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Akron Borough

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Akron Borough Hall is located at 117 South 17th Street, Akron PA 17501.
Phone: 717‑859‑1600.

Neighborhoods

The Borough of Akron [1] is bordered by three other municipalities: West Earl Township to the south, Ephrata Township to the east and west, and Ephrata Borough to the north.

Akron has many amenities that contribute to a positive quality of life within and around the municipality. These include several community parks, the Warwick to Ephrata Rail Trail and accessibility to a recreation center, a community hospital, a public library and a host of religious organizations. Akron's dedicated police force, volunteer fire company, and multiple local businesses also enhance Akron residents' quality of life.

Beginnings [2]

Akron was incorporated from part Ephrata Township in 1884. First settled in 1762. The Akron Mills are located on part of a tract patented by the Proprietaries to Charles Hallocker in 1762, the year the mill was originally built. Akron has enjoyed the service of a post office from an early date.

Population in 1940 was 877.

  1. Comprehensive Plan for the Borough of Akron, 2018, www.akron-pa.com, accessed September, 2019.
  2. Godcharles, Frederic A., Litt.D., Chronicles of Central Pennsylvania, 1944, Lewis Historical Publishing, Inc., New York

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