About the Township
Silver Spring Township
Cumberland County, Pennsylvania
"Suburban Serenity with Urban Proximity"
Since its inception in 1757, Silver Spring Township has maintained a strong sense of community pride. Silver Spring Township combines a "small town" feeling with the convenience of a vital business district. The Silver Spring Township Board of Supervisors welcomes you to our Township!
With an ever growing population, Silver Spring Township is one of the fastest growing townships in Pennsylvania. Silver Spring encompasses 33.6 square miles, with 93 miles of roads. The Township is bordered on the north by the North Mountains, on the east by Hampden Township, on the south by Monroe Township and Mechanicsburg Borough, and on the west by Middlesex Township. The Appalachian Trail runs along the western and northern Township boundaries. Silver Spring Township is traversed by three major bodies of water: the Conodoguinet Creek, Hogestown Run, and Trindle Spring Run, and includes the villages of Hogestown and New Kingstown.
The area was once home to heavily traveled Native American trails and shares the Revolutionary and Civil War Heritage of the region. Its strategic location offers benefits that attract residential, industrial, and commercial development to the municipality. With close proximity to Interstate 81 and the PA Turnpike, the Township offers a natural starting point to major cities.
As a Second-Class township, Silver Spring is governed by a Board of Supervisors consisting of five elected officials, each serving a six-year term. The Board is charged with the general governance of the Township to secure the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of the community and adopts laws that govern various activities within the Township. The Board, in turn, is governed by both the Second Class Township Code and other laws of the Commonwealth. Municipal services include Administration, Police, Public Works, Parks & Recreation, Community Development, and Sanitary Sewer/On-Lot Septic.