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Cumberland Township
Municipality within Greene County, Pennsylvania

Public Request Contacts: William (Bill) Groves, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
or Debra Rush, Secretary

Cumberland Township Municipal Building
100 Municipal Road, Carmichaels, PA 15320
Phone: 724-966-5805 / Fax: 724-966-9700

Cumberland Township Police Department:
100 Municipal Road, Carmichaels, PA 15320
Phone: 911 EMERGENCY DIAL / 724-966-8296 Non-Emergency / Fax: 724-966-5120

Cumberland Township was formed in 1796 and incorporated in 1781. When Greene County was formed in 1796, it included Cumberland, Franklin, Greene, Morgan, Richhill, and a small portion of Finley. Cumberland Township is in 9th Congressional District, the 46th Senatorial District, and the 50th Legislative District of Pennsylvania.

Cumberland Township Officials: (Updated 01/30/2018 per Elections Office)
William H. Nicholson
James Sokol
William Groves
Pamela Whyel — Email:
Phone/Fax: 724-966-2919
SECRETARY/TREASURER: Debbie Rush — 724-966-5805
Fax: 724-966-9700
SOLICITOR: Dennis M. Makel — 724-222-7639
98 East Maden Street, Washington, PA 15301
Max E. Brozik, Jr.
David Eitner, Sr.
Thomas Simkovic
Jerry Newman — 724-966-5865
395 Ceylon Road, Carmichaels, PA 15320
Timothy Neil — 724-966-9295
Brian Sokol — 724-833-4376
CONSTABLE: Daniel Lewis — 724-592-5349
ENGINEER: K-2 Engineering — 724-439-3440 | 234 Pittsburgh Street, Uniontown, PA 15401
Scheduled Meeting Dates: 3:00 p.m. on tahe first Monday of each month, in the township building. (January through April, and October through December; 4:00 p.m. the first Monday. May through September; if the first Monday is a holiday, the meeting will be held on the second Monday.
Board Meeting Minutes: Please contact the township office for a copy of their meeting notes.
Permits and Ordiances: Please call 724-966-8980.

Zoning Officer: Ann Bargerstock — 724-966-8980

Zoning Board Members:
Edward Begovich, Chairman
Jerome Simkovic, Vice Chair
Greg Andrews
Clarence Brewer
Jason Lohr

Zoning Board Meetings: held on the 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. Township Building (on holidays, meetings will be held on the following Tuesday)

Rec. Board Members:
Ken Ganocy, Chairman
Dennis Osborne, Treasurer
Russel Clark
Ed Commons
Tara Kinsell
Chris Shaffer

Rec. Board Meetings: held on the 2nd Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. Township Building (on holidays, meetings will be held on the following Monday)

Duane Rush, Chairman
Jerry McCombs
Jeff Pratt
William Harr
David Reid

Planning Commissing Meetings: held on the 1st Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building (if a holiday, the meetings will be held on the following Monday)

Marcia Sonneborn 724-966-8558
  • Police:
      Cumberland Twp. Police Dept. — bryan Smith, Chief — 911 Emergency Calls
      724-966-8296 non-emergency or 724-966-5805
      100 Municipal Road, Carmichaels, PA 15320 (Website:

  • Fire Companies/Departments:
    • Crucible VFC — Phone: 724-592-5359
    • Carmichaels/Cumberland Twp. VFC — Phone: 724-966-5700
    • Nemacolin VFC — Phone: 724-966-7408
    • Rices Landing VFC — Phone: 724-592-5765

  • Ambulance Service:
    • 911 Dispatches from EMS-Southwest: (Carmichaels 724-966-2777 & Waynesburg 724-966-2777, Nemacolin VFC and Rice Landing VFC ambulance services.)

More about Cumberland Township:
  • Children living within Cumberland Township attend schools within the Carmichaels School District (Carmichaels Elementary and High School).

  • Voting Precinct: Cumberland Township has four places for voting, dependent upon place of residence, as follows:
    1. Cumberland 1 Precinct: Carmichaels VFD, 500 W. George Street, Carmichaels, PA 15320
      (VFD Phone: 724-966-5700) | Residents West of Rte. 88

    2. Cumberland 2 Precinct: Crucible VFD, 117 E. 1st Street, Crucible, PA 15325
      (VFD Phone: 724-592-5359) | Residents of Crucible

    3. Cumberland 3 Precinct: Nemacolin VFD, Roosevelt Boulevard, Nemacolin, PA 15351
      (VFD Phone: 724-966-7408) | Residents of Nemacolin

    4. Cumberland 4 Precinct: St. Hugh's Catholic Church, 408 Route 88, Carmichaels PA 15320 (Church Phone: 724-966-7270) | Residents East of Rte. 88
    For more information, contact the Greene County Elections Office at 724-852-5304.

  • Township Coordinance & Topography: Latitude: 39.8897 N, Longitude: 80.0164 W. The total number of acreage in Cumberland Township is 24,888.4. The dominant topography in the southeastern region in Greene County is very hilly with narrow hilltops and steep-sloped, narrow valleys; however Cumberland Township has one of the least amount of steep slopes; and is underlain with sandstone, shale, red beds, and limestones. Cumberland Township watershed falls within the Ohio River watershed, with the sub-watersheds from Muddy Creek, Southfork Ten Mile Creek, Pumpkin Run, and the Monongahela River. Floodplains can be found along Muddy Creek and its tributaries in Cumberland Township. The Geography of Cumberland Township according to the United States Census Bureau, has a total area of 100.8 km² (38.9 mi²), of it is land and 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it (1.77%) 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 Cumberland Township of Greene County, Pennsylvania.

  • Comprehensive Plan with Township 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 Article (10/28/2008). Also see the Greene County Comprehensive Plan prepared by the Department of Economic Development.
Notable Mentioned within Cumberland Township:
  • Historical Properties: William Crawford House (on National Register Listed Properties since 1992) located off Brown's Ferry Road and Stevenson's Lane.

  • Parks and Recreation Facilities:
    • Carmichaels Lions Club Park (Carmichaels) (1.94 acres) has 5 ball fields (2 lighted), dug outs, bleachers, pavilion, portable stage, concession stand, restroom, skateboard ramp;
    • Crucible Playground (Crucible) (0.5 acres) has a basketball court, horse shoe pit, ball field, playground equipment, paved play area;
    • Nemacolin Park (Nemacolin) (8.8 acres) -- a ball field, 2 basketball courts, volleyball court, tennis court, playground, pavilion, dug outs;
    • Rices Landing Athletic Club (Rices Landing)
    • Wana B Park on Ceylon Road in Carmichaels (30 acres) (home of the southeastern Greene swimming pool and day camp; playground, pavilions, and picnic areas), a walking trail (approximately 1 mile), 2 basketball courts, 3 ball fields, soccer field, 2 playgrounds, multi-purpose field with soccer goals, sand volleyball court, 2 tennis courts, 3 pavilions, concession stand, picnic tables, restrooms. To rent a pavillion(s) call Regina Huseman at 724-966-8033.
  • Flenniken Memorial Library (, 102 East George Street, Carmichaels, PA 15320
    Phone: 724-966-5263 / Fax: 724-966- 9511 (located within Carmichaels Borough).

  • Organizations & Recreation:
    • American Legion Cumberland Post No 400 ( - 205 E George Street);
    • Carmichaels Skyview Drive-In (click HERE for 2012 news article)
    • Carmichaels Public Golf Course (471 Harts Road) — an 18-hole course located along PA Route 88 in Cumberland Township. It is a semi-level course with gentle rolling hills with a bar and snack bar in its clubhouse. It also hosts golf outings;
    • Carmichaels Grange No 1389 (724-966-2727)
    • Jessop Boat Club (privately owned)

  • Churches: Churches in Cumberland Township: First Baptist Church of Carmichaels, St. Mary's Catholic Church, Rices Landing Church of Christ, Paisley Church of Christ, Greene Valley Church of God, First Christian Church of Carmichaels, St. Paul's Lutheran, First United Methodist Church of Carmichaels, Fairdale Free Methodist Church, Ministerium, Carmichaels Area-Greene Valley Presbyterian Church, New Providence Church, St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Our Lady of Consolation, Nemacolin, and others.

  • Cemeteries: Anderson Cemetery, Anderson Burial Ground "B" Cemetery, Armstrong Cemetery, Baptist Church (old) Cemetery, Blaker Graveyard, Colored Graveyard, Craft Cemetery, Emory Cemetery, Glades Cemetery, Goslin Cemetery, William Farm Burial Ground, Greene Academy Old Burial Ground, Gwyn Cemetery, Horner Cemetery, Hughes Cemetery, Inghram Cemetery, Laurel Point Cemetery, Mundell Cemetery & Heart Burial Ground, Murdock Cemetery, O'Neel Cemetery, Pollock Cemetery, Reeves Cemetery, Rich Cemetery, Seaton Cemetery, Sheppards Church Cemetery, Smith Family Burial Ground, St. George Cemetery, St. Mary's Cemetery, Swan Burial Ground

  • Streams, rivers, and creeks: Coal Run, Muddy Creek, Neel Run, Pegs Run.
Pennsylvania Local Government:
(Information Source: (Wikipedia, the Free Online Encyclopedia))
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. Cumberland Township is located within Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 6,564at the 2000 census.

Informative Links: (8/11/2016)

For general information, please contact the Information Services
at 724-852-5399 / Toll Free: 1-888-852-5399
Greene County Office Building, 93 E. High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370


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