Municipality within Greene County, Pennsylvania
Public Request Contacts: Edward "Butch" Deter, Chairman, Board of Supervisors or N. Dawn Horr, Secretary
Center Township Supervisors Building
100 Municipal Drive, PO Box 435, Rogersville, PA 15359
Phone: 724-499-5487 / Fax: 724-499-5701
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org MondayFriday
To Report a Fire call 911
Center Township was formed in 1820, incorporated from Franklin and Morris Townships, and organized in 1824. It was originally spelled Centre vs. Center Township, and is the largest in territory of any townships in the county. Center Township is situated in the western-central portion of the county and was almost exclusively devoted to agricultural pursuits. It is bounded on the north by Morris, on the east by Franklin, on the south by Wayne & Jackson Townships, and on the west by Jackson & Richhill Townships.
It is in 18th Congressional District, the 46th Senatorial District, and the 50th Legislative District of Pennsylvania.
Center Township Officials: (Updated 6/10/2015)
SUPERVISORS: Edward "Butch" Deter, Chairman Paul Cook, Vice Chair Seann P. McCollum
APPOINTED TAX COLLECTOR: Kayla Patton P.O. Box 302 Rogersville, PA 15359 Phone: 724-428-4636
SECRETARY: N. Dawn Horr P.O. Box 435 Rogersville, PA 15359 Phone: 724-499-5487
SOLICITOR: Dennis M. Makel 98 E. Maiden Street Washington, PA 15301 Phone: 724-222-7639
AUDITORS: Charles Jones Lena L. Hughes Michael Katchmark
EMA COORDINATOR: Charles Jones (Phone: 724-499-5385)
Scheduled Meeting Dates: 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Township Office.
Board Meeting Minutes: Please contact the township office for a copy of their meeting notes.
Permits and Ordiances: Please contact the township office at 724-499-5487.
More about Center Township:
Children living in Center Township attend schools in the West Greene School District, which include:
West Greene High School (724-499-5191)
West Greene Middle School (724-499-5051)
Graysville Elementary (724-428-3592)
Spring-Freeport Elementary (724-447-2331)
Superintendent's Office (724-499-5183)
Business Office (724-499-5183)
Voting Precinct: Center Township VFD, 3374 W. Roy Furman Highway, Rogersville, PA 15359. For more information, contact the Greene County Elections Office at 724-852-5304.
Center Township Coordinance: Latitude 39º52'16"N, Longitude 80º17'35"W.
The Geography of Center Township according to the United States Census Bureau, has a total area of 126.0 km˛ (48.7 mi˛). 126.0 km˛ (48.6 mi˛) of it is land and 0.02% is water.
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 Center Township of Greene County, Pennsylvania.
Comprehensive Plan: For questions about the comprehensive plan, contact the township office.
Also see the Greene County Comprehensive Plan prepared by the Department of Economic Development.
Notable Mentioned within Center Township:
Fire Departments: Center Township VFC, Rogersville To report a fire, 911 / for business calls only 724-499-4249.
Emerald Mine: located approximately a half of a mile south of Waynesburg just north of the Cumberland Mine, in Center, Franklin and Whiteley Townships, and has been in operation since 1977. All of Emerald's coal is processed through a preparation plant before being loaded into unit trains operated by the Norfolk Southern Railroad or the CSX Railroad. The mine also has the option to ship a portion of its coal by truck. Emerald shipped 6.7 million tons of coal in 2005. As of December 31, 2005, Emerald had an assigned reserve base of approximately 98.1 million tons of coal reserves. Approximately 577 salaried and hourly employees work at Emerald.
Funeral Home: Rush Funeral Home, Inc. c/o Carl E. (Gene) Rush, Director 3275 West Roy Furman Highway, Rogersville, PA (Phone: 724-499-5181 / Website: rushfuneralhomeinc.com)
Parks & Recreation:
Center Township Community Park located in Rogersville (9.8 acres) has 3 baseball fields, a soccer practice field, batting cage, bleachers, playground, horseshoe pit, restrooms, and 2 pavilions. For pavilion rental, please contact the Center Township Office at 724-499-5487. Park closes at dark.
Churches: Rogersville United Methodist Church, Throckmorton United Methodist Church, Rogersville Christian Church, Holbrook Christian Church, Maranatha Baptist Church (Holbrook), Bethel Community Church (Pinebank), Claylick Church, Willow Grove Church
Cemeteries: Rosemont Cemetery (in Rogersville); Adams Cemetery, Adamson Cemetery, Boler Cemetery, Claylick Cemetery, Crouse Cemetery, Eaton Cemetery, Fordyce Cemetery, Hopewell Cemetery, Orndoff Cemetery, Orndoff Burial Grounds, Roberts Cemetery, Rogersville (old) Cemetery, Roseberry (old & A&B) Cemetery, Scott Cemetery, South Ten Mile Cemetery, Stall Cemetery, Taylor Cemetery, Thomas Cemetery, Wood Cemetery
Streams and Creeks: Browns Creek (and its tributaries), Claylick Run, Clear Run, Garner Run, Hargus Creek, House Run, Jacobs Run, Lightner Run, Maple Run, Maranda Run, McCourtney Run, Miller Creek, Pursley Creek, Rush Run, South Fork Ten Mile Creek, Scott Run, Stewart Run.
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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. Center Township is located within Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,393 at the 2000 census.
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)
USEPA FIPS Code for Pennsylvania = 42, Greene County = 059 (42059).
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