Alba Borough

Geography, Topography, and History

Alba Borough is settled in the Armenian Mountains in the southwest corner of the County. The Borough is bounded by Canton Township on its east, south, and west borders, and by Troy Township to the north. Several tributaries and the Alba Creek run through the Borough. The main thoroughfares traveled through the Borough include Route 14, which runs from the southwest to the northeast, and is connected by Windfall Road located in the center of the Borough and continuing eastward.

The Borough was first settled as early as 1802 by Noah Wilson, who was later joined by his family. Martha Wilson, the daughter of Dr. Irad Wilson and sister of Noah, taught the first school in 1806. It wasn’t until 1863, when the Borough was officially formed from Canton Township. In 1887, the census data confirmed that there were a total of 189 residents living in the Borough.

Local Government and Current Data

An elected council and mayor govern the Borough of Alba. There are currently six councilmen, a secretary, and a mayor. Currently, the Borough has no planning commission, comprehensive plan, zoning regulations, or subdivision and land development ordinances that are run by the Borough. All subdivisions and land developments are handled through the County Office of Planning and Grants. As the Borough is less than a square mile in size, and has a relatively small population for a Borough, the amenities and services may seem limited; nonetheless, it is a quaint country neighborhood nestled in the Armenian Mountains. There is at least one chapel located in the community, being the First Christian Church. The Borough also has a Community Park that is open to the public from dawn to dusk and offers a pavilion, basketball court, restroom facilities, grills, and an open field for all to use.

Tax Millage for 2017:

1.220

Villages:

None

School District:

Troy Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

4201660001A

Population Demographics:

Total Population....179
Population Density....274.1
Square Miles....0.7
Population under 18....24.7%
Population over 65....13.4%
High School Graduates....82.1%
Higher Education Graduates...7.7%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....75
Households....76
Median Housing Values....$73,200
Median Rent....$338
Per Capita Income....$11,453
Median Family Income....$34,375
Population Below Poverty Level....8.6%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: Canton Fire Department
Ambulance Coverage: Canton Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police

Public Utilities:

Electric Company: Penelec
Gas Company: PPL Gas Utilities
Water Company: N/A
Sewerage Facilities: N/A
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications

Contacts:

MAYOR:
Dale Palmer

COUNCILMEN:
Carol Bastion
Thomas Hojnowski
Stephen Bastion
Lorelei Colton
Gordon Jackson, Chairman
Gordon Matson
Marvin Woodward

SECRETARY:
Vickie Jackson (570) 673-3152

albaboro@hotmail.com


SOLICITOR:
Harold Caldwell
Office Address:
HC 1 Box 46
Alba, PA 16910

Meeting:

2nd Monday of the Month