Armstrong is the only township in Lycoming County that has had two boroughs carved from it. DuBoistown was the first of the two boroughs established. Located at the mouth of Mosquito Creek, it is a on tract of land once owned by Samuel Boone, brother of Hawkins Boone, a martyred Indian fighter and cousin of the famous Daniel Boone.
Andrew Culbertson owned 172 acres adjoining Boone’s property, and established a gristmill, sawmill and a home for his family within the boundaries of present-day DuBoistown.
A small town started to develop. In 1856, John DuBois purchased land within the boundaries of the area and laid out a town that he christened “DuBoistown.” Thirty years later, he founded another town, this time in Clearfield County, which he just called “DuBois.” DuBoistown was incorporated as a borough Oct. 14, 1878, despite opposition from residents of Armstrong Township. C.C. Brown was chosen the first burgess, or mayor, of DuBoistown, but he moved shortly after his selection. George Foulkrod assumed the duties.
Armstrong Township Announcements & News
As advertised in the Sun Gazette, the March meeting of the Supervisors will be this Thursday, March 9th at 7PM at the township bldg.read more
We are currently looking for 2 Armstrong Township residents that would be interested in serving on the Planning Commission. If you think this would be something you would like to look into stop by the regular Supervisors meeting, the second Tuesday of the month at 7PM...read more
There will be an internal Auditors meeting Monday February 29 at 5PM at the Township Building.read more
Armstrong Township presently has an open seat on the Zoning Hearing Board. Interested residences should contact Supervisor Ottaviano or the Township secretary for further details.read more
On April 26th the Township hosted a highway clean-up project, in conjunction with "The PA Clean-up" program. The day was a real success, thanks to the help of residents and Boy Scout Troop #41. Approximately 42 bags of trash and 20 tires were removed from the township...read more
At the March 11, 2014 township meeting several individuals were recognized for their many years of service to the community. Mr. Eugene Bennardi was honored for his 22 years of service as a Township Supervisor. Mr. Glenn Markle (who was not able to be present) was...read more
Hello, my name is John Ottaviano and on February 2, 2014 I had the honor of being appointed to the Board of Supervisors for Armstrong Township. My appointment was due to the retirement of long time supervisor Glenn Markle. Prior to my appointment, I had served for 3...read more
Armstrong Township residents are invited to take part in this years "Great American Clean-up of PA" program. The townships spring clean-up event will be held on Saturday April 26, 2014 from 9 am- 1pm. For more information and to register please call the township...read more
Welcome to Armstrong Township’s Community Scrapbook. If you have a story or recollection, you would like to share, please submit it to: ArmstrongTownship@gmail.comread more
Pennsylvania's forests reflect a history of choices -- from peaceful coexistence between humans and the forests to the massive harvesting of the forests in the late 1800s. Pennsylvania's borders encompass 17 million acres of forestland, almost 4 million acres of which...read more