Springhill Township

General Character

Springhill Township is located in the southwestern most portion of Fayette County along the Monongahela River. The Township shares borders with the State of West Virginia and Greene County. The Township has a predominantly rural character with several small towns as the main residential areas. The Route 857 and Route 119 corridors also contain a variety of uses including commercial, neighborhood commercial and residential. 

The township is situated such that it can take advantage, from a recreation viewpoint, of the Cheat and Monongahela rivers in the western portion of the Township and Chestnut Ridge in the eastern portions.

Information

Unincorporated Settlements

  • There are six unincorporated settlements in the municipality: 
    • Crystal
    • Gans
    • Lake Lynn
    • Nilan
    • Outcrop
    • Friendship Heights

Key Attributes

  • Cheat River
  • Friendship Hill National Historic Site
  • Monongahele River

Existing Built Area

  • 4% of Township land area
  • The Existing Built areas are located in pockets along the Route 857 and Route 119 corridors

Future Growth Areas

  • Growth will occur on available lands throughout the Township and primarily within the Rural Village areas

Rural Villages

  • 1% of Township land area
  • Crystal
  • Friendship Heights
  • Gans
  • Lake Lynn
  • Nilan

Recreation/Cultural Resource Conservation

  • 4% of Township land area
  • Friendship Hill National Historic Site

Commercial Conservation

  • 16% of Township land area

Agricultural Conservation

  • 12% of Township land area
  • Located throughout the central portions of the Township

Resource Preservation

  • 28% of Township land area

Land Reclamation

  • 15%of Township land area
  • Eighteen sites throughout the Township

Rural Conservation

  • 20% of Township land area