Welcome to
  Charlestown Township!

Our township is about 25 miles west of Philadelphia and very close to Valley Forge National Historical Park. It is rich in the history of Pennsylvania. The township is about 12.515 square miles (8,010 acres) in area.


Latest News

January 14
The Township Office will be closed for Martin Luther King Day on Monday, January 17th. Voice mail and email will be checked regularly throughout the day in the event snow really does come and you need to report a problem on one of our roads.
Route 401 (Conestoga Road) between Route 202 and Phoenixville Pike, East Whiteland Township will be closed until further notice due to a water main break with damage to the roadway.
January 13
The Agenda for the January 20th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School and optionally may be attended by Webex or phone.
The Official Minutes of the December 15st Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the December 14th Planning Commission Meeting.
January 6
The agendas for the January 10th EAC Reorganization Meeting and the regular Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting. The combinded meetings will be at the Great Valley Middle School. The School District requires all visitors to wear masks.
January 5
The Agenda for the Wednesday, January 12th Planning Commission Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School. The School District requires all visitors to wear masks.
January 4
The Official Minutes of the December 6th Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
January 3
The Planning Commission meeting for January 11th will need to be rescheduled. We’ll post the new meeting location, date and time when it becomes available.
December 29
The Township Office will be closed Thursday and Friday this week, Dec. 30th and 31st, for New Years. We wish all of you a happy & healthy New Year!
The agendas for the January 3, 2022 Reorganization Meeting and the Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
December 23
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy, Safe & Healthy New Year from all of us at Charlestown Township! The Township Office will be closed on December 24th and 26th for Christmas and closed on December 30th and 31st for New Years. Please note we will only be in the office on Tuesday & Wednesday next week.
December 21
A hearing will be held during the regular meeting on January 3, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Great Valley Middle School to consider a zoning amendment on NC-2 and NC-1 District Uses for scientific and research laboratories.
December 20
Chester County announced today that work is complete on the rehabilitation of the Creek Road Bridge in Schuylkill Township and it has been re-opened to traffic.
December 16
The Official Minutes of the November 18st Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the November 8th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting.

Projects

3D Scans of Charlestown Mill

George Csete is a professional engineer from West Chester who specializes in 3D laser scanning. George has provided images of his scans of the Charlestown Mill captured in 2013 and 2018. These revealing scans now appear on our Mill page in the Historical section.

Gallery

Charlestown Day – 2021

Photo from Charlestown Day 2021
George L. Csete
Photos from the September 25th Charlestown Day celebration taken by George Csete and Allen Underkofler.

We Need Your Help

Environmental Advisory Committee

The Township has created an Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) to provide advice and research to our municipal officials on a range of environmental issues.

We are seeking interested persons with backgrounds relevant to environmental science and best practices who would consider serving on this environmental advisory group.

To learn more or to apply, see our Environmental Advisory Committee page.

Meeting Agendas

We are returning to in-person meetings beginning with our July 6th Board of Supervisors meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154. If you are not vaccinated, we ask that you wear a mask.

Recent Documents

Bids & RFPs

There are no bids open at this time.

Hearings

There are no hearings scheduled at this time.

Decisions

The Zoning Hearing Board decision on the application of RJ Smolenski, No. 06-2021 has been posted.
The Zoning Hearing Board decision on the application of Anand Mahalingham, No. 07-2021 has been posted.

Notices

There are no current notices.
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Township Services and Restrictions During the
COVID-19 Crisis
In General

Township parks are open. Meetings are in-person. Please wear a mask to the office and events unless vaccinated.

Meetings

Effective July 1, Township meetings will return to the Great Valley Middle School. At the present time, the School District is requiring all visitors to wear masks.

Get Help from the County

The Chester County Health Department has the latest info at www.chesco.org/4376/2019-Novel-Coronavirus" .

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

The Township Office follows the hours of the Great Valley School District. Excepting summer, our office is closed (or delayed) when the district closes and follows the same holidays.
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Phone Us:
(610) 240-0326 Phone
(610) 240-0328 Fax
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Mail Us:
P.O. Box 507
Devault, PA 19432
Visit Us:
4030 Whitehorse Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355
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Area Road
Closings/
Openings
  • Route 401 (Conestoga Road) between Route 202 and Phoenixville Pike, East Whiteland Township will be closed until further notice due to a water main break with damage to the roadway.
  • Road Hazard? Visit the PennDOT District 6 interactive Customer Care Center or call the Chester County Maintenance office at (484) 340-3200.
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike Milepost 312-319 (Charlestown Twp.) – Construction and Expansion MP312-319 Project Overview

Regional Items

Cover image of the 2021 Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan

The Chester County Planning Commission has released a web-formatted version of its recently adopted 2021 Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan.

Plan Documents –

The Chester County Planning Commission has released its June 2018 Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Study.

Chester County
Local Farm Products Guide

In English and Español
PA Dept of Agriculture

The Spotted Lanternfly is becoming an increasing environmental threat to the area. Learn to identify this pest and destroy its eggs when possible. For more information, visit Penn State Extention on the topic or the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

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