About This Place
Shavertown is an unincorporated community in Kingston and Jackson Townships, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. It lies approximately 7 miles (11 km) west of the city of Wilkes-Barre and 24 miles (39 km) southwest of Scranton.
The village of Shavertown is named for an early settler, Philip Shaver.
Shavertown came to national attention in October 2005 when U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney visited the village at the home of Ron and Rhea Simms for a fundraiser for the reelection campaign of Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, who was later defeated in the 2006 U.S. congressional elections by Scranton native and pro-life Democrat Bob Casey, Jr., the state's former treasurer. The fundraiser raised $300,000 for the Santorum campaign.