South Creek Township

Geography, Topography, and History

The Township of South Creek is located along the northern border and west of center in the County. The Township is bound in the north by Tioga County, NY, to the east by Ridgebury Township, the south by Springfield and Columbia Township, and the west by Wells Township. A major body of water named after the township is South Creek, which flows through the center of the Township running north to south. There are several additional creeks that flow throughout the Township of South Creek, they include: Buck Creek, Justice Run, Smut Hollow, and Roaring Run. Route 14 is a major road that travels through the Township in the directions of north and south.

South Creek was formed in 1835, and taken from both Wells and Ridgebury Townships. The Township is named after the creek that flows through it. Jesse Moore and Ezekiel Baker were said to be the first settlers in 1804. By 1887, census records show a population of 1,113 citizens inhabiting the land.

Local Government and Current Data

There are three elected supervisors that run the council for the Township of South Creek. The Township also has a secretary. The Township has opted out of creating a planning commission, a comprehensive plan, and zoning ordinances. The Office of Planning and Grants must approve all of the subdivisions and land developments that occur within the Township.

The Township of South Creek has several services and amenities available for residents. Several church organizations are located within the Township, they include: Gillett Baptist Church, St. Ann’s Church, Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, and Berrytown Wesleyan Church. . Another point of interest in local agricultural in South Creek is the Hansell Berry Farm, which is located in the village of Gillett and sells blueberries while in season.

Tax Millage for 2017:

7.000

Villages:

Checkerville
Fassett
Gillette

School District:

Troy Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

421105 0001-0010

Population Demographics:

Total Population....1278
Population Density....45
Square Miles....28
Population under 18....26.5%
Population over 65....14.1%
High School Graduates....81.2%
Higher Education Graduates...7.7%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....559
Households....501
Median Housing Values....$68,000
Median Rent....$408
Per Capita Income....$15,015
Median Family Income....$36,071
Population Below Poverty Level....12%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: South Creek Volunteer Fire Company
Ambulance Coverage: South Creek Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police

Public Utilities:

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

Contacts:
Supervisors:

Charles Root, Chairman
Stephen v. Decker, Vice Chairman
Stanley Sterling, Township Roadmaster


Secretary/Treasurer:

Linda Leonard (570) 596-3058
Garage phone (570) 596-2476


Mailing address:

P.O. Box 60
Gillett, PA 16925
(570) 596-3058 fax (570) 596-2589
screek@npacc.net

Solicitor:

Harold Caldwell

Auditors:

Phyllis Ames
Teresa Silvernail
Louise Updike

EMC

Joseph L. Leonard

Meeting:

1st Thursday of the Month at 6:00 p.m.
Community Building in Gillett [Old Gillett School]