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Franklin Township
Snyder County

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Township Information

Franklin Township

2023 Monthly Meetings 7pm

at the Franklin Township Building

2023 Meeting Dates
 

January 19, 2023

February 16, 2023

March 16, 2023

April 20, 2023

May 18, 2023

June 15, 2023

July 20, 2023

August 17, 2023

September 28, 2023

October 19, 2023

November 16, 2023

December 21, 2023

Supervisor Re-Organization Meeting

January 2, 2024

Auditors Re-Organization Meeting

January 3, 2024

History

 Franklin Township is in the 85th Legislative District for the Pennsylvania General Assembly held by David H. Rowe whose office is located in Middleburg. Pennsylvania State Senate District 27 includes part of Luzerne County and all of Columbia CountyMontour CountyNorthumberland County, and Snyder County. It is currently represented by Republican Lynda Schlegel Culver

Franklin Township is a township in Snyder CountyPennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,202 at the 2020 census.[2]

Midd-West School District is the area's public school system.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 28.5 square miles, of which, 28.5 square miles of it is land and 0.04% is water.

Franklin Township is bordered by Center Township to the north, Middlecreek and Washington Townships to the east, Perry and West Perry Townships to the south and Beaver Township to the west.  Franklin Township surrounds the borough of 

Middleburg and the census-designated place of Paxtonville.

Snyder County was settled in the 1740s by Pennsylvania Germans from Berks and Lancaster counties, and became an independent political unit on March 2, 1855, when formed under part of Union County. Snyder County took its name in honor of the famous citizen and political figure Simon Snyder, who was governor of Pennsylvania for three terms, from 1808 to 1817, and made his home in Selinsgrove. The county seat of Middleburg was laid out in 1800 and incorporated in 1864.

Snyder County Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 332 square miles (860 km2), of which 329 square miles (850 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.8%) is water. It is the fifth-smallest county in Pennsylvania by area. Snyder County is in the Ridge and Valley region of the Appalachian Mountains. Two parallel mountain ridges, Shade Mountain and Jacks Mountain, run southwest to northeast. The Susquehanna River is the eastern border. Between the ridges are steep hills, gently rolling hills, and flat creek valleys. With over 400 active farms in the county, agriculture plays an important role in the economy and environment. Roughly half the county remains forested with both softwoods and hardwoods. These woods provide a place for wildlife to roam which provides for the sport of hunting.

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