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ADMINISTRATION

The Administration Department oversees the operations of the Township's departments and acts as a liaison between the residents of the township and the Board of Commissioners.  The Administration Department is responsible for coordinating departmental activities, monitoring township expenditures and revenues, providing customer service, creating community publications, performing human resource and risk management, processing accounts payable/receivable, and payroll.    

 

POLLING PLACES

Please click here for a list of Dauphin County Polling Places 

 

MICRO EARTHQUAKES

If you have experienced micro earthquakes, Mr. Jeri Jones of Jones Geological Services would like to hear from you.  You can contact him by email at jonesgeo@comcast.net or by calling 717-887-7103.   Please visit the Jones Geological Services website at www.jonesgeo.com for more information about the Township's tremors. 


 

HISTORY OF SWATARA TOWNSHIP

In 1799, just twenty-three years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, a court order divided Lower Paxton Township into two equal parts. Swatara was the name chosen for the southern part of the area. The word is thought to be from an Iroquois Indian word meaning "Where we fed on eels." Swatara Township is comprised of 14.6 square miles, equivalent to 9,344 acres.

An atlas of 1875 shows Churchville, New Benton, and Highland Village as population centers. Today we know them as Oberlin, Bressler, and Enhaut, respectively. Wheat and corn fields have become Lawnton, Lenker Manor, Harrisburg Estates, Rutherford Heights. Georgian Manor, Lawnford Acres and Chambers Hill. On April 1, 1911 Swatara obtained First Class Township status with a population of 5,630. According to the 2010 census, 23,362 residents now make up the Township.

 

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