Event Detail

Summary

Type Method Description Successful?
New City Sovereign Philadelphia City 1691 Creation yes+

Dates

Event Year(s) Letters Patent Date Effective Date How Effective Date Determined
1691 May 20, 1691 May 20, 1691 Letters Patent - Date from Unofficial Source

Map

Affected Government

From
Municipality
From
County
From
State
To
Municipality
To
County
To
State
Philadelphia, Borough of (defunct)
Old Name
Philadelphia County
Part
PA-P
Part
Philadelphia, City of
New Name
Philadelphia County
Part
PA-P
Part

Affected Government Form

Government Government Form
Philadelphia, City of City (Provincial Charter)

Law

Detail Citation Relationship
View Letters Patent of March 4, 1681 (1 Pa. Stat. at Large App'x 303, No. 1), § 10 indirect

Government Action

Detail Government Action Date Approved Effective Location
Pennsylvania, Province of (defunct) Letters Patent May 20, 1691

Source

Detail Source Title Person(s) Vol. Page(s) Date 1 Date 2
View Allinson & Penrose 1887 CHARTER. THIRD MONTH 20TH, 1691. xlvii–lii
View Daly & Weinberg 1966 CHRONOLOGY OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE PRESENT CITY AND COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA 6