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Nicholson Township
Fayette County > Planning and Zoning
 
 
General Character:
·      Nicholson Township is located in the western portion of Fayette County along the Monongahela River. The Township has a predominantly rural character with several small towns that contain the bulk of the build area in the Township. The remnants of the coal industry can be seen throughout the Township in settlement patterns and in the many industrial scars left upon landscape. 
 
Unincorporated Settlements:
·      There are four unincorporated settlements in the municipality, New Geneva, Martin, Gallatin and Grayslanding.
 
Key Attributes:
·      Access to the Monongahela River.
Existing Built Area:
·      The Existing Built areas are located in the western portion of the Township along the Monongahela River.
·      3% of Township land area
 
Future Growth Areas:
·      Growth will occur in eastern portion of the Township along the Rt. 119 corridor.
·      1% of Township land area
 
Rural Villages:
·      New Geneva
·      Martin
·      1% of Township land area
 
Commercial Conservation:
·      Six areas throughout the Township.
·      6% of Township land area
 
Agricultural Conservation:
·      Located throughout the Township.
·      9% of Township land area
 
Resource Preservation:
·      27% of Township land area
 
Land Reclamation:
·      Twenty-eight sites throughout the Township
·      25% of Township land area
 
Rural Conservation:
·      28% of Township land area