New Hanover Township “free schools” started in 1850 with the operation of 10 one-room schools. The township-run school system closed in 1949, but all of the buildings still stand today.


Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine

Pennsylvania residents are encouraged to be vigilant for lanternfly nymphs as the first confirmed spotted lanternfly hatch has occurred in Philadelphia. Secretary of Agriculture Russell Redding urged residents to scrape and destroy any remaining egg masses that they find and band trees. To scrape egg masses, use a putty knife or other firm, blunt-edged tool. Report your sighting online or by calling 1-888-4BAD-FLY. For more information, click here.

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture issued a Spotted Lanternfly Quaratine in our region. With this quarantine, any businesses that are located or working within this area are required to participate in a short training to obtain a Spotted Lanternfly Permit.  Please contact Tyler Bettinger to assist and answer any questions you may have in acquiring and institution of the permit in your place of business.  His number is 717-908-6518 or you can email him at  Permits may be obtained by visiting: