This page has general information about our Administration and Uwchlan Township.

The Township Administration is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Township departments. We also work closely with our elected Board of Supervisors and members serving on our committees, councils, and boards to implement their recommendations and decisions.

About Uwchlan Township

Uwchlan Township is in the heart of historic Chester County, Pennsylvania, approximately 25 miles west of the City of Philadelphia. We were incorporated as a Township in 1712 and we consist of 10.45 square miles.

We’re a township of the 2nd class and are governed by an elected 3-member Board of Supervisors.

Before 1970, the Township was predominantly a rural community with most of the land area used for agriculture. Commercial uses were small and scattered, and industrial uses in the Township were negligible.

During the 1970s and 1980s, extensive single-family development was constructed in the southern and central portions of the Township. Since then, the Township has continued steady residential growth, with some commercial and office facilities also being added.

 For more information about our history, please contact our Historical Commission

The Downingtown Area School District (DASD) services eight municipalities. Of these, Uwchlan Township has the largest population in the district. 

Other community facilities include the Lionville YMCA, churches, and municipal facilities.

See the DASD website for more information