Fairmount Township

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Fairmount Township was originally started by warrants by Luzerne County. This area at present time is an open residential and agriculture area. In the past, many businesses centered on lumber, tanning, and ice production. The Township also has a long history of religious meeting places. Paterson Grove, a Methodist campground established in 1868, is still very active.

Today, the Township has changed but still has its roots in lumber and agriculture. Rickets Glen State Park is one of its biggest attractions. The park is well known for its beautiful waterfalls, hiking trails, and old growth forest. The Glens natural area is a registered National Natural landmark and is to be maintained in its natural state.

Fairmount Township is a very attractive area.


Address Fairmount Township
Municipal Road, Benton, PA 17814
Mailing Address 867 Old Tioga Turnpike, Benton, PA 17814
Phone 570-864-2495
Fax 570-864-2495
Website N/A
E-mail N/A
Population 1,226 (2000 Census)
Square Miles approx 45.6
Name of Mayor N/A
Congressional District 11th, Representative Paul E. Kanjorski
Legislative District 117th, George Hasay
Type of Government Township
School District Northwest Area
Phone: 570-542-4126
Public Library N/A
Range of Housing Costs Varied
Property Tax Rate 12 mills general/ 2mills fire protection


Cable Certain Areas
Gas/Electric UGI
Phone: 570-819-1212
Water Private
Waste Removal Private Haulers
Last Updated: 08/19/06 03:32:14
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