Event Detail

Summary

Type Method Description Successful?
County Classification Sovereign Lehigh County 4th to 3rd yes

Dates

Event Year(s) Final Decree Date Effective Date How Effective Date Determined
1971–1972 Jan 1, 1972 Certification - January 1 after Date Granted by Governor

Affected Government

From
Municipality
From
County
From
State
To
Municipality
To
County
To
State
Whitehall, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Whitehall, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lower Macungie, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lower Macungie, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Fountain Hill, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Fountain Hill, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Bethlehem, City of
Overlap
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Bethlehem, City of
Overlap
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Alburtis, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Alburtis, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Upper Milford, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Upper Milford, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
North Whitehall, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
North Whitehall, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
South Whitehall, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
South Whitehall, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Macungie, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Macungie, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Hanover, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Hanover, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lynn, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lynn, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lowhill, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lowhill, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Catasauqua, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Catasauqua, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Washington, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Washington, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Upper Macungie, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Upper Macungie, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Coplay, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Coplay, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Weisenberg, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Weisenberg, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Coopersburg, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Coopersburg, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Salisbury, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Salisbury, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Emmaus, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Emmaus, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Heidelberg, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Heidelberg, Township of (Lehigh)
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lower Milford, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Lower Milford, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Upper Saucon, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Upper Saucon, Township of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Slatington, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Slatington, Borough of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Allentown, City of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part
Allentown, City of
Whole
Lehigh County
Whole
PA
Part

Affected Government Form

Government Government Form
Lehigh, County of County, 3rd Class

Current Government

Sub-Municipality Municipality County State
Alburtis, Borough of Lehigh County PA
Allentown, City of Lehigh County PA
Bethlehem, City of Lehigh County PA
Catasauqua, Borough of Lehigh County PA
Coopersburg, Borough of Lehigh County PA
Coplay, Borough of Lehigh County PA
Emmaus, Borough of Lehigh County PA
Fountain Hill, Borough of Lehigh County PA
Hanover, Township of (Lehigh) Lehigh County PA
Heidelberg, Township of (Lehigh) Lehigh County PA
Lower Macungie, Township of Lehigh County PA
Lower Milford, Township of Lehigh County PA
Lowhill, Township of Lehigh County PA
Lynn, Township of Lehigh County PA
Macungie, Borough of Lehigh County PA
North Whitehall, Township of Lehigh County PA
Salisbury, Township of (Lehigh) Lehigh County PA
Slatington, Borough of Lehigh County PA
South Whitehall, Township of Lehigh County PA
Upper Macungie, Township of Lehigh County PA
Upper Milford, Township of Lehigh County PA
Upper Saucon, Township of Lehigh County PA
Washington, Township of (Lehigh) Lehigh County PA
Weisenberg, Township of Lehigh County PA
Whitehall, Township of (Lehigh) Lehigh 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

Government Action

Detail Government Action Date Approved Effective Location
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Certification: [Reclassifying Lehigh County from a fourth class county to a third class county] Feb 11, 1971

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) County Classifications - 1970's