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Trucksville, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Luzerne
Township Kingston Township
Area
 • Total 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Land 1.7 sq mi (4.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,152
 • Density 1,239/sq mi (478/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18708
Area code(s) 570

Trucksville is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kingston Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,152 at the 2010 census.

Geography

Trucksville is located at 41°18′14″N 75°55′55″W / 41.30389°N 75.93194°W / 41.30389; -75.93194, along Pennsylvania Route 309 in the western part of Kingston Township. It is directly south of the CDP of Shavertown and 3 miles (5 km) north of the borough of Kingston. It is served by the Shavertown post office with the zip code of 18708. [1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.7 square miles (4.5 km2), all of it land.

The village is the site of the Lands at Hillside Farms, a popular small dairy store planned to expand into a major U.S. attraction the likes of Williamsburg, Virginia. The town has a volunteer fire department, a Methodist church, and a popular three-decade-old pizza place. Trucksville is named for the town's founder, William Trucks (Trux), who operated a sawmill in the 19th century.


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