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.
We're proud to announce that Perry Township has been the first to take advantage of our county website hosting service.
Jefferson Fire Department:
To Report a Fire 911
For Business Calls Only 724-883-3901
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS: (List updated 1/24/2013)
Meeting Date: 1st Thursday at 4:00 p.m. Township Building
Richard L. Tekavec, Chairman Mickey Dikun, Vice Chairman Michael Devecka
Kimberly Cottle 724-883-2168
David F. Pollock, Esquire 54 S. Washington St Waynesburg, PA 15370 724-627-6156
Timothy Cottle Barry Kern Timothy Faddos
Donna Brown 724-883-3216
Timothy Neil 724-966-9295
Board Meeting Minutes: Please contact the township office for a copy of their meeting notes.
Permits and Ordiances: Please contact the township office at 724-883-4900.
Click HERE for Gray Township's "Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage-2012" Report.
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MORE ABOUT JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP:
Jefferson Township was formed in 1799. Boroughs and villages within Jefferson Township area map include: Braden Plan, Clarksville, Dry Tavern, Jefferson, Pitt Gas, Rices Landing.
Children living in Jefferson Township attend schools within the Jefferson-Morgan School District, which includes:
Jefferson Morgan Elementary School (724-883-2310)
Jefferson Morgan Jr-Sr High School (724-883-2310)
Greene County Career & Technology Center (724-627-3106)
Jefferson Township Voting Precincts:
Jefferson 1: (Jefferson residents) Jefferson Volunteer Fire Department Building located at 1483 Jefferson Road, Jefferson, PA 15344 (VFD Phone: 724-883-3901).
Jefferson 2: (Pitt Gas, Clarksville residents) Clarksville First Baptist Church, 171 First Street, Clarksville (Pitt Gas), PA 15322 (Church Phone: 724-377-2176)
Jefferson 3: (Dry Tavern area residents) Jefferson Township Supervisors Building, 173 Goslin Road, Jefferson (Rices Landing), PA 15357 (Building Phone: 724-883-4900)
Jefferson 4: (Braden Plan/Clarksville residents) White's Garage (Harold White residence), 64 Pine Street, Clarksville, PA 15322
For more information, contact the Greene County Elections Office at 724-852-5304. Jefferson Township Coordinance: Latitude: 39.87472, Longitude: -80.09167, Elevation: xxx feet.
The geography of Jefferson Township, according to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 56.4 km˛ (21.8 mi˛). 56.0 km˛ (21.6 mi˛) of it is land and 0.3 km˛ (0.1 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.55% water. Jefferson Morgan Regional Council of Governments (JMCOG): was created in 2004 and includes Jefferson Township, Morgan Township, Clarksville Borough, Jefferson Borough and Rices Landing Borough. The council was created to allow the municipalities to purchase equipment and materials at a lower cost as well as pull their resources in times of need.
Click here for the Jefferson Township JMRCOG information (JMRCOG address: P.O. Box 3 Mather, PA 15346 / Phone: 724-883-2150 / Fax: 724-883-3044 and/or Email: email@example.com).
Effective August 12, 2008, the Jefferson Morgan Regional Council of Governments enacted a new Multi-Municipal zoning ordinance. The ordinance covers Jefferson Township, Jefferson Borough, Morgan Township, and Clarksville Borough. Rices Landing Borough has its own ordinance.
Click here for the Jefferson Morgan Multi-Municipal Zoning Ordiance document.
The JMRCOG meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 11:00 a.m., at the Morgan Township Municipal Office Building located at 1019 Third Street Extension, Mather, PA 15346.
Also see the Greene County Comprehensive Plan prepared by the Department of Economic Development. 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 Jefferson Township of Greene County, Pennsylvania.
NOTABLE MENTIONED WITHIN JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP:Historical Places:
John Rex Farm (National Register of Historic Places in the Nation's official list of cultural resources worthy of preservation.
The Thomas Hughes House located on Hatfield Street in Jefferson Township. It is a two-story stone structure built in 1814 by Thomas Hughes, who founded Jefferson. The structure is unique because it is one of only a few structures north of the Mason Dixon Line that was built entirely by slaves. Hughes freed the slaves prior to the Civil War. The building has been renovated and now houses a library operated by the Greene County Library System. This historical two-story structure is now a library operated by the Greene County Library System; and owned by the PA Historical & Museum Commission.
Quasi-Public Park: Jefferson Township Community Park located on Hatfield Street in Jefferson. The park is 7.38 acres with 2 ball fields, 2 pavilions, basketball court, playground equipment, bleachers, 2 dug outs, and a restroom.
The park board members are: Edward Basinger, John CLayton Walters, Thomas Huffman, Nelda Kern and Lisa Jellots.
Organizations & Recreation:
Jefferson Township Community Park located on Hatfield Street in Jefferson, PA; the park is 7.38 acres and has 2 ball fields, 2 pavilions, a basketball court, playground, and restrooms. Park Board Members are Edward Basinger, John Walters, Thomas Huffman, Nelda Kern and Lisa Jellots.
Community Action Senior Center in Jefferson (approximate attendance: 46) with a site counselor, transportation provided for medical, shopping as well as to and from the senior center. Transportation must be scheduled 24-hours in advance.
Jefferson VFC - Firehouse RV Campground Phone: 724-883-3901;
Greenwood Marina and campground (privately owned)
Sunset Marina (privately owned)
Churches: Jefferson Baptist Church, Jefferson United Methodist Church, Jefferson-Morgan Area Ministerium, Jefferson Church of the Nazarene, John Corbley Memorial Baptist Church, Little Zion Baptist Church, Muddy Creek Church.
Funeral Home: Behm Funeral Home at 1477 Jefferson Road (Route 188), Jefferson, PA 15344 (Phone: 724-883-2506)
Cemeteries: Baptist Cemetery, Burgan Cemetery, Burson Cemetery, Court House Cemetery, Cree Cemetery, Cumberland Cemetery, Estle Cemetery, Hoge Cemetery, Horn Cemetery, Hufty Cemetery, Hughes Cemetery, Indian Cemetery, Jefferson Cemetery, Jefferson Index Cemetery, Jefferson Presbyterian Cemetery, Kinkade Cemetery, Leonard Cemetery, Love Cemetery, McClain Cemetery, Methodist Cemetery, Millikin Cemetery, Muddy Creek Cemetery, Pollock Cemetery, Reynolds Cemetery, Rices Landing Cemetery, Riggle Cemetery, Rush Cemetery, Scott Cemetery, Charles Scott Farm Burial Ground, Smith Cemetery, Waychoff Cemetery, Vanmatre Cemetery, Vandruff Cemetery, Villars Grave Yard
Local Businesses: Behm Funeral Home 724-883-2506; Jefferson Florist 724-883-3844; Jefferson Chiropractic 724-883-3733; Jefferson Market 724-883-2154; Southwestern PA Water Authority.
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Ruff Creek Stream
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. Jefferson Township is located within Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was was 2,528 at the 2000 census.
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.