A Township For All
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.
Hempfield Township is located on the North, South and East of the Greenville Borough. It is located in the Ohio River Drainage Basin being drained by the Shenango River. Average annual rainfall is 42 inches which represents almost 12 billion gallons of usable water for residential, agricultural and commercial use. Currently the Township has a population of 3,741 according to the last U.S. Census. Assessed valuations of land and property is 52,497,600 with millage at 9.17 mills. Property Taxes brings in approximately $400,000.00 annually.
We have a growing Volunteer Fire Department with membership near 35, a full-time police department with 7 full-time officers and full-time public works/maintenance crew of 3 that maintains and repairs 27.75 miles of roads, takes care of the maintenance on all Township machines, vehicles, police cruisers and maintains approximately 10 miles of sanitary sewer lines. We also have a full-time administrators that run the day-to-day township affairs.