Sugar Notch Borough

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Like most of our smaller American Communities, Sugar Notch played an early part in the history of Wyoming Valley. At one time Sugar Notch was originally a part of Hanover Township. Sugar Notch was incorporated into a borough on April 3, 1867. George Parrish was the first burgess. In 1869, the Lehigh and Susquehanna Railroads were built carrying passengers, freight and coal through Sugar to distant markets. As a result, mines were opened, No. 9 and No. 10. In 1870, there were 724 residents; by the year 1880, the population of the town was 1,560. As a result more people settled in the area. The mines closed around 1950.

The main attraction in Sugar Notch is the Roosevelt Memorial, dedicated in 1946, with Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt and Congressman Dan Flood.

The borough building was a 3-story frame, built in 1897 and later was destroyed by fire. The present location was built on August 2, 1921. It is a brick building.

Holy Family Church celebrated their Centennial on September 14, 2003, and St. Charles Borromeo, their 125th on August 8, 2004.


Address Sugar Notch Borough
Corner Main and Freed Streets
Sugar Notch, PA 18706-2003
Phone 570-822-9282
Fax 570-822-6293
Website N/A
E-mail N/A
Population 1,040
Square Miles 1
Name of Mayor William Davis
Congressional District 11th
Legislative District 119th
Type of Government Mayor and Seven Councilmen
School District Hanover Area
Phone: 570-831-2320
Public Library N/A
Range of Housing Costs N/A
Property Tax Rate 25 mills


Cable Service Electric Cable Vision
Phone: 800-232-9100
Gas PG Energy
Phone: 800-432-8017
Electric UGI Electric
Phone: 570-819-1212
Water Pennsylvania-American Water Co.
Phone: 800-565-7292
Last Updated: 04/08/10 14:14:52
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