Menallen Township

General Character

Menallen Township is located in the central portion of the County adjacent to North and South Union Townships. The Township is crossed by the Route 40 corridor, which contains the largest amount of development in the Township. Remnants of the coal industry can be seen throughout the landscape of the Township in extant structures, coal dumps and in various patch towns.


Unincorporated Settlements

  • There are six significant unincorporated settlements in the municipality: 
    • Buffington
    • Keisterville
    • New Salem
    • Newboro
    • Searights
    • Smock

Key Attributes

  • Influence of Route 43 and associated interchange
  • State Enterprise Zone
  • Various parks and open spaces

Existing Built Area

  • 7% of Township land area
  • The Existing Built areas are located along the Route 40 corridor in the southwestern portion of the Township and as fringe development from Uniontown

Future Growth Areas

  • 8% of Township land area
  • Due to the influence of the Enterprise Zone, Route 43, close proximity to Uniontown and the Route 119 by-pass, growth will occur in the Township along the Route 40 and Route 21 corridors

Rural Villages

  • 1% of Township land area
  • Keisterville
  • Searights
  • Smock

Recreation/Cultural Resource Conservation

  • 5% of Township land area
  • Including and Golf Courses and parks

Agricultural Conservation

  • 9% of Township land area
  • Located throughout the Township

Resource Preservation

  • 30% of Township land area

Land Reclamation

  • 8% of Township land area
  • Twenty sites throughout the Township

Rural Conservation

  • 32% of Township land area