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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>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Towanda, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

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

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 lies within 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 (with 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 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 is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,338 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sayre <5>
  • Waverly
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waverly
    • Waverly is located in Tioga County (NY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,110 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waverly <5>
  • Athens
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Athens
    • Athens is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,180 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens <5>
  • Troy
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,229 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy <5>
  • South Waverly
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Waverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Waverly
    • South Waverly is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,006 people
  • Wyalusing
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Dushore
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Nichols
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Nichols
    • Nichols is located in Tioga County (NY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 467 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nichols <5>
  • Rome
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Rome
    • Rome is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 400 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rome <5>
  • Laceyville
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Towanda was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Towanda.

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 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>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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