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Richhill Township
Municipality within Greene County, Pennsylvania


Public Request Contacts: Thomas A. Chess III, Chairman, Board of Supervisors
and Janice M. Campbell, Secretary


Richhill Township Municipal Building
109 Municipal Lane, Wind Ridge, Pennsylvania 15380
Phone: 724-428-4465 / Fax: 724-428-3216
Email: richhill@windstream.net
Monday—Friday

Richhill Township VFC: To Report a Fire call 911 / For Business Calls ONLY — 724-428-4242

Richhill Township was formed in 1792, 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. Richhill Township is in 18th Congressional District, the 46th Senatorial District, and the 50th Legislative District of Pennsylvania.


Richhill Township Officials: (Updated 1/24/2013)
SUPERVISORS:
Thomas A. Chess III, Chairman
Douglass Grim, Vice Chair
Richard King
TAX COLLECTOR:
Joyce Helphenstine
449 W. Roy Furman Hwy
Wind Ridge, PA 15380
724-428-4301
SECRETARY:
Janice M. Campbell — 724-428-3002
SOLICITOR:
J. William Hook
Waynesburg, PA 15370
724-627-6146
AUDITORS:
Phillip E. Campbell, Sr.
James A. Helpenstine
Charles Day
EMA COORDINATOR:
Norman Lewis — 724-428-4301
SEWAGE OFFICER:
Michael Petrus — 724-677-2741
Timothy Neil — 724-966-9295
CONSTABLE: Harry Collins
BUILDING INSPECTOR:
Building Inspector Underwriters
APPOINTED TAX COLLECTOR:
Keystone Collections Group
546 Wendel Rd, Irwin, PA 15462
724-978-0300 / Fax: 724-978-0339
Scheduled Meeting Dates: 1st Tuesday of each month at 5:00 p.m. at the Township Building
Board Meeting Minutes: Please contact the township office for a copy of their meeting notes.
Permits and Ordiances: Please contact the township office at 724-428-4465.
Click HERE for Richhill Township's "Unconventional Gas Well Fund Usage-2012" Report. For additional information, click here

More about Richhill Township:
  • Children living in Richhill Township: are within the West Greene School District and 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 for Richhill Township: is at the Richhill VFD, 120 Ferrell Avenue, Wind Ridge, PA 15380

  • Richhill Township Coordinance: Latitude: Latitude: 39.8925 : Longitude: -80.475 : Elevation: 940 ft. The geography of Richhill Township according to the United States Census Bureau, has a total area of 145.2 km˛ (56.1 mi˛), 145.0 km˛ (56.0 mi˛) of it is land and 0.2 km˛ (0.1 mi˛) of it (0.12%) 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 Richhill Township of Greene County, Pennsylvania.

  • Comprehensive Plan: please contact the township office for information on their comprehensive plan. Also see the Greene County Comprehensive Plan prepared by the Department of Economic Development.
Notable Mentioned within Richhill Township:
  1. Mines: CONSOL Energy employees a large number of Greene Countians at:
    • Enlow Fork Mine: is located in southwestern Pennsylvania, Enlow Fork Mine produces coal from the Pittsburgh 8 Seam using two longwall systems and six continuous mining machines. Coal is transported to the surface by conveyor belts and is processed in the Bailey Central Preparation Plant that can fully wash coal. Enlow Fork is one of the largest underground coal mines in the United States and, in 2006, produced 10.7 million tons of coal.
    • Bailey Mine: also located in southwestern Pennsylvania and produces coal from the Pittsburgh 8 Seam using two longwall systems and seven continuous mining machines. Coal is transported to the surface by conveyor belts. The coal is processed in the Bailey Central Preparation Plant that can fully wash coal. Among the largest underground coal mines in the United States, Bailey produced 10.2 million tons of coal in 2006.

  2. Parks & Recreation Facilities:
    • Jacktown Fairgrounds (25.7 acres) privately owned; Amphitheatre, show grounds, track, various pavilions, various barns; etc. Click here for the Jacktown Fair website.
    • Paul F. Lyon Campground (privately owned)
    • Richhill Community Park #1 — .3 acres and located in the middle of Wind Ridge (fenced in) and features a basketball court, pavilion, sand volleyball court, playground, port-a-johns. FMI contact the Richhill Township Office at 724-428-4465.
    • Richhill Community Park #2 — 8 acres located between Wind Ridge and Graysville, PA. Features 2 ball fields with dugouts, paved walking track, 2 pavilions, picnic tables, playground, port-a-johns. FMI contact the Richhill Township Office at 724-428-4465.
    • Ryerson Station State Park — located at 361 Bristoria Road in Wind Ridge, PA. This is a state park that features camping, hiking, boating, ice skating, hunting, fishing, swimming, pavilions, picnic tables. FMI call 1-888-PA-PARKS. Click here for Ryerson Station State Park website.
    • Windy Ridge Camp — is located on Nebo Ridge Road two miles north of the town of Wind Ridge in Richhill Township. The 309 acre site is owned by the Southminster Presbyterian Church and features miles of hiking trails, sports fields, a fishing pond, and an outdoor fire ring.
    • Dreamer Memorial Park — located along Majorsville Road in the northwest corner of Richhill Township, was donated to the County by the Dreamer family; the park occupies approximately ten acres of property, most of which is wooded. The park consists of a large stone monument, approximately 25 feet tall with an eagle on top, which pays tribute to four wars: Revolutionary War, Civil War, Spanish American War, and World War (I). Four small stone memorials recognize the Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Nurses. Also present is a small family (Dreamers) cemetery.

      Although in a very remote location, the park is a treasure and should be improved to attract more visitors. The walkway up to the monument should be improved and benches placed throughout the park. Another idea is to construct a kiosk that details the history of the Dreamer family, the Memorial, and the park itself.

  3. Municipal Programs and Associations: Richhill Township Parks & Recreation Asso.; Wind Ridge Little League Baseball; Wind Ridge Sportsman Club.

  4. Churches: Union Valley Church, Long Run Church, Nebo Church, Ryerson South Wheeling Baptist Church.

  5. Cemeteries: Richhill Memorial Park, Enon Cemetery, Leslie Cemetery, Zollars Cemetery, Jacksonville Cemetery, Lazear Cemetery, Schess Cemetery, Braddock Cemetery.

  6. Streams, rivers, and creeks: Robinson Fork, Fletcher Run, South Fork Dunkard Fork, Crabapple Creek, Chaney Run, Barneys Run, North Fork Dunkard Fork, Mudlick Fork, Boothe Run.

  7. Watershed(s):
    • unnamed tributaries to North Fork, in the Dunkard Fork Wheeling Creek Watershed. The Dunkard Fork Wheeling Creek Watershed is a 3rd order stream that has a drainage area of 76.2 square miles. North Fork Dunkard Fork and South Fork Dunkard Fork converge to form Dunkard Fork along the PA S.R. 21 near the town of Ryerson Station, PA. The stream then goes on to flow northeast into West Virginia, where it eventually empties into Wheeling Creek. The PADEP has classified Dunkard Fork as a warm water fishery (WWF) and classified North Fork and South Fork as trout stocked fishery (TSF).
    • unnamed tributary to Owens Run, Enlow Fork Watershed; protected Water Use is exceptional value and warm water fishery (WWF).
    • streams in Enlow Fork Wheeling Creek Watershed and its tributaries, with 73.1 square miles of drainage area. Protected Water Use is trout stocked fishery (TSF).
    • and South Fork (with 73.1 square miles of drainage area), Dunkard Fork of Wheeling Creek (and its tributaries with 28.0 square miles of drainage area).
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. Richhill Township is located within Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States; its population was 1,062 at the 2000 census.

Informative Links:

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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