Springfield Township

Geography, Topography, and History

The Township of Springfield is located near the northwestern corner in the County. Springfield is bounded to the north by South Creek and Ridgebury Townships, to the east by Smithfield Township, to the south by West Burlington and Troy Townships, and to the west by Columbia Township. There are several creeks flowing throughout the Township of Springfield, they include: Mill Creek, Buck Creek, Brace Creek, and Leonard Creek. Major thoroughfares for the Township include: Springfield Road, and Leona Road.

Springfield Township was formed in 1813, and taken from Smithfield. The Township was formerly known as Murraysfield, named after an early settler. Its current name comes from Springfield, MA. Between 1803 and 1804, John Harkness was the first permanent settler of the Township. He also built the first framed house in 1805.

Local Government and Current Data

The Township of Springfield has three elected supervisors and a secretary. There are five members on the Township’s planning commission. Currently, the Township is without a comprehensive plan or a zoning board and regulations. All subdivisions and land developments for the Township are handled at the County Office of Planning and Grants.

There are several services and amenities located in the Township of Springfield. The Springfield Baptist Church and the Big Pond United Methodist Church are both located in the Township. A portion of both the County and State Mt. Pisgah Parks are located in the Township. A fantastic view of the Township is located at a lookout point in the County Park. The parks are open to the public for outdoor recreational use, and consist of camping sites, fishing, boating, and swimming.

Tax Millage for 2017:

4.750

Villages:

Leona
Springfield

School District:

Troy Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

421109 0001 B

Population Demographics:

Total Population....1,172
Population Density....27.9
Square Miles....41.9
Population under 18....26.4%
Population over 65....16.4%
High School Graduates....86.8%
Higher Education Graduates...21.2%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....557
Households....441
Median Housing Values....$75,900
Median Rent....$442
Per Capita Income....$14,804
Median Family Income....$40,333
Population Below Poverty Level....9.3%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: Oscoluwa Engine Hose
Smithfield Township Volunteer Fire
Ridgebury Township Volunteer Fire
Ambulance Coverage: Western Alliance
Tri-Township 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
Frontier Communications

Contacts:
Supervisors:

Roy Beardslee (570) 297-2835
Clarence Guthrie (570) 297-3113
John Chapman (570) 297-3366

Secretary:

Haley Robson (570) 596-7341

Mailing address:

882 Wood Road
Milan PA 18831
(570) 596-2910 fax (570) 297-4046
sprfldtwp@npacc.net

Solicitor:

Brann, Williams, Caldwell and Sheetz, Esqs. (570)297-2192

Meeting:

Meetings are generally the 2nd Monday of each month, with some exceptions, at 6:00 p.m.
Springfield Township Building
3431 Springfield Road
Springfield, PA