Hunlock Township

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Hunlock Township was established on January 8, 1877. Hunlock Township is a Township of the Second Class, located in lower Luzerne County. The Townships of Plymouth, Newport, Union, Ross and Lehman border it. Hunlock Township is 19.2 square miles and has a population of 2,568. The Township maintains approximately 19 miles of road and employs four full time road workers. It has a full time Manager. The Township is primarily a rural suburban township. Hunlock Township has a Post Office, UGI Power Plant, Hunlock Creek Elementary School, three Churches, and a few garages for mechanical repairs, beauty salons, four taverns and some small gift shops. Hunlock Township has a volunteer fire company and a volunteer ambulance. It has individual wells and sewage systems. Waste removal is private contractors. There are two cable companies in the Township, Blue Ridge Communications, Sweet Valley and Cable Company from Hazleton. It is in the Northwest Area School District. Hunlock Township has an 8-mill tax rate for municipal real estate taxes.

In the Township there is one of the last pagoda roof style train stations left in the state of Pennsylvania, which is privately owned. At one time the township was home for the Croop's Glen amusement park.

Facts

Address Hunlock Township
P.O. Box 164, Hunlock Creek, PA 18621
Phone 570-256-7410
Fax 570-256-6028
Website N/A
Email hunlocktwp@aol.com
Population 2,568
Square Miles 19.2
Name of Mayor N/A
Congressional District 11th
Legislative District 4th
Type of Government Second Class Township
School District Northwest Area
Phone: 570-542-4126
Public Library N/A
Range of Housing Costs $80,000 to 300,000
Property Tax Rate 8 mills

Utilities

Cable Blue Ridge Communications
Phone: 570-477-3151
GMP Cable
Phone: 570-455-4251
Electric UGI Electric
Phone: 570-819-1212
Water Individual wells
Waste Removal Private contractors
Last Updated: 08/19/06 03:32:15
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