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Neighborhood Organizations

This section provides basic information about many government, service and historical organizations associated with Charlestown and the surrounding community. Some organizations for which information is provided have their own mailing lists and newsletters. If you are not already a member of any of these organizations, use the information provided here to contact those of interest about membership and getting on their mailing lists. See also: Neighborhood Links for a list of broader area links.


Government and Civic Organizations
Charlestown Hunt
This is the official website for the Charlestown Hunt Community Association, a community of 335 homes consisting of both single and town homes overlooking the beautiful hills and valleys of Charlestown Township.

Township Government (Official Site)
Our township is managed by a combination of elected and appointed officials.




Historic and Preservation
Charlestown Historical Society (CHS)
Rapp House CHS was started in 1973 as a non-profit, non-political organization whose aim was and is to provide future generations with a small "window on the past" - showing through artifacts and records what life was like in this quiet farming community in the 19th Century.

The French and Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust, Inc.
Founded in 1967 by Samuel W. Morris, the French & Pickering Creeks Conservation Trust leads the effort to preserve open space and historic sites in the watersheds of the French and Pickering Creeks. Located in northern Chester County, the two watersheds contain some of the most scenic lands in Pennsylvania and are rich in sites of historic importance, including those associated with the early iron industry.

Great Valley Nature Center
The GV Nature Center, located in Charlestown at Rt 29 and Hollow Road, was founded in 1974 as a non-profit organization dedicated to provide quality environmental education for school children, organized groups, and the general public. GVNC programs reach over 30,000 school children a year.

Historic Yellow Springs
Historic Yellow Springs is a very active organization with a lively calendar of events and many educational programs. The annual Yellow Springs Art Show is a major area event, as is the annual Craft Festival. This organization has an extensive photographic library and other historical resources of interest and value to Charlestown residents.

Rough & Tumble Engineers Historical Association
This is our own R&T "home page" with links to our own information and photos about this organization and their fabulous Thresherman's Reunion held annually in August. If you know nothing about Rough and Tumble, check out our coverage and consider attending their Thresherman's Reunion, at least once.

Schuylkill River Greenway Association and the Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area

With the 128-mile Schuylkill River as its spine, the Schuylkill River National and State Heritage Area is alive with a remarkable diversity of historic, recreational and cultural attractions. The Phoenixville Iron Company's 1882 Foundry Building is one of the main attractions of the Schuylkill corridor.

Swiss Pines
Information for Swiss Pines has been removed from this site due to complaints that folks cannot contact the gardens in order to plan a visit.




Churches of Charlestown
Apostolic Christian Church
Located on Phoenixville Pike next to the Grange. Information has been requested.

Bacton Hill Bible Church
Located on Route 401 just west of Valley Hill Road. As of June 1, 1998, the Bacton Hill Bible Church has a wonderful web site of their own.

Charlestown United Methodist Church
Located on Church Road in the Charlestown Village area.




Education and Recreation Organizations
Charlestown Farm Center
The Farm Center helps organize educational events at Broadwater Farm and Charlestown Cooperative Farm and at the Phoenixville Farmers' Market.

Charlestown Playhouse  Official Site
Charlestown Playhouse  On this site
Charlestown Playhouse Logo Founded in 1936 by Elizabeth Foster (now "Miss Betty" Stonorov, the school's director), the Charlestown Playhouse is a non-profit, co-operative school. The school is housed in a former eighteenth century church surrounded by woods and fields, and is grounded in a philosophy of love and respect for children. In this environment, teachers, parents and children can learn and grow together.
Charlestown Twp Area Children Activities
We have our own page listing activities for children in our area including sports, horseback riding, summer camps, and local facilities for hosting birthday parties for children.

Great Valley Nature Center
The GV Nature Center, located in Charlestown at Rt 29 and Hollow Road, was founded in 1974 as a non-profit organization dedicated to provide quality environmental education for school children, organized groups, and the general public. GVNC programs reach over 30,000 school children a year.

Phoenixville Area Soccer Club
In operation since 1961 and currently offering programs for over 500 boys and girls, the PASC provides soccer instruction and competition for area children on four fields at Charlestown Park.




Miscellaneous Organizations
Broadwater Farm
Located just north of the village and with a long border along Charlestown Road opposite the Fisher Farm, Broadwater Farm is closely linked to both the Charlestown Cooperative Farm and the Phoenixville Farmers' Market.

Charlestown Cooperative Farm
Charlestown Cooperative Farm is a nonprofit, CSA or Community Supported Agricultural farm. It is located on Charlestown Road between Phoenixville and Malvern in Charlestown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Under the care and management of experienced farmers Aimee Kocis and John Good, this new and exciting venture offers produce grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or genetically modified seed of any kind.

Charlestown Farm Center
The Farm Center helps organize educational events at Broadwater Farm and Charlestown Cooperative Farm and at the Phoenixville Farmers' Market.


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