Dupont, PA


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Dupont is a borough in the Greater Pittston area of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania which neighbors the city of Wilkes-Barre. The population was 2,719 at the 2000 census. Dupont name was originally called Smithville after its first group of settlers. It was a small Polish town where most of the jobs came from the local coal mine industry. Its name was changed to Dupont after the company called Dupont Explosives was built. Dupont Explosives were used in many mines across Northeastern Pennsylvania in the late 19th to 20th century. Dupont Explosives was closed after the advancement of technology in gathering coal.
Dupont is located at 41°19′18″N 75°44′47″W / 41.32167°N 75.74639°W / 41.32167; -75.74639 (41.321680, -75.746285).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.5 square miles (3.9 km²), all of it land. The borough is served by the Pittston Area School District.