Sullivan County, Pennsylvania is a breathtakingly beautiful, entirely rural community in Northcentral Pennsylvania’s Endless Mountains Region. Sullivan County was named for Senator Charles C. Sullivan who took an active role in passing legislation to create the county. Named for John LaPorte, Surveyor General of Pennsylvania from 1843-1851, Laporte, the county seat, is perched atop the Appalachian Plateau at an elevation of 2,060 feet.
Mountains and valleys, forests and farmlands are the terrain in Sullivan County’s 478 total square miles including waterways. The county is known for semi-anthracite coal, timber and tourism. The major employers are the timber industry, agriculture, state & county governments. Maple syrup, furniture, candles, baskets, jewelry, art and photography are also made in Sullivan County.
Known as the “Gem of the Endless Mountains,” Sullivan County is a unique area with beautiful state parks, breathtaking waterfalls, scenic vistas, small villages, natural lakes, quaint shops and a rich heritage that draws people to its region. In addition, the covered bridges located in Forksville, Hillsgrove and Sonestown are entered in the National Register of Historic Places.
Whether graced by spring pastels, summer greens, autumn hues or newly fallen winter snow, Sullivan County’s mountains are profoundly beautiful. Summer temperatures average between mid 70’s & low 80’s. Winter temperatures average in the low to mid 30’s. Annual rainfall averages 35 inches; annual snowfall averages 70 inches.
Susquehanna County Website. Welcome to Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania where stone walls meander over fertile farmlands. Our forested hillsides capture each season’s palette of colors and the sparkling waters of the Susquehanna River, our lakes and streams, brilliantly reflect the clear blue sky. Take a journey back to settlers’ days, past New England style bank barns and country churches.
Explore the 18th and 19th century architecture of our county’s towns. Enjoy fruits and vegetables picked fresh from the garden. Discover the perfect accessory for your home in our antique, arts and crafts shops. In Susquehanna County, you may reconnect with nature as you explore our fields and forests.
Wyoming County…A touch of history. The beauty of lakes and winding river…friendly people…cattle grazing in meadows below sculptured hills…manufacturing…hunting, fishing, redreation. Come experience it for yourself!