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

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

Tuesday, January 1, 2020

MLK Jr's Birthday

Monday, January 20, 2020

Presidents Day

Monday, February 17, 2020

Good Friday

Friday, April 10, 2020

Easter Monday

Monday, April 13, 2020

Primary Election Day

Tuesday, May 28, 2020

Memorial Day

Monday, May 25, 2020

Independence Day

Thursday, July 4, 2020

Labor Day

Monday, September 7, 2020

Columbus Day

Monday, October 12, 2020

General Election Day

Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Veteran’s Day

Observed Monday, November 11, 2020

Thanksgiving Day

Thursday, Nov. 26 – Monday, Nov. 30, 2020

Christmas Eve / Christmas Day

Observed Thursday, December 24, 2020 and Friday, December 25, 2020

New Year’s Eve / New Year’s Day

Observed Thursday, December 31, 2020 and Friday, January 1, 2021

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