Dallas Township

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Dallas Township was founded in 1817 and covers approximately twenty-four square miles. During its early years, the Township was primarily rural. However, after the Flood of 1972, many people from Wilkes-Barre and Kingston moved away from the river and built homes in Dallas Township. With the growing population, more shopping centers and small businesses such as doctors’ offices and restaurants sprang up. In addition, there is one major industry in the township – Offset Paperback Manufacturers, Inc., which is one of the largest printing companies in the country. Students living in the Township attend the Dallas School District’s four buildings – two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. A large percentage of students graduate and continue studies in college. There is also a beautiful campus located in the township that is home to College Misericordia, which offers a four-year degree in many fields of study. Dallas Township is a popular place for people to raise families with its clean water, up-to-date sewage, and low crime rate. Even though homes continue to be built, Dallas Township prides itself in the Pennsylvania’s Growing Greener Program, which preserves natural resources and open space.

Facts

Address Dallas Township
601 Tunkhannock Highway
P.O. Box 518, Dallas, PA 18612
Phone 570-674-2007 or 570-674-2008
Fax 570-674-3827
Website www.dallastownship.com/
E-mail dallastwpoffice@epix.net
Population 8,179
Square Miles approximately 24
Name of Mayor N/A
Congressional District 10th
Legislative District 117th
Type of Government Township
School District Dallas School District
Phone: 570-675-5201
Public Library Back Mountain Memorial Library
Phone: 570-675-1182
Range of Housing Costs $75,000 to $400,000
Property Tax Rate 9 mills

Utilities

Cable Adelphia Cable
Phone: 888-683-1000
Blue Ridge Communications
Phone: 800-875-0784 or 570-836-5422
Gas PG Energy
Phone: 570-829-3461
Electric UGI Electric
Phone: 570-819-4844
PP&L
Phone: 800-342-5775
Water United Water Pennsylvania
Phone: 888-299-8972
Waste Removal Dallas Area Municipal Authority
Phone: 570-696-1133
Last Updated: 02/13/07 11:22:27
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