Indiana, PA - Indiana County

Banks Township



Settled: 1842

Land area: 31.8 square miles

Population (2010 census): 1,018

Elevation: 1,850 feet

Namesake: William N. Banks, a prominent Indiana attorney

Supervisors: Miles Duncan, chairman; Robert G. Eritano Sr., vice chairman; Michael Dill

Secretary: Tracy E. Pearce

Solicitor: David Young, Punxsutawney

Meetings: First Monday at 7 p.m. at the township office

Office: 1870 Hemlock Lake Road, Rossiter RD 1, (814) 427-2112

Budget: Did not provide

State representation: Rep. Sam Smith, R; Sen. Don White, R

Congressman: U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster, R


Did you know?

  • The township was formed in 1868 from Canoe Township?
  • Did you know valuable white pine was plentiful around the time the township was settled? At the time, it took
    two days to haul lumber from Banks to Indiana and back.