Overton Township

Geography, Topography, and History

The Township of Overton is located along the southern border of the County near the center. The Township is bound to the northeast by Monroe Township, to the southwest by Albany Township, to the south by Sullivan County, to the west by LeRoy Township, and to the north by Franklin Township. A major thoroughfare that runs into the Township is Overton Road. There are many streams that flow throughout the Township including: Elk Creek, Level Branch, Schrader Creek, Millstone Creek, and Black Creek.

The Township of Overton was created in 1853, and it was taken from Monroe Township, Albany Township, and Franklin Township. A year before the Township was established, it was laid out by Henry Sherman. The Township received its name to honor Edward Overton, Sr., a member of the Bradford County Bar Association. In 1806, Daniel Heverly was the first to settle in the Township. The first schoolhouse with a room dimension of 15’ by 16’ was built in 1827, and taught by Monroe citizen, Anna Kellogg.

Local Government and Current Data

The governing council for Overton Township consists of three elected supervisors. The Township also has a secretary. The Township has opted out of organizing a planning commission, comprehensive plan, and zoning regulations. The Bradford County Office of Planning and Grants handles all of the subdivisions and land developments that occur within the Township.

The majority of Bradford County’s State Game lands and Forrest resides in Overton Township, making an active area for recreational purposes. The Saint John Neumann Shrine at Sugar Ridge is located at the Overton SS Phillip & James Church. The Bishop chose the location of the Church and blessed many on his visits to the Church.

Tax Millage for 2017:

1.00

Villages:

Minersville
Overton
Quinlantown

School District:

Wyalusing Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

421047 B

Population Demographics:

Total Population....189
Population Density....4
Square Miles....47
Population under 18....19.8%
Population over 65....17.1%
High School Graduates....77.2%
Higher Education Graduates....7.1%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....266
Households....76
Median Housing Values....$72,500
Median Rent....$250
Per Capita Income....$13,727
Median Family Income....$31,250
Population Below Poverty Level....12.1%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: New Albany Volunteer Fire Company
Ambulance Coverage: Dushore Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police

Public Utilities:

Electric Company: Penelec
Gas Company: N/A
Water Company: N/A
Sewerage Facilities: N/A
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications

Contacts:
Supervisors:

Lloyd Decker, Jr. (570) 363-2065
Dennis Chase (570) 363-2021
Daniel Slocum (570) 925-3959


Secretary:

Michelle McGroarty (570) 924-4633


Mailing address:

80 McGroarty Lane
New Albany, PA 18833
(570) 924-4633
Office hours: nights & weekends
overtontwp@epix.net

Solicitor:

Patrick Barrett III, Esq. (570)673-5180

Meeting:

1st Wednesday of the Month @ 6:00 p.m.
134 Pelton Hill Road
New Albany, PA 18833