Duryea is in Luzerne County. The county seat is Wilkes-Barre.
Once known as Babel because of the many languages spoken by immigrant miners.
Major ancestry groups reported by Duryea residents include:
· Slovak - 6%
· Lithuanian - 4%
· Hungarian - 1%
Former names for Duryea include:
For more detail about place names in the Duryea area, consult Pennsylvania Place Names, A. Howry EspenshadeMore info
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