Municipality within Greene County, Pennsylvania
Public Request Contacts: Keith Golden, Chairman, Board of Supervisors and Bridget Kushner, Secretary
Greene Township, PO Box 100
243 Garards Ford Road, Garards Fort, PA 15334
Phone: 724-966-5765 / Fax: 724-966-9741
Email: email@example.com MondayFriday
Greene Township was settled in 1754, incorporated 1781, and organized in 1782. Greene Township was originally part of Washington County. When Greene County was formed in 1796, it included Cumberland, Franklin, Greene, Morgan, Richhill, and a small portion of Finley.
Greene Township is in 9th Congressional District, the 46th Senatorial District, and the 50th Legislative District of Pennsylvania.
Scheduled Meeting Dates: 6:00 pm on the first Monday at Municipal Building; if the first Monday falls on a holiday, it will be held at 6:00 pm on the second Monday.
Board Meeting Minutes: Please contact the township office for a copy of their meeting notes.
Permits and Ordiances: Please contact the township office at 724-966-5765.
More about Greene Township:
Children living in Greene Township attend schools within the Southeast Greene School District that include:
Bobtown Elementary School 724-839-7241
Mapletown High 724-943-3401
Mapletown Middle & High School 724-943-3401
Voting Precinct for Greene Township: Greene Township Municipal Building located at 243 Garards Fort Road, Garards Fort, PA 15334. For more information, contact the Greene County Elections Office at 724-852-5304..
Greene Township Coordinance: Latitude: 30º50'00"N and Longitude: -79º59'29"W. The Geography of Greene Township according to the United States Census Bureau, has a total area of 18.6 square miles (48.2 km˛), all land.
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 Greene 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 Release (10/28/2008).
Also see the Greene County Comprehensive Plan prepared by the Department of Economic Development.
Notable Mentioned within Greene Township:
Corbly Massacre Monument in Garards Fort Cemetery - a roadside marker east of Garard's Fort dedicated on May 23 1958. The site of frontier refuge in Revolutionary War and station of a small detachment of Virginia militia in 1777, when this area was claimed as part of the Monongalia County, Virginia. Near here, on May 12, 1782, the wife and three children of the noted Baptist minister, Rev .John Corbly, were killed while on their way to church; two of Corbly's other children were wounded in the same Indian attack bur survived.
John Corbly Farm (on National Register Listed Properties since 6/22/1979) No. L.R. 30129 over Whiteley Creek;
White Covered Bridge (on National Register Listed Properties since 6/22/1979) No. L.R. 30129, west of Garard's Fort. Click here for more on the White Covered Bridge.
John Corbly Church (was Goshen Church); Garards Fort Monument; Fort Garards Hotel;
Garards Fort Post Office smallest post office in Pennsylvania, it measures 10 feet by 18 feet and of white clapboard quaintness. The area where customers can congregate is only about 5 feet by 10 feet. Click here to read more.
White Covered Bridge;
Warrior Trail and Catawba Trail
Parks and Recreation:
Greene Township Community Hall (.6 acres) in Garards Fort, with a park has a basket ball court, playground equipment, park benches, and a soda machine.
Gamelands 223: located near Garards Fort in Greene Township, os a 7.223 acre wildlife, wetlands habitat, and hunting area. Residents can enjoy hiking and bird watching.
EMS-Southwest is a paid ambulance service that responds to medical emergencies in parts of Greene Township.
Greensboro, Carmichaels, and Bobtown/Dunkard VFD provides fire and rescue protection to an 89-sq mile area in and around Dunkard and Greene Townships.
Garards Fort Post Office, click here for article on the "Tiny Post Office"
Garards Ford Sportsman's Club
Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
Covered Bridge Association
Churches: John Corbly Baptist Church
Cemeteries: Garards Fort Cemetery, Murdock Cemetery, Myers (old) Cemetery, Quaker Meeting House Cemetery, Solitary Grave Cemetery, Tanner Cemetery
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Whiteley Creek, Little Whiteley Creek, Frosty Run, Minor Run.
Land Use: in Greene Township is dominated almost exclusively by Pennsylvania Clean & Green, large acre agricultural uses and tax exempt properties that are part of the Sate Game Lands. Scatterings of industrial uses can be found, most of which are on smaller lots and concentrated in the southeastern quarter of the township along Whitely Creek.
Pennsylvania Local Government:
(Information Source: wikipedia.org (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. Greene Township is located within Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 445 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.dep.pa.gov)
USEPA FIPS Code for Pennsylvania = 42, Greene County = 059 (42059).
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 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.
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.