Maxatawny Township, Pennsylvania

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Maxatawny Township is a township in Berks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,982 at the 2000 census.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 26.3 square miles (68.0 km²). 26.2 square miles (68.0 km²) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.15%) is water. Its villages include Bowers, Maxatawny, and Monterey. The township is in the Delaware watershed and most of it is drained by the Sacony Creek into the Schuylkill River. An area in the eastern portion is drained by the Little Lehigh Creek into the Lehigh River.

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Maxatawny Township surrounds the borough of Kutztown, and touches Lyons to the south and Topton to the east. Its main east-to-west route is U.S. Highway 222, from which Route 737 extends north to Interstate 78 in Krumsville and to Kempton. Other primary local north-to-south roads are Topton Road/Long Lane, Kohler Road, and Noble Street.

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