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April 16, 2014
  • The Agenda for the April 22nd Planning Commission Meeting.
  • We’re looking for one or two volunteers for Saturday, May 3rd from 8 a.m. to noon to help host a community shredding event.
Charlestown Brownie Troop 440
  • On April 5, 2014, Charlestown Brownie Troop 440 planted two Pin Oaks, two River Birches, and three Redosier Dogwoods to enhance beauty and habitat for all to enjoy at Charlestown Park. Here are some pictures of the 3rd graders, their scout leaders and parents at work for our community. Thanks to all of you!
  • Two conditional use hearings have been continued to May 5th: Improvements within steep slopes for Devault Village at Spring Oak residential development and an educational and cultural facility on the property of Paul and Julie Marshall.
Upcoming Events
  • 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...
  • The Township extends its thanks to the Barenheim organization for their cleanup efforts at Charlestown Park on March 15th. This group re-enacts medieval battles and routinely practices at the Park, and generously offered their time to gather usable wood for the fireplace and collect brush wood and other debris for later disposal prior to their latest event that afternoon.
  • Potholes and other road hazards can be reported directly to PennDOT using their new interactive Customer Care Center.
  • Charlestown township is pleased to announce that our Website has been 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 –
Charlestown Picnic — 2013 Photos by Allen Underkofler of the Supervisors' Picnic for Township Workers
Charlestown Day — 2013 Photos by George Csete and Irene Ewald of the Township’s First Charlestown Day
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Office Hours:
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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