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July 30, 2015
  • The Revised Agenda for the August 3, 2015 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
  • The Summer 2015 Newsletter is now available in PDF form. With this newsletter comes a Community Planning Survey so you can share your opinions. Fill it in and return it for a chance to win a $150 gift certificate to The Office Bar & Grille!
  • The Planning Commission meeting for August 11th has been cancelled. The next meeting of the Planning Commission will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 8th at 7:30 pm at the usual location.
  • The Official Minutes of the June 18, 2015 Parks and Recreation Board Meeting.
  • Chester County has recently added new information to the Pipeline Information Center that may be of particular interest to landowners. The site features an interactive map that’s really good.
  • Paving Work to Begin July 27, 2015. Tentative schedule:
    • Buckwalter Road – starting 8/17/15 - 3 days
    • Crestview Road – starting 8/10/15 - 4 days
    • Howell Road – starting 8/22/15 - 3 days
    • Maryhill Road – starting 8/3/15 - 5 days
    • Pine Drive – starting 7/27/15 - 5 days
Upcoming Events
  • Butterfly Walk at Brightside Park – Sunday, August 2, at 1:00 pm. Judging from the butterflies we are seeing already, it should be a colorful walk! Bring your butterfly (and bird) books and your binoculars. Park by the community gardens and enter on the trail between the house and the gardens.
  • Save the Date — Charlestown Day will be on October 3rd this year. The event features several races and family activities. Visit the event’s new Website at
5K Run
1 Mile Family Fun
and Kids’ Dash
October 3rd, 9:00 AM
Charlestown Park
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  • Renovations — the pavilion area at Charlestown Park will be closed starting June 1st to allow demolition of the existing structures and replacement with new pavilions, restrooms and play area this fall.
  • Charlestown township is pleased to announce that in 2013 our Website was awarded first prize in the 45th Annual Township Citizen Communication Contest. Thank you Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors!
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Other Posts
Gallery Posts –
Two great telephoto shots of a Veery on the Pickering Trail by Bob Pierce have been added to the Trails Gallery.
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Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 507
Devault, PA 19432
Physical Location:
4030 Whitehorse Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355
(610) 240-0326 Phone
(610) 240-0328 Fax

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Welcome to Charlestown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. 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.

Our Purpose is to supply the most comprehensive information available on our township in an online format.

The name, Charlestown, honors Charles Pickering, the friend to whom William Penn granted 5,383 acres along the creek where Pickering and his friend John Tinker, believed (mistakenly) that they had found silver. The two men dug a cave into the side of “Tinker Hill,” thus creating the first non-Indian residence in the township. Drowned on a voyage back to England before 1700, Pickering willed his land to sixteen friends. The acreage was combined with that of John Grey and of Penn’s sister, Margaret Lawther, to become Charlestown Township in the first official survey of 1738. This included both Schuylkill Township and the Borough of Phoenixville, areas removed from Charlestown before 1850.
Charlestown Township, 4030 Whitehorse Road, P.O. Box 507, Devault, PA 19432
Phone: (610) 240-0326
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