Henry Clay Township

General Character

Henry Clay Township is in the southeastern most corner of the Township. The Township is largely rural in character with a large State Game Land, the Ohiopyle State Park and the Youghiogheny Reservoir offering both open space preservation and recreation area. Development is primarily located in the Route 40 and Route 281 corridor.

Zoning & Comprehensive Plan

Henry Clay 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 Henry Clay Township comprehensive plan and future land use map for an accurate depiction of future land use in Henry Clay Township.


Key Attributes

  • Ohiopyle State Park
  • State Game Lands
  • Youghiogheny Reservoir

Existing Built Area

  • 5% of Township land area
  • The Existing Built areas are located along the Route 40 corridor in the central portion of the Township

Future Growth Areas

  • Growth will continue to occur within and near the developed portions of the Township

Recreation/Cultural Resource Conservation

  • 11% of Township land area
  • One State Game Land and the Ohiopyle State Park enter the Township

Agricultural Conservation

  • 5% of Township land area
  • Primarily located in the southern portion of the Township

Resource Preservation

  • 58% of Township land area

Land Reclamation

  • 0.08% of Township land area
  • One area in the northern portion of the Township

Rural Conservation

  • 21% of Township land area