Monroe Township

Geography, Topography, and History

The Township of Monroe is located near the southern border and the center of the County. The Township is bound on the north by Towanda, on the east by Asylum, on the south by Albany, and on the west by Overton, and Franklin. The Borough of Monroe is completely surrounded by the Township and is situated at the northern part of the township. The streams that flow through the Township include: Satterlee Creek, Schrader Creek, Millstone Creek, and the Towanda Creek. The townships major thoroughfares include US Route 220, which travels north and south and 414 that travels north and west. The highest level of altitude in the township is 1900 feet above sea level.

The Township of Monroe was formed in 1821 and taken from Towanda Township. The township is named in honor of former United States President James Monroe. In 1779, the Township saw its first settler, Henry Plather. In 1842, the township split to form Durrell Township and again in 1853 to form Overton Township.

Local Government and Current Data

There are three elected supervisors that govern the Township of Monroe. The Township has opted out of organizing a planning commission, a comprehensive plan and adopting zoning ordinances. The Bradford County Office of Planning and Grants must approve all subdivisions and land developments that occur within the Township. An annual event to occur in the Township is the Tour De Shunk, which begins at Rocky’s Bicycle Shop. The Tour De Shunk is a 100-mile bike race. There is a Powell United Methodist Church and a Liberty Corners Methodist Church located within the Township.

Tax Millage for 2017:

3.000

Villages:

Kellogg
Powell
Liberty Corners
South Branch
Weston

School District:

Towanda Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

421083 B

Population Demographics:

Total Population....1276
Population Density....34.8
Square Miles....36.5
Population under 18....26.9%
Population over 65....9.8%
High School Graduates....71%
Higher Education Graduates....9.3%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....586
Households....513
Median Housing Values....$65,500
Median Rent....$434
Per Capita Income....$14,353
Median Family Income....$35,833
Population Below Poverty Level....15.9%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: Monroe Hose Fire Company
Ambulance Coverage: Towanda Memorial EMS
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police

Public Utilities:

Electric Company: Penelec
Gas Company: Valley Energy Inc.
Water Company: Towanda Borough Water & Sewer
Sewerage Facilities: Towanda Borough Water & Sewer
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications

Contacts:
Supervisors:

Vernon Perry III (570) 268-0457|
David Dunn (570)265-2855
Dennis "Smokey"Allen (570) 265-5957


Secretary:

Julie Jennings (570) 364-8054


Mailing address:

P.O. Box 132
Monroeton PA 18832
Phone: 570-265-8885
Fax: 570-265-1087

Solicitor:

Richard Wilson (570) 746-3480

Meeting:

2nd Monday of the Month