October 13, 2014
- The Planning Commission has cancelled its October 14th meeting. The next meeting will be held on November 11, 2014, 7:30 p.m. at the Great Valley Middle School.
- The Agenda
for the October 16th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
- Two new Public Hearings have been scheduled for October 16th starting at 7:00 p.m. The first is a request by
Dharam Sachar to expand an existing deck, the second for Joseph M. Keough, Jr. to increase the area of an nonconforming building and its parking area.
- The Conditional Use Hearing regarding an educational
and cultural facility on the property of Paul and Julie Marshall has been continued to November 3rd.
- Devault Trail Feasibility Study —
A 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.
- Charlestown township is pleased to announce that in 2013 our Website was awarded
in the 45th Annual Township Citizen Communication Contest. Thank you Pennsylvania
State Association of Township Supervisors!
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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
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