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City directories typically include listings of
businesses, individuals, and various organizations and
services. Not being a very large town, Freeland has not
always had its own city directories published, although
there certainly have been some Freeland directories.
Sometimes when Freeland was included in Hazleton
directories, only its businesses and municipal matters
Still, in some directories there are lists of Freeland's
inhabitants, and I've found at least one directory listing
the inhabitants of South Heberton, which later became part
of Freeland. A few of these early lists are given here.
If you're interested in businesses and occupations,
please also check the "Businesses" link, as those lists of
businesses also include information on the individuals who
owned or ran them. Freelanders will find many familiar
names in these lists, in addition to some that have been
gone since before current memory.
A note about the lists: N, S, E, W after a street name
refers to the part of the street, e.g., Main E is east
Main St. An "h" or "w" refers to whether the address is a
home or work address, or both. Occupations are listed, and
widows are designated and the names of their deceased
husbands are given. Typos might be my mistakes, or might
be in the directory, so please report them to me and
I'll fix them if they're due to my own careless typing.
Sources for a different kind of information about
individuals are the early histories of Luzerne County.
Linked below are two pages containing biographical
information about prominent people of Freeland found in
two such histories.