Geography, Topography, and History
The Borough of Rome 's geographical location in the County is just northeast of its central region. The Borough is entirely surrounded by Rome Township and is located in the southeastern portion of the Township. There are two main streams that flow through Rome Borough, which include: Bullard Creek and the Wysox Creek. The Borough can be traveled by Mill Road, and Main Street on Route 187, which travels in the directions of north and south.
The Borough of Rome was formed in 1858 from Rome Township. It was very important to the Township because it served as a business center for the locals, as it still does today. In 1887, census records show a population of 236 persons living in the Borough.
Local Government and Current Data
The governing board for the Borough of Rome consists of an elected mayor and five elected councilmen. The Borough also has a secretary. The Borough of Rome has opted out of organizing a planning commission or comprehensive plan. The Borough does have a zoning hearing board that consists of three members. The zoning regulations still used for the Borough were adopted in 1983.
The Borough of Rome has a few services and amenities available to the public making it a quaint town in the County. The Rome United Methodist Hall is located on Main Street. The Rome Community Park is located on West Street in the Borough, which is open to the public from dawn to dusk and equipped with ball fields and a pavilion for picnics.
Tax Millage for 2017:
Northeast Bradford Area School District
FEMA Community Panel Number:
Population under 18....28%
Population over 65....13.4%
High School Graduates....84.4%
Higher Education Graduates...18.6%
Median Housing Values....$60,800
Per Capita Income....$15,127
Median Family Income....$29,875
Population Below Poverty Level....20.6%
Fire Coverage: Vigilante Engine Company
Ambulance Coverage: Windham Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police
Part time Rome Borough Police Officer
Electric Company: Penelec
Gas Company: N/A
Water Company: N/A
Sewerage Facilities: N/A
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications
Larry Arnold (570) 247-2882
John Babcock (570) 247-5533
Joseph Clutter (570) 247-7228
Lori Kepner (570) 247-2643
926 Main Street
P.O. Box 208
Rome, PA 18837
John Thompson, Esq.
1st Wednesday of the Month @ 7 p.m.