East Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania (PA) 17517

East Cocalico Township

Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

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East Cocalico Township administrative offices are located at 100 Hill Road, Denver, PA 17517.
Phone: 717‑336‑1720.


  • Quail Hollow
  • Brookview Estates
  • Bucher Thal Historic District
  • Carriage Hill
  • Denver Heights
  • East Cocalico Heights
  • Four Way Manor
  • Heatherwoods
  • Hickory Ridge
  • Hillside Acres
  • Homestead
  • Lakeside Estates
  • Locustwood Mobile Home Park
  • Meadow Brook
  • Morganshire
  • Muddy Creek Village
  • Old Homestead
  • Parkside Manor
  • Ridgeview
  • Rose Hill
  • Stevens
  • Stonecrest Village
  • Stoney Pointe
  • Stony Run Village
  • Sunset Acres

East Cocalico Township is one of the northeastern township of Lancaster County. It was divided from Cocalico Township in 1838. Irregularly shaped, the Township has a length of approximately 5.5 miles and an average width of 3.5 miles. The Township is named for the Cocalico Creek and the Indian Village present here when the first European settlers arrived. The name Cocalico is believed to have originated from "koch hale kung", Delware Indian words meaning "den of serpents", apparently referring to the abundance of snakes near the creek at that time. [1]

much of East Cocalico Township's agricultural landscape has been subdivided with rural residences. Of the 752 farms within the Region, the County tax records reveal that 23 are devoted to commercial poultry operations, 31 raise beef, cattle or calves, four operate fish preserves, and three specialize in exotic animals (e.g., mink, chinchilla and pheasant). Therefore, the vast majority of farms engage in field crops and truck farming although this may be changing. [2]

  1. Township of East Cocalico, History, wwww.eastcocalicotownship.com, accessed November, 2017.
  2. Strategic Comprehensive Plan for the Cocalico Region, 2003, www.eastcocalicotownship.com, accessed April, 2018.

Nearby Towns: Adamstown Boro • Akron Boro • Brecknock Twp • Denver Boro • Earl Twp • Ephrata Boro • Ephrata Twp • Terre Hill Boro • West Cocalico Twp •

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