North Towanda Township

Geography, Topography, and History

The Township of North Towanda is located in the central region of the county; it is bound to the northwest by Ulster and the Susquehanna River serves as a border to Sheshequin Township to the northeast, to the east North Towanda is bound by Wysox Township, to the south by both Towanda Township and Borough, and to the west by Burlington Township. Two major thoroughfares that run through North Towanda are US Route 220, and US Route 6.

North Towanda Township became separated from Towanda Township in 1857, the two share similar historical data making it difficult to differentiate between the two. However, there is documentation that the first permanent resident of the Township was Mr. Ezra Rutty dating back to the year 1785. In 1813, the first schoolhouse was built within the current North Towanda boundary. By 1887, census records showed that North Towanda Township had a total population of 746 residents.

Local Government and Current Data

The governing council for the Township of North Towanda consists of three elected supervisors. The Township also has a secretary. Currently, the North Towanda Township has a Planning Commission that consists of five members. The Township adopted its joint comprehensive plan in 2008. The comprehensive plan includes Towanda Borough, Township and North Towanda Township. The Township also has its own zoning regulations however; the Bradford County Office of Planning handles all subdivisions and land developments within the township.

North Towanda Township is home to several County, and State offices, as well as religious organizations, and recreational areas. The State Police barracks is located in the Township along Route 6. There is one County office building located in the Township which is the North Towanda Annex housing the County 911 Center, the Office of Planning and Grants, and EMA. The Township is home to the United Methodist Church and Parsonage. The North Towanda Playground is open to the public all year round with playground equipment for children.

Tax Millage for 2017:




School District:

Towanda Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

421087 0005 B

Population Demographics:

Total Population....911
Population Density....104.7
Square Miles....8.9
Population under 18....20%
Population over 65....29.3%
High School Graduates....75.1%
Higher Education Graduates...20.3%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....431
Median Housing Values....$96,700
Median Rent....$217
Per Capita Income....$22,494
Median Family Income....$53,375
Population Below Poverty Level....12.4%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: North Towanda Fire and Rescue
Ambulance Coverage: Towanda Memorial Hospital Ambulance
Police Protection: Pennsylvania State Police

Public Utilities:

Electric Company: Penelec
Gas Company: Valley Energy Inc
Water Company: Towanda Borough Water and Sewer
Sewerage Facilities: Towanda Borough Water and Sewer
Telephone Company: Frontier Communications


Robert Sheets (570) 265-2350
David Brubaker (570) 265-9647
Charmaine Stempel (570) 265-4223


Carol Pierce (570) 265-3749

Mailing address:

477 Reuter Blvd.
Towanda , PA 18848
Office hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Jonathan P. Foster, Esq. (570) 888-1529


3rd Tuesday of the Month @ 7:00 p.m.