Welcome to South Franklin Township

South Franklin Township is located in southern Washington County, Pennsylvania approximately 25 miles southwest of Pittsburgh.  The Township is home to over 2,868 (Census 2020) residents and is 21.1 square miles in area.  The predominance of development in the Township is residential in nature with nearly 50% of all land use classified as agricultural in character.

South Franklin Township is part of the McGuffey School District.  Residents are provided with a variety of municipal services including fire, planning, code enforcement, and recreation.  Township taxes are low and have not increased in over fifteen years. The majority of the community’s population lives within close proximity to major transportation corridors (I-70, Route 18) that provide convenient access to the Pittsburgh metropolitan area in 30 minutes. The Township takes great pride in its heritage and character, and is dedicated to the continued delivery of quality services and the enhancement of the community’s overall quality of life. Thanks for visiting our website.  Better yet, we hope you visit us in person.  We look forward to meeting you

Upcoming Events

Recent News

Read about what’s been going on in and around South Franklin Township.

Township Emergency Alert Signal

June 24th, 2024|Comments Off on Township Emergency Alert Signal

FYI SOUTH FRANKLIN RESIDENTS: The new Emergency Alert [...]

Road Issues

If you notice an issue with a State Road (Lagonda, Jolly School, Cove, Route 18, Route 221, Vaneal, Pleasant Grove, Cracraft, Pikes Peak) please visit PennDOT’s website to submit your concern.

Utility Lines

In the event of a downed powerline or trees hanging on to or over power lines, please immediately call 1-888-544-4877 and report your issue.The Township does not remove trees from utility lines.


If you own and/or operate a DRONE within South Franklin Township, please read the following

Federal Guidelines



Water Testing

Free Water Quality Testing Program from The Washington County Watershed Alliance, Southwest PA Environmental Health Project and assistance from Carnegie Mellon University.

Water Testing Handout

Community Building/Pavilion Rental

Use the links below for Community Building, Lower Pavilion and Upper Pavilion Rentals

Additional Documents

Additional Links

The mission of Greater Washington County Food Bank is to provide food as well as nutritional health and wellness education to those residents of Washington County who are food insecure. Check out the application for the Greater Washington County Food Bank.

Food Bank Application

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