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Newfoundland, Pennsylvania
Village
Village of Newfoundland
Old-fashioned, two-story building, with white and orange paint. A sign on the front of the building reads "ELLA C. EHRHARDT GENERAL STORE."
The historic Ella C. Ehrhardt General Store in Newfoundland.
Country United States
Commonwealth Pennsylvania
U.S. Congressional District PA-10
School District Wallenpaupack Area
County Wayne
Magisterial District 22-3-01
Township Dreher
Settled 1829
Founded by Daniel Stroud
Elevation 1,312 ft (400 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) Eastern Daylight (EDT) (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18445
Area code(s) 570 Exchange: 676
GNIS feature ID 1182395
FIPS code 42-127-19864-53552
Major Roads PA-191.svg PA-447.svg PA-507.svg
Waterways Kresswood Lake, Wallenpaupack Creek (East Branch)
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A sign welcoming commuters to Newfoundland and the surrounding areas.

Newfoundland is a village in Dreher Township, Wayne County, Pennsylvania. Unlike that of the better-known Canadian island which shares its name, the village's name is stressed on the second syllable (new-FOWND-lənd). It is most famously known as host to the Greene-Dreher-Sterling Fair every Labor Day weekend.

Newfoundland is also host to an annual fireman's picnic and parade every 4th of July weekend. Promised Land State Park is close to the village.

Geography

Newfoundland is located along the East Branch of the Wallenpaupack Creek, which feeds into Lake Wallenpaupack to the north. It is about 25 miles (40 km) southeast of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Services

Two emergency services are headquartered in Newfoundland: the Greene-Dreher Volunteer Fire Association They both provide coverage for the village and surrounding Dreher Township, in addition to portions of adjoining Lehigh and Sterling Townships in Wayne County, as well as parts of Greene, and Palmyra Townships in Pike County, Pennsylvania, and Coolbaugh Township in Monroe County, Pennsylvania.

Dreher Township's municipal building is located in Newfoundland.

Transportation

Major roads in Newfoundland include PA 507, PA 191, and PA 447. Neighboring villages are Greentown, Pennsylvania; Sterling, Pennsylvania; Tafton, Pennsylvania; and Hamlin, Pennsylvania.


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