Watsontown Borough

Northumberland County Pennsylvania

Welcome to Watsontown

Watsontown is a borough of about 2,255 residents located in Northumberland County, in central Pennsylvania. Situated along the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, the primary transportation route in the 1700's & 1800's, Watsontown grew as a transportation hub that spurred settlement & building of mills & businesses.  Today, Watsontown has historic homes, manufacturing enterprises & access to recreation along the Susquehanna River & forests of central Pennsylvania.

Borough Office Hours:

Monday through Thursday 7 am to 5 pm

Friday 7 am to 4 pm


News & Announcements

Santa came to First National Bank !!!

Watsontown Police received donations collected by the members of the First National Bank Watsontown Branch in support of the Chief Carl Reed Memorial Christmas Program. 


Pictured – L-R Santa Claus, Lt. Richard Faux Watsontown Police Dept., Mrs. Claus, and Doug Hagerman First National Bank Branch Manager


The Chief Carl Reed Memorial Christmas Fund

2017 Budget

The 2017 Budget was passed by Council on

Tuesday, November 29, 2016.


Leaf Pick-up

Leaf pick-up continues in the Borough until December 9, 2016.

Starting Monday, December 12, 2016, leaves will need bagged and

sat at the curb.  There is no need to call the Borough office for pick-ups.

Everyone's cooperation is appreciated.


***Upcoming Meetings***

Watsontown Borough Committee Workshop

Monday, December 12, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.


Watsontown Borough Council Meeting

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 @ 7:30 p.m.

These meetings are now held in Council Chambers.

Police Christmas Program Donation

Harry Hefty of the Watsontown Lions Club recently presented Chief Rodney Witherite 

with a donation for the Chief Reed Christmas Program.


It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!!!!

Public Works employees Mike Messinger & Travis Walters are

busy decorating the Borough Building for Christmas.

The reindeer also brighten up the corner of Main Street & Brimmer Avenue.


Christmas & New Year's 2016

In observance of Christmas,

the Borough Office & Public Works Department will be closed:

 Friday, December 23rd & Monday, December 26th.

In observance of New Years,

the Borough Office & Public Works Department will be closed:

 Friday, December 30th & Monday, January 2nd.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year !!!


Santa Claus is coming to Watsontown !!!

Watsontown Area Business Association tree lighting & Santa arrival will be held at 6 pm on Friday, December 2, 2016 at the Watsontown Municipal Parking Lot next to

 Lingle's Neighborhood Market.

Santa House hours:

December 2nd - 6:15 to 8 pm 

December 9th - 6 to 8 pm

December 10th - 1 to 3 pm

December 16th - 6 to 8 pm

December 17th - 1 to 3 pm


Planning Commission Meeting

A Planning Commission Meeting will be held on

December 19, 2016 at 7:30 pm in Council Chambers.

All are welcome.


Sesquicentennial Meeting

Watsontown Borough will be celebrating it's 150th 

anniversary in 2017. The next meeting has been scheduled for January 17, 2017 at 7 pm in Council Chambers.  

There will be no meeting in December.

All are invited to attend.


Meeting Procedures

2016 LST (EMS) Forms

2016 Council & Committee Meeting Schedule

Watsontown Borough
318 Main Street - Watsontown, PA 17777
570.538.1000(v) - 570.538.3353(f)

Copyright © 2012. All Rights Reserved.