Geography, Topography, and History
Albany Township is located near the southeastern corner of the County. It is bounded by Terry Township and Wilmot Township to the east, Sullivan County to the south, Overton Township to the West, Monroe Township to the northwest and Asylum Township to the northeast. The Towanda Creek flows through the township westerly and northerly. US Route 220 serves as the townships main thoroughfare running from the north to the south.
Albany Township derives its name from the Celtics, and first made its appearance in America in a Connecticut Town, the name was given by residents who came from Albany, NY. Sheffield Wilcox and Horatio Ladd built the first permanent structure in 1801. Louisa Alden taught the first school in the Township in 1812. In 1824, Albany Township was formed from Asylum Township. It was further divided in 1853 to form Overton Township. By 1887, the township had a population of 1,464, which was determined through census data.
The Borough was first settled as early as 1802 by Noah Wilson, who was later joined by his family. Martha Wilson, the daughter of Dr. Irad Wilson and sister of Noah, taught the first school in 1806. It wasn’t until 1863, when the Borough was officially formed from Canton Township. In 1887, the census data confirmed that there were a total of 189 residents living in the Borough.
Local Government and Current Data
The Albany Township government consists of three supervisors, whom are elected to serve a term of six years. The Township currently has no planning commission, comprehensive plan, or zoning regulations. The Bradford County Office of Planning and Grants handles all of the townships subdivisions and land developments.
Both the St. Paul’s United Church and the Laddsburg Community Church are located within the Township.
Tax Millage for 2017:
Wyalusing Area School District
FEMA Community Panel Number:
Population under 18....20.4%
Population over 65....13.2%
High School Graduates....85.7%
Higher Education Graduates...18.6%
Median Housing Values....$65,400
Per Capita Income....$16,156
Median Family Income....$37,250
Population Below Poverty Level....5.7%
Fire Coverage: New Albany Volunteer Fire Department
Dushore Volunteer Fire Department
Ambulance Coverage: Dushore Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police
Electric Company: Penelec
Gas Company: N/A
Water Company: N/A
Sewerage Facilities: N/A
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications
Andrae Cummiskey (570) 363-2434
817 Dog Farm Road
New Albany, PA 16947
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New Albany, PA 18833