WEBSITE HOSTING AVAILABLE for COUNTY MUNICIPALITIES: In January 2008, the Greene County Commissioners began offering Municipal Website Hosting, to encourage our townships and boroughs to compile information about their own municipality that would benefit the residents of that municipality.
Carmichaels/Cumberland Township Fire Department Phone: 724-966-5700
CARMICHAELS BOROUGH OFFICIALS: (updated 3/5/2013)
Meeting Date: 2nd Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. in the Borough Office
Mike Gyruke, Chief of Police
Joyce Fortney Elizabeth Walker
Judith Armstrong Phone: 724-966-7644
Charles Walker, President John Paletta, Vice President Josephine Gresko Ralph McWilliams Christopher Watson
MAINTENANCE & ROADS:
Streets & Police:
Meeting Notes: to view the borough council meeting notes, visit or call the borough office.
Permits and Ordinances: contact the borough office for a record of permits and/or ordinances.
MORE ABOUT CARMICHAELS BOROUGH:
Carmichaels Borough was settled in 1768 and incorporated in 1855 from Cumberland Township. Carmichaels was laid out by James Carmichael, who was a scout and woodsman. He obtained the title of the land in a trade with Thomas Hughes who went to Jefferson. Carmichaels covered bridge which crosses Muddy Creek was built in 1889 and continues to be used today. Cumberland Village was built by the government during World War II to house industrial workers. The first post office in Carmichaels began operating in 1822. Prior to that time, the building was a private residence that was constructed between 1795-1804. Turkey Knob which is five miles south of Carmichaels was so named because of an abundance of wild turkeys and the area was an excellent hunting ground.
Carmichaels is located in the 12th Congressional District, the 46th Senatorial District, and the 50th Legislative District of Pennsylvania.
Children living within Carmichaels Borough attend schools within the Carmichaels School District (Carmichaels Elementary and High School). Voting Precinct: is located in the Carmichaels Borough Building at 100 E. George Street, Carmichaels, PA (Building Phone: 724-966-5506). For more information, contact the Greene County Elections Office at 724-852-5304. Carmichaels Borough Coordinance: Latitude: 39.89667, Longitude: -79.97472, Elevation: 1000 ft. Deed Transfers: A deed is the document that transfers ownership of real estate. It contains the names of the old and new owners and a legal description of the property, and is signed by the person transferring the property. Property Deeds for Greene County are recorded in our Office of Register and Recorder, located in the Greene County Courthouse, Room 100, 10 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 (Phone: 724-852-5283). For more information, go to: Recorder of Deeds.
Click here for deed transfers recorded within Carmichaels Borough of Greene County, Pennsylvania. Comprehensive Plan with Demographics: Almost two years after beginning the process, eight municipalities in southeastern Greene County held a final public meeting Monday, October 27, 2008 on a draft of their multi-municipal comprehensive plan.
Municipalities participating in the effort included Carmichaels and Greensboro Boroughs and Cumberland, Dunkard, Greene, Monongahela, Perry and Wayne Townships.
The November 3, 2008 the final draft plan was ready for the 45-day comment period (to end on December 19, 2008); click here to view the Southeastern Greene County Cooperative Communities Comprehensive Plan. For more information, read the News Articles
Also see the Greene County Comprehensive Plan prepared by the Department of Economic Development.
July 11, 2012 Carmichaels Municipal Authority adds member: click here for news article.
August 10, 2011 $8K Surplus Slatead for Repairs in Carmichaels: click here for news report.
NOTABLE MENTIONED WITHIN CARMICHAELS BOROUGH:
Carmichaels & Cumberland Township Fire Company: To report a fire, 911 / Business calls only, 724-966-5700.
Cumberland Municipal Authority:
Water Business Office, 104 N. Pine Street, Carmichaels (Phone: 724-966-2250)
Water Pumping Station, Carmichaels (Phone 724-966-5487)
Historical Sites & Happenings:
The historical Greene Academy (on National Register Listed Properties since 1976) is a center for the arts located in Carmichaels, PA and is directed by a group of people who are dedicated to promoting the arts in Greene County and southwestern Pennsylvania. Established in 1820 by Act of Legislature, aided by a State grant of $2,000 and public subscriptions, until 1860, it was a leading academy west of the mountains. The Greene Academy building serves as a center for the Greene County Council on the Arts and the group provides leadership in establishing a calendar of arts events throughout the year.
The Carmichaels Covered Bridge (on National Register Listed Properties since 1979) is one of the seven covered bridges that remains standing within the boundaries of Greene County. It was built in 1889 and restored by the county in 1987 and spans Muddy Creek. It is covered with white vertical board and batten siding on both sides and portals, has a roof of sheet metal, covered with raised seam tin, and a deck of lengthwise planking in the tire track are laid over crosswise planking. It rests on cut stone-and-mortar abutments that are extended to road-level wing-walls. One of these abutments has been reinforces with concrete. The queen-post truss is reinforced with additional diagonal timbers, but there is no evidence of additional steel reinforcement. The Carmichaels Bridge is still open to vehicular traffic and is part of the annual Covered Bridge Festival. For more information click here.
The Covered Bridge Festival is a celebration of the abundance of historical covered bridges in Greene and Washington Counties. The festival is held every September and includes music, food, old fashioned games and covered bridge history. An abundance of the activities takes place in Carmichaels and Garards Fort.
The annual Bituminous Coal Show/Festival is an annual event founded in 1953 that showcases the cultural heritage of coal and its importance to the entire Southwestern Pennsylvania region. The week long celebration includes the King Coal Parade, Coal Queen Pageant, State Mine Rescue Contest, vintage car show, and other fun and commemorative events. For more information, click here.
Flenniken Public Library located at 102 East George Street, Carmichaels, PA 15320 (Phone: 724-966-5263 / Fax: 724-966- 9511). For more information, click here.
American Legion Cumberland Post No 400 (www.legion.org - 205 E George Street);
VFW Post 3491, 500 W. George Street (724-966-5965)
Carmichaels/Cumberland Twp. VFC (724-966-5700);
Carmichaels Drive-In (Rt 88);
Carmichaels Grange No 1389 (724-966-2727)
Community Action Senior Center in Carmichaels (approximate attendance: 164), site counselor, transportation provided for medical, shopping as well as to and from the senior center. Transportation must be scheduled 24-hours in advance.
Family Faith Ministries 550 West George Street, Carmichaels, PA
First Baptist Church of Carmichaels Rt 88, Carmichaels, PA
St. Hugh Roman Catholic Church 408 Route 88, Carmichaels, PA
Greene Valley Church of God Carmichaels, PA
First Christian Church of Carmichaels 235 S. Market Street, Carmichaels, PA
St. Paul's Lutheran 224 South Market Street, Carmichaels, PA
First United Methodist Church of Carmichaels 104 W. South Street, Carmichaels, PA
Fairdale Free Methodist Church 208 Nemacolin Road, Carmichaels, PA
Greene Valley Presbyterian Church 104 E. Greene Street, Carmichaels, PA
St. George Serbian Orthodox Church 296 Old Route 21, Carmichaels, PA
Greene Valley Presbyterian Church 104 E. Greene Street, Carmichaels, PA
Cemeteries: Laurel Point Cemetery, Greene Academy Old Burial Ground
PENNSYLVANIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT:
Local government in Pennsylvania is a mosaic of 5,334 individual units. All were established by the State or provincial government and operate under laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each unit is distinct and independent of other local units, although they may overlap geographically and may act together to serve the public.
As of 2001, there were 67 counties, 56 cities, 964 boroughs, 1 incorporated town, 1,548 townships (91 first class, 1,457 second class), 501 school districts and 2,198 authorities (active and inactive).
The number of local units has remained fairly stable for the past few decades with two major exceptions. Within the County of Greene, there are 6 boroughs and 20 townships that make up the counties municipalities.
After passage of school district legislation in 1963 and 1965, the number of school districts diminished radically. Authorities, born as local units during the depression years of the 1930s, have proliferated at a phenomenal pace since then. Greene County is separated into 5 school districts.
Carmichaels is a borough in Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 556 at the 2000 census (Source: U.S. Census Bureau at www.census.gov), and is located (latitude/longitude coordinate) at 39°53'52"N, 79°58'30"W (39.897755, -79.975022)GR1. (Degrees-Minutes-Seconds and Decimal value).
USEPA FIPS Code for Pennsylvania = 42, Greene County = 059 (42059).
Federal Information Processing Standards Codes for states, counties, and named populated places; are a standardized set of numeric or alphabetic codes issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to ensure uniform identification of geographic entities through all federal government agencies. The entities covered include: states and statistically equivalent entities, counties and statistically equivalent entities, named populated and related location entities (such as, places and county subdivisions), and American Indian and Alaska Native areas.
Watersheds: Ohio Basin, Monongahela Subbasin (Source: www.dep.state.pa.us).
A watershed is an area of land that drains into a lake or river. As rainwater and melting snow run downhill, they carry sediment and other materials into our streams, lakes, wetlands and groundwater (Source www.ctic.purdue.edu)
To search for cemeteries, villages and other features within Greene County, visit the
USGS Geographical Names Information System (GNIS) to determine what 7.5' topographic map(s) depict specific geographic features.