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November 30, 2015

Pavilion trusses have been installed at Charlestown Park. There will be six new pavilions of varying sizes. Initial renderings of the restroom building and plot plans are available here.
  • Hearing to consider passage of a township land subdivision and development ordinance on December 7th.
  • The Charlestown Day 2016 committee is looking for volunteers to fill a few vacancies.
  • The December 8th planning commission meeting has been cancelled.
  • The Parks and Recreation Board has two vacancies. View the job description and requirements if you would like to volunteer.
  • A summary of the proposed 2016 Budget is available in PDF form.
Of Note...

The final version of the Devault Trail Feasibility Study has been added to our Trails section.
  • Charlestown Township is working with the Chester Ridley Crum Watersheds Association to improve water quality in our local streams. Your responses to a quick five-minute survey will help us efficiently meet state requirements for public education and outreach on stormwater and create programs that will improve our streams. Please visit to participate. Your responses are greatly appreciated.
  • 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 –
George Csete added photos showing the Township’s re-installed mill machinery
George Csete added photos to his gallery of the Township’s seasonal beauty
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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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Charlestown Mill
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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