Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Benzinger, Township of (defunct) municipality or lower Township no

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Dec 18, 1845 5 Jan 3, 1994

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Elk, County of Parent most recent

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1216398 Historic View
View other Wikidata Q4890773 Historic View

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Unknown (placeholder) Reduction Dec 18, 1845
View Reduction Saint Marys, Borough of (defunct) Creation Apr 22, 1848
View Expansion Saint Marys, Borough of (defunct) Reduction Mar 25, 1861
View Reduction Saint Marys, Borough of (defunct) Expansion Mar 25, 1861
View Ascertainment Shippen, Township of (Cameron) Ascertainment 1894–1895
View Reduction Saint Marys, Borough of (defunct) Expansion 1900
View Reduction Saint Marys, Borough of (defunct) Expansion Dec 2, 1954
View Reduction Saint Marys, Borough of (defunct) Expansion Dec 2, 1954
View Consolidation Saint Marys, City of Creation Jan 3, 1994

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Township Dec 18, 1845
View Township, 2nd Class Apr 28, 1899

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Elk County 7th to 6th yes Nov 2, 1973

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Resolution 19, 1984: [Petitioning the Board of Elections for referendum on November 6, 1984 for consolidation of Saint Marys Borough and Benzinger Township into city of the third class] Aug 6, 1984
View Resolution 11, 1989: Authorizing the Township of Benzinger to participate in a joint study commission with the Borough of St. Marys by the appointment of four members to serve on the commission; and establishing a date by which the commission is to report its findings to the Board of Supervisors Feb 13, 1989 p. 940–941
View Resolution 28, 1991: Directing the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and the Township Secretary to certify to the Secretary of the Commonwealth the boundaries of the City of St. Marys Dec 9, 1991 p. 1055
View Resolution 11, 1992: Establishing the Joint Transition Committee for consolidation of the municipalities into the City of St. Marys Jan 13, 1992 p. 1071–1072

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Benzinger 5837426 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Fox Township-Benzinger Township Proposed 1866 Annexation unknown 1866
View Annexation Fox Township-Benzinger Township Proposed 1873 Annexation (1) no* 1873
View Annexation Fox Township-Benzinger Township Proposed 1873 Annexation (2) no* 1873–1874
View New School District Benzinger Township Proposed 1875 Independent School District unknown 1875
View Boundary Realignment Benzinger Township Proposed 1894 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1894
View New City Saint Marys City Proposed 1984 Creation no 1984