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Forks Township1606 Sullivan Trail, Easton, PA 18040
Phone: 610-252-0785 Fax: 610-438-3889
Population 11,548
Square Miles 12.28
Manager Erik Chuss, Chairman
Congressional District 15th
Legislative District 137th
Type of Government Board of Supervisors
School District Easton Area School District 610-250-2400
Public Library Easton Area Public Library -Palmer Branch 610-258-7492
Property Tax Rate 5.60 mills
Cable RCN 800-746-4726
Service Electric Cable TV & Communications 800-232-9100
Gas UGI Utilities, Inc. 800-322-6013
Electric Met-Ed 800-545-7741
PPL Electric Utilities 800-342-5775
Water Easton Suburban Water Authority 610-258-7181
Waste Removal Waste Management, Inc. 888-872-2770
Forks Township was founded in 1754 as an agricultural based community located between the Bushkill Creek and the Delaware River north of the City of Easton.
It is obvious the township was named for the Forks of the Delaware, where the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers converge at Easton.
The township was briefly involved in one of the most noted chapters of the revolution, the Sullivan Expedition of 1779 where Gen. John Sullivan was to proceed to New York State to engage the Iroquois Indians.
Today, Forks Township is one of the fastest growing communities in Northampton County experiencing a 51% increase in population growth since 1990. Yet, the township still maintains its rural atmosphere with almost 55% of the land used for agricultural purposes and 184 acres set aside as park and open space land.
Home of Binney & Smith, makers of Crayola® crayons, Forks Township also enjoys a significant commercial and industrial base.
As we move through 2004, Forks Township will continue its stretch of popularity among those interested in the quality of life we offer.

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