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OUR COMMUNITY

Bradford County is located in the northeastern part of Pennsylvania near the Southern Tier of New York. This is terrific place to live, work, and visit. The county abounds with natural beauty, strong communities and great people. As part of the Marcellus Shale region, one of the largest reservoirs of natural gas in the world, our area is seeing many new businesses and growth of existing businesses. The Central Bradford County Chamber of Commerce is here to assist, encourage growth and development of business, industry and tourism with a focus on a community which works and moves forward together.

SUSQUEHANNA RIVER & BRIDGE ...joining us
Flowing through the Towanda-Wysox valley, the nation's sixteenth largest river by volume, the Susquehanna flows from New York to Pennsylvania, and Maryland into the Chesapeake Bay (wikipedia). The Veterans Memorial Bridge connects Towanda & Wysox on Route 6. This bridge was constructed in 1986, replacing an open grate bridge located two blocks upstream at Bridge Street. The Veterans Memorial Bridge is lined with flags and lights, enhancing its iconic connecting stature.

TOWANDA
Towanda Borough is located on the bank of the Susquehanna River and is the county seat of Bradford County. It is 1.1 square miles and in 2010 the total population was 2,915. Towanda Village was laid out in 1812 and Towanda Borough was officially established in 1828. Towanda is located near a Native American burial ground, and the name is derived from a Native American word that translates “where we bury the dead.”

The Borough is governed by a mayor and 9 councilmen. The Borough’s planning commission consists of 9 members from the community. The zoning regulations were adopted in 1971 and are enforced by a zoning hearing board that consists of three members from the community.

Several recreational areas are available to residents of Towanda including Towanda Memorial Park, Third Ward Playground and a beautiful walking trail along the Merrill Parkway and Susquehanna River. Residents may also use the Towanda Area School District playgrounds and track during non-school hours.

Towanda Borough: www.towandaborough.org

WYSOX
Wysox Township is located in the central region of Bradford County. It is 22.5 square miles and in 2010 the total population was 1,761. The Township of Wysox was established in 1795 from Tioga Township. The name is derived from old Native American words that include: “Wisachgimi” meaning, “place of grapes” and “Wy-sauk” meaning, “canoe harbor.” The Township saw its first settler arrive in 1776, by the name of Sebastian Strope. The Township went through a series of land divisions between 1801 and 1841 that split to form the following townships: Rush, Burlington, Athens, Ulster, Towanda, Rome, and Standing Stone.

The Township of Wysox has a governing board that consists of three elected supervisors. The Township also employs a secretary. The Township has five members on its planning commission. In 1982, the Township adopted a comprehensive plan that is still in existence today. There are three members that serve on the zoning hearing board that enforces the Township’s regulations that were passed in 1995.

For more information about townships and boroughs in Bradford County, please go to: www.bradfordcountypa.org

Schools in Towanda/Wysox
Towanda Area School District
J. Andrew Morrow Primary School (K4 - 2nd Grade)
101 N. Fourth Street
Towanda, PA 18848
570.265.4991

Towanda Area Elementary School (3rd - 6th Grade)
State And Western Ave.
Towanda, PA 18848
570.268.6131

Towanda Jr/Sr High School (7th - 12th Grade)
1 High School Drive
Towanda, PA 18848
570.265.3690

Northern Tier Career Center (Vocational education 10th - 12th grade)
120 Career Center Lane
Towanda, PA 18848
570.265.8111
www.ntccschool.org

St. Agnes School (Catholic school K4- 6th Grade)
102 Third Street
Towanda, PA 18848
570.265.6803

COMMUNITY EVENTS CALENDAR

2015-07-18: First Annual 5K Run/Walk ...>>

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