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East Cocalico Township


East Cocalico Township administrative offices are located at 100 Hill Road, Denver, PA 17517; phone: 717-336-1720.

East Cocalico Township is one of the northeastern township of Lancaster County. It was divided from Cocalico Township in 1838. Irregularly shaped, the Township has a length of approximately 5.5 miles and an average width of 3.5 miles. The Township is named for the Cocalico Creek and the Indian Village present here when the first European settlers arrived. The name Cocalico is believed to have originated from "koch hale kung", Delware Indian words meaning "den of serpents", apparently referring to the abundance of snakes near the creek at that time. [1]

  1. Township of East Cocalico, History, wwww.eastcocalicotownship.com, accessed November, 2017.
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