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  Latest News
September 15, 2014
  • Summer 2014 Newsletter in PDF form.
  • The Official Minutes of the July 22, 2014 Planning Commission Meeting.
  • Accepting Proposals for farmhouse structural repair at Brightside Farm.
  • The Conditional Use Hearing regarding an educational and cultural facility on the property of Paul and Julie Marshall has been continued to October 6th.
  • Two new Public Hearings have been scheduled for September 17th starting at 7:00 p.m. The first is a request by Dharam Sachar to expand an existing deck, the second for William Dungee to increase the area of an nonconforming building and its parking area.
Upcoming Events
Charlestown Day 2014
5K Run
1 Mile Family Fun
and Kids’ Dash
October 4th, 9:00 AM
Charlestown Park
Devault to Phoenixville rail line
  • Devault Trail Feasibility Study — A second Public Meeting has been scheduled for the Devault Rail-Trail Study on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Great Valley Middle School Cafeteria.
  • Trail Walks Here is a list of scheduled trail events in the township. Help us cleanup our environment or just enjoy the walks.
Of Note...
  • 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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Monday thru Friday
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

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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