Herrick Township

Geography, Topography, and History

The Township of Herrick is situated centrally near the eastern border of the County. It is bounded to the northeast by Pike Township, to the east by Stevens Township, to the south by Wyalusing Township, to the west by Standing Stone Township, to the northwest by Wysox Township, and to the north by Orwell Township. Several streams flow through the Township which include: Cold Creek, Camps Creek, Billings Creek, and Rummerfield Creek. A major thoroughfare for the Township is Herrickville Road, which runs north and south through the Center of the Township. Mercur Hill runs from the west and Herrickville Stevensville Road meets at the point of intersection at Herrickville Road coming from the east.

In 1837, the Township of Herrick was formed and taken from Wyalusing Township. The Township was named to honor Judge Edward Herrick, of Athens. Zopher Platt and his son marked the first settlement in the Township in 1813. The first schoolhouse was built in 1829 complete with a class of twenty students taught by Mr. Durand. By 1887, the Township had a population of 935 residents according to census data.

Local Government and Current Data

A board of three elected supervisors governs the Township of Herrick. There is also a Township secretary. The Township has opted out of organizing its own planning commission, comprehensive plan, zoning board, and ordinances. The Office of Planning and Grants for the County handles all subdivisions and land developments that are to take place in the Township.

The Township of Herrick has three local churches that include the Wesleyan Church and Parsonage, the United Methodist Church, and the Hope Baptist Church.

Tax Millage for 2017:

3.200

Villages:

East Herrick
Herrickville
Stevens Corners

School District:

Wyalusing Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

421399

Population Demographics:

Total Population....660
Population Density....30
Square Miles....22.5
Population under 18....26.1%
Population over 65....14.2%
High School Graduates....84%
Higher Education Graduates....13.1%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....309
Households....267
Median Housing Values....$71,500
Median Rent....$425
Per Capita Income....$14,989
Median Family Income....$31,964
Population Below Poverty Level....13%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: Herrickville Volunteer Fire Department
Ambulance Coverage: H.O.P.S.
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police

Public Utilities:

Electric Company: Claverack & GPU
Gas Company: N/A
Water Company: N/A
Sewerage Facilities: Herrick Township Sewage
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications

Contacts:
Supervisors:

Greg Bacon, Chairman
Ivan Decker
David Henry

Secretary:

Doreen Roehrig (570) 746-3637


Mailing address:

399 Leisure Lakes Road
Wyalusing, PA 18853
(570) 744-1945 fax (570) 744-1946
herricktwp@epix.net

Solicitor:

Chad Salsman, Esq. (570) 265-5870

Meeting:

2nd Tuesday of the Month at 7:00 p.m.
Herrick Township Building
399 Leisure Lakes Road
Wyalusing, PA 18853