Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

The images and pictures within this page present facts related to Little Britain Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Little Britain Township is a township in southeastern Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,514 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Solanco School District.


On February 7, 1738, a petition was signed by many citizens of Drumore Township, Pennsylvania to create a new township, due to Drumore getting too big. They had a hard time thinking of a new name, though finally John Jamison, one of the oldest and most prominent citizens, proposed that it be called Little Britain Township in memory of most of the settlers' mother country. For over one hundred years, Little Britain Township's boundaries remained unchanged, until 1844 when Fulton Township was formed.

The Kirks Mills Historic District and Pine Grove Covered Bridge are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of, of which, of it is land and of it (0.54%) is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 3,514 people, 1,115 households, and 931 families residing in the township. The population density was 128.3 people per square mile (49.5/km²). There were 1,156 housing units at an average density of 42.2/sq mi (16.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 98.12% White, 0.65% African American, 0.03% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.11% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population.

There were 1,115 households out of which 44.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.5% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 16.5% were non-families. 13.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.15 and the average family size was 3.47.

In the township the population was spread out with 33.7% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 21.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.5 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $50,017, and the median income for a family was $51,549. Males had a median income of $42,063 versus $25,694 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,563. About 8.8% of families and 13.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 2.7% of those age 65 or over.

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Octoraro Creek (3.68 km)

Octoraro Creek is a tributary of the Susquehanna River, joining it above the Susquehanna's mouth at Chesapeake Bay. The Octoraro rises as an East and West Branch in Pennsylvania. The East Branch and Octoraro Creek form the southern half of the border between Lancaster and Chester counties until the creek crosses the Mason-Dixon line. It winds through northwestern Cecil County, Maryland before joining the Susquehanna. Each of the branches is less than long. The entire creek drains of watershed.

Chester County Council (3.79 km)

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Little Britain, Pennsylvania (4.23 km)

Little Britain is a census-designated place located in Little Britain Township in Lancaster County in the state of Pennsylvania. It is located along Pennsylvania Route 272 in far southern Lancaster County. As of the 2010 census the population was 372 residents.

Rising Sun, Maryland (7.18 km)

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Conowingo, Maryland (7.86 km)

Conowingo is a small community in western Cecil County, Maryland, USA. Conowingo is a Susquehannock word for "at the rapids". Conowingo was originally located on the eastern bank of the Susquehanna River at the confluence of the Conowingo Creek with the river. Conowingo was at the rapids that were the first navigation obstacle on the Susquehanna upstream of the Chesapeake Bay, the location of an early stretch of canal. It was also the site of the Conowingo Bridge.

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