Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Adams, County of county County (Class: 5) no

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Jan 22, 1800 2

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Parent current
Abbottstown, Borough of Child current
Arendtsville, Borough of Child current
Bendersville, Borough of Child current
Berwick, Borough of (Adams, defunct) Child most recent
Berwick, Township of Child current
Biglerville, Borough of Child current
Bonneauville, Borough of Child current
Butler, Township of (Adams) Child current
Carroll Valley, Borough of Child current
Conewago, Township of (Adams) Child current
Conowago, Township of (alternate) Child variant
Cumberland, Township of (Adams) Child current
East Berlin, Borough of Child current
Fairfield, Borough of Child current
Franklin, Township of (Adams) Child current
Freedom, Township of (Adams) Child current
Germany, Township of Child current
Gettysburg, Borough of Child current
Hamilton, Township of (Adams) Child current
Hamiltonban, Township of Child current
Hanover, Borough of (York) Child proposed
Heidelberg, Township of (Adams, defunct) Child most recent
Highland, Township of (Adams) Child current
Huntington, Township of (Adams) Child current
Latimore, Township of Child current
Liberty, Township of (Adams) Child current
Littlestown, Borough of Child current
Manheim, Township of (Adams, defunct) Child most recent
McSherrystown, Borough of Child current
Menallen, Township of (Adams) Child current
Monaghan, Township of (Adams, defunct) Child most recent
Mount Joy, Township of (Adams) Child current
Mount Pleasant, Township of (Adams) Child current
Mountjoy, Township of (Adams, alternate) Child variant
New Oxford, Borough of Child current
Oxford, Township of (Adams) Child current
Reading, Township of (Adams) Child current
Straban, Township of Child current
Strabane, Township of (Adams, alternate) Child variant
Tyrone, Township of (Adams) Child current
Union, Township of (Adams) Child current
Warrington, Township of (Adams, defunct) Child most recent
York Springs, Borough of Child current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County 42001 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1213656 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q351865 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: County 01 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation York, County of Reduction Jan 22, 1800
View Swap Cumberland, County of Swap May 4, 1832
View Expansion Franklin, County of Reduction Apr 16, 1838
View Reduction Franklin, County of Expansion Feb 9, 1839
View Ascertainment York, County of Ascertainment Jan 25, 1892
View Ascertainment Carroll, County of (MD) Ascertainment 1898–1909
View Ascertainment Frederick, County of (MD) Ascertainment 1898–1909

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View County Jan 22, 1800
View County, 7th Class Jul 10, 1919
View County, 6th Class Jan 1, 1962
View County, 5th Class Jan 1, 2012

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Liberty Township 1800 Creation yes* Aug 1800
View New Township Conewago Township 1801 Creation yes* May 1801
View New Borough Gettysburg Borough 1806 Creation yes May 6, 1806
View New Township Latimore Township 1807 Creation yes* Aug 19, 1807
View Boundary Realignment Mount Joy Township-Straban Township 1810 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1810
View New Township Hamilton Township 1810 Creation yes* Aug 1810
View Boundary Realignment Menallen Township-Straban Township 1819 Boundary Realignment yes* 1818–1819
View Charter Revival Gettysburg Borough 1822 Charter Revival yes Jan 29, 1822
View New Borough Berwick Borough 1835 Creation yes May 7, 1835
View New Township Freedom Township 1838 Creation yes* Jan 1838
View New Township Union Township 1841 Creation yes* Jan 1841
View Boundary Realignment Cumberland Township-Gettysburg Borough 1842 Boundary Realignment yes Jul 30, 1842
View New Township Oxford Township 1847 Creation yes* Apr 1847
View New Township Butler Township (Adams) 1849 Creation yes* Aug 1849
View School District Annexation Hampton School District-Reading Township 1853 School District Annexation yes* 1853
View General Law Gettysburg Borough 1853 General Law yes Nov 21, 1853
View Annexation Menallen Township-Franklin Township 1858 Annexation yes* 1856–1858
View Charter Amendment Berwick Borough 1862 Charter Amendment yes Mar 27, 1862
View School District Annexation Union Township-Conewago Township 1863 School District Annexation yes* 1863
View New Township Highland Township 1863 Creation yes* Nov 16, 1863
View New Borough Littlestown Borough 1864 Creation yes Feb 23, 1864
View School District Annexation Germany Township-Littlestown Borough 1865 School District Annexation yes 1865
View School District Annexation Germany Township-Littlestown Borough 1867 School District Annexation yes* 1867
View New Borough York Springs Borough 1868 Creation yes Aug 20, 1868
View School District Reversion Littlestown Borough-Germany Township 1869 School District Reversion yes 1869
View New School District Oxford Township 1870 Independent School District yes* 1868–1870
View School District Annexation Mount Pleasant Township-Conewago Township 1874 School District Annexation yes* 1874
View School District Annexation Tyrone Township-Butler Township 1874 School District Annexation yes* 1874
View New Borough New Oxford Borough 1874 Creation yes Aug 20, 1874
View School District Annexation Franklin Township-Menallen Township 1875 School District Annexation yes* 1875
View School District Annexation Germany Township-Littlestown Borough 1875 School District Annexation yes* 1875
View School District Annexation Menallen Township-Tyrone Township 1875 School District Annexation yes* 1875
View New Borough East Berlin Borough 1879 Creation yes Dec 4, 1879
View School District Annexation Germany Township-Littlestown Borough 1880 School District Annexation yes* 1879–1880
View General Law Berwick Borough 1880 General Law yes Sep 20, 1880
View New School District Arendtsville Independent School District 1883 Creation yes* 1881–1883
View School District Annexation Germany Township-Littlestown Borough 1883 School District Annexation yes* 1882–1883
View School District Reversion Littlestown Borough-Germany Township 1883 School District Reversion yes* 1883
View Boundary Realignment Germany Township-Mount Joy Township-Mount Pleasant Township 1884 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1884
View School District Annexation Huntington Township-Tyrone Township 1884 School District Annexation yes* 1884
View School District Annexation Reading Township-Tyrone Township 1884 School District Annexation yes* 1884
View New Borough McSherrystown Borough 1884 Creation yes Mar 21, 1884
View New Borough Bendersville Borough 1887 Creation yes Apr 23, 1887
View School District Annexation Cumberland Township-Gettysburg Borough 1892 School District Annexation yes* 1892
View New Borough Arendtsville Borough 1896 Creation yes Aug 24, 1896
View New Borough Fairfield Borough 1896 Creation yes Aug 29, 1896
View School District Annexation Cumberland Township-Gettysburg Borough 1898 School District Annexation yes* 1897–1898
View Township Classification Pennsylvania 1899 Township Classification yes Apr 28, 1899
View Annexation Littlestown Borough 1900 Ordinance yes* 1900–1901
View School District Annexation Mount Pleasant Township-Mount Joy Township 1903 School District Annexation yes* 1903
View New Borough Biglerville Borough 1903 Creation yes May 26, 1903
View School District Annexation Straban Township-Gettysburg Borough 1908 School District Annexation yes* 1907–1908
View Annexation Biglerville Borough 1908 Ordinance yes Dec 3, 1908
View Boundary Realignment Mount Joy Township-Mount Pleasant Township 1908 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1908–1909
View Annexation Gettysburg Borough 1909 Ordinance yes* Aug 21, 1909
View New Name Abbottstown Borough 1911 Creation yes* Aug 28, 1911
View Annexation Gettysburg Borough 1912 Ordinance yes* Jul 6, 1912
View Annexation Gettysburg Borough 1925 Ordinance yes* Jun 5, 1925
View Annexation Littlestown Borough Ordinance 5 yes* 1928
View Annexation Union Township-Conewago Township 1930 Annexation yes* 1930
View Annexation Gettysburg Borough 1931 Ordinance yes* Dec 15, 1932
View Annexation Littlestown Borough Ordinance 46 yes* 1935
View Annexation Littlestown Borough Ordinance 52 yes* 1936
View Annexation Gettysburg Borough 1940 Ordinance yes* Nov 6, 1940
View Annexation Littlestown Borough Ordinance 87 yes* 1941
View Annexation Butler Township-Biglerville Borough 1946 Annexation yes* Feb 19, 1946
View Annexation Gettysburg Borough 1946 Ordinance yes* Jul 1, 1946
View Annexation Bendersville Borough Ordinance 1-1947 yes* 1947
View Annexation Gettysburg Borough 1948 Ordinance yes* Aug 2, 1948
View Annexation Gettysburg Borough 1953 Ordinance yes* Jun 1, 1953
View Annexation Fairfield Borough Ordinance 55-1 yes* Dec 9, 1955
View Annexation Bendersville Borough Ordinance 1-1957 and 3-1957 yes* 1957
View Annexation Gettysburg Borough 1957 Ordinance yes* Mar 11, 1957
View Annexation Littlestown Borough Ordinance 171 yes* 1958
View Annexation Arendtsville Borough Ordinance 31A yes* 1959
View Annexation Cumberland Township-Gettysburg Borough 1959 Annexation yes Mar 11, 1959
View Annexation Gettysburg Borough 1959 Ordinance yes Jun 7, 1960
View Annexation Littlestown Borough Ordinance 177 yes Jul 2, 1960
View Annexation Fairfield Borough Ordinance 55-21 yes* Nov 9, 1960
View New Borough Bonneauville Borough 1962 Creation yes Jan 1, 1962
View Annexation McSherrystown Borough Ordinance 64-2 yes Apr 13, 1964
View Annexation New Oxford Borough Ordinance 204 yes* Apr 29, 1964
View Annexation New Oxford Borough Ordinance 206 yes Feb 6, 1965
View Annexation Bonneauville Borough Ordinance 15 yes Dec 1, 1965
View Annexation Littlestown Borough Ordinance 221 yes Jan 5, 1968
View Annexation Littlestown Borough Ordinance 230 yes* Nov 6, 1968
View Annexation Littlestown Borough Ordinance 242 yes* Nov 20, 1969
View Annexation Littlestown Borough Ordinance 245 yes* Feb 6, 1970
View Annexation Gettysburg Borough Ordinance 828-70 yes* May 20, 1970
View New Borough Carroll Valley Borough 1975 Creation yes* Jan 6, 1975
View Boundary Realignment Latimore Township-York Springs Borough 1989 Boundary Realignment yes* 1989
View Boundary Realignment Huntington Township-York Springs Borough 2001 Boundary Realignment yes* 1995–2001

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Election Oct 13, 1863
View Election: "Shall the properties comprising what is commonly known as the 'Hutton Orchard,' located within Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, designated by the Menallen County Tax Assessment Office as parcel numbers F-5-67, F-5-44, and F-5-51A, as more particularly described in the Property Description maintained at the Bendersville Borough Offices, be annexed to and become a part of the Borough of Bendersville, Adams County, Pennsylvania?" May 16, 2006 Rejected

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Law Library Visit
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 1
Miscellaneous Index (Q.Sess.) bk. 1974-1978 (1974–1978)
Miscellaneous Index (Q.Sess.) bk. Assignment of Numbers (1975–comp)
Open Records Request (Classification) May 22, 2015
Open Records Request (Elections) Dec 26, 2012
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. N–R
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. E–G (1833–1866)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. H–J (1867–1909)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 3 (1895–1898)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. J, p. 144–J, p. 192 (1896–1897)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. K–M (1909–1932)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. A–D (form–1833)
Road Docket bk. C–D (1918–1965)

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Adams County 17500449 1696 1699
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Adams County 5836684 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Adams County 32199627 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Mount Pleasant Township-Conewago Township Proposed 1812 Annexation no* 1812
View Boundary Realignment Menallen Township-Straban Township Proposed 1817 Boundary Realignment no* 1817
View Boundary Realignment Adams County-York County to Cumberland County Proposed 1853 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1853–1854
View New School District Mount Pleasant Township Proposed 1868 Independent School District no* 1868
View School District Annexation Berwick Township-Hamilton Township Proposed 1869 School District Annexation no* 1869
View School District Dissolution Oxford Township Proposed 1872 Independent School District Dissolution no* 1872
View New School District Hamilton Township-Reading Township Proposed 1873 Independent School District no* 1873
View New School District Huntington Township-Latimore Township-Tyrone Township Proposed 1874 Independent School District no* 1874
View School District Dissolution Arendtsville Independent School District Proposed 1885 Dissolution no* 1885
View New Township Huntington Township-Tyrone Township Proposed 1889 New Township no* 1889
View School District Annexation Menallen Township-Bendersville Borough Proposed 1888 School District Annexation no* 1888–1889
View New School District Mount Pleasant Township Proposed 1890 Independent School District no* 1890
View Boundary Realignment Mount Joy Township-Mount Pleasant Township Proposed 1908 Boundary Ascertainment no* 1908
View Boundary Realignment Conewago Township-Oxford Township Proposed 1926 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1926
View Annexation Gettysburg Borough 1934 Ordinance no 1934
View Annexation Arendtsville Borough Ordinance 22 no* 1947
View Annexation Hanover Borough Ordinance 1243 no 1964–1967
View Annexation Latimore Township-York Springs Borough Proposed 1967 Annexation no 1967–1968
View Annexation Gettysburg Borough Ordinance 831-70 no* 1970
View New Borough Carroll Valley Borough Proposed 1972 Creation no 1972
View Annexation McSherrystown Borough Ordinance 1973-6 no* 1973
View Annexation Menallen Township-Bendersville Borough Proposed 2006 Annexation no 2006