Perry Township, Greene Co., Pennsylvania
Perry Township is located along the West Virginia border of Greene County, PA. The township covers 19,400 acres of land. The Township is home to 1,720 people living in 620 households. The major town located in the township is the village of Mt. Morris in eastern Perry Township. Mt. Morris is situated just North of Morgantown, WV at exit 1 on Interstate 79, a major north-south artery in the eastern USA. Aside from the village of Mt. Morris, the township consists mostly of rolling hills covered by forests and pasture. Its peaceful, rural beauty with its convenient location makes Perry Township an excellent place to live and/or locate a business.
Perry Township has a rich History. It is the location of the western most point surveyed as part of the Mason & Dixon Line in 1767. In the early 1800's Perry Twp. was part of the Western frontier and immigrant families carved farms out of the forested hills. In the late 1800's oil and gas was discovered here, brining considerable prosperity to many of the Townships residents. For more on the history of Perry Township click here.
Some noteworthy Features in Perry Township:
Mason-Dixon Historical Park - This park straddles the PA / WV line with portions in Perry Twp. and the other portion in Monongalia County, PA. The PA portion of the park is mostly wooded and hosts several hiking trails as well as the western most markers on the Mason-Dixon line. The main park headquarters, located on the WV side contains several meeting houses, amphitheater, playground, pavilions and a boat launching ramp on Dunkard Creek.
Mason-Dixon Park - This is the "other park" and is entirely in Perry Township. It is the site of the annual Ramp Festival, Purple Martin Festival and Frontier Festival
Cornerstone Care Primary Care Center of Mt. Morris - Cornerstone Care is a non-profit network of Federally Qualified Community Health Centers (FQHC) and practices serving communities throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania, Northern West Virginia and Eastern Ohio.
This page is hosted by Greene County. Click here to see information about other Greene County municipalities. Click here to see the County's page on Perry Twp.
Mt. Morris Senior Citizen's Center - The center is operated by the Southwestern Pennsylvania Area Agency on Aging, Inc. and Senior Services Community Action - Southwest. It is located in the Mt. Morris Community Center on Main St., Mt. Morris and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday.