400 Church Street
Archbald, PA 18403
Tel 570-876-1800
Fax 570-876-5518
  • Borough Information

    The earnest settlement of Archbald (or White Oak Run) began in 1845. The vast majority of the settlers were Irish Catholics, fleeing the potato famine in Ireland. The first settlers, described Archbald as:    “A magnificent region in those days. It was a vast expanse of woodland, dotted here and there with well-tilled farms. Viewed from the high rocks at the northern end of town, it made an entrancing panorama as the landscape spread away towards the North and the South. The well-wooded hills especially in the fall gathered up her robes of glory, presented to the beholder a vision of loveliness in color not easily surpassed.”

    Main Street

    Archbald Borough was incorpated in 1876 from BlakelyTownship and named after James Archbald, who was very prominent in the development of the Lackawanna Valley, both economically and industrially. Held in high esteem by those who knew him best, Mr. Archbald had the entire confidence and affection of the railroad managers and employees. “The simplicity of his character, the purity of his life, and the uprightness of his dealings, have made his name synonymous with honesty. He never failed in his work, he never refused a favor, nor harbored an enemy and he never solicited an office.” The village of Eynon in the borough is named after Thomas Eynon, a Welshman who developed coal mines in the area.  Archbald Borough is the eighth largest borough in the state.

    Municipal Statistics

    Located in Lackawanna County
    2010 Population:  6,984
    Square Miles:  16.9
    Density/Sq. Mi: 416
    School District:  Valley View

    Post Offices with Zip Codes

    Archbald 18403
    Jermyn 18433
    Olyphant 18447

    Utility Companies

    PPL Electric Utilities

    UGI Penn Natural Gas


    Lackawanna River Basin Sewer Authority