About Us

At the heart of North Cornwall Township is a community rich in heritage, serene landscape, commercial growth, but most importantly peaceful living.

North Cornwall Township encompasses 8,489 residents in a 9.5 square mile area, according to the last Federal Census (2020). 

Running through the Township is approximately 44 miles of roadway, including 8.83 miles of highways owned by PennDOT. PennDOT also owns four bridges within the Township and is responsible for all maintenance of their property. To see a road map of the Township, click here. In addition to miles of roadway, we have approximately 36 miles of public sewer lines that service 2,300 households and businesses.

Three creeks find their way winding through our Township. These are the Beck, Snitz and Quittapahilla Creeks, which are stocked each year for individuals to enjoy an afternoon of fishing. Other enjoyable amenities to our Township include various active and passive recreation areas, the Lebanon Country Club and Golf Course, the Royal Oaks Golf Course, as well as numerous restaurants and shops.

Offices are open Monday through Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm. The Township offices close for major holidays throughout the year. This information is detailed on the events page and the annual Township calendar.

Our Police department operates on a 24-hour, seven day per week basis. Visit the Police department’s page under Departments and Services for a multitude of information.

For the convenience of our residents, we have a locked box located outside of the Police department’s front door. This locked box can be used to drop-off payments for parking tickets after business hours.

As you explore our website, you will find that there is much to offer. However, if the contents of these pages do not satisfy your questions, please feel free to contact our office!

Contact Information

320 South 18th Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
Phone: (717) 273-9200
Fax: (717) 274-0466

Staff Directory

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Designation
Short Description
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Tom Long
Tom Long
Township Manager

Administrative - Ext 305

Jean Long
Jean Long
Recycling/Grant Coordinator/Zoning Officer

Administrative - Ext 300

Cory Marshall
Cory Marshall
Secretary / Receptionist

Administrative - Ext 301

Shawna Urban
Shawna Urban
Secretary/ Receptionist

Administrative - Ext 326

Jen Powers
Jen Powers
PT Financial Administrator

Administrative - Ext 302

Rich Royer
Rich Royer
Road Foreman

Highway - Ext 317

Roy Oxenreider
Roy Oxenreider
Road Crew

Highway - Ext 317

Justin Thompson
Justin Thompson
Public Works Director

Highway - Ext 303

Skip Binner
Skip Binner
Road Crew

Highway - Ext 317

Mike Gruber
Mike Gruber
Road Crew

Highway - Ext 317

History of North Cornwall Township

Officially, North Cornwall Township was incorporated in 1929. However, our story does not begin there.

Around 1750, Steitztown was established and named after George Steitz, the man responsible for the original layout of the area. Eight years later, Steitztown was renamed Lebanon. The earliest settlers of this area were German immigrants who farmed the fertile soils of the Lebanon Valley. It is believed that these German farmers were drawn to this area because of the resemblance to the Rhine Valley, their homeland thousands of miles away from the new world. Additionally, to the north of the County, Scots-Irish settlers began occupying land at the base of the Blue Mountains.

During that time, the French and Indian war was being waged. Though historians note that our German ancestors were not directly affected by these conflicts, our Scots-Irish ancestors were. Due to their proximity to the Blue Mountains, an area Native American enemies used for staging raids, numerous bloody encounters were recorded. Allies, as well as our own Lebanon Valley residents, vigorously responded to such threats with aggressive defense efforts.

It was in 1853 that the newly formed Cornwall Township was split into two electoral districts, North Cornwall and South Cornwall, which were then incorporated as Townships in 1929. From our inception through the conclusion of World War II, North Cornwall was predominantly a rural and agricultural area.

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