Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Bensalem, Township of municipality or lower Township (Class: 2) yes

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
1693 0

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Bucks, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Bucks County, Pennsylvania 02 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4201705616
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1216010 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1197623 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q583018 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 090065 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation? Salem, Township of (Bucks, defunct) Old Name? 1693

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Township? 1693
View Township, 2nd Class Apr 28, 1899
View Township, 2nd Class (Optional Plan, Mayor-Council B) Jan 1, 1990

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New State Declaration of Independence and Royal Charter Abrogation yes Jul 4, 1776
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Bucks County 6th to 5th yes Jan 1, 1941
View County Classification Bucks County 5th to 3rd yes Jan 1, 1962
View County Classification Bucks County 3rd to 2nd A yes Jan 1, 1992

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of an optional plan for Bensalem Township] Aug 1, 1987 Jan 1, 1990

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Bensalem 5836939 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Borough Andalusia Borough Proposed 1929 Creation no* 1929–1930
View First Class Township Bensalem Township Proposed 1952 1st Class no* 1952
View First Class Township Bensalem Township Proposed 1957 1st Class no* 1957
View Home Rule (County) Bucks County Proposed 1972 Home Rule no* 1972–1974
View Home Rule (County) Bucks County Proposed 1977 Home Rule no* 1977–1978
View Home Rule (County) Bucks County Proposed 1985 Home Rule no 1985–1986