North Union Township

General Character

North Union Township is centrally located within the County. Surrounding Uniontown to the north, the central portion of the Township is largely built out with a mixture of residential, commercial, institutional and light industrial uses. The northern and southern portions of the Township are rural in character and include a large State Game Lands in the south.


Unincorporated Settlements

  • There are seven significant unincorporated settlements in the municipality: 
    • Bute
    • Coolspring
    • Hopwood
    • Lemont Furnace
    • Morgan
    • Phillips
    • West Leisenring

Key Attributes

  • Central location within the County
  • Easy access to several important regional highways

Existing Built Area

  • 27% of Township land area
  • The Existing Built areas are concentrated in the central portion of the Township along the Route 119 and Route 51 corridors

Future Growth Areas

  • 4% of Township land area
  • Growth will occur throughout the Township and primarily along the Route 119 and Route 51 corridor at the proposed interchange with Route 43

Rural Villages

  • 1% of Township land area
  • Bute
  • Lemont Furnace
  • Morgan
  • West Leisenring

Recreation/Cultural Resource Conservation

  • 13% of Township land area
  • State Game Lands

Commercial Conservation

  • 4% of Township land area
  • Three areas located in the central portions of the Township

Agricultural Conservation

  • 5% of Township land area
  • Located primarily in the northern portion of the Township

Resource Preservation

  • 22% of Township land area

Land Reclamation

  • 3% of Township land area
  • Ten sites throughout the Township

Rural Conservation

  • 21% of Township land area