The Covered Bridge Road will be closed on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 until further notice.
Lower Towamensing Township proudly welcomes you to their web site. Lower Towamensing Township is located in the southeastern part of Carbon County, Pennsylvania. The township is 21.2 square miles of which 21.1 square miles of it is land and .1 square miles is water.
Lower Towamensing was a part of Towamensing Township. In the year 1841 Lower Towamensing Township was created. At that time, Lower Towamensing Township was still a part of Northampton County because it was not until 1842 that Carbon County was carved from Monroe and Northampton Counties. Until the early 1900's the areas that are now known as the Boroughs of Bowmanstown and Palmerton were part of the Township.
The Aquashicola creek rises from the east in neighboring Eldred Township, Monroe County, and flows the entire length of the Township to its confluence with the Lehigh River at Lehigh Gap in the west. There are several tributary systems that feed into the Aquashicola along its course through the township. They are the Hunters Creek, the Buckwah and the Mill Creek. There is much evidence of Indian villages along the entire length of the Aquashicola, especially at the confluences of the tributary systems.