Geography, Topography, and History
LeRoy Township is located along the southwestern border of the County. The Township is bound by Franklin Township to the northeast, Overton Township to the east, Sullivan County to the south, Canton Township to the west, and Granville Township to the North. Several streams run throughout the Township including: Towanda Creek to the north running west to east, Schrader Creek to the south running west and east, which also includes Wolf Run, Thomas Run, Lye Run, and Pine Swamp Run. A major thoroughfare that travels through the Township is State Route 414, which runs west and east through the northern section of the Township.
The Township of LeRoy was formed in 1835 and taken from Canton and Franklin Township. LeRoy is an Old French word that translates to “King”. It is believed that G. Oakley was the first to settle in Leroy around 1800. Sterling and Hugh Holcomb were also early settlers of the area. In 1887, census records showed the population of LeRoy Township having 1,196 citizens.
Local Government and Current Data
Three elected supervisors run the Township of LeRoy. There is also a Township secretary. The Township has opted out of organizing a planning commission, a comprehensive plan, and zoning board to regulate all zoning issues. The Bradford County Office of Planning and Grants must approve any subdivisions and land developments in the township.
The Township of LeRoy has several community services for residents and visitors alike. The Township boasts the location of the Sunfish Pond County Park, which is a popular spot for campers in the warmer months. Visitors may boat, fish, picnic, play ball, or horseshoes. There are public restrooms, a camp store, and pets are permitted. The other park located in the Township is the LeRoy Community Association, which is open from dawn to dusk for public use. There are a few churches located within the Township that include the Leroy Independent Baptist Church and the Church of Christ.
Tax Millage for 2017:
Canton Area School District
FEMA Community Panel Number:
Population under 18....27.2%
Population over 65....11.3%
High School Graduates....82.9%
Higher Education Graduates....9.3%
Median Housing Values....$72,000
Per Capita Income....$15,087
Median Family Income....$38,646
Population Below Poverty Level....11.3%
Fire Coverage: Canton Volunteer Fire Department
Ambulance Coverage: Western Alliance Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police
Electric Company: Penelec
Gas Company: N/A
Water Company: N/A
Sewerage Facilities: N/A
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications
Ted Tomlinson (570) 364-5602 or cell (570) 250-7213
Jason Krise (570) 637-2452
Ted Tomlinson (570) 364-5602
Cell (570) 250-7213
Fax (570) 364-5339
c/o Ted Tomlinson
7573 Southside Road
Canton, PA 17724
Harold Caldwell, Esq. (570) 297-2192
1st Monday of the Month @ 7:00 p.m.
LeRoy Community Association Building