Connellsville Township

General Character

Connellsville Township borders the City of Connellsville to the northeast. The Township has a varying character from built urban and suburban environments to rural and mature forests. The most highly developed portions of the Township lie adjacent to the City of Connellsville as development has grown from the City and into the Township.

Zoning & Comprehensive Plan

Connellsville Township maintains its own zoning and comprehensive plan. The information in this plan reflects the County's view of future land use only and has no bearing on the Township's Comprehensive plan. Please refer to a copy of the Connellsville Township comprehensive plan and future land use map for an accurate depiction of future land use in Connellsville Township.


Key Attributes

  • School District Complex
  • State Game Lands

Existing Built Area

  • 19% of Township land area
  • The Existing Built areas are located along the Route 119 corridor and adjacent to the City in the northern portion of the Township

Future Growth Areas

  • 3% of Township land area
  • Due to the influence of the State Enterprise Zones, Future Growth areas are likely to mushroom on lands adjacent to the Route 119 corridor

Recreation/Cultural Resource Conservation

  • 12% of Township land area
  • There are large areas of State Game Lands in the southern portion of the Township

Agricultural Conservation

  • 3% of Township land area

Resource Preservation

  • 40% of Township land area

Land Reclamation

  • 4% of Township land area
  • Seventeen sites throughout the Township

Rural Conservation

  • 19% of Township land area