West Penn Township
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Planning Commission Meeting
Forms and Ordinances
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Find contact information for the emergency services like the West Penn Fire Company.
Learn about our local parks and trails so you can go enjoy the great outdoors in our beautiful township.
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
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