570 Area Code BBSes Through History

MAP OF THE 570 AREA CODE
570-343-7604
Scranton, PA
The Heart of Hell BBS, The Hearts of Hell BBS
(1993-1998)
Hades, Sean ConnollyWWIV
"The Heart of Hell was a WWIV based BBS and ran in the town of Scranton for years while I grew up. The BBS has been semi-resurrected in the State College (Penn State!) area. It is currently not setup for dialing in. (there appears to be no demand for dialup BBSes, but if it occurs, I will make dial in lines available) ... you can reach it by telneting to nl.neplug.org" - Hades
570-346-3034
SCRANTON, PA
The Gutter
(1995-1999)
Bill DeitrickTriBBS
570-347-2581
SCRANTON, PA
Darkside
570-383-0182
OLYPHANT, PA
Acropolis
570-387-4899
BLOOMSBURG, PA
Sonic Boom BBS, Sonic-Boom BBS
(1993-2001)
Jim Coyle
570-408-0882
WILKES-BARRE, PA
Dragon's Lair BBS, VooDoo, Wilkes-Barre Area HUB
(1998)
Jeffrey Stoodley, James Freeman
570-408-0884
WILKES-BARRE, PA
VooDoo BBS
(1999)
James Freeman
570-476-3115
East Stroudsburg, PA
Prophecy BBS
(1996-2001)
East Stroudsburg PA, Bill WehrkampVBBS (Virtual BBS)
"I moved a few times while running this BBS; started in 1996 in East Stroudsburg PA, then spent a year in Swiftwater PA, then the rest of its life in Effort PA from 1998 through mid-2000. The phone company was always kind enough to forward calls from the old number to the new one, at least for a few months. At its peak in 1998, had three incoming phone lines, hitting over 70 calls a day. Not bad for my area at the time. Thanks for maintaining this information." - Bill Wehrkamp
570-489-5819
Jessup, PA
Valley View BBS
(1983-1992)
Tom Clark
570-489-8001
Throop, PA
The Budland Express
(1983-1993)
Richard Jones, RIchard JonesEBBS128
570-563-6272
DALTON, PA
StarBase 18414
(1994-2001)
Mark BrelishTriBBS
570-624-1071
POTTSVILLE, PA
AXIS, AXIS
(2002)
Jon Spatz
570-639-2474
HARVEYS LAKE, PA
Stephanies House
(1996-1998)
Stan Amster
570-654-7060
PITTSTON, PA
The Laboratory
570-655-0469
PITTSTON, PA
BOIX-PROY DATA, Boix-Proy Data BBS
(1994-1998)
Dick KovaleskiMajorBBS
570-673-8444
CANTON, PA
Cantro Connection PA
(1996-1998)
N.J. Owen
570-689-3760
Sterling, PA
Planet Earth BBS
(1995-1998)
MrWizzardRenegade
"Ran the board on 486DX/33 with 4mb ram($2100) at the time and 2 lines with the CyberSpace Transporter,...Goodtimes...Hades, I remember your board!" - MrWizzard
570-693-0704
Wyoming, PA
Band on the Run, The Backdraft BBS
(1992-1998)
Joseph Hetro, HeatsWWIV
570-748-1834
LOCK HAVEN, PA
Woody's NutHouse
(1995-2001)
Jim Woodward
570-753-8120
JERSEY SHORE, PA
NET268 Net Echomail Coordinator, Pocono Net, The StarPort
(1995-2001)
Jeffrey J Counsil
570-753-8366
Jersey Shore, PA
The Data Express
(1996-1998)
Joshua Barnes
570-819-7721
Edison, NJ
UltraSonic
(1990-1993)
Kyle DeFinaTag
570-822-2017
WILKES-BARRE, PA
Phoenix Rising BBS
(1996-1998)
Marie Weidemann
570-822-5567
WILKES-BARRE, PA
Dragon's Lair BBS, Wilkes-Barre Area HUB
(2000)
Jeffrey Stoodley
570-829-0626
WILKES-BARRE, PA
Forbidden Planet
(1997-1998)
Steve Warnick
570-836-8017
Tunkhannock, PA
AYAK Online
(1994-1998)
Tim RobinsonWWIV
"The weird name was a name based of a baseball card business I ran as a kid called "Any Year, Any Kind" A.Y.A.K. and it just kind of stuck. I had one phone line and then added a second for dial-up. Then I started the BBS and ended up adding another line. At its peak I had 2 phone lines, at least 5-10 full time paid monthly users and 2-3 CD drives that contained "shareware" CD's that I would rotate out. This was all run out of my bedroom! Most people would post to the boards, some would login at the same time to chat, I'd then login locally so 3 people could chat at once! WOW! Most would play the WWIV games, often at all hours of the day!" - Tim Robinson
570-868-3766
Mountaintop, PA
911
(1996-2000)
PhomanIniquity and Renegade
"The best art board to have existed in the 570 area code." - Phoman
570-876-0152
Jermyn, PA
NE File Bank, NE FileBank, Northeast File Bank, The Northeast File Bank
(1990-1997)
Stuart WilsonQuickBBS
570-876-5731
Archbald, PA
Archbald Pothole
(1985-1989)
Jennifer HutcheyHBBS
"My brother John got me started with BBSs several years before I had one of my own (he ran N.E.P.A.T.S. and wrote an Atari BBS program called HutchBBS or HBBS). His first Atari modem was one of those acoustical models that couldn't answer the phone, so he built a ring detector. ;> My BBS had a few names over the years as it evolved, but the Archbald Pothole was its final incarnation.

When I was in junior and senior high school, the BBSs were something of a social connection. I made a lot of friends online, and we ended up forming a county computer club where all of us traded software. Usually the sessions involved computer wars where everyone would tout why it was better to have an Atari, Apple, Commodore, etc.

At its height, my BBS setup was running off an Atari 800XL with 2 Indus GT disk drives, an Atari 810 drive, a Hayes 2400 baud modem, and a stable of printers which I always seemed to wear out. I can still remember the screeching of the modem and the tat-tat-tat of the printer whenever someone logged on in the middle of the night.

I never quite got the BBS bug out of my system, and have been the webmaster of archaeologyfieldwork.com for 10 years. I still have the Atari and hook it up to the TV every so often for old times sake..." - Jennifer Hutchey Palmer

26 Sysops currently listed.
29 BBSes Listed.