Litchfield Township

Geography, Topography, and History

The Township of Litchfield is located right of center along the northern border of the County. The Township is bounded to the east by Windham Township, to the southeast by Rome Township, to the southwest by Sheshequin Township, to the west by Athens Township, and to the north by Tioga County, NY. The townships major thoroughfares include Litchfield Road, which comes in from the east and ends near the western border of the township, Sportsman Road, which runs from the South until it turns into Hill Road, which meets Litchfield Road. The Susquehanna River touches the northwestern boundary of the Township, other creeks that run throughout the Township include: Satterlee, Park, Bullard, and Wappusening.

The Township of Litchfield was formed in 1821 and taken from Athens Township. The name comes from a town in Connecticut and the former hometown of early settlers. Around 1785, Thomas Park became the first settler of the Township.

Local Government and Current Data

Currently, there are four elected supervisors that run the Township. There is also a Township secretary as well as a planning commission that consists of five members. The Township adopted its comprehensive plan in 2003. The Township also adopted its own regulations in 2005 to handle all subdivisions and land developments taking place in the Township. However, there is currently no zoning board or ordinances that are being regulated by the Township.

The Litchfield Elementary School is located in the Township on Cotton Hollow Road and belongs to the Sayre School District. The playground facility for the School is open to the public after school hours. There is at least one active church located in the Township, the Litchfield United Methodist Church.

Tax Millage for 2017:

5.000

Villages:

None

School District:

Sayre Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

421400 A

Population Demographics:

Total Population....1318
Population Density....43.4
Square Miles....30.1
Population under 18....25.7%
Population over 65....12.8%
High School Graduates....85.7%
Higher Education Graduates...17.2%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....546
Households....505
Median Housing Values....$75,800
Median Rent....$468
Per Capita Income....$16,874
Median Family Income....$41,576
Population Below Poverty Level....7.8%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: Litchfield Volunteer Fire Department
Ambulance Coverage: Greater Valley EMS
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police

Public Utilities:

Electric Company:
Penelec
Claverack
Gas Company: N/A
Water Company: N/A
Sewerage Facilities: Bradford County Sanitation
Telephone Company:
Verizon
Frontier Communications

Contacts:
Tax Collector:

Joy Drake
1347 Lee Road
Sayre, PA 18840
(570) 247-2371

Planning Commission:

Joseph Drake
Mark Kmetz
Gregory Pollock
Rodney Cook
Michael Noone

Supervisors:

James Drake, Chairman
Stephen Merrill
Jeffrey Agnew

Road Foreman:

Robert Campbell


Secretary:

Kathryn Hunsinger (570) 888 4242


Mailing address:

168 Hunsinger Overlook Lane
Athens, PA 18810
(570) 888-4242
litchfieldtwp@stny.rr.com

Solicitor:

Jonathan Foster (570) 888-1529

Meeting:

1st Monday of the Month
Municipal Building
1391 Hill Road, Sayre, PA 18840