Luzerne Township

General Character

Luzerne Township is located in the northwestern portion of Fayette County along the Monongahela River. The Township has a predominantly rural character with many small patch towns as the main residential areas. The remnants of the coal industry can be seen throughout the Township and in the patch towns. Development is also located along the Monongahela River and in Hiller, a suburban extension of the City of Brownsville.

Information

Unincorporated Settlements

  • There are seven unincorporated settlements in the municipality: 
    • Allison
    • Dutch Hill
    • Isabella
    • LaBelle
    • Penncraft
    • Thompson Number 2
    • Tower Hill Number 2

Key Attributes

  • Location of new State Prison

Existing Built Area

  • 10% of Township land area
  • The Existing Built areas are located in three areas adjacent to the Monongahela River, the City of Brownsville and adjacent to Redstone Township

Future Growth Areas

  • 7% of Township land area
  • Growth will occur in the central portion of the Township and in the west at the site of the new State Prison

Rural Villages

  • 1.5% of Township land area
  • Allison
  • Isabella

Recreation/Cultural Resource Conservation

  • 2% of Township land area
  • Municipal Park

Commercial Conservation

  • 1% of Township land area
  • One area along the Monongahela River and one along Dunlap Creek

Agricultural Conservation

  • 10% of Township land area
  • Located throughout the Township

Resource Preservation

  • 28% of Township land area

Land Reclamation

  • 16% of Township land area
  • Twenty sites throughout the Township

Rural Conservation

  • 23% of Township land area