May 24, 2016
The Charlestown Park Renovation project
nears completion! Here are some pictures
taken by George Csete on April 16th.
Reopening of this area of the Park is anticipated by the end of May/beginning of June.
- Changing Times – Starting in 2016, meetings of the Board of Supervisors will now begin at 7:00 pm.
- Charlestown township is pleased to announce that our Annual Report was awarded
in the 48th Annual Township Citizen Communication Contest.
Thank you Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors!
- 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