Thornhurst Township General Information


Thornhurst Township is the southern-most municipality in Lackawanna County, Northeast Pennsylvania. Situated along the Lehigh River on 23.2 square miles, which includes Lackawanna State Forest acreage conserved for recreational enjoyment, the elevation ranges from 1,500 to 2,260 at Big Pine Hill. According to the 2010 Census, Thornhurst Township has a population of 1,085 residents. Students are served by the North Pocono School District. Emergency services are provided by the Thornhurst Volunteer Fire & Rescue Co., Ambulance Squad, and the Pennsylvania State Police at Dunmore.

Did You Know?
An interesting note of Lackawanna County trivia: Thornhurst Township experienced the greatest growth in population in the County from 1990 to 2000, increasing from 487 to 798 or a 64.2% change, the Township was called Lehigh Township until 1996, and, on average, Township residents drive the farthest to work with a mean travel time of 36.8 minutes per commute.

Township Meeting Dates & Times
The Planning Commission meets on the first Tuesday of each month and the Board of Supervisors meets on the second Thursday of each month. Both meetings are held at 7:30 PM in the Township Building on River Road. Public notices and meeting changes are published in The Villager, the weekly community newspaper serving the North Pocono area. Information about local events and other Township news and activities is posted on the bulletin board outside of the Township Building.










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