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Towanda is a borough and the county seat of Bradford County in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is located northwest of Wilkes-Barre, on the Susquehanna River. The name means "burial ground" in the Algonquian language. Settled in 1784 and incorporated in 1828, Towanda was once known primarily for its industrial interests, which included flour, planing and silk mills, a foundry and machine shop, dye works, and manufacturers of talking machines, cut glass, toys and furniture. The population in 1900 was 4,663 and 4,281 in 1910. As of the 2010 census the population of Towanda was 2,919.HistoryThe Towanda Historic District and Bradford County Courthouse are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyTowanda is located near the center of Bradford County at, on the west bank of the Susquehanna River. It is bordered to the north and west by North Towanda Township, to the south and west by Towanda Township, and to the east, across the river, by Wysox Township.U.S. Route 6 passes through the center of the borough, leading southeast to Tunkhannock and to the Scranton area, and west to Mansfield. U.S. Route 220 bypasses the borough to the west and leads north to its terminus at Waverly, New York and southwest to Williamsport.Towanda is in Pennsylvania. Use our United States route builder tool to arrange the hows, wheres, and whens of your trip to Towanda.
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