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

Good Friday

Friday -April 15, 2022

Easter Monday

Monday -April 18, 2022

Primary Election Day

Tuesday-May 17, 2022

Memorial Day

Monday -May 30, 2022

Independence Day

Monday -July 4, 2022

Labor Day

Monday -September 5, 2022

Columbus DAy

Monday -October 10, 2022

General election day

Tuesday -November 8, 2022

Veteran’s Day

Friday, November 11, 2022

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday - November 24, 2022, Friday -November 25, 2022, and Monday -November 28, 2022

Christmas Eve / Christmas Day

Friday, - December 23, 2022, Saturday, -December 24, 2022, Monday, December 26, 2022

New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day

Friday, December 30, 2022 and Saturday -January 1, 2023 Floating Holiday

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