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 |
|Public Library ||N/A |
|Range of Housing Costs ||Varied |
|Property Tax Rate ||12 mills general/ 2mills fire protection |
|Cable ||Certain Areas |
|Gas/Electric ||UGI |
|Water ||Private |
|Waste Removal ||Private Haulers |