1911 Encyclopædia Britannica/Old Forge
OLD FORGE, a borough of Lackawanna county, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., on the Lackawanna river, about 6 m. S.W. of Scranton. Pop. (1900) 5630, of whom 2494 were foreign-born (principally Italians). It is served by the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western and the Lehigh Valley railways. The principal public buildings are the town-hall and the high school. The borough is situated in^ the anthracite coal region, and the mining of coal is the principal industry, though there are also various manufactures.
Old Forge was settled in 1830 and incorporated as a borough in 1899.