Hughestown is a borough in the Greater Pittston area of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,392 at the 2010 census.
In 1934, the right arm of Hughestown resident Harry Tompkins was crushed by an Erie Railroad train. The resulting U.S. Supreme Court case, Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins, laid the foundation for a large part of modern American civil procedure.
Hughestown's current mayor is Wayne D. Quick, Jr., and the President of Council is Robert Gable.
Hughestown is located at 41°19′38″N 75°46′31″W (41.327180, -75.775336).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.93 square miles (2.4 km2), all of it land. U.S. Route 11 runs through the southern portion of the borough. Hughestown is served by the Pittston Area School District. Robert Yaple Memorial Park is located in central Hughestown.