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

February 14
Charlestown Township seeks resident volunteers for the 13th Annual Earth Day Event Saturday, April 14, 2018. (Rain Date is the 21st.)
The Official Minutes of the January 9, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
February 13
Eagle Scout Tommy Brower researched and designed the Township’s tenth historical marker which notes the significance of the Valley Forge Military Hospital on the area.
February 12
The Route 29 Sinkhole Remediation Project has been updated with the current project schedule.
The Township Annual Report is now available for the year 2017.
February 7
CLOSINGS: We are departing from the county’s 2 hour delay and closing the office today. The next Parks and Recreation meeting, scheduled for next Thursday, February 15th is cancelled due to external conflicts.
February 6
Bids are now open for township Road Work, Tree Work, and Mowing.
A revised Historical Resources Map has been adopted as a result of a hearing on February 5th.
The Agenda for the February 13, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the January 2, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the January 2, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Reorganization Meeting.
February 1
The Chester County Planning Commission will be conducting a Public Open House in an effort to gather input on transportation issues and opportunities in this region from 5 p.m.–8 p.m. February 15 at the Technical College High School, Pickering Campus, 1580 Charlestown Road, Phoenixville.
January 30
The Agenda for the February 5, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
The Winter 2018 Newsletter is now online.
The Official Minutes of the January 16, 2018 Historical & Architectural Review Board Meeting.
January 25
A Public Hearing is scheduled for February 5 concerning amendments to the Charlestown Township Historic Resources Map.
January 22
There will be a Wildflower Walk on the Pickering Trail on Sunday, April 29 at 1:00 pm. This is a great opportunity to view the the best spring wildflowers at their peak.
The Official Minutes of the November 16, 2017 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting. (There was no December meeting.)
January 16
The Agenda for the January 18, 2018 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
January 12
We’re pleased to announce that the Trail at Brightside Farm Park is now open for your use! The Farm is located at 3108 Yellow Springs Road, and parking for the trail is located directly off Yellow Springs Road adjacent to the Charlestown Historical Society’s headquarters at the Wisner-Rapp House. Final landscaping and paving adjustments will take place in the spring as soon as weather permits.
January 10
The Township Office is Closed Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King Day.
The Official Minutes of the November 14, 2017 Planning Commission Meeting. (The December meeting was cancelled.)
January 6
Aqua Pennsylvania has published some tips on keeping pipes from freezing.
Construction to replace White Horse Road Bridge over Pickering Creek in Schuylkill Township will begin January 17, and is expected to be completed by April 2018. During the closure, White Horse Road will be shut down between Loramar Lane and Valley Park Road.
January 4
The Zoning Hearing for Charlestown Outdoor has been cancelled for tonight, January 4th, 7:00 p.m. due to the school’s closure for snow today. A new date will be determined and posted when it becomes available.
The Official Minutes of the December 4, 2017 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
January 2
The Agenda for the January 9, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.

Projects

Tenth Historical Marker Added

Eagle Scout Tommy Brower researched and designed the Township’s tenth historical marker which notes the significance of the Valley Forge Military Hospital on the area.

Valley Forge Hospital Marker
Adam Brower

Virtual Reality views of Charlestown Historical Sites

George Csete shares some unusual 360° views he has created of the Charlestown Mill and the Longwood School.

George L. Ceste
George L. Ceste

Tips

Don’t get duped by unscrupulous solicitors. Here are some guidelines to avoid problems.

Dividing a property? Our new Sketch Plan Fact Sheet will point you in the right direction.

2018 Yard Waste Collection

Waste haulers have appointed dates for specific collections such as leaf and Christmas tree pickup.

Republic Services

  • Christmas Tree Collection: January 6
  • Yard Waste: 4/21, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8

Snow Closings

The Township follows the County Schedule (www.ReadyChesco.org) for Office Closings due to inclement weather.

Frozen Pipes?

With freezing temperatures not felt in this area in over 20 years, residents need to take steps to keep pipes from freezing. Aqua Pennsylvania has published some tips on keeping the water flowing.

Events

Volunteers Needed

Parks & Recreation Board

The Township is seeking two volunteers to serve on the Parks & Recreation Board beginning January 1st. The Board consists of seven members who serve 5 year terms.

The Parks and Recreation Board advises the Board of Supervisors on matters of recreational policy and the development and maintenance of parks and trails in the Township, including the 44 acre Charlestown Park on Township Line Road, Brightside Farm Park, the future Jenkins Park on Valley Hill Road, the Pickering Trail between Charlestown Road and Route 29, and other recreational and open space throughout the Township.

Parks & Rec meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month in the Choral Room at the Great Valley Middle School.

If you are interested in joining this active and involved group, please submit a letter of interest to Charlestown Township, P.O. Box 507, Devault, PA 19432 or email: admin1@charlestown.pa.us.

Historic Commission/Historical Architectural Review Board

Due to a recent vacancy, the Township is seeking a volunteer to serve on its combined Historic Commission/HARB. The group consists of seven or more members who are appointed to five-year terms by the Board of Supervisors. While some members serve at-large, this particular vacancy is for a resident who is a licensed real estate broker.

The Commission meets on the 3rd Tuesday every other month (Jan-Mar-May-Jul-Sept-Nov) at 4:00 p.m. at the Guidance Office at the Great Valley Middle School.

If you are interested in the preservation and protection of the many historically significant structures located in Charlestown Township, please submit a letter of interest to Charlestown Township, P.O. Box 507, Devault, PA 19432 or email admin1@charlestown.pa.us.

Environmental Advisory Council

The Township is considering the creation of an Environmental Advisory Council (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 a pilot trial of an environmental advisory group.

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

Meeting Agendas

  • Board of Supervisors: February 5
  • Planning Commission: February 13
  • Parks & Recreation: February 15 meeting cancelled.

Recent Documents

Bids & RFPs

Hearings

There are no hearings scheduled at this time.
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Closings/
Openings
  • Construction to replace White Horse Road Bridge over Pickering Creek in Schuylkill Township will begin January 17, and is expected to be completed by April 2018. During the closure, White Horse Road will be shut down between Loramar Lane and Valley Park Road.
  • PennDOT is planning a multi-phase, two-year project to remediate the sinkhole problem on Route 29 between Yellow Springs Road and the Pennsylvania Turnpike slip ramp.
  • Road Hazard? Visit the new PennDOT District 6 interactive Customer Care Center or call the Chester County Maintenance office at (484) 340-3200.
  • Pennsylvania Turnpike Milepost 312-319 – Total Reconstruction and Widening Project website.


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