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Delaware Township is the oldest of Pike County’s townships.  It was in existence before 1766 as part of Northhampton County.  It was named because it bordered the Delaware River and originally extended west to the Luzerne County line.

Pike County lies in the Northeastern part of the State of Pennsylvania along the Delaware River. It borders partly on New York State and New Jersey. Lake Wallenpaupack, along the county’s northwestern border, forms its boundary with Wayne County. The southwestern side lies in the heart of the famed Pocono Mountains. Pike County is considered the westernmost edge of the greater New York City area. As of 2010, the population was 57,369. Pike County is the fastest-growing county in the State of Pennsylvania. Its county seat is Milford.

Population of Delaware Township as of 2010:  7,396
Delaware Township square miles:  44.2