ⓘ Rice Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

                                     

ⓘ Rice Township, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

The first recorded white settler in the vicinity of modern-day Rice Township was Conrad Wickeiser in 1798. Samuel B. Stivers and William Vandermark were the first known white settlers in what is now Rice Township. Additional settlers entered the territory and constructed the first houses and sawmills. The first schoolhouse was erected in 1840.

Rice township was originally a part of Hanover and Wright townships. Hanover was granted to captain Lazarus Stewart in 1770. April 12, 1851, the township of Wright was formed from the segment of Hanover township, it was named in honor of Honorable Henry B. Wright of Wilkes-Barre. Rice township was officially formed in 1928 from a piece of township Wright. In the 1920-ies and 30-ies, a major industry in the village of rice was harvesting ice, which was sold in Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton. The ice industry faded with the growing popularity of the electric refrigerator.

                                     
  • Township, Ringgold County, Iowa Rice Township, Clearwater County, Minnesota Rice Township Sandusky County Ohio Rice Township Luzerne County Pennsylvania
  • Luzerne County is a county in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 906 square miles 2
  • Hanover Township is a township in Luzerne County Pennsylvania United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11, 076, making it the most populous
  • in Luzerne County Pennsylvania in the United States. It is approximately 17 miles 27 km long and flows through Rice Township Dorrance Township Conyngham
  • Wapwallopen Creek in Luzerne County Pennsylvania in the United States. It is approximately 1.8 miles 2.9 km long and flows through Rice Township The watershed
  • Cumberland Township to the southwest and west by Jefferson Township and to the north, across the Monongahela, by Luzerne Township in Fayette County The closest
  • Creek in Luzerne County Pennsylvania in the United States. It is approximately 4.2 miles 6.8 km long and flows through Wright Township The watershed
  • in Luzerne County Pennsylvania United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP population was 10, 982. Mountain Top is located along Pennsylvania Route
  • Creek in Luzerne County Pennsylvania in the United States. It is approximately 4.5 miles 7.2 km long and flows through Fairview Township and Wright
  • West View, Pennsylvania 21, 025 716 Butler Township Luzerne County Pennsylvania 21, 020 717 Franklin Township Luzerne County Pennsylvania 21, 014 718
  • River in Luzerne County Pennsylvania in the United States. It is approximately 23 miles 37 km long and flows through Bear Creek Township Fairview
  • Jefferson County Pennsylvania Union Township Lawrence County Pennsylvania Union Township Lebanon County Pennsylvania Union Township Luzerne County Pennsylvania