Upper Tyrone Township

General Character

Upper Tyrone Township is located in the north-central portion of the County approximately 14 miles north of Uniontown. Existing development in the Township is primarily concentrated in small towns radiating from Scottdale. These settlements contain a variety of uses including residential, neighborhood commercial and light industrial. Large tracts of commercially owned land occupy the majority of the western and central portions of the Township.


Unincorporated Settlements

  • There are six unincorporated settlements in the municipality: 
    • Dry Hill
    • Keifertown
    • Kingwood
    • McClure
    • Owensdale
    • Prittstown

Key Attributes

  • Access tot he Youghiogheny River

Existing Built Area

  • 16% of Township land area
  • The Existing Built areas are located in industrialized valleys in the central and northern portion of the Township

Future Growth Areas

  • 5% of Township land area
  • Growth will occur in the northern portion of the Township along the Route 119 corridor

Commercial Conservation

  • 29% of Township land area
  • Three large areas in the western portion of the Township

Agricultural Conservation

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

Resource Preservation

  • 6% of Township land area

Land Reclamation

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

Rural Conservation

  • 27% of Township land area