native language scholars translate the name as "at the black lick" or "at the dirty lick," referring to mineral licks frequented by deer or other animals. Nesquehoning was established as a result of the anthracite coal mining industry. It was incorporated as a borough in 1974, having previously been a part of Mauch Chunk Township.HistoryThe former Nesquehoning High School was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.GeographyNesquehoning is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 21.6 square miles, of which, 21.2 square miles of it is land and 0.4 square miles of it is water. Nesquehoning is located 3 miles west of Jim Thorpe and 4 miles northeast of Lansford. Nesquehoning's elevation is at 830 feet above sea level.NeighborhoodsNesquehoning can be roughly divided into four neighborhoods:Nesquehoning Village - This neighborhood is located in the southeastern section of the Borough with the Nesquehoning Creek serving as its northern border. More than half of the Borough's residents live in this neighborhood.New Columbus - This neighborhood includes the area north of the Nesquehoning Creek, opposite Nesquehoning Village. The second largest neighborhood in terms of the number of people next to the Nesquehoning neighborhood, development of the New Columbus neighborhood was a result of relocating the Little Italy section of Nesquehoning.
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