Highland Township Farm Scene

About Highland Township

Highland Township is located in a rural area of Chester County, Pennsylvania.  The township covers 17.2 square miles on the county's western side.  In 2000 there were 1125 people residing in 433 households in Highland Township, with a population density of 65.3 people per square mile.  In comparison, Chester County has a population density of 573 people per square mile.

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Our History

What is now known as Highland Township was once part of the original Fallowfield Township which came into existence in 1714, when 1400 acres along the western edge of Chester County were surveyed for three Quakers from Westmoreland, England.  A noted Quaker preacher, John Salkeld, named the township for Lancelot and Sarah Fallowfield who were among the first settlers to purchase land from William Penn.  Eventually Lancelot sold his land rights to Salkeld, and Sarah abandoned her claim at the time of her second marriage.  In 1743 Fallowfield was divided into East and West Fallowfield, and in 1853 West Fallowfield was divided again to form Highland Township.

The new township was appropriately named Highland, as it was the highest part of the original West Fallowfield Township.  Highland is bounded by West Sadsbury and Sadsbury townships on the north, by East Fallowfield and West Marlborough Townships on the east, West Fallowfield Township on the west and by Londonderry Township on the south.

 

Meet Highland Township Officials and Staff

Elected Officials and Terms

Board of Supervisors (6-year term)

Bo Alexander 2018
Tom Scott  2020
Tom Fredd  2022

Tax Collector (4-year term)

Elizabeth Gillen  2018

Auditors (6-year term)

Herb Hogg  2018
Ed Camelli  2020
Mary McKee  2022

Appointed Officials and Terms (if applicable)

Board of Supervisors

Roger Legg, Solicitor
Bill Beers, Zoning Officer
Barb Davis, Secretary/Treasurer
Jerry McKee, Emergency Management Coordinator
Tom Scott, Road Master

Planning Commission (4-year term)

Bo Alexander 2016
Sam Slater 2016
Dean Davis 2018
John Fisher 2018
March Walsh 2018
K C Kulp 2020
Judy Noyales 2020
Donald Mancini, Solicitor
Barb Davis, Secretary

Zoning Hearing Board

Lisa DeMars
Diane Hogg
Jim Lynn
Winifred Sebastian, Solicitor
Alternate member for ZHB:  Ed Camelli