Burlington Borough

Geography, Topography, and History

The Borough of Burlington is located near the center of the County. It is bounded to the north, east, and south by Burlington Township, and by West Burlington Township to the west. Major thoroughfares for vehicular traffic in the borough include: Berwick Street, US Route 6, and Main Street. Sugar Creek serves as the southern border to the Township of Burlington, and Tomjack Creek flows from north to south through the center of the Borough.

The Borough of Burlington was formed in 1853. Prior to its current name, the Borough was formerly known as Juddsburg. The Borough is named after Burlington Township. The first settlers to arrive in Burlington came from Chemung, NY. In 1791, the first highway and schoolhouse were built making the borough one of the earliest settled in the County.

Local Government and Current Data

Currently, there is an elected mayor, five elected councilmen that govern the Borough of Burlington as well as Borough Secretary. The Borough has opted out of organizing a planning commission, comprehensive plan, and zoning ordinances. All subdivisions and land developments in the Borough must meet Bradford County’s Office of Planning and Grants standards. The Borough of Burlington is a quaint countryside village that is located centrally in the County.

Tax Millage for 2017:

1.250

Villages:

None

School District:

Troy Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

420168 0001 B

Population Demographics:

Total Population....175
Population Density....302.8
Square Miles....0.6
Population under 18....27.4%
Population over 65....15.9%
High School Graduates....67.5%
Higher Education Graduates...5.3%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....64
Households....72
Median Housing Values....$48,300
Median Rent....$450
Per Capita Income....$15,951
Median Family Income....$33,700
Population Below Poverty Level....14.8%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: Troy Fire Department
Ambulance Coverage: Troy Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania Police Department

Public Utilities:

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

Contacts:
Mayor:

Lawrence Sherman

Supervisors:Councilmen

Kelly Sanabria(570) 297-4338
Deb Stanton (570) 297-2733
Bruce Whittie (570) 297-3885
John Butts (570) 297-5119
Jay Sanabria (570) 297-4338


Secretary:

Kay Smith (570) 297-3968
klsmith46@yahoo.com


Mailing address:

P.O. 142
Burlington, PA 18814

Solicitor:

Jonathan Foster, Esq. (570) 888-1529

Meeting:

3rd Tuesday of the Month
Burlington Methodist Church
Burlington, PA 18814