South Waverly Borough

Geography, Topography, and History

The Borough of South Waverly’s geographical position within the County is along the central point along the northern border gaining access to New York State. The Borough is adjacent to Sayre Borough along its east border, to the south and west by Athens Township, and to the north by Tioga County, NY. The Chemung River serves as South Waverly Borough’s western border to Athens Township. Two major thoroughfares for the township include Interstate 86 and US Route 220.

In 1878, the Borough of South Waverly was established from Athens Township. It was originally part of Waverly, NY built in Pennsylvania. The Borough was a result of the outgrowth of “Factoryville”, named for the extensive amount of mills developed in the area. In 1890, census data recorded 1,288 persons living in the Borough.

Local Government and Current Data

The Borough of South Waverly has a governing council that consists of an elected mayor, and seven elected councilman. The Township also has a secretary. The Borough has a planning commission with five members. In 2003, South Waverly adopted its comprehensive plan. There is a zoning hearing board with three members that enforce the regulations adopted in 1978. All subdivisions and land developments must meet the requirements of the County Office of Planning and Grants regulations.

The Borough of South Waverly is the northernmost municipality located in the Valley, just south of the New York State Border. It is a busy location with several services and amenities located within the Borough. There are at least two religious organizations that reside within the Township, which are Keystone Baptist Church and St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church. For recreation, the Borough has the South Waverly Borough Field, which holds several league softball and baseball games during the spring and summer.

Tax Millage for 2017:




School District:

Sayre Area School District

FEMA Community Panel Number:

420176 0001 B

Population Demographics:

Total Population....985
Population Density....1,124.6
Square Miles....0.9
Population under 18....22.9%
Population over 65....17.4%
High School Graduates....85.7%
Higher Education Graduates...25.5%

Household Statistics:

Housing Units....431
Median Housing Values....$73,800
Median Rent....$565
Per Capita Income....$22,608
Median Family Income....$48,125
Population Below Poverty Level....9.6%

Emergency Services:

Fire Coverage: South Waverly Volunteer Fire Department
Ambulance Coverage: Greater Valley EMS
Police Protection: South Waverly Police

Public Utilities:

Electric Company: Penelec
Gas Company: Valley Energy Inc
Water Company: Aqua PA
Sewerage Facilities: South Waverly Municipal Authority
Telephone Company: Verizon


Tim Hickey


Richard Bentley, President
Dr. Burdett Porter
Chris Wood
Leo Bentley
Cori Lasco


Craig Lohmann


Valorie Huckabee (570) 888-2125 ext. 2

Mailing address:

2523 Pennsylvania Ave.
Sayre, PA 18840
(570) 888-2125 fax (570) 888-7173


Jonathan P. Foster, Esq.


1st Monday of the Month @ 7:00 p.m.