West Burlington Township

Geography, Topography, and History

The Township of West Burlington is located centrally within the County. The Township is bounded by Smithfield and Springfield Townships to the north, Burlington Township to the east, Franklin Township to the southeast, Granville Township to the southwest and Troy Township in the west. There are two main streams and smaller tributaries that flow through the township that include Mill Creek, and Sugar Creek, which runs east to west through the center of the Township. A major thoroughfare that travels through the Township is US Route 6 traveling both east and west. Fairview Road and Pisgah Road are other state routes that travel through the Township.

West Burlington Township was officially established in 1855, and formed from Burlington Township. The two Townships share much of their earlier history together. Jason McKean, the first permanent settler of the township arrived in 1791.

Local Government and Current Data

The Township of West Burlington has three elected supervisors that serve on the governing council for the Township. The Township also has a secretary. The Township has chosen not to organize a planning commission, a comprehensive plan, or implement zoning regulations. All subdivisions and land developments must seek approval through the County Office of Planning and Grants.

There are several County owned buildings located in West Burlington. The County Manor and Correctional Facility are located in the Township. The Bradford County Library is also found here. The West Burlington United Methodist Church is located in the Township as well. The majority of Mt. Pisgah State Park is located in the Township. The facility is open to the public for outdoor recreational use including; playground facilities, boating, fishing, camping, swimming, hiking and more.

Tax Millage for 2017:

0

Villages:

Bourne Mills West Burlington

School District:

Troy Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

421122 0005 B

Population Demographics:

Total Population....793
Population Density....32.5
Square Miles....24.1
Population under 18....17.1%
Population over 65....33.6%
High School Graduates....66.6%
Higher Education Graduates...20.5%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....214
Households....168
Median Housing Values....$78,300
Median Rent....$450
Per Capita Income....$15,291
Median Family Income....$38,472
Population Below Poverty Level....7.3%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: Troy Fire Department
East Smithfield Fire Department
Ambulance Coverage: Western Alliance Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania Police Department

Public Utilities:

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

Contacts:
Supervisors:

Charles Woodward
Ralph Jennings
Elgene Ward


Secretary:

Julie Jennings (570) 297-0773


Mailing address:

P.O. Box 120
Burlington, PA 18814
Office hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Solicitor:

Harold Pat Barrett, III (570) 673-5180

Meeting:

2nd Monday of the Month @ 7:00 p.m.
13028 Route 6
West Burlington, PA 18814