Franklin Township

General Character

Franklin Township is located approximately 8 miles north of the City of Uniontown along the Route 51 corridor. The Township has a predominantly rural character with several pockets of residential settlements. The Route 51 corridor contains the largest amount of developed area including residential, highway commercial and light industrial uses.

Information

Unincorporated Settlements

  • There are three significant unincorporated settlements in the municipality, Juniata, Bitner, Smock, Flatwoods and Laurel Hill

Key Attributes

  • Swiss Heights Recreation Area

Existing Built Area

  • 1% of Township land area
  • The Existing Built areas are spread along the Route 51 corridor as is traverses the Township from north to south

Future Growth Areas

  • Growth within the Township will be on a small scale and occur along the Route 51 corridor or sporadically throughout the Township

Rural Villages

  • 1% of Township land area
  • Bitner
  • Juniata
  • Smock

Commercial Conservation

  • 0.4% of Township land area
  • Four areas located in the eastern portion of the Township

Agricultural Conservation

  • 14% of Township land area
  • Located throughout the eastern portion of the Township

Resource Preservation

  • 41% of Township land area

Land Reclamation

  • 10% of Township land area
  • Seventeen sites throughout the Township

Rural Conservation

  • 32.6% of Township land area