Wysox Township

Geography, Topography, and History

Wysox Township is located within the central region of the County. It is bound in the north by Rome Township to the northeast by Orwell and Herrick Township, to the east by Standing Stone Township, to the south by Asylum Township, to the southwest by Towanda Township and Borough, and to the northwest by Sheshequin Township. The Susquehanna River serves as the Townships south boundary between Asylum Township. There are several other streams that flow through the Township which include: Wysox Creek, Laning Creek, Hollow Run, Dry Run, and Vought Creek. The major thoroughfares in the Township include: State Route 187, US Route 6, and Mercur Hill Road.

The Township of Wysox was established in 1795 from Tioga Township. The name is derived from old Native American words that include: “Wisachgimi” meaning, “place of grapes” and “Wy-sauk” meaning, “canoe harbor.” The Township saw its first settler arrive in 1776, by the name of Sebastian Strope. Isaac Strope taught the first school in 1790. One decade later Theopolis Moyer built the first framed house. The Township went through a series of land divisions between 1801 and 1841 that split to form the following townships: Rush, Burlington, Athens, Ulster, Towanda, Rome, and Standing Stone.

Local Government and Current Data

The Township of Wysox has a governing board that consists of three elected supervisors. The Township also employs a secretary. The Township has five members on its planning commission. In 1982, the Township adopted a comprehensive plan that is still in existence today. There are three members that serve on the zoning hearing board that enforces the Township’s regulations that were passed in 1995.

Wysox has a comparatively large economic source of retail shops, restaurants and other services in the area, making it a heavily traveled and busy town. The Wysox Magistrates Office is a County owned office located along Route 6. The Wysox Presbyterian Church is also located in the Township. A few designated recreation areas in the Township include the Eastside Riverfront Park, Wilbur Beers Family Nature Area, and Wysox Boat Launch and Park. Municipal water and sewer services the entire Route 6 business district as well as most of the residential areas, including our beautiful Lake Wesauking area.

Tax Millage for 2017:



East Towanda

School District:

Towanda Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

420977 0003 B

Population Demographics:

Total Population....1,761
Population Density....78.4
Square Miles....22.5
Population under 18....23.8%
Population over 65....16.6%
High School Graduates....82.8%
Higher Education Graduates....19.1%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....798
Median Housing Values....$90,800
Median Rent....$435
Per Capita Income....$19,706
Median Family Income....$42,411
Population Below Poverty Level....10.8%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: Wysox Volunteer Fire Department
Ambulance Coverage: Wysox Township Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police

Public Utilities:

Electric Company: Penelec, Claverack
Gas Company: Valley Energy
Water Company: Wysox Township Municipal Authority
Sewerage Facilities: Wysox Township Municipal Authority
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications


William Them (570) 637-1145
Evan Barnes (570) 265-9200
Anne Cowling (570) 265-9200

Township manager/zoning officer:

Jon Kulick (570) 637-4950


Sherry Jackson 570-265-9200

Mailing address:

1789 Hillside Drive
Wysox, PA 18854
(570) 265-9200



Foster Law Firm, Esqs. (570) 888-1529


1st Thursday of the Month at
6:00 p.m. at Wysox Fire Hall

4th Saturday of every Month
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Wysox Township Building
1789 Hillside Drive, Wysox