Redstone Township

General Character

Redstone Township is located in the west-central portion of the County, south of the City of Brownsville. The bulk of development is located in small towns along Route 40 and in the Dunlop Creek valley. Many of these settlements are former coal towns and the impact of that industry is evident in the landscape of the Township. The central and northern portion of the Township is agrarian in character with much of these areas considered prime agricultural lands.


Unincorporated Settlements

  • There are seven significant unincorporated settlements in the municipality: 
    • Allison
    • Cardale
    • Chestnut Ridge
    • Fairbank
    • Filbert
    • Merrittstown
    • Republic
    • Tower Hill Number 1
    • Rowes Run

Key Attributes

  • Bisected by the historic Route 40
  • Many small towns offer a variety of residential uses

Existing Built Area

  • 17% of Township land area
  • The Existing Built areas are located along the Route 40 corridor and in the Dunlop Creek valley

Future Growth Areas

  • 4% of Township land area
  • Growth will occur in the northern portion of the Township south of the City of Brownsville along the Route 40 corridor

Rural Villages

  • 2% of Township land area
  • Allison
  • Chestnut Ridge
  • Rowes Run
  • Thompson Number 1

Commercial Conservation

  • 1% of Township land area

Agricultural Conservation

  • 7% of Township land area
  • Located in the western portion of the Township

Resource Preservation

  • 40% of Township land area

Land Reclamation

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

Rural Conservation

  • 26% of Township land area