Event Detail

Summary

Type Method Description Successful?
New City Municipality Johnstown City 1890 Creation yes

Dates

Event Year(s) Letters Patent Date Effective Date How Effective Date Determined
1889–1890 Dec 18, 1889 Apr 7, 1890 Municipal Election after Letters Patent - 1st Monday in April thereafter

Map

Affected Government

From
Municipality
From
County
From
State
To
Municipality
To
County
To
State
Cambria, Borough of (defunct)
Consolidation
Cambria County
Part
PA
Part
Johnstown, City of
Creation
Cambria County
Part
PA
Part
Prospect, Borough of (Cambria, defunct)
Consolidation
Cambria County
Part
PA
Part
Johnstown, City of
Creation
Cambria County
Part
PA
Part
Grubtown, Borough of (defunct)
Consolidation
Cambria County
Part
PA
Part
Johnstown, City of
Creation
Cambria County
Part
PA
Part
Millville, Borough of (Cambria, defunct)
Consolidation
Cambria County
Part
PA
Part
Johnstown, City of
Creation
Cambria County
Part
PA
Part
Johnstown, Borough of (defunct)
Consolidation
Cambria County
Part
PA
Part
Johnstown, City of
Creation
Cambria County
Part
PA
Part
Conemaugh, Borough of (1849-1890, defunct)
Consolidation
Cambria County
Part
PA
Part
Johnstown, City of
Creation
Cambria County
Part
PA
Part
Woodvale, Borough of (defunct)
Consolidation
Cambria County
Part
PA
Part
Johnstown, City of
Creation
Cambria County
Part
PA
Part

Affected Government Form

Government Government Form
Johnstown, City of City, 3rd Class (Title 11)

Metes and Bounds Description

Detail Description Type Source Acres Beginning Point
View Johnstown City 1890 Creation shape letters patent (official communications) point in the centre of the Conemaugh river, the same being the North-west corner of the Borough of Cambria

Law

Detail Citation Relationship
View Act of May 23, 1889 (Pa. Laws 277, No. 247), art. 1, §§ 1–3 indirect

Recorded Document

Government Type Location Alternate Location Date Relationship
Cambria County Miscellaneous Book v. 10, p. 467 Sec'y.St. 95197:78–81 Mar 21, 1902 direct
Pennsylvania Official Communication Book v. 15, p. 206 Sec'y.St. 795: (10-0120) Dec 18, 1889 direct

Government Action

Detail Government Action Date Approved Effective Location
Cambria, County of Election: [For or against the incorporation of the Borough of Johnstown, the Borough of Grubbtown, the Borough of Conemaugh, the Borough of Woodvale, the Borough of Prospect, the Borough of Millville, and the Borough of Cambria as a city of the third class by the name, style, and title of the City of Johnstown] Nov 5, 1889
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Letters Patent: [Constituting the Borough of Johnstown, the Borough of Grubbtown, the Borough of Conemaugh, the Borough of Woodvale, the Borough of Prospect, the Borough of Millville, and the Borough of Cambria as a city of the third class by the name, style, and title of the City of Johnstown] Dec 18, 1889

Source

Detail Source Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
View 1890 Cns. Rep. Footnote h 292
View 1890 Cns. Rep. Footnote k 292
View Harrisburg Laws 1906 III. CITIES INCORPORATED UNDER ACT OF 1889. 34
View Pa. Internal Affairs 1965 30
View Pre-1950 Cns. St. Hist. Lists of Incorporated Places with Dates of Incorporation. 11 Apr 1, 1935 Apr 1, 1940
View Storey 1907 Chapter III. ORGANIZATION OF COUNTIES—CAMBRIA COUNTY TAKEN FORM SOMERSET AND HUNTINGDON—FIRST TOWNSHIPS IN CAMBRIA COUNTY. 42
View Storey 1907 Chapter III. ORGANIZATION OF COUNTIES—CAMBRIA COUNTY TAKEN FORM SOMERSET AND HUNTINGDON—FIRST TOWNSHIPS IN CAMBRIA COUNTY. 42
View Storey 1907 Chapter III. ORGANIZATION OF COUNTIES—CAMBRIA COUNTY TAKEN FORM SOMERSET AND HUNTINGDON—FIRST TOWNSHIPS IN CAMBRIA COUNTY. 42
View Storey 1907 Chapter III. ORGANIZATION OF COUNTIES—CAMBRIA COUNTY TAKEN FORM SOMERSET AND HUNTINGDON—FIRST TOWNSHIPS IN CAMBRIA COUNTY. 43
View Storey 1907 Chapter III. ORGANIZATION OF COUNTIES—CAMBRIA COUNTY TAKEN FORM SOMERSET AND HUNTINGDON—FIRST TOWNSHIPS IN CAMBRIA COUNTY. 43
View Storey 1907 Chapter III. ORGANIZATION OF COUNTIES—CAMBRIA COUNTY TAKEN FORM SOMERSET AND HUNTINGDON—FIRST TOWNSHIPS IN CAMBRIA COUNTY. 43
View Storey 1907 Chapter III. ORGANIZATION OF COUNTIES—CAMBRIA COUNTY TAKEN FORM SOMERSET AND HUNTINGDON—FIRST TOWNSHIPS IN CAMBRIA COUNTY. 44
View Storey 1907 Chapter III. ORGANIZATION OF COUNTIES—CAMBRIA COUNTY TAKEN FORM SOMERSET AND HUNTINGDON—FIRST TOWNSHIPS IN CAMBRIA COUNTY. 45