The Mountain Top
an organization dedicated to preserving the history of
the Mountain Top area and making it
to enjoy and study. Our organization was founded in 2002
and is composed of 12 members who meet on a monthly
basis in our local library.
books written about the area done by local authors. We
also have numerous
photos viewable in a digital form.
Take a few
minutes and view photos of our past history and the things
that make Mountain Top the community that it is today.
The Mountain Top (Mountaintop) Post
North Main Street circa 1900,
closed its doors in June 1957 with a
move to the corner of
few years later it was moved to the
corner of North Main
and Kirby Ave. Then after a postal
cut back, it was moved to its
present location on
South Mountain Blvd.
The US Postal Department, with the
change to the Zip Code system,
made18707 Mountaintopís zip code.
Therefore, the little hamlets of the
area like Solomon Gap,
FairviewHeights, Nuangola Station, Blytheburn,
Rita, Albert, Lindbergh, Folstown,
Stairville, Gracedale, Penobscot,
have all but lost their identity.
Mountain Top is located in the
Western Pocono Mountains between the Lehigh and the Susquehanna
river and is nestled between the cities of Hazleton and
Wilkes-Barre in Northeastern Pennsylvania. The Mountain Top
area is comprised of Fairview, Wright, Rice, Slocum,
Dorrance Townships and Nuangola Borough.
Originally Mountain Top was a
section of Fairview Township, but as time passed, and local
post offices closed there remained only one, which was
located in Fairview Township and was known as the Mountain Top
post office. Thus, the entire area became known as Mountain
Mountain Top today is primarily a
pleasant, residential community of about 15,000 residences.
It is approximately 110 square miles in area. Taxes are
reasonable, homes are not crowded, the air is clean and
there is no heavy traffic. At 1800 ft. elevation, we have
many lakes, farms, large forests, pristine surroundings and
moderate climate. Our Crestwood Area School District provides an excellent
education for students. There are many small shopping areas,
stores, offices, churches, libraries, banks, and restaurants
in the Mountain Top area that provide services and
employment to local people.
Conveniently located in the nearby
cities of Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre are larger shopping
malls, government offices, five colleges, three hospitals,
newspapers, movies, recreation areas, an airport, the home
of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre "Yankees" AAA
baseball team and
the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins hockey team.
A new book has
been added to our collection, 'Railroads
Thru Mountain Top'.
See our Book Store page for information.
We've recently added a
Timeline document for the Mountain
Top area. Its well done and covers the earliest time of the
Mountain Top area to the present.
We've recently completed our
newest book, the
School Alumni 1962-1973'. See our 'Book
Store' for details.
are held at the Kirby Library Township Building, at 6:30 PM on the first
Wednesday of every month. However we will suspend the
meetings during the winter months from January till April.
Bring your interest of history and
join us at one of our meetings. We have something for
everyone who wants to help preserve the history of our area
and learn about its beginnings.