Dunbar Township

General Character

Dunbar Township is a predominantly rural municipality that is bisected by development along the Route 119 corridor. The concentration of development in the central portion of the Municipality consists of a variety of uses including residential, commercial, highway commercial and light industrial uses. The southern portions of the Township are comprised of state Game Lands and State Forest.


Unincorporated Settlements

  • There are eight unincorporated settlements in the municipality: 
    • Ferguson
    • Furnace Hill
    • Leisenring
    • Little Summit
    • Pechin
    • Sitka
    • Monarch

Key Attributes

  • Connellsville Airport
  • State Forest lands
  • State Game Lands

Existing Built Area

  • 10% of Township land area
  • The Existing Built areas are located adjacent to the Route 119 corridor

Future Growth Areas

  • 9% 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

Rural Villages

  • 0.20% of Township land area
  • Monarch

Recreation/Cultural Resource Conservation

  • 30% of Township land area
  • Lands including State Game Lands and State Forest

Commercial Conservation

  • 0.30% of Township land area

Agricultural Conservation

  • 6.5% of Township land area
  • Located throughout the northeastern portion of the Township

Resource Preservation

  • 27% of Township land area

Land Reclamation

  • 6% of Township land area
  • 32 sites throughout the Township

Rural Conservation

  • 11% of Township land area