Huntington Mills is village located in the northeastern section of the state of Pennsylvania. The village of Huntington Mills is center of activities in Huntington Township within Luzerne County. Its ZIP Code is 18622.
Huntington Mills is named after a signer of the Declaration of Independance (Samuel Huntington (statesman)), who is rumoured to have stayed in the town, and for the five separate mills (Mills) which made the town somewhat of a local social epicenter for the agricultural surroundings.
The village is very small, although it has in the past maintained its own highschool. The "center" of town is marked by a local mom-and-pop general store, the Post Office (built on the foundations of on of the old mills, an elementary school, doctor's office, christmas tree farm and the volunteer fire company. The town is bisected by one major road State Route 239, and two creeks - Kitchen Creek (relatively small) and Huntington Creek (a tributary to Fishing Creek).
The economy remains agriculturally centered, although the milk farms which proliferated only twenty years ago are in considerable decline. Farmers have begun to prefer growing hay, tomatoes, and feed-corn. There are half a dozen christmas tree farms within the township itself which have proven successful.
Unpon entering Huntington Mills from the Wyoming Valley, one farmer mown into his hillside field "USA1", which is clearly visible from the road.
Huntington Mills is located in the center of Huntington Township, on the western side of Luzerne County. It belongs to the Northwest Area School District.
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Huntington Township historyTaken from History of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Bradsby, 1893