Situated where the west and north branches of the Susquehanna River meet, Sunbury, PA was named after an English Village located near London, England. The town became internationally famous in the late 1800s when Thomas Edison demonstrated his invention of the electric light at a downtown hotel, which was the first building to use the inventor’s three-wire system. This hotel is still in operation in downtown Sunbury and has been named The Edison Hotel in honor of the inventor.
Sunbury’s up and coming downtown features a unique collection of shops, restaurants, and hotels. The city’s active revitalization team has taken an active role in keeping the town a vibrant and thriving place to live, work, and play.
The town’s unique location on the Susquehanna and near Shikellamy State Park make Sunbury a great place for outdoor adventure. Plus, close proximity to Shamokin Dam and area shops and restaurants as well as Routes 11 and 15 make shopping and travel a breeze.