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.
George Csete has provided some fascinating 3D views of the Charlestown Mill. The images were
created with a special 3D scanner.
George Csete has also provided pictures taken at last week’s Memorial Day
service at the Charlestown Cemetery.
The Official Minutes
of the May 15, 2018 Historical & Architectural Review Board Meeting.
for the June 4, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
PennDOT has announced weekday lane closures scheduled this week on Route 29 (Morehall Road) in East Whiteland and Charlestown townships.
The announcement has been added to our Route 29 Sinkhole Project page.
Duane Milne’s Kids Fest returns
on Saturday, June 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
The Charlestown Historical Society is sponsoring a
FREE CONCERT being held at the Wisner-Rapp House
(located on Yellow Springs Road between Hollow and Valley Hill Roads)
on Thursday, June 21 between 7 and 9 pm featuring Raven Hill Bluegrass.
for the May 17, 2018 Parks & Recreation Board Meeting.
Charlestown Township is seeking interested applicants for an unexpired term ending 12/31/2020 for the 6-member Board of Directors of the
Valley Forge Sewer Authority. The VFSA Board oversees the plant and operations, budget & finance, and service and expansion.
Click for more information.
Carol Armstrong will conduct a Meeting of the
newly formed Charlestown Township Acting Environmental Advisory Council (EAC)
on May 9th, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Great Valley High School Library, 225 N. Phoenixville Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
for the May 7, 2018 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
for the May 8, 2018 Planning Commission Meeting.
for the Thursday, May 3, 2018 special meeting of the Board of Supervisors to interview candidates for Supervisor.
The loss of Township Supervisor Michael J. Rodgers not only saddens us but leaves us with a obligation to fill his position. Under law, a
replacement must be choosen within 30 days. If you are interested in serving, a
letter describing the vacancy is available.
This year the weather cooperated spectacularly for our 14th annual Earth Day Event
and we wish to thank the 90+ volunteers who made our day a success.
Over 115 bags of trash were collected from roadsides, parks and stream banks.
The Township and friends are mourning the loss of long term supervisor
Michael Rodgers. Mike presided over
many accomplishments during his 19 years as supervisor. A letter
to Township residents describes his many contributions.
Waste haulers have appointed dates for specific collections such as leaf and Christmas tree pickup.
Christmas Tree Collection: January 6
Yard Waste: 4/21, 10/13, 11/10, 12/8
Adelphia Gateway Project Township Outreach
If you have received any notices from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) as
a landowner regarding the Adelphia Gateway Project or as a Charlestown resident you have concerns or questions related
to this pipeline project, please contact the Township’s Environmental Advisory Committee (EAC):
Click on FINAL_Phoenixville Region Multimodal Transportation Study_June 2018.pdf when the file list is displayed to download a
copy from the Chesco FTP Website.
Click item for details.
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: email@example.com.
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
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.
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.