Georges Township

General Character

Georges Township is located south of Uniontown approximately 5 miles. The Township has a predominantly rural character with the largest amount of development located along roadway corridors. The northern portion of the Township has a variety of small scattered settlements among a largely agrarian and coal dominated landscape. The southern portion of the Township is largely rural and contains several State Game Lands. 

The first leg of Route 43 was opened in the spring of 2000 and currently terminates in the Township. Activity from this new roadway will have an important impact on the Township.

Information

Unincorporated Settlements

  • There are nine unincorporated settlements in the municipality: 
    • Amend
    • Chadville
    • Collier
    • Haydentown
    • Newcomer
    • Oliphant Furnace
    • Shoaf
    • Smiley
    • York Run

Key Attributes

  • Two Route 43 interchanges

Existing Built Area

  • 6% of Township land area

Future Growth Areas

  • 6% of Township land area
  • Due to the influence of the State Enterprise Zones and the interchanges with Route 43, Future Growth will occur on available lands near these interchanges

Rural Villages

  • 1% of Township land area
  • Amend
  • Collier
  • Newcomer
  • Shoaf

Recreation/Cultural Resource Conservation

  • 11% of Township land area
  • Recreational uses include three State Game Lands

Commercial Conservation

  • 8.5% of Township land area
  • Seven areas located in the north and one in the southern portion of the Township

Agricultural Conservation

  • 5% of Township land area
  • Located throughout the eastern portion of the Township

Resource Preservation

  • 25% of Township land area

Land Reclamation

  • 13% of Township land area
  • 30 areas throughout the Township

Rural Conservation

  • 24.5% of Township land area