Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania

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Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania
The lake and marina at Eagles Mere
The lake and marina at Eagles Mere
Location of Eagles Mere in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.
Location of Eagles Mere in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania.
Eagles Mere is located in Pennsylvania
Eagles Mere
Eagles Mere
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Eagles Mere is located in the United States
Eagles Mere
Eagles Mere
Eagles Mere (the United States)
Coordinates: 41°24′39″N 76°34′58″W / 41.41083°N 76.58278°W / 41.41083; -76.58278Coordinates: 41°24′39″N 76°34′58″W / 41.41083°N 76.58278°W / 41.41083; -76.58278
CountryUnited States
Incorporated (borough)1899
 • Total2.24 sq mi (5.81 km2)
 • Land2.06 sq mi (5.33 km2)
 • Water0.19 sq mi (0.48 km2)  8.44%
Elevation2,061 ft (628 m)
 • Total151 Increase
 • Estimate 
 • Density54.91/sq mi (21.19/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST)
 • Summer (DST)EDT
Zip code
Area code(s)570
FIPS code42-20648

Eagles Mere is a borough in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 151 at the 2020 census.[3]


Eagles Mere was laid out in 1877 and incorporated in 1899.[4] The Eagles Mere Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[5] Eagles Mere's name literally means "the eagle's lake", the word mere being a poetic synonym of "lake".[6]

Civil engineer Embley S. Chase came in 1886 to oversee its development as a resort town and laid the ground work. He participated in establishing its street plan, water sports carnival, ice toboggan slide, and trail system. He helped organize the borough, design its water and sewer works, electrify it, and plot the bottom of the lake. He helped design the narrow gauge railroad that once connected it to Sonestown.

Among the five large resort hotels serving the area from the 1880s to 1940s was the Forest Inn, opened in 1902. Its guests included General George C. Marshall and theater director Alvina Krause. Lucy McCammon (a faculty member at nearby Bloomsburg State) and Miss Krause (her longtime companion) leased the Inn's Eagles Mere Playhouse in 1945 and ran it for twenty years; it featured performers such as Patricia Neal, Jimmy Gheen, Charlton Heston, Jennifer Jones, Paula Prentiss, and Richard Benjamin. That troupe is gone, but in 1993 the David A. Dewire Community Center was the site of a nationally recognized summer drama workshop.[7][8]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), of which 2.0 square miles (5.2 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (8.44%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2021 (est.)152[3]0.7%

At the 2010 census,[12] there were 120 people, 62 households, and 41 families residing in the borough. The population density was 60 people per square mile (23.4/km2). There were 382 housing units at an average density of 191 per square mile (74.6/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.2% White and 0.8% Asian. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.8% of the population.

Of the 62 households, 8.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.7% were married couples living together, 4.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 33.9% of households were one person, and 17.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 1.94 and the average family size was 2.34.

In the borough the population was spread out, with 7.5% under the age of 18, 51.7% from 18 to 64, and 40.8% 65 or older. The median age was 63.3 years.

The median household income was $40,833 and the median family income was $63,750. Males had a median income of $36,250 versus $17,813 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $29,052. None of the families and 3.1% of the population were living below the poverty line.


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 28, 2020.
  2. ^ Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania (PA) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news
  3. ^ a b c d Bureau, US Census. "City and Town Population Totals: 2020—2021". Census.gov. US Census Bureau. Retrieved August 6, 2022.
  4. ^ Eagles Mere Borough, Sullivan County, Pennsylvania (PA) 17731
  5. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  6. ^ Espenshade, Abraham Howry (1925). Pennsylvania Place Names. Evangelical Press. p. 308. ISBN 978-0-8063-0416-8.
  7. ^ Wise, Jr., Robert J. (1993). Facade Easements: A Preservation Alternative for Historic Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania (MSc). University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2013-12-04.
  8. ^ Goode, James (December 15, 2004). "Ms. Alvina Krause". Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2013-12-02.
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  11. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14.

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