About Butler Township, Luzerne County, PA

80- -81-junctionButler Township is a mostly rural community of just under 52 square miles in southern Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The township is nestled in the Sugarloaf Valley with mountains to the north and south. Nearly 10,000 people live in Butler Township, which is small enough to offer solitude but close enough to the nearby cities of Hazleton and Wilkes-Barre for local residents to enjoy larger-scale cultural events, shopping and dining.

Township residents can choose from different housing options in a variety of locations, including apartments or homes in small villages, country settings or housing developments such as Beech Mountain Lakes, Emerald Estates, Fox Acres, Sand Springs and St. John’s Estates.

Nescopeck Creek flows through the township and empties into the Susquehanna River. This river then feeds into the northern end of the Chesapeake Bay and eventually the Atlantic Ocean.


Churches in Butler Township include:

  • Christ Reformed Episcopal Church
  • Good Shepherd Catholic Church
  • St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church
  • St. John’s United Church of Christ
  • St. John’s Lutheran Church

Other important information

District Magistrate Daniel O’Donnell (District 11-3-03)
Serves Butler Township
415 West Butler Drive
Drums, PA 18222

U.S. post offices 
Rittenhouse Plaza, Route 309, Drums
St. John’s Road, St. John’s