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Tourist Bureau

Tourist Bureau

The Armstrong County Tourist Bureau is a resource for anyone planning a visit to our region. Weather it be Hiking, Fishing, camping or busness related we have information for you.

IDC

IDC

The Armstrong County Industrial Development Council (ACIDC) is a private, non-profit economic development agency that provides single-point-of-contact service for emerging or expanding business and industry. Owners of industrial parks and leasable facilities, the ACIDC works closely with government agencies and financial institutions to present prospective clients with a variety of resources necessary to facilitate expansion and relocation into any part of Armstrong County.

Conservation Dist.

Conservation District

The Armstrong Conservation District works to restore degraded watersheds, promote sustainable farms, healthy forests, and growing vibrant and sustainable communities. The District will work with many private and public partners for the betterment of our natural resources and the citizens of Armstrong County. The District provides technical, administrative, and financial support through many programs such as the dirt, gravel, low volume roads program; the agricultural lands preservation program; the erosion and sediment pollution control program; the watershed protection and restoration program; and many other outreach efforts of the District

Jail

Jail

The Armstrong County Jail, which opened in August of 2003, has a capacity of 158 inmates. The facility grants a safe environment to the Armstrong County community by providing the care and control of the jail's residents.

Belmont

Belmont Complex

For over 50 years, the Belmont Complex has been a recreational facility that draws over 40,000 residents and visitors alike to the arena, pool and banquet facilities yearly.

Commissioners

 

 
Commissioners
From Left to Right:  Commissioner Jason Renshaw, Commissioner Pat Fabian, Commissioner George Skamai 
 
Pat Fabian, Chairman
Jason Renshaw, Vice-Chairman
George Skamai, Secretary
 
Courthouse Administration Building
450 East Market Street, Suite 200
Kittanning, PA 16201
   
   
The three County Commissioners constitute the chief governing body of the county. The Commissioners have selective policy-making authority that allows them to provide certain local services and facilities on a county-wide basis.
 
Administrative powers and duties of County Commissioners encompass registration and elections, assessment of persons and property, human services, veterans' affairs, appointment of county personnel and fiscal management. As managers of fiscal affairs, the Commissioners are responsible for adoption of county budgets, assessment of property, levying of taxes and borrowing of funds for construction of capital projects.
 
Source: Powers and Responsibilities of Pennsylvania Couny Officials. The Pennsylvania State University College of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Services.
   
Chief Clerk & County Administrator
 
Aaron Poole, Chief Administration
Courthouse Administration Building
450 East Market Street, Suite 200
Kittanning, PA 16201
 
Phone: 724-548-3214
Fax: 724-548-3285
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm
   
   
The Chief Clerk acts as the administrative assistant to the County Commissioners and as an administrator of the general functions of county government. Most of the official business requiring the Commissioner's attention is channeled through the office of Chief Clerk who functions as a coordinator between the Commissioners and department heads and elected officials. The Chief Clerk also acts as a liaison between the citizens of the County and the Board of Commissioners.
 
Source: Manual for County Chief Clerks/Administrators.
Governor's Center for Local Government Services, Department of Community and Economic Development.
Andrew Sacco, Solicitor
160 North McKean Street
Kittanning, PA 16201
 
Phone: 724-543-1469
   
     
Armstrong County Historical Map
 
The map hanging on the second floor of the Armstrong County Courthouse Administration Building is the oldest existing map of the entire county. It was published by a famous map-making company from Philadelphia in 1861, the A. Pomeroy & S.W. Treat Company. The map was based on surveys done by G.M. & H.W. Hompkins, Civil Engineers of Haddonfield, NJ, which were then transferred to engravings (probably on wood at that time) by the Worley & Bracher Company of Philadelphia. Many counties utilized what was known as "the Pomeroy" maps in this time period into the 20th century. It is the oldest existing map because the 2nd courthouse burned down in 1858 destroying many records. The map was one of the first commissioned as the 3rd and present Courthouse was erected.    Armstrong County Historical Map
The map was actively used by the Mapping Department until the early 1990's when it was sent to the Mathias Company of Pittsburgh to be cleaned, preserved and framed. Advanced restoration photography enabled the creation of a Master Mylar of the map that restored areas that had been rubbed in the middle. Copies of the mylar are available for purchase. There are many interesting facts contained on this "snapshot" of Armstrong County in 1861. Prominent towns are always featured on larger areas maps, and you will find the usual towns of Kittanning, Elderton, Dayton, Apollo, Worthington, Freeport, Leechburg, Manorville and Rural Valley, then called "Rural Village." However in 1861 there were other important towns including; Brady's Bend Iron Works, Queenstown, Putneyville, Milton, Maysville, Eddyville, Rosston and even Texas (that we know as Distant today). The practice of the day was to highlight only those who helped pay for the map, so those still-existing villages probably "ponied up"! There is no Ford City because it would not be established for another twenty-some years. The population of the county was 36,393 in 1861 with the following partial breakout:
 
     • Kittanning Borough: 1,731
     • Freeport: 1,703
     • Worthington: 219
     • Leechburg: 368
     • Apollo: 112
     • Elderton: 158
     • Queenstown: 127
     • Redbank Township: 1,205
     • Allegheny Township (Gilpin, Parks, Bethel): 2,461
     • Washington Township: 921
     • Sugarcreek Township: 1,253
     • Kiski Township: 2,229
     • Plumcreek Township: 2,228
     • Brady's Bend Township: 1,360
     • Perry Township: 992
     • Madison Township: 1,480
     • Kittanning Township: 1,238
     • Cowanshannock Township: 1,963
     • Valley Township: 1,552
     • Mahoning Township: 1,407
     • Wayne Township: 1,577
     • South Buffalo Township: 1,587
     • North Buffalo Township: 1,183
     • Manor Township: 1,217
     • Franklin Township (before being split into East and West): 2,863
   
Links

 • County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania

 • National Association of Counties

 • NACo Prescription Drug Program

 • Public Meeting Minutes and Agendas

 • United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development