Welcome To

West Penn Township




Latest News

Stay up to date with all the latest things, from meetings to special events, happening in West Penn Township.

Forms and Ordinances

View and download city forms and ordinances straight from our website for all your official needs.

Emergency Services

Find contact information for the emergency services like the West Penn Fire Company.

Outdoor Recreation

Learn about our local parks and trails so you can go enjoy the great outdoors in our beautiful township.

Holiday Closures

Holidays are a special time of year. Find out when we’re closed so we can spend time with our families.

We are closed on The Following Holidays

New Year's Day

Monday -January 2, 2023

Good Friday

Friday -April 7, 2023

Easter Monday

Monday -April 10, 2023

Primary Election Day

Tuesday -May 16, 2023

Memorial Day

Monday -May 29, 2023

Independence Day

Tuesday -July 4, 2023

Labor Day

Monday -September 4, 2023

Columbus DAy

Monday -October 9, 2023

General election day

Tuesday -November 7, 2023

Veteran’s Day (Saturday)

Friday, November 10, 2023

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday - November 23, 2023, Friday -November 24, 2023, and Monday -November 27, 2023

Christmas Eve (Sunday) / Christmas Day

Friday, - December 22, 2023 and Monday, December 25, 2023

New Year’s Eve (Sunday) / New Year’s Day

Friday, December 29, 2023 and Monday -January 1, 2024

History of

West Penn


History of West Penn Township

The early settlers of West Penn Township came from south of the Blue Mountain and were primarily of German origin. These settlers found evidence of Indian villages, mounds and burial grounds. Skirmishes with the Indians in the Township were not uncommon. Fort Franklin was built in 1756 near Snyders as part of a series of forts along the Blue Mountains to help maintain the safety and welfare of the first settlers. Among the first settlers in the 1760’s were Steigerwalt, Gilbert, and Ohl, who settled in the Lizard Creek area. Learn More