Upper Tyrone Township

General Character

Upper Tyrone Township is located in the north-central portion of the County approximately 14 miles north of Uniontown. Existing development in the Township is primarily concentrated in small towns radiating from Scottdale. These settlements contain a variety of uses including residential, neighborhood commercial and light industrial. Large tracts of commercially owned land occupy the majority of the western and central portions of the Township.

Information

Unincorporated Settlements

  • There are six unincorporated settlements in the municipality: 
    • Dry Hill
    • Keifertown
    • Kingwood
    • McClure
    • Owensdale
    • Prittstown

Key Attributes

  • Access tot he Youghiogheny River

Existing Built Area

  • 16% of Township land area
  • The Existing Built areas are located in industrialized valleys in the central and northern portion of the Township

Future Growth Areas

  • 5% of Township land area
  • Growth will occur in the northern portion of the Township along the Route 119 corridor

Commercial Conservation

  • 29% of Township land area
  • Three large areas in the western portion of the Township

Agricultural Conservation

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

Resource Preservation

  • 6% of Township land area

Land Reclamation

  • 7% of Township land area
  • Sixteen sites throughout the Township

Rural Conservation

  • 27% of Township land area