Geography, Topography, and History
The Borough of Monroe is located near the south-central region of the County. The Borough is completely surrounded by the Township and is situated at the northern part of the township. The Borough is surrounded by the Towanda Creek, which flows along the eastern and southern border of the municipality. A major thoroughfare that runs through the Borough is its Main Street, which runs from the north section of the Borough where it ends in the center. Other thoroughfares include both US Route 220 and State Route 414 that run alongside the Borough. The Borough has an altitude above sea level of 756 feet.
The Borough of Monroe was formed in 1889, thirty-four years after the Township was incorporated in 1855. The Borough was home to the first Sheriff to take office in Bradford County, Abner C. Rockwell.
Local Government and Current Data
There is an elected mayor in addition to seven elected councilmen that run the Borough of Monroe. There is also a Borough secretary. The Borough has a planning commission that consists of three members, as well as a zoning board with three members. However, there is no comprehensive plan or local subdivision and land development regulations. The Bradford County Office of Planning and Grants handles all subdivisions and land developments.
The Borough of Monroe offers its residents some common services and amenities. The Monroeton Baseball Field is frequently used for local teams that play on a softball league during the spring and summer. The annual Old Home Days, sponsored by the Monroe Hose Company, is an event held at the Baseball Field in July. The Monroeton Playground is open to the public from dawn to dusk and has playground equipment, a baseball field, and a picnic area. The Monroeton Public Library, located by the Monroeton Playground, is open regularly for all to use. There is a United Methodist Church located along Church Street in the central area of the Borough.
Tax Millage for 2012:
Towanda Area School District
FEMA Community Panel Number:
420170 0001 D
Population under 18....26.9%
Population over 65....14.8%
High School Graduates....83.5%
Higher Education Graduates....33.4%
Median Housing Values....$74,700
Per Capita Income....$18,242
Median Family Income....$43,125
Population Below Poverty Level....12.9%
Fire Coverage: Monroe Hose Company
Ambulance Coverage: Towanda Memorial Hospital
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police
Electric Company: Penelec
Gas Company: Valley Energy Inc.
Water Company: Towanda Borough Water & Sewer
Sewerage Facilities: Towanda Borough Water & Sewer
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications
Dan Troup (570) 265-2458
Brenda Munkittrick (570) 265-4402
G. Lyall Harris (570) 265-6750
Joan Grennell (570) 265-3129
Bill Shaw (570) 265-8038
Amy McGovern (570) 265-3365
Office Address:P.O. Box 233
Monroeton , PA 18832
Landy & Landy, Esqs. (570) 888-9284
1st Monday of the Month at 7:00 pm
149 Dalpiaz Drive
Monroeton, PA 18832