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

October 14
PennDOT has announced that Coldstream Road is scheduled to close 24/7 between Route 113 (Pike Springs Road) and Merlin Road in East Pikeland Township, beginning Friday, October 15, for pipe replacement. The closure will remain in place until late November. During the closure, Coldstream Road motorists will be directed to use Route 113 (Pike Springs Road/Kimberton Road), Pothouse Road, and Charlestown Road. Local access will be maintained during the operation.
October 13
The Agenda for the October 18th Board of Supervisors’ Budget Work Session Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the September 14th Planning Commission Meeting.
The Official Minutes of the September 13th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting.
Photos from the Township’s Charlestown Day celebration on September 25th.
October 8
The Agenda for the October 12th Planning Commission Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School.
October 5
The Agenda for the October 11th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School.
The Official Minutes of the September 7th Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
The Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) has posted its October Nature News newsletter.
September 29
The Agenda for the Tuesday, October 4th Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School.
The Charlestown Township EAC has added its Look Who’s Coming to Dinner? PDF slides from their August 2021 presentation for reference. Visit our EAC page for more.
September 28
The hearing for William Davison scheduled for 9/29/21 at 7:15 p.m. at the Great Valley Middle School has been cancelled due to the applicant withdrawing his request on 9/27/21.
September 27
A phone was found at the Charlestown Day event on Saturday, September 25. Call the Township at 610-240-0326 with info or to claim.
September 23
The Subdivision and Land Development Approval — Commons at Great Valley S-2018-416 GV Commons Parking Lot 1 Expansion has been posted.
September 22
The Official Minutes of the August 9th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting.
September 20
A public meeting is scheduled for October 4 at 7:00 p.m. to consider conditional use approval submitted by the PA Turnpike Commission to permit a utility easement.
September 17
A Zoning Board Hearing is scheduled for September 29 at 7:15 p.m. for applicant William Davison to permit construction of a flex space building.
September 15
The Agenda for the September 16th Parks & Recreation Board Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School.
The Official Minutes of the August 10th Planning Commission Meeting.
September 13
FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance for Hurricane Ida has been made available. Application info is available at: FEMA Registration Info (English & Spanish).
September 11
The Boil Water Advisory has been lifted.
September 9
The Agenda for the September 14th Planning Commission Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School.
September 8
The Official Minutes of the August 2 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
September 7
The Agenda for the September 13th Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC) Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School with a delayed start time of 7:30.
September 4
Important Notice: On Sept. 3rd, Aqua PA Water issued a Boil Water Advisory for Charlestown Township. All Boil Water Advisories will remain in effect until pressure has been restored and 2 consecutive days of testing is negative for total coliform with compliant chlorine residuals.
August 31
The Agenda for the Tuesday, September 7th Board of Supervisors’ Meeting. This meeting will be at the Great Valley Middle School.
August 24
The Zoning Board Hearing scheduled for tonight, August 24th for appllicant Thomas A. Fillippo has been cancelled.

Projects

3D Scans of Charlestown Mill

George Csete is a professional engineer from West Chester who specializes in 3D laser scanning. George has provided images of his scans of the Charlestown Mill captured in 2013 and 2018. These revealing scans now appear on our Mill page in the Historical section.

Gallery

Charlestown Day – 2021

Photo from Charlestown Day 2021
George L. Csete
Photos from the September 25th Charlestown Day celebration taken by George Csete and Allen Underkofler.

We Need Your Help

Historical Society

Trail Maintenance

The time is now! Mile-a-minute vine is up and growing! It’s along all of our trails including behind our gardens at Brightside.

Please don your gloves and long sleeves, bring a couple of big black trash bags and go to the gardens or your favorite trail; and PULL! Stuff the vines in your bags and put them out with your trash. If you need to, leave the bags at the bottom of my drive, Hana Lane, 4th drive off of Hollow on block between Charlestown and Route 29.

Best pulling on Pickering Creek Trail is on the end closest to Charlestown Road, between the little dam and the little bridge — or on the shore near the creek near the bridge leading from Pickering Dam Road entrance.

Best pulling on Pickering Dam Trail is from the Pickering Dam Road entrance right around the corner, when you are paralleling the Creek. From Route 29, go either way where the trail forks – it is everywhere!

At Brightside, there are vines covering the rocks between the gardens and the hayfields — and gardeners! Watch for it in the gardens! It is also to be found along the mown path that leads from the gardens by the house, down the hill and up toward the new paved trail.

The next two weeks are our window of opportunity – before the vines flower and berry!

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.

Environmental Advisory Committee

The Township has created an Environmental Advisory Committee (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 this environmental advisory group.

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

Ida Disaster Assistance

DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR HURRICANE IDA VICTIMS

If you still seek disaster assistance from the Hurricane Ida flood, use the documents listed here —

FEMA Announcement Letter
FEMA Registration Info (English & Spanish)

Meeting Agendas

We are returning to in-person meetings beginning with our July 6th Board of Supervisors meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Valley Middle School, Room 154. If you are not vaccinated, we ask that you wear a mask.

Recent Documents

Bids & RFPs

There are no bids open at this time.

Hearings

There are no hearings scheduled at this time.

Decisions

The Subvivision and Land Development Approval — Commons at Great Valley S-2018-416 GV Commons Parking Lot 1 Expansion has been posted.

Notices

There are no current notices.
Sign Up for
News Emails
Township Services and Restrictions During the
COVID-19 Crisis
In General

Township parks are open. Meetings are in-person. Please wear a mask to the office and events unless vaccinated.

Meetings

Effective July 1, Township meetings will return to the Great Valley Middle School.

Get Help from the County

The Chester County Health Department has the latest info at www.chesco.org/4376/2019-Novel-Coronavirus" .

Office Hours
Monday thru Friday
9:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.

The Township Office follows the hours of the Great Valley School District. Excepting summer, our office is closed (or delayed) when the district closes and follows the same holidays.
Follow Us:
Follow recreational activities and special events on the Parks & Recreation’s Facebook page.

Please observe the township’s Social Media Policy.
Phone Us:
(610) 240-0326 Phone
(610) 240-0328 Fax
Email Us:
Mail Us:
P.O. Box 507
Devault, PA 19432
Visit Us:
4030 Whitehorse Rd.
Malvern, PA 19355
Find Us:
Learn About Us:
Orange ROAD CLOSED sign
Area Road
Closings/
Openings
  • The Creek Road bridge in Schuylkill Township remains closed awaiting a county inspection, after which point they’ll assess the required repairs, and we will receive an update for when it will reopen.
  • PennDOT has announced that Coldstream Road is scheduled to close 24/7 between Route 113 (Pike Springs Road) and Merlin Road in East Pikeland Township, beginning Friday, October 15, for pipe replacement. The closure will remain in place until late November. During the closure, Coldstream Road motorists will be directed to use Route 113 (Pike Springs Road/Kimberton Road), Pothouse Road, and Charlestown Road. Local access will be maintained during the operation.
  • PECO Energy is planning a full closure on Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) in Schuylkill Township, Chester County, for gas main installation beginning Monday, March 1, through late November, from 9:00 AM to 3:30 PM. Route 23 (Valley Forge Road) is scheduled to close weekdays between Moorehall Drive and Country Club Road. During the closure, motorists will be detoured over Whitehorse Road and Valley Park Road.
  • Road Hazard? Visit the 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.

Regional Items

The Chester County Planning Commission has released a Web-formatted version of its recently adopted 2019 Phoenixville Regional Comprehensive Plan.

Plan Documents –

The Chester County Planning Commission has released its June 2018 Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Study.

Chester County
Local Farm Products Guide

In English and Español
PA Dept of Agriculture

The Spotted Lanternfly is becoming an increasing environmental threat to the area. Learn to identify this pest and destroy its eggs when possible. For more information, visit Penn State Extention on the topic or the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture.

Sign Up now
for the Chester County Emergency Notification System.

It’s free to sign up for ReadyChesCo,
and you can choose the type of alerts that you get.