Newfoundland, Pennsylvania facts for kids
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|Village of Newfoundland|
The historic Ella C. Ehrhardt General Store in Newfoundland.
|U.S. Congressional District||PA-10|
|School District||Wallenpaupack Area|
|Founded by||Daniel Stroud|
|Elevation||1,312 ft (400 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight (EDT))|
|Area code(s)||570 Exchange: 676|
|GNIS feature ID||1182395|
|Waterways||Kresswood Lake, Wallenpaupack Creek (East Branch)|
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.
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.
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