Welcome to Hempfield Township

Pioneers first settled in what would be Hempfield Township in 1796, coming from Eastern Pennsylvania. Names of some of the more prominent settlers were Christy, Loutzenhiser, Keck, Klingensmith and Williamson. 

On May 20, 1856, Parts of Salem, West Salem, Pymatuning and Delaware Townships were taken to form Hempfield Township. The name was from Hempfield Township in Westmoreland County out of respect to James Kamerer who was instrumental in getting the township formed and came from Hempfield Township, Westmoreland County. 

The Township’s economic future was enhanced with the acquisition of 750 acres of land in Hempfield and Delaware Townships by the Bessemer and Lake Erie Railroad Company, now the Canadian National Railroad, in March of 1959 with the purpose of attracting one or two large industries … read more


Township meetings are on the 1st Tuesday of the month at the Township Building at 7:00 P.M. with the exception of the January and November meetings.

July 2nd, 2024 Meeting Agenda. Click Here to View and Download!

In May of 1969, Township Supervisors purchased 135 acres of farmland to create the Hempfield Township Municipal Park for leisure and recreational activities.

Hempfield Township ordinances and resolutions are available for viewing during regular business hours at the Township Building located at 278 South Mercer Street.

Once your permit is received, it shall be your responsibility to request inspections and insure that the inspection is approved before continuing the project.