It has been a busy month in the Dunmore Mayor’s office, but I would like to use this column to wish a very Happy 160th Birthday to our wonderful Borough!
Dunmore was first settled in 1783 when William Allsworth of Connecticut – a shoemaker by trade – reached here one evening and deemed it a suitable place to settle his family. It is rumored that these first settlers called Dunmore “Bucktown,” as it had a massive deer population.
Allsworth would later open an inn on what is now Blakely and Drinker Streets. Fast forward several decades, and in the second year of the Civil War, the village of Dunmore was incorporated into the Borough of Dunmore when Governor Andrew G. Curtin signed a bill on April 10, 1862, making Dunmore an official Borough!
To honor Dunmore’s birthday, Borough Council, DPW and I are planning a borough-wide cleanup on Saturday April 30th from 10 am. to noon. We hope to target our cleanup to the parks in the Borough (Sherwood, St. Anthony’s, Monroe, Schautz as well as Dunmore Corners).
If you can come out and join us, please register to volunteer with the link found on my Facebook page or with the QR code (use your camera on your phone and hold over the code)!
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Note: The information used for Dunmore’s History is from Dunmore’s Centennial History book, which was published in 1962.