Perry Township

General Character

Perry Township is located in the northern portion of the County and shares a common border with Westmoreland County. The Township is largely rural with a concentration of development along the Route 51 corridor. The development along the corridor is primarily residential clusters adjacent to Route 51. Commercial and light industrial uses are more prevalent along Route 51.


Unincorporated Settlements

  • There are five unincorporated settlements in the municipality:
    • Banning
    • Layton
    • Star Junction
    • Whitsett
    • Wickhaven

Key Attributes

  • Access to the Youghiogheny River
  • State Game Lands

Existing Built Area

  • 7% of Township land area
  • The Existing Built areas are located adjacent to the Route 51 corridor

Future Growth Areas

  • 3% of Township land area
  • Future growth will occur along the Route 51 corridor south of Perryopolis Borough

Rural Villages

  • 0.5% of Township land area
  • Banning
  • Layton

Recreation/Cultural Resource Conservation

  • 4% of Township land area
  • State Game Lands

Commercial Conservation

  • 1.5% of Township land area
  • Two sites in the north-central portion of the Township

Agricultural Conservation

  • 10% of Township land area
  • Located throughout the Township

Resource Preservation

  • 54% of Township land area

Land Reclamation

  • 7% of Township land area
  • Twenty sites throughout the Township

Rural Conservation

  • 13% of Township land area