Place:North Annville, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameNorth Annville
Alt namesNorth Annvillesource: WeRelate abbreviation
TypeTownship
Located inLebanon, Pennsylvania, United States
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North Annville Township is a second-class township in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania, governed by a three-member Board of Supervisors. The population was 2,279 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Lebanon, PA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Postal service is provided via rural delivery from Annville and Lebanon. There are no public schools in North Annville Township. The North Annville Elementary School closed at the end of the 2010-2011 school year, but the building has been repurposed. North Annville Township is served by Annville-Cleona School District.

History

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The first European settlers were German-Swiss Protestants, particularly Lutherans, who began clearing and farming the land in the early 18th century. Even today, most residents can trace their ancestry to one or more of those early settlers. The native Indian population was quickly driven north into the Appalachian Mountains, although conflicts between natives and settlers were recorded as late as 1756. This area was originally part of Lebanon Township of Lancaster County and then Annville Township of Lebanon County. North Annville became a separate township in 1845, and its borders have remained unchanged since then, except for the southern edge, which was incorporated into the town of Annville in 1912. The main industry has always been farming. Many of the farms, dairy and livestock, have passed from generation to generation for more than a hundred years. The countryside is dotted with small residential communities, the largest of which are Bellegrove, Water Works, and Steelstown. Apart from a few family-owned businesses, the only major employer is a limestone quarry, which mines the high-calcium geological formation known as the Annville Belt.

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