Welcome to West Donegal Township

Settled in 1719 and incorporated in 1838, West Donegal Township is named after County Donegal in Ireland. Located west and south of Elizabethtown, in Lancaster County, West Donegal Township comprises an area of 15.6 square miles in land size.

Governed by a five member Board of Supervisors the 2010 census indicates the Township has 8260 residents. The Township is part of the Elizabethtown Area School District with the Rheems Elementary School located in the Township. Located between Harrisburg and Lancaster, West Donegal Township provides residents employment and recreation opportunities with additional amenities in the larger cities. For more information about the Township click here.

The Lancaster County Planning Commission is launching a new survey at www.places2040.com. We’d like as many people as possible to take the survey. It’s a great opportunity to provide input on the implementation of places2040, the new plan for Lancaster County’s future. The survey is available at https://places2040.com/newsurvey until Tuesday, January. 21, 2020. West Donegal is part of the Northwest Region.

This survey asks respondents to identify the places2040 policies and tools that should be emphasized in their region. This targeted feedback will allow us to develop an implementation strategy tailored to the unique opportunities and challenges in each of these regions.

Thank you for helping us gather valuable input for the implementation of places2040! Please let us know if you have any questions.


As some of you may already know, Lancaster County is under quarantine for control of the spotted lanternfly, an invasive species from Southeast Asia. Please visit the Penn State Extension website for more info. Please share this information with your friends and neighbors who may not have access to the internet.

Helpful Links:  
Spotted Lanternfly Management for Homeowners
What to do if you find spotted lanternfly
How to eliminate spotted lanternfly adults