were originally part of the territory of the Indians of the Six
Nations. The Wrights were some of the first recorded settlers. The Peters name
either originated with William Peters who was also known as Indian Peter, or
with Peter Chartiers who was an early French fur trader.
one of the 13 townships of Washington County formed in 1781 with the current
boundaries existing since 1834.
history includes farming, sawmills, gristmills and the stills of the
Whiskey Rebellion, as well as coal mining and the B&O Railroad.
Population grew from 3,000 residents in 1950 to 21,213 in 2010. Within
Peters Township's 19.5 square miles are the towns of
Hackett, McMurray and Venetia.
has been a Home Rule community.
UNSOLVED CASE Search
Continues 30 Years After Girl,
15, Vanishes From Bus Stop
October 26, 2011 -
Christine Guenther disappeared 30 years ago to the day, and the case has
baffled investigators since. Friends and family members of Guenther are
starting their own movement in hopes of catching the killer. Guenther
was waiting for a bus at the intersection of Route 19 and McMurray Road
when she vanished. Five days later police found her body in a wooded
area in Allegheny County. Video and
story Christine Guenther website
(Recyclable paper and magazines -
No books or phone books)
P.V. Elementary, Library, Center Presbyterian, Hope Lutheran,
Bower Hill Elementary, Peterswood Park, Trinity Methodist, and the
IN PETERS TOWNSHIP
Clean-Up Day -
9am-Noon - Volunteers needed, meet at Rec Center.
- 9am-Noon @ Public Works Garage. Automotive batteries, computers,
monitors, printers, TVs,
scrap metal, tires, magazines, catalogs, and corrugated cardboard
(flattened). Fees apply to some items. Old bicycles will be collected to
be refurbished and donated to various charities.
- EQB Recycling Event - 9am-Noon @
Public Works Garage. Magazines, catalogs, &
corrugated cardboard (flattened).
The Public Works Garage is located at the main entrance of Peterswood Park on Bebout
June 2005 The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has identified the
Green Alternative and the
Tan-Red Alternative as the Recommended Preferred Alternative for the
I-79 to Mon/Fayette Expressway Southern Beltway Project. Information on
these alternatives is available on the Turnpike Commission's
page and their