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Welcome to Towanda ...

Towanda is located in Bradford County<1> and is the County Seat for Bradford County.

The location of Towanda has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Towanda has a population of 2,819 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Towanda.

Towanda is 880 feet [268 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Towanda lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Towanda is within the boundaries of the (570) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Towanda had an population of 2,819 people. This is a decrease of 3.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 6.78% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Towanda had a population of 2,919 people. This makes Towanda the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Towanda represents 0.02% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 325th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,919 people, the population of Towanda decreased 3.47% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,024 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Towanda.

Communities Also Named Towanda ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Towanda - they are located in Illinois, Kansas and North Dakota.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Towanda.

Communities near Towanda ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Towanda.

  • Sayre (15 miles [24.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sayre
    • Sayre lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the north of Towanda and is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,338 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sayre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sayre
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sayre<6>
  • Waverly (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
    • Waverly lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of Towanda and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,110 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waverly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly<6>
  • Athens (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
    • Athens lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Towanda and is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,180 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<6>
  • Nichols (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nichols
    • Nichols lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Towanda and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,401 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nichols have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
  • Troy (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Towanda and is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,229 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy<6>
  • Wyalusing (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyalusing
    • Wyalusing lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Towanda and is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 553 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyalusing
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wyalusing<6>
  • Dushore (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dushore
    • Dushore lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the south of Towanda and is located in Sullivan County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 549 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dushore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dushore<6>
  • Nichols (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nichols
    • Nichols lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the north of Towanda and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nichols have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nichols
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nichols<6>
  • Rome (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rome
    • Rome lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Towanda and is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rome
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rome<6>
  • Laceyville (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laceyville
    • Laceyville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Towanda and is located in Wyoming County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 344 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laceyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laceyville<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Towanda. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Towanda.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Towanda. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Towanda.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Towanda. Our list includes 42 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Towanda.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Towanda ...

Looking for more information about Towanda? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Towanda, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Towanda.

Adding Towanda to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Towanda in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Towanda was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Towanda on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Towanda

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Bradford County

About Pennsylvania

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Towanda. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Bradford County: www.bradfordcountypa.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Bradford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Towanda.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Towanda - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Towanda) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Towanda. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from TowandaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Towanda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7615, Longitude: -76.4477       In this case, the coordinates for Towanda have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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