Susquehanna Township

Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

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Susquehanna Township administrative offices are located at 1900 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110.
Phone: 717‑545‑4751.

Susquehanna Township was created in 1815 from part of Lower Paxtang Township. Early settlement occurred ca. 1757 when a town named Coxestown (later renamed Estherton) by Dr. John Cox of Philadelphia. An area named Rockville was settled ca. 1774 and another named Progress ca. 1815. [Susquehanna Township,, accessed December, 2013]


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Susquehanna Township [†] encompasses 17.3 square miles and is located in the southwest portion of Dauphin County in South-Central Pennsylvania. Bordered by the Blue Mountains to the north, the City of Harrisburg to the south, and the Susquehanna River to the west, the Township features a unique confluence of urban character and natural landscapes. To the south, the Township reflects the more urban influences of the City of Harrisburg, with many of the streets developed in a grid pattern, lined with shade trees, sidewalks, and a mix of uses. In contrast, the northern portion of the Township is primarily suburban with residential subdivisions identifiable by wide curvilinear streets and limited pedestrian circulation.

Home to 24,887 residents in 2017, the Township's population is projected to grow by 10.5 percent between 2017 and 2040 to 27,491. With an average household size of 2.19 in 2017, the Township can anticipate the addition of approximately 1,190 new housing units over the next 20 plus years.

Sustainable Susquehanna: 2030 Comprehensive Plan, published August, 2019,, accessed October, 2019.

Nearby Towns: Camp Hill Boro • East Pennsboro Twp • Hampden Twp • Harrisburg City • Lemoyne Boro • Lower Paxton Twp • Paxtang Boro • Swatara Township • Wormleysburg Boro •

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