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Granville Township

Granville Township

Geography, Topography, and History

The Township of Granville is situated near the southwest corner of the County. It is bounded to the northeast by West Burlington Township, to the southeast by Franklin Township, to the south by Leroy Township, to the southwest by Canton Township, and to the northwest by Troy Township. The North Branch of Towanda Creek and its tributaries flow through the center of the township traveling west to east. A major route that travels through the township alongside the North Branch of Towanda Creek is State Route 514.

Granville Township was officially organized in 1831, and formed from Franklin, Canton, Burlington, and Troy Townships. The Township gets its name from its early settlers’ former town in Massachusetts. In 1799, the first settler was Jeremiah Taylor, a patriot of the Revolution. In 1807, Miss Delight Spalding taught the first school.

Local Government and Current Data

The Township of Granville has three elected supervisors to serve on its local board. There is also a Township secretary. The Township has an active planning commission that consists of five members. In 2005, Granville Township adopted a joint comprehensive plan with Canton Borough and Township. The Township does not follow any zoning regulations and all subdivisions and land developments must meet the standards set by the Bradford County Office of Planning and Grants.

The Baptist Church is located in East Granville and the Windfall United Methodist Church is also located in the Township.

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Granville Township
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Tax Millage for 2012:

3.000

Villages:

Bailey Corners
Sayees Corners
Granville Center
Granville Summit

School District:

Troy Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

421066 B

Population Demographics:

Total Population....892
Population Density....35.3
Square Miles....24.7
Population under 18....27.3%
Population over 65....12.4%
High School Graduates....80.6%
Higher Education Graduates....17.8%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....363
Households....321
Median Housing Values....$63,800
Median Rent....$364
Per Capita Income....$14,211
Median Family Income....$41,538
Population Below Poverty Level....14%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: Troy Fire Department
Ambulance Coverage: Erway Ambulance
Troy Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police

Public Utilities:

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

Contacts:

Supervisors:
Thomas Foust (570) 673-3307
Larry Fleming (570) 673-5037
Henry Saxton (570) 673-4270
Secretary/Treasurer:
Lori Saxton (570) 673-4270
Office hours by appointment.
Solicitor:
Harold Caldwell, Esq.
Office Address:
487 Saxton Hill Road
Granville Summit, PA 16926
granvilletwp@frontiernet.net

Meetings:

2nd Monday of the Month @ 8 p.m.
Granville Center Church of Christ Annex
Granville Summit, PA 16926

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