Wharton Township is located in the south Central portion of the County along the West Virginia border. The township is the largest by land area in Fayette County. The majority of the Township is rural with concentrations of development along the Route 40 corridor at Deer Lake, Farmington and Nemacolin Woodlands. The majority of uses in these areas are residential with highway commercial adjacent to Route 40.
Nemacolin Woodlands itself contains a variety of uses including residential and commercial. The vast majority of the western and southern portions of the Township are rural with concentrations of agricultural uses and State Forest lands.
Wharton 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 Township's Comprehensive plan. Please refer to a copy of the Wharton Township comprehensive plan and future land use map for an accurate depiction of future land use in Wharton Township.
Existing Built Area
Future Growth Areas
Recreation/Cultural Resource Conservation