Township (Pennsylvania)


Township (Pennsylvania)

A township in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania is a unit of local government (see civil township) subordinate to a county, and distinct from cities and boroughs. Townships were established based on convenient geographical boundaries and vary in size from six to forty square miles (15–104 km²). To become a first class township, townships of the second class must have a population density of 300 people per square mile and voters must approve the change of classification in a referendum. However, many townships have chosen to remain second class townships even though they meet the population density requirements to become first class townships. [cite web| url = http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/gateway/PTARGS_0_71264_0_0_18/ | title="Pennsylvania Local Government" |publisher = Commonwealth of Pennsylvania |format = PDF |accessdate = 2007-10-08 ]

References

ee also

*List of cities in Pennsylvania
*List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania
*List of places in Pennsylvania


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Towamencin Township, Pennsylvania — Geobox Township name = Towamencin Township native name = other name = other name1 = category = Township image size = image caption = flag size = symbol type = symbol = Towamencin Township Logo.jpeg symbol size = nickname = motto = A Community of… …   Wikipedia

  • Union Township, Pennsylvania — Union Township is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania:*Union Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania *Union Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania *Union Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania *Union Township, Clearfield County,… …   Wikipedia

  • White Deer Township, Pennsylvania — Infobox Settlement official name = White Deer Township, Pennsylvania other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = Township motto = imagesize = image caption = An old red barn in White Deer Township flag size = image seal size = image… …   Wikipedia

  • Penn Township, Pennsylvania — Penn Township is the name of some places in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania:* Penn Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania * Penn Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania * Penn Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania * Penn Township, Chester County,… …   Wikipedia

  • Cogan House Township, Pennsylvania — Infobox Settlement official name = Cogan House Township, Pennsylvania other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = Township motto = imagesize = image caption = Cogan House Covered Bridge over Larrys Creek in Cogan House Township flag… …   Wikipedia

  • Cummings Township, Pennsylvania — Infobox Settlement official name = Cummings Township, Pennsylvania other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = Township motto = imagesize = image caption = Little Pine Creek Lake from the Dam, at Little Pine State Park, flag size =… …   Wikipedia

  • Gamble Township, Pennsylvania — Infobox Settlement official name = Gamble Township, Pennsylvania other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = Township motto = imagesize = image caption = Rose Valley Lake flag size = image seal size = image shield = shield size =… …   Wikipedia

  • Plunketts Creek Township, Pennsylvania — Infobox Settlement official name = Plunketts Creek Township, Pennsylvania other name = native name = nickname = settlement type = Township motto = imagesize = image caption = The general store in Proctor flag size = image seal size = image shield …   Wikipedia

  • Loyalsock Township, Pennsylvania — Infobox Settlement official name = Loyalsock Township, Pennsylvania settlement type = Township nickname = motto = imagesize = image caption = Loyalsock Creek image mapsize = 250x200px map caption = Map of Lycoming County, Pennsylvania… …   Wikipedia

  • Moreland Township, Pennsylvania — For the defunct Moreland Township that was in Philadelphia County, see Moreland Township, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania. For the defunct Moreland Township that was in Montgomery County, see Moreland Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.… …   Wikipedia