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October 8, 2015
  • The Agenda for the October 26, 2015 Board of Supervisors’ budget work session Meeting.
  • PennDOT has notified us that they will be performing road maintenance (oil & chip) on Yellow Springs Road, Hollow Road and Church Road by the end of the week of October 12th and are presently working on Newcomen Road.
  • The Official Minutes of the September 1, 2015 Board of Supervisors’ Meeting.
  • The Planning Commission meeting scheduled for October 13, 2015 has been cancelled. The next meeting will be on November 10, 2015 at 7:30 pm at the Great Valley Middle School.

Charlestown Park is in the midst of a major improvement project. Initial renderings of the restroom building and plot plans are available here.
  • Register to vote online. Pennsylvania now offers online registration for residents with a valid driver’s license or non-driver’s ID.
Of Note...
  • The draft report of the Devault Trail Feasibility Study is available here and is also available in hard copy form to review at the Township Office.
  • Renovations — the pavilion area at Charlestown Park will be closed starting June 1st to allow demolition of the existing structures and replacement with new pavilions, restrooms and play area this fall.
  • 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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