Forty Fort is home to the oldest building known in all of what is considered northeastern Pennsylvania, the Forty Fort Meeting House, located in the borough's cemetery. The meeting house has survived since the late 1700s. In late October, 2005, Forty Fort's Wyoming Seminary Lower School launched a thus-far successful attempt "to save" the building from damage and preserve it as a recollection of past historic memories of Forty Fort. Forty Fort also hosts the historical Nathan Denison house. Denison served as colonel of the militia the area during the American Revolution.
Forty Fort has a strong council/weak mayor form of government. Council basically makes all decisions for the borough and the Council President is the head. Joe Chacke is the current Council President.
Forty Fort has a proud sporting tradition, including the 1980 championship by the Forty Fort Flyers.
There were 1,989 households out of which 25.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 10.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.6% were non-families. 32.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.94.
In the borough the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 19.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 86.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.
The median income for a household in the borough was $40,306, and the median income for a family was $50,667. Males had a median income of $36,696 versus $29,199 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $20,558. About 5.4% of families and 6.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.7% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.
Forty Fort uses four homers to move on: Barrage simply too much for Back Mountain American to overcome in 11-12 action.
Jul 11, 2007; Byline: Mike Greenfield Jul. 11--DALLAS -- It's all about the long ball. Forty Fort knew it and used it to advance in District 16...
Forty Fort folks have yearlong holiday spirit: The borough compiles a list of volunteers who can help elderly residents with chores.
Dec 25, 2006; Byline: Sheena Delazio Dec. 25--Forty Fort Borough is looking for help this time of year. Not for itself, but for its elderly...