|• Type||Borough Council|
|• Mayor||Lester Miller|
|• Total||0.4 sq mi (1.2 km2)|
|• Density||1,546.9/sq mi (592.9/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
Turbotville is located at .(41.102454, -76.771188)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.4 square mile (1.2 km²), all land.
The Borough is located in the Upper Susquehanna Valley in the north-central part of Pennsylvania. Turbotville is the northern-most town in Northumberland County and is surrounded on all sides by Lewis Township.
A petition from the inhabitants of Turbotville (formerly spelled Turbutville) for incorporation as a borough was presented to the Northumberland County Court of Quarter Sessions at the April term in 1858 and favorably considered by the grand jury. Remonstrances having been filed at the following August term, Andrew J. Muffly was appointed as commissioner to take depositions in the matter; his report was considered at November session, 1858 and on the 3 January 1859, a decree of court was granted for the incorporation of the borough. The original name was Snydertown, named for Philip Reifsnyder who is believed to be one of the first settlers of the area. Reifsnyder, a blacksmith by trade, built a tavern southwest of the intersection of Main and Paradise streets which was operated by his wife. He also operated a blacksmith shop southeast of the intersection of Main and Church Streets. Prior to being incorporated, the town name was changed to Turbutville (spelled Turbotville today) because the town then lay within the confines of Turbot Township, then later Lewis Township. The name was derived from Colonel Turbutt Francis. After his service in several wars, Colonel Francis was compensated for his service with a land grant called the "Colonel's Reward" which encompasses much of the area south of Turbotville including present day Turbot Township. Although Mr. Reifsnyder was one of the earliest known settlers of the town, he was not the first land owner. The greater part of the site of the borough was once owned by Jacob Sechler and wife Catherine who received a land grant from then Governor Thomas Penn, son of William Penn. The land grant afforded Mr. Sechler was named "Green Lawn" and included present day Main Street, Church Street, the Turbotville Cemetery, and extended into present day Lewis Township.
As of the census of 2000, there were 691 people, 278 households, and 190 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,546.9 people per square mile (592.9/km²). There were 302 housing units at an average density of 676.1 per square mile (259.1/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 99.13% White, 0.14% African American, 0.14% Native American, and 0.58% from two or more races.
There were 278 households out of which 37.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the borough the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 31.5% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $40,221, and the median income for a family was $43,750. Males had a median income of $35,875 versus $25,583 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $18,401. About 4.5% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.6% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.
The Turbotville Community Park is located on both Church and Pine Streets. The park includes a picnic pavilion, baseball field, tennis courts, and playground area. The newly renovated Turbotville Community Hall is also located at the park.
Points of Interest
Several notable locations include; the Turbotville Auto Museum, Turkey Hill Minit Market, Great Valu grocery store, R & R's Tin Cup Restaurant, Original Italian Pizza, Clark's Ag Center & True Value Hardware, Turbotville Post Office, Turbotville National Bank, Turbotville VFW, Turbotville Landscape & Supply, and the Turbotville Hotel.
The borough is part of the Warrior Run School District, which encompasses the Watsontown area as well. The Turbotville Elementary School is located in the borough, and the Middle School/High School complex is located just outside of town.
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