Tuscarora Township

Geography, Topography, and History

Tuscarora Township is located in the southeastern corner of the County. The Township is bound on its north side by Stevens Township, on the east by Susquehanna County, on the south by Wyoming County, on the southwest by Wilmot Township, and to the west by the Township of Wyalusing. The Susquehanna River serves as the southwestern border for the Township into Wilmot’s territories and is where the water exits Bradford County into Wyoming County. There are several creeks that flow through the Township which include: Mill Creek, Dug Road Creek, Tuscarora Creek, Fargo Creek and Tansue Creek. A few major roads that travel through the Township are: Route 6 traveling from Wyalusing Township into Wyoming County, and State Route 367 beginning on the southern edge from Wyoming County into the center of the Township. Other major routes include: Creek Road, Spring Hill, Crow Hill, and Clapper Hill.

Tuscarora Township was officially formed in 1830, and taken from Wyalusing Township. It was previously named Spring Hill Township and was renamed in 1856 to “Tuscarora” from the Native American Tribe that once settled there. In 1775, the first settler, Joseph Wharton, arrived in the Township.

Local Government and Current Data

There are currently three elected supervisors a that run the governing council for the Township of Tuscarora. There is also a Township secretary. The Township has opted out of organizing a planning commission, comprehensive plan, and a zoning hearing board. All subdivisions and land developments that occur within the Township must first meet the standards of the County Office of Planning and Grants.

The Silvara Church and the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church are located in Tuscarora Township.

Tax Millage for 2017:

3.592

Villages:

Silvara
Spring Hill

School District:

Wyalusing Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

421116 0010 B

Population Demographics:

Total Population....1,077
Population Density....36.6
Square Miles....29.3
Population under 18....25.7%
Population over 65....14.7%
High School Graduates....81.2%
Higher Education Graduates....8.5%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....473
Households....435
Median Housing Values....$77,900
Median Rent....$405
Per Capita Income....$14,798
Median Family Income....$35,069
Population Below Poverty Level....13.6%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: Wyalusing Valley Volunteer Fire Company
Laceyville Goodwill Company
Ambulance Coverage: Laceyville Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police

Public Utilities:

Electric Company: Penelec
Claverack
Gas Company: N/A
Water Company: N/A
Sewerage Facilities: N/A
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications

Contacts:
Supervisors:

Carl Yurgatis (570) 869-1706
Patrick Beebe (570) 746-3869


Secretary:

Susan Berkley (570) 746-1043


Mailing address:

5903 Spring Hill Road
Wyalusing, PA 18853
(570) 746-1043 fax (570) 746-9360
sberkley@epix.net

Solicitor:

James Pruyne, Esq.

Meeting:

4th Wednesday of the Month