Event Detail

Summary

Type Method Description Successful?
County Classification Sovereign Adams County 6th to 5th yes

Dates

Event Year(s) Final Decree Date Effective Date How Effective Date Determined
2011–2012 Jan 1, 2012 Certification - January 1 after Date Granted by Governor

Affected Government

From
Municipality
From
County
From
State
To
Municipality
To
County
To
State
Tyrone, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Tyrone, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Berwick, Township of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Berwick, Township of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Latimore, Township of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Latimore, Township of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Huntington, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Huntington, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Gettysburg, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Gettysburg, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Bendersville, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Bendersville, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
York Springs, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
York Springs, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Reading, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Reading, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Hamilton, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Hamilton, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Arendtsville, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Arendtsville, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Germany, Township of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Germany, Township of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Hamiltonban, Township of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Hamiltonban, Township of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Biglerville, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Biglerville, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Liberty, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Liberty, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Freedom, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Freedom, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Oxford, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Oxford, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Franklin, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Franklin, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Littlestown, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Littlestown, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Fairfield, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Fairfield, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
McSherrystown, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
McSherrystown, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Menallen, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Menallen, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Conewago, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Conewago, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Mount Joy, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Mount Joy, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Mount Pleasant, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Mount Pleasant, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Carroll Valley, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Carroll Valley, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Bonneauville, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Bonneauville, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
East Berlin, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
East Berlin, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
New Oxford, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
New Oxford, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Union, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Union, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Butler, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Butler, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Straban, Township of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Straban, Township of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Highland, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Highland, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Abbottstown, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Abbottstown, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Cumberland, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Cumberland, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part

Affected Government Form

Government Government Form
Adams, County of County, 5th Class

Current Government

Sub-Municipality Municipality County State
Abbottstown, Borough of Adams County PA
Arendtsville, Borough of Adams County PA
Bendersville, Borough of Adams County PA
Berwick, Township of Adams County PA
Biglerville, Borough of Adams County PA
Bonneauville, Borough of Adams County PA
Butler, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
Carroll Valley, Borough of Adams County PA
Conewago, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
Cumberland, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
East Berlin, Borough of Adams County PA
Fairfield, Borough of Adams County PA
Franklin, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
Freedom, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
Germany, Township of Adams County PA
Gettysburg, Borough of Adams County PA
Hamilton, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
Hamiltonban, Township of Adams County PA
Highland, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
Huntington, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
Latimore, Township of Adams County PA
Liberty, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
Littlestown, Borough of Adams County PA
McSherrystown, Borough of Adams County PA
Menallen, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
Mount Joy, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
Mount Pleasant, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
New Oxford, Borough of Adams County PA
Oxford, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
Reading, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
Straban, Township of Adams County PA
Tyrone, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
Union, Township of (Adams) Adams County PA
York Springs, Borough of Adams County PA

Law

Detail Citation Relationship
View Act of August 9, 1955 (Pa. Laws 323, No. 130), §§ 210–211 indirect
View Act of August 22, 1961 (Pa. Laws 1048, No. 478), § 1 indirect
View Act of October 20, 1967 (Pa. Laws 470, No. 223), §§ 1–3 indirect
View Act of September 9, 1971 (Pa. Laws 458, No. 107), §§ 1–3 indirect
View Act of February 5, 1982 (Pa. Laws 7, No. 3), §§ 1–3 indirect
View Act of December 17, 2001 (Pa. Laws 919, No. 107), § 1 indirect
View Act of December 17, 2001 (Pa. Laws 919, No. 107), §§ 7–9 indirect
View Act of July 7, 2011 (Pa. Laws 268, No. 55), §§ 1–3 indirect
View Act of December 22, 2011 (Pa. Laws 610, No. 132), §§ 1–2 indirect

Recorded Document

Government Type Location Alternate Location Date Relationship
Adams County Deed Book
Instrument
v. 6034, p. 236
no. 201500005510
May 27, 2015 direct

Government Action

Detail Government Action Date Approved Effective Location
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Certification: [Classifying Adams County as a fifth class county, effective January 1, 2012] Jun 10, 2011 Jan 1, 2012