Ridgebury Township

Geography, Topography, and History

The Township of Ridgebury's geographical position within the County is along the northern border and to the west of center. The Township is bordered by Athens Township to the east, Smithfield Township to the southeast, Springfield Township to the southwest, South Creek Township to the west, and Chemung County, NY to the north. Streams located within the Township include: Bentley Creek, Three Falls Glen, Stone Lick Creek, Trout Creek, Fall Creek, Buck Creek, and Justice Run. The major roads that travel throughout the Township include: Ridgebury Road, Bucks Creek Road, and the Berwick Turnpike.

The Township of Ridgebury was organized in 1818 from the Townships of Athens and Wells. It was named after Samuel Bennett’s farm “Ridgeberry”. In 1805, Isaac Fuller and Joel Campbell were the first permanent settlers originally from Orange County, NY. In 1806, the first framed house was built in the Township and belonged to Vine Baldwin. According to census records in 1887, the total population of Ridgebury Township was 1,489.

Local Government and Current Data

There are currently three elected supervisors that run the Township of Ridgebury. There is also a Township secretary. The Township has a planning commission that consists of five members. The township does not currently have its own zoning board, or zoning regulations. All subdivisions and land developments must meet the requirements enforced by the County’s Office of Planning and Grants.

The Township of Ridgebury is predominately used for agricultural purposes. The Township has several lakes that are becoming increasingly popular places to live. The Ridgebury Township Community Park is located along Bentley Creek and opened to the public from dawn to dusk and equipped with baseball fields. There are four churchs located in the Township, they include the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, First Baptist Church of Bentley Creek, St. Anne’s Catholic Church, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help.

Tax Millage for 2017:



Bentley Creek

School District:

Athens Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

420173 0020 C

Population Demographics:

Total Population....1,998
Population Density....51.8
Square Miles....38.3
Population under 18....26.1%
Population over 65....13.3%
High School Graduates....78.3%
Higher Education Graduates...12.2%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....954
Median Housing Values....$71,000
Median Rent....$440
Per Capita Income....$15,901
Median Family Income....$40,144
Population Below Poverty Level....14%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: Ridgebury Volunteer Fire Company
Ambulance Coverage: Tri Township Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police

Public Utilities:

Electric Company: Penelec
Tri-County Rural Electric Company
Gas Company: UGI
Water Company: N/A
Sewerage Facilities: N/A
Telephone Company: North Penn Telephone


Percy Talada
Kevin Yaggie
Gary Gee


Tammi Talada
(570) 596-2731 (office)
(570) 596-7731 (fax)

Mailing address:

13278 Berwick Turnpike
Gillett, PA 16925
Office hours: Mon. - Fri. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


John Thompson, Esq. (570) 886-8171


1st Tuesday of the Month @ 7:00 p.m.
Ridgebury Township Municipal Building
13278 Berwick Turnpike
Gillett, PA 16925