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Supervisors Meeting

December 11; 5:30 PM

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2018 Proposed Budget

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FAST FACTS

Location

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Union County

Municipality Classification

Township of the Second Class*

Total Area

15.273 square miles (9,774.6 acres)

Roads

51+ miles of Township roads

16.55 miles of State roads

Zoning Districts by Land Area Percentage

Agricultural Preservation (31.21%)

Agricultural Residential (11.32%)

Bucknell University (4.23%)

General Commercial (1.37%)

Highway Commercial (0.5%)

Industrial (1.31%)

Residential - Low Density (27.14%)

Residential - Medium Density (1.78%)

Residential - Urban (1.4%)

Woodland Preservation (19.74%)

U.S. Census Bureau Community Facts (2000)

Population: 6,414

Population Density: 414 per square mile

Housing Units: 2,154

Median Household Income: $68,533

Percent High School Graduate or Higher: 98%

Number of Companies: 466

Census Designated Place

Linntown

West Branch Susquehanna River Tributaries

Limestone Run (a.k.a. Bull Run)

Miller Run

Turtle Creek

National Register of Historic Places

Lewisburg Armory

Added to Registry: November 14, 1991

 

Education

Public School: Lewisburg Area School District

Postsecondary: Bucknell University

* A Pennsylvania municipality is a city, township, borough or town. Each type of municipality is classified according to population density. A Township of the Second Class has a population density of less than 300 persons per square mile.

History of East Buffalo Township**

1772

March 21: Northumberland County was erected out of parts of Berks, Bedford, Lancaster, Cumberland, and Northampton Counties.

 

April 9: Northumberland County was divided into seven townships: Penn's, Augusta, Turbutt, Buffalo, Bald Eagle, Muncy, and Wyoming.

1776

February: White Deer Township was set off from Buffalo Township.

1792

 

January: East and West Buffalo Townships were erected.

1813

March 22: Union County was erected out of Northumberland County. The act went into effect after November 1st. The Governor appointed the first County Commissions, who were charged with determining the locality of the County seat.

1845

August 27: Camp Potter was organized on the farm of James F. Linn, in East Buffalo Township. Two troops and three foot companies were led by General James Potter.

1846

February 5: The University at Lewisburg, now Bucknell University, was established.

1853

November 13: The Union County Agricultural Society was formed at the urging of the East Buffalo society, which had been in existence for a year.

**Source: Annals of Buffalo Valley, Pennsylvania, 1755 – 1855, Collated by John Blair Lynn

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East Buffalo Township, PA
589 Fairground Road
Lewisburg, PA 17837
Phone: 570-523-6320 / Fax: 570-523-9151