Towanda Township

Geography, Topography, and History

The Township of Towanda is located centrally within the County. It is bounded to the northeast by Towanda Borough, to the east by Wysox and Asylum Township, to the south by Monroe Township, to the west by Burlington Township, and to the north by North Towanda Township. The Susquehanna River serves as the eastern border between the Township and Wysox Township. There are several creeks and their tributaries that flow through the Township, which include: Towanda Creek, French Run, and Sugar Creek. The major thoroughfare for the Township is Route 220, which travels north and south.

Towanda Township was established in 1808. It was one of the original towns of Bradford County, as it was organized before the County, which occurred in 1810. Previous names for the Township were Overton, Canewood, and Meansville. It now takes its name after the Native American word meaning, “where we bury the dead.” Rudolph Fox was the first settler of Towanda Township and Bradford County.

Local Government and Current Data

The Township of Towanda has three elected supervisors and a secretary. The Township has opted out of organizing a planning commission or zoning regulations. The Township adopted its joint comprehensive plan in 2008. The comprehensive plan includes Towanda Borough, Township and North Towanda Township. All subdivisions and land developments must go through the regulations and standards set by the County Office of Planning and Grants.

The Bradford County Airport is located in Towanda Township. In 2001, the Bradford County Airport Authority, consisting of five members, became the official owners. The group meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. The Airport offers flying lessons for those interested as well as flight rentals. The dimension of the Runway is 4,300 feet long by 75 feet wide.

Tax Millage for 2017:

4.390

Villages:

South Towanda

School District:

Towanda Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

421113 0005

Population Demographics:

Total Population....1,097
Population Density....74.5
Square Miles....15.2
Population under 18....25.4%
Population over 65....14.1%
High School Graduates....78.6%
Higher Education Graduates....19.3%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....467
Households....464
Median Housing Values....$77,400
Median Rent....$434
Per Capita Income....$17,164
Median Family Income....$40,278
Population Below Poverty Level....16.6%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: Towanda Fire Department
Ambulance Coverage: Towanda Memorial Hospital Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police

Public Utilities:

Electric Company: Penelec
Gas Company: Valley Energy Inc
Water Company: Towanda Borough Water & Sewer System
Sewerage Facilities: Towanda Borough Water & Sewer System
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications

Contacts:
Supervisors:

Francis Lindsey
Charlotte Sullivan
Gary Scranton


Secretary:

Lori Kepner


Mailing address:

44 Chapel Street
Towanda , PA 18848
(570) 265-4344 fax (570) 265-5648
towtwp@epix.net

Office hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Solicitor:

Jeff Osmond

Meeting:

2nd Monday of the Month @ 7:00 p.m.
Towanda Towanda Municipal Office
44 Chapel Street
Towanda, PA 18848