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Lattimer, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
The Lattimer Colliery, photographed circa 1890 by William H. Rau
The Lattimer Colliery, photographed circa 1890 by William H. Rau
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Township Hazle Township
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 554
 • Density 2,390/sq mi (920/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18202
Area code(s) 570

Lattimer is a village and census-designated place (CDP) in Hazle Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 554 at the 2010 census. It has been known in the past as Lattimer Mines.

History

It was the site of the Lattimer massacre in which Sheriff's deputies gunned down unarmed striking coal miners in 1897. Actor Jack Palance was originally from the village and born there in 1919.

Geography

Lattimer is located at 40°59′38″N 75°57′40″W / 40.99389°N 75.96111°W / 40.99389; -75.96111.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2), all of it land. It is located directly northeast of the CDP of Harleigh and lies 1 mile (2 km) northeast of the city of Hazleton. Lattimer uses the Hazleton zip code of 18234.


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