Burlington Township

Geography, Topography, and History

The Township of Burlington is located near the center of the County. It is bounded by Ulster Township and North Towanda Township to the northeast, Towanda Township and Monroe Township to the southeast, Franklin Township to the south, West Burlington to the West, and Smithfield Township to the north. Several streams flow through the Township, one of the largest being Sugar Creek, which runs east and west. A few other streams that flow through the township include: Wallace Creek, Brown Creek, and Mountain Lake.

The formation of Burlington Township dates prior to 1786, when the County was formed, making it one of the original townships settled within the County. In 1791, the first highway and schoolhouse were built. In 1801, Burlington Township was created from Wysox Township. The name comes from early settlers that were originally from Burlington, VT. As the Township was one of the earliest settled it went through several land divisions to create newer townships. Between the years 1804 through 1855 the Township of Burlington was split to form Canton Township, Wyalusing Township, Towanda.

Local Government and Current Data

The Township of Burlington has three elected supervisors to serve a term of six years, and a secretary to serve as the Townships council. The Township has opted out of organizing a local planning commission, implementing a comprehensive plan, and adopting zoning ordinances. The County Office of Planning and Grants handles all of the township’s subdivisions and land developments. The Township of Burlington is one of the earliest townships in the County. Mountain Lake is a great spot for fishing, boating, and camping. The lake is located in the Township, and has both public facilities as well as private cabins. The public may visit the lake from dusk to dawn. The Luthers Mills United Methodist Church also resides in the Township.

Tax Millage for 2017:

4.850

Villages:

Luthers Mills
Highland

School District:

Troy Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

420154 0005 C

Population Demographics:

Total Population....780
Population Density....31.9
Square Miles....25.1
Population under 18....26.3%
Population over 65....12.5%
High School Graduates....84.1%
Higher Education Graduates...15.2%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....385
Households....329
Median Housing Values....$78,300
Median Rent....$413
Per Capita Income....$16,946
Median Family Income....$40,536
Population Below Poverty Level....9.9%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: Troy Fire Department
East Smithfield Fire Department
North Towanda Fire Department
Franklindale Fire Department
Ambulance Coverage: Western Alliance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania Police Department

Public Utilities:

Electric Company: Tri-County Rural Electric Company
Claverack
Gas Company: N/A
Water Company: N/A
Sewerage Facilities: N/A
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications

Contacts:
Supervisors:

Edward Grant (570) 297-1394
Lamarr Alexander (570) 265-8883
Michael Wolfe (570) 265-8642


Secretary:

Ed Grant (570) 297-1394


Mailing address:

2030 Weed Hill Road
Towanda , PA 18848
burlingtontwp@epix.net

Solicitor:

Harold Caldwell, Esq. (570) 297-2192

Meeting:

First Monday of the Month @ 7 p.m.
2030 Weed Hill Road
Towanda, PA 18848