Event Detail

Summary

Type Method Description Successful?
County Classification Sovereign Adams County 7th to 6th yes

Dates

Event Year(s) Final Decree Date Effective Date How Effective Date Determined
1961–1962 Jan 1, 1962 Certification - January 1 after Date Granted by Governor

Affected Government

From
Municipality
From
County
From
State
To
Municipality
To
County
To
State
York Springs, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
York Springs, Borough 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
Bendersville, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Bendersville, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Gettysburg, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Gettysburg, 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
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
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
Berwick, Township of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Berwick, Township 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
Hamilton, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Hamilton, 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
Conewago, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Conewago, 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
Oxford, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Oxford, Township of (Adams)
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
Bonneauville, Borough of
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Bonneauville, Borough of
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
Cumberland, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Cumberland, 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
Tyrone, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part
Tyrone, Township of (Adams)
Whole
Adams County
Whole
PA
Part

Affected Government Form

Government Government Form
Adams, County of County, 6th 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

Government Action

Detail Government Action Date Approved Effective Location
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Certification: [Reclassifying Adams County from a seventh class county to a sixth class county] Apr 18, 1961

Source

Detail Source Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
View Pa. Dep't St. Cns. Cls. F. (St.Arc. 26.144) CENSUS - 1960