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Perry Township incorporated in 1841-42. It is the location of the western most point surveyed as part of the Mason & Dixon Line in 1767. In the early 1800's Perry Twp. was part of the Western frontier and immigrant families carved farms out of the forested hills. In the late 1800's oil and gas was discovered here, brining considerable prosperity to many of the Townships residents.
Perry Township is in 18th Congressional District, the 46th Senatorial District, and the 50th Legislative District of Pennsylvania.
Perry Township Officials: (Updated 01/11/2017)
SUPERVISORS: Ronald Howard, Chairman Frank J. Bastile, Vice Chairman Mickey Lemley, Supervisor
TAX COLLECTOR: Christine Jarrell 181 Big Shannon Rd Mt. Morris, PA 15349 724-324-5592
SECRETARY-TREASURER: Lila Ayersman
SOLICITOR: Kimberly Pratt, Esq.
AUDITORS: Lewis Fox, Warren Bower, Francis Minor
EMA COORDINATOR: Sharon Bennett
SEWAGE OFFICER: Tim Neil 724-966-9295
CONSTABLE: John Weaver 724-324-9260
ENGINEER: Widmer Engineering, Inc. 225 W Crawford Ave, Connellsville, PA 724-626-1909
APPOINTED TAX COLLECTOR: Keystone Collections Group 546 Wendel Rd, Irwin, PA 15462 724-978-0300 / Fax: 724-978-0339
Scheduled Public Meeting Dates: 3:00 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month, except for March, July, and November, when supervisors meet at 6:00 pm. on the second Tuesday; meetings are held at the township Municipal Building
For additional information, please contact the township office at 724-883-2015.
More about Perry Township:
Perry Township is located along the West Virginia border of Greene County, PA. The township covers 19,400 acres of land. The Township is home to 1,720 people living in 620 households. The major town located in the township is the village of Mt. Morris in eastern Perry Township. Mt. Morris is situated just North of Morgantown, WV at exit 1 on Interstate 79, a major north-south artery in the eastern USA.
Aside from the village of Mt. Morris, the township consists mostly of rolling hills covered by forests and pasture. The combination its peaceful, rural beauty with its convenient location makes Perry Township an excellent place to live and/or locate a business.
Click HERE for more information on living in Perry Township.
Children living in Perry Township attend schools within the Central Greene School District, which includes:
Margaret Bell Miller Middle School (724-852-2722) Guidance Office (724-9852-2055)
Waynesburg Central Elementary (724-627-3081)
Waynesburg Central High (724-852-1050)
Greene County Career & Technology Center (724-627-3106)
Mt. Morris Reading Center: has a wide-range of books that are available to the public; and is located in the Mt. Morris Community Center in back of the Senior Center.
Voting Precinct for Perry Township residents: vote at the Mt. Morris Senior Citizens' Center, 303 Mt. Morris Road, Mount Morris, PA 15349.
Perry Township Geography: The geography of Perry Township according to the United States Census Bureau, has a total area of 78.5 km˛ (30.3 mi˛), 78.4 km˛ (30.3 mi˛) of it is land and 0.03% is water.
Perry Township Coordinance: Latitude: 39º44'57"N, Longitude: -80º07'32"W.
Deed Transfers: A deed is the document that transfers ownership of real estate. It contains the names of the old and new owners and a legal description of the property, and is signed by the person transferring the property. Property Deeds for Greene County are recorded in our Office of Register and Recorder, located in the Greene County Courthouse, Room 100, 10 East High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 (Phone: 724-852-5283). For more information, go to: Recorder of Deeds.
Click HERE for deed transfers recorded within Perry Township of Greene County, Pennsylvania.
Township News: Click HERE for the latest news and happenings in Perry Township.
Comprehensive Plan with Township Demographics: Almost two years after beginning the process, eight municipalities in southeastern Greene County held a final public meeting Monday, October 27, 2008 on a draft of their multi-municipal comprehensive plan.
Municipalities participating in the effort included Carmichaels and Greensboro Boroughs and Cumberland, Dunkard, Greene, Monongahela, Perry and Wayne Townships. The November 3, 2008 the final draft plan was ready for the 45-day comment period (to end on December 19, 2008);
click HERE to view the Southeastern Greene County Cooperative Communities Comprehensive Plan.
For more information, read the Press Release. Also see the Greene County Comprehensive Plan prepared by the Department of Economic Development.
Notable Mentioned within Perry Township:
Pennsylvania I-79N Welcome Center: located on I-79N, 5 miles north of Pennsylvania/West Virginia border. Serves traveling customers entering PA from WV, providing personalized travel counseling. (Hours: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Restrooms and vending machines open 24-hours a day, year round. Click image for more information
Business: Meadow Ridge Business Park in Perry Township, is a 108-acre park located adjacent to I-79 developed as a Pennsylvania Keystone Opportunity Zone.
Post Office: 100 Main Street, Mount Morris, PA 15349 (Phone: 724-324-2037)
Mt. Morris Cornerstone Health Care Center: Locust Street extension, just off the Mt. Morris Exit of Interstate 79 (convenient to people in southern Greene County as well as northern West Virginia). The 12,000-sq-foot facility (scheduled to open late August 2011) will offer primary care services, basic lab services such as urinalysis and blood work, as well as dental clinic. The new state-of-the-art community health center is operated by Cornerstone Care and Primary Care Cneter of Mt. Morris.
Community Center: the former Mt. Morris public school located on Main St. in the center of Mt. Morris. Housed in the front of the building is the Mt. Morris Senior Citizen's Center.
First Federal Savings & Loan, Mt. Morris Branch, PA: located at 101 Locust Avenue Ext., Mt. Morris (just office I-79), PA (724-324-2700)
Mt. Morris Post Office: located at 100 Main Street, Mount Morris, PA 15349 (724-324-2037)
Cumberland Mine: is located approximately 12 miles south of Waynesburg in Perry, Whiteley, and Wayne Townships and has been in operation since 1977. All of the coal at the mine is processed through a preparation plant before being loaded onto railroad for transportation to the Monongahela River dock site. At the dock site, coal is loaded into barges for transportation to river-served utilities or to other docks for subsequent rail shipment to non-river-served utilities. The mine can also ship a portion of its production via truck. Cumberland shipped 7.0 million tons of coal in 2005. As of December 31, 2005, Cumberland had an assigned reserve base of 102.3 million tons.
Mepco / Dana Mine: is located off I-79, in Perry Township, Mt. Morris, PA. Bituminous coalfields are mined and loaded onto train cars and taken to the Mon River. At the dock site, coal is loaded into barges for transportation to river-served utilities or to other docks for subsequent rail shipment to non-river-served utilities. The mine can also ship a portion of its production via truck. Cumberland shipped 7.0 million tons of coal in 2005. As of December 31, 2005, Cumberland had an assigned reserve base of 102.3 million tons.
American Legion Post 992 Open 7 days a week. PO Box 287, Mt. Morris, PA 15349
Mt. Morris Lions Club Meets every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the Mt. Morris Senior Center
Mt. Morris Senior Center open Monday-Friday and housed in the former Mt. Morris public school building located on Main Street in the center of Mt. Morris.
Parks and Recreational Facilities:
Perry Township Community Park located at the township building, 799 Big Shannon Run Road in Mt. Morris, PA (park at rear of Community Center) features a new pavilion and a ball park, a basketball court, a tennis court, playground and picnic tables. For more information, contact the Perry Township Office at 724-324-2861.
Boy Scout Camp
Mt. Morris RV Park
Mason-Dixon Historical Park which straddles the PA / WV line with portions in Perry Twp. and the other portion in Monongalia County, PA.
The PA portion of the park is mostly wooded and hosts several hiking trails, log cabin, playground, trailer connections (Small camper hookup sites are available at park (Cost: $12.00 per day plus tax). Electric is available and flush toilets are also available April through mid-October. No shower facilities). Also, the western most marker on the Mason-Dixon line.
The main park headquarters, located on the WV side contains several meeting houses, amphitheater, playground, pavilions and a boat launching ramp on Dunkard Creek.
Also located in Perry Township is the Township sports field on Hobbs Run Road.
Mason-Dixon Park located on Buckeye Road
Churches in Perry Township:
Mount Morris Gospel Tabernacle, 100 Wades Run Road, Mount Morris, PA 15349,(724) 324-2454. Read about the history of: Mt. Morris Gospel Tabernacle of the Assemblies of Godcompiled by Amy E. Anderson, Dec. 1992; updated by Joyce Anderson and Philip Long, Apr., 1998.
Cemeteries: Lemley Cemetery, Cedar Grove Cemetery, Troy Cemetery, Headley Cemetery.
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Fox Run, Shannon Run, Calvin Run, Watkins Run, Hobbs Run.
Pennsylvania Local Government:
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Local government in Pennsylvania is a mosaic of 5,334 individual units. All were established by the State or provincial government and operate under laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Each unit is distinct and independent of other local units, although they may overlap geographically and may act together to serve the public.
Perry Township is located within Greene County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,720 at the 2000 census.
Watersheds: Ohio Basin, Monongahela Subbasin (Source: www.dep.state.pa.us).
A watershed is an area of land that drains into a lake or river. As rainwater and melting snow run downhill, they carry sediment and other materials into our streams, lakes, wetlands and groundwater (Source www.dep.pa.gov)
USEPA FIPS Code for Pennsylvania = 42, Greene County = 059 (42059).
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) Codes for states, counties, and named populated places; are a standardized set of numeric or alphabetic codes issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to ensure uniform identification of geographic entities through all federal government agencies. The entities covered include: states and statistically equivalent entities, counties and statistically equivalent entities, named populated and related location entities (such as, places and county subdivisions), and American Indian and Alaska Native areas.
To search for cemeteries, villages and other features within Greene County, visit the USGS Geographical Names Information System (GNIS) to determine what 7.5' topographic map(s) depict specific geographic features.