The New International Encyclopædia/Milton (Pennsylvania)
MILTON. A borough in Northumberland County, Pa., 67 miles north of Harrisburg; on the Susquehanna River, on the Pennsylvania Canal, and on the Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia and Reading railroads (Map: Pennsylvania, E 2). Its extensive manufacturing plants include car and wood-working machinery works; rolling, flour, knitting, planing, and saw mills; washer, nut, and bolt works; and bamboo furniture, nail, fly net, and paper box factories. The borough has a public park with picturesque scenery; and a fine bridge spans the Susquehanna at this point. Settled in 1770, Milton was incorporated first in 1817. It is governed, under a revised charter of 1890, by a chief burgess, elected every three years, and a unicameral council. Population, in 1890, 5317; in 1900, 6175.