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A Brief History. . .

Ransom Township was created in 1849 from Exeter and Newton townships and named in honor of Captain Samuel Ransom, who raised a company in 1777 for the defense of the Wyoming Valley and fell in the Wyoming Massacre of 1778. The township's pioneer settler, John Gardner, was also Lackawanna County's first settler.

 

Demographics. .

  • Lowest Elevation: Susquehanna River, 514 ft.

  • Highest Elevation: Bald Mountain, 2,240 ft.

  • Population: 1,411 (2010 Projection)

  • Median Age: 38.6 years

  • Housing Units: 582

  • Median Home Value: $118,800

  • Median Family Income: $51,625

  • Road System (State Et Local): 32.12 linear miles

  • School District: Abington Heights


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This page was last updated 08/30/11