Welcome To

West Penn Township

Latest

News

Latest News

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

Planning

Commission

Meeting

Planning Commission Meeting

All

Meeting

Agendas

All Meeting Agendas

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

Veteran’s Day

Thursday, November 11, 2021

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, November 25, 2021 - Monday, November 29, 2021

Christmas Eve / Christmas Day

Friday, December 24, 2021 - Monday, December 27, 2021

New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day

Friday, December 31, 2021 and Friday, January 1, 2022

History of

West Penn

Township

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