Washington Township

General Character

Washington Township is located in the northwestern portion of the County along the Monongahela River. The Township has a variety of uses within the existing built area that spreads from Belle Vernon and is located along Route 201 and Route 906. Residential uses occupy the majority of the existing built areas in conjunction with neighborhood commercial, commercial and light industrial uses. The eastern portions of the Township are rural in character with large areas of agricultural uses.

Zoning & Comprehensive Plan

Washington Township maintains its own zoning and comprehensive plan. The information in this plan reflects the County's view of future land use only and has no bearing on the Townships Comprehensive plan. Please refer to a copy of the Washington Township comprehensive plan and future land use map for an accurate depiction of future land use in Washington Township.


Unincorporated Settlements

  • There are six unincorporated settlements in the municipality: 
    • Arnold City
    • Brownstown
    • Fairhope
    • Gillespie
    • Lynnwood

Key Attributes

  • Access to the Monongahela River

Existing Built Area

  • 15% of Township land area
  • The Existing Built areas are located in the northwestern portion of the Township, radiating from Belle Vernon and located along Route 201 and 906

Future Growth Areas

  • Growth will occur throughout the Township in isolated pockets and within the existing built areas

Rural Villages

  • 1% of Township land area
  • Gillespie

Agricultural Conservation

  • 28% of Township land area
  • Located throughout the Township

Resource Preservation

  • 38% of Township land area

Land Reclamation

  • 1% of Township land area
  • Seven sites throughout the Township

Rural Conservation

  • 17% of Township land area