Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Berks, County of county County (Class: 3) no

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Mar 11, 1752 4

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Related

Name Relationship Status
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Parent current
Pennsylvania, Province of (defunct) Parent former
Adamstown, Borough of Child current
Albany, Township of (Berks) Child current
Alsace, Township of Child current
Amity, Township of (Berks) Child current
Antietam Valley, Municipality of (proposed) Child proposed
Bally, Borough of Child current
Bechtelsville, Borough of Child current
Bern, Township of (Berks) Child current
Berne, Township of (alternate) Child variant
Berneville, Borough of (alternate) Child variant
Bernville, Borough of Child current
Bethal, Township of (Berks, alternate) Child variant
Bethel, Township of (Berks) Child current
Birdsboro, Borough of Child current
Blandon, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Boyertown, Borough of Child current
Brecknock, Township of (Berks) Child current
Brunswick, Township of (defunct) Child former
Cacoosing, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
Caernarvon, Township of (Berks) Child current
Centerport, Borough of Child current
Centre Port, Borough of (alternate) Child variant
Centre, Township of (Berks) Child current
Centreport, Borough of (alternate) Child variant
Colebrookdale, Township of Child current
Coventry, Township of (Chester, defunct) Child former
Cumru, Township of Child current
Denglers, Place of (unincorporated) Child unincorporated
District, Township of Child current
Douglass, Township of (Berks) Child current
Earl, Township of (Berks) Child current
East Bern, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
East Nantmeal, Township of (Chester) Child former
Esterly, Place of (unincorporated) Child unincorporated
Exeter, Township of (Berks) Child current
Fleetwood, Borough of Child current
Greenwich, Township of Child current
Hamburg, Borough of Child current
Hay Creek, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
Heidelberg, Township of (Berks) Child current
Hereford, Township of Child current
Jefferson, Township of (Berks) Child current
Kenhorst, Borough of Child current
Kutztown, Borough of Child current
Laureldale, Borough of Child current
Leesport, Borough of Child current
Lenhartsville, Borough of Child current
Long Swamp, Township of (alternate) Child variant
Longswamp, Township of Child current
Lower Alsace, Township of Child current
Lower Heidelberg, Township of Child current
Lower Mahantongo, Township of (defunct) Child former
Lower Tulpehocken, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
Lyons, Borough of Child current
Mahantongo, Township of (Berks, defunct) Child most recent
Maiden Creek, Township of (alternate) Child variant
Maidencreek, Township of Child current
Manheim, Township of (Schuylkill, defunct) Child former
Marion, Township of (Berks) Child current
Maxatawny, Township of Child current
Mohnsville, Place of (unincorporated) Child unincorporated
Mohnton, Borough of Child current
Mount Penn, Borough of Child current
Muhlenberg, Township of Child current
New Morgan, Borough of Child current
North Heidelberg, Township of Child current
Northkill, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
Norwegian, Township of Child former
Oley, Township of Child current
Ontelaunee, Township of Child current
Penn, Township of (Berks) Child current
Perry, Township of (Berks) Child current
Perry, Township of (Berks, defunct) Child most recent
Pike, Township of (Berks) Child current
Pine Grove, Township of (Schuylkill) Child former
Reading, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Reading, City of Child current
Reading, Township of (Berks, defunct) Child most recent
Richmond, Township of (Berks) Child current
Robeson, Township of (Berks) Child current
Robesonia, Borough of Child current
Rockland, Township of (Berks) Child current
Ruscombmanor, Township of Child current
Saint Lawrence, Borough of Child current
Schuylkill, Township of (Schuylkill) Child former
Shillington, Borough of Child current
Shoemakersville, Borough of Child current
Sinking Spring, Borough of Child current
South Heidelberg, Township of Child current
Spring, Township of (Berks) Child current
Strausstown, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Temple, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Tilden, Township of Child current
Topton, Borough of Child current
Tulpehocken, Township of Child current
Tulpehocken, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Union, Township of (Berks) Child current
Upper Bern, Township of Child current
Upper Hanover, Township of Child former
Upper Mahantongo, Township of Child former
Upper Tulpehocken, Township of Child current
Washington, Township of (Berks) Child current
Wernersville, Borough of Child current
West Hamburg, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
West Lawn, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
West Leesport, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
West Reading, Borough of Child current
West Wyomissing, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Windsor, Township of (Berks) Child current
Womelsdorf, Borough of Child current
Wyomissing Hills, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Wyomissing, Borough of Child current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County 42011 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1209172 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q490920 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: County 06 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Chester, County of Reduction Mar 11, 1752
View Creation Lancaster, County of Reduction Mar 11, 1752
View Creation Philadelphia, County of Reduction Mar 11, 1752
View Expansion Tribal (placeholder) Reduction 1768
View Reduction Northumberland, County of Creation Mar 21, 1772
View Swap Northumberland, County of Swap Apr 17, 1795
View Ascertainment Chester, County of Ascertainment 1795–1796
View Reduction Schuylkill, County of Creation Mar 1, 1811
View Swap Schuylkill, County of Swap Mar 6, 1848
View Swap Schuylkill, County of Swap Mar 29, 1849
View Ascertainment Lebanon, County of Ascertainment 1855
View Swap Lancaster, County of Swap 1860
View Reduction Lebanon, County of Expansion 1865
View Ascertainment Lehigh, County of Ascertainment May 4, 1982

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View County Mar 11, 1752
View County, 4th Class Jul 10, 1919
View County, 3rd Class Jan 1, 1952

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Oley Township 1717 Creation yes+ 1717
View New Township Amity Township 1718 Creation yes+ 1718
View New Township Upper Hanover Township 1736 Creation yes+ Jun 1736
View New Township Douglass Township 1736 Creation yes+ Jun 1736
View New Township Cumru Township 1737 Creation yes+ 1737
View Plat Recording Oley Township 1740 Plat Recording yes* 1740
View New Township Colebrookdale Township 1741 Creation yes* Dec 7, 1741
View New Township Exeter Township 1741 Creation yes+ Dec 7, 1741
View New Township Maxatawny Township 1742 Creation yes+ Sep 1742
View Charter Revival Amity Township 1745 Charter Revival yes+ 1745
View Annexation Douglass Township 1745 Annexation yes? 1745
View New Township Alsace Township 1745 Creation yes+ 1745
View New Township Maidencreek Township 1746 Creation yes+ Dec 1746
View New Township Richmond Township 1751 Creation yes+ 1751
View New Township Windsor Township (PA) 1751 Creation yes+ 1751
View New Township Hereford Township 1753 Creation yes* Feb 1, 1753
View New Township Union Township 1753 Creation yes+ 1753
View New Township Albany Township 1754 Creation yes+ 1754
View New Township Greenwich Township 1754 Creation yes+ 1754
View New Township Ruscombmanor Township 1754 Creation yes+ 1754
View New Township Rockland Township 1758 Creation yes* Nov 14, 1758
View New Township District Township 1759 Creation yes+ 1759
View New Township Longswamp Township 1761 Creation yes+ May 1761
View New Township Reading Township 1761 Creation yes* 1761
View New Township Brunswick Township 1767 Creation yes* Nov 12, 1767
View New Township Pine Grove Township 1773 Creation yes* May 11, 1773
View New State Declaration of Independence and Royal Charter Abrogation yes Jul 4, 1776
View New Township Earl Township 1781 Creation yes* Nov 1781
View New Borough Reading Borough 1783 Creation yes Sep 12, 1783
View New Township Manheim Township 1789 Creation yes* 1789
View Annexation Brunswick Township and Windsor Township 1790 Annexation yes* 1790
View Boundary Realignment Bethel Township-Pine Grove Township 1791 Boundary Realignment yes* 1791
View Boundary Realignment Brunswick Township 1796 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1795–1796
View Boundary Realignment Manheim Township 1799 Boundary Ascertainment yes* Aug 1799
View New Township Mahantongo Township 1801 Creation yes* Jan 1801
View Annexation Pine Grove Township 1801 Annexation yes* 1799–1801
View New Township Norwegian Township 1801 Creation yes* Jan 1801
View New Township Schuylkill Township 1801 Creation yes* Jan 1801
View Boundary Realignment Pine Grove Township-Mahantongo Township 1804 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1803–1804
View New Township Lower Mahantongo Township-Upper Mahantongo Township 1811 Creation yes+ 1811
View Charter Amendment Reading Borough 1813 Charter Amendment yes May 3, 1813
View New Township Pike Township 1813 Creation yes* Nov 1813
View New Borough Kutztown Borough 1815 Creation yes Apr 7, 1815
View Boundary Realignment Maidencreek Township-Richmond Township-Ruscombmanor Township Reconstructed 1754-1817 Boundary Realignment yes? 1754–1817
View New Township Upper Bern Township 1820 Creation yes* 1820
View New Township Perry Township 1821 Creation yes* 1821
View New Name Tulpehocken Township-Upper Tulpehocken Township 1821 Creation yes* 1821
View Plat Recording Hamburg 1830 Plat Recording yes* 1830
View Boundary Realignment Albany Township-Windsor Township to Greenwich Township 1832 Boundary Ascertainment yes Aug 6, 1832
View New Borough Womelsdorf Borough 1834 Creation yes Mar 21, 1834
View Separation Womelsdorf Borough 1836 Separation yes Jan 23, 1836
View New Borough Hamburg Borough 1837 Creation yes May 20, 1837
View Separation Hamburg Borough 1838 Separation yes Apr 16, 1838
View Annexation Ruscombmanor Township-Maidencreek Township 1839 Annexation yes Jan 12, 1839
View Annexation Rockland Township-Richmond Township 1840 Annexation yes* 1840
View New Township Washington Township (PA) 1840 Creation yes Jan 1840
View Annexation Ruscombmanor Township-Richmond Township 1840 Annexation yes Jan 8, 1840
View Annexation Hereford Township-District Township 1841 Annexation yes* Apr 7, 1841
View New Township Penn Township 1841 Creation yes* Nov 5, 1841
View Boundary Realignment Colebrookdale Township 1842 Boundary Realignment yes* Jan 6, 1842
View New Township Lower Heidelberg Township 1842 Creation yes* 1842
View Annexation Rockland Township-Pike Township 1842 Annexation yes* Sep 17, 1842
View Boundary Realignment Caernarvon Township-Robeson Township 1843 Boundary Realignment yes* 1842–1843
View Annexation Brecknock Township-Cumru Township 1843 Annexation yes* Jan 2, 1843
View New Township Centre Township 1843 Creation yes* Jan 2, 1843
View New Township Marion Township 1844 Creation yes* Apr 6, 1844
View Charter Amendment Berks County 1845 Charter Amendment yes* 1845
View New Township North Heidelberg Township 1845 Creation yes* Apr 7, 1845
View New City Reading City 1847 Creation yes Mar 26, 1847
View New Township Ontelaunee Township 1849 Creation yes* Nov 27, 1849
View New Township Perry Township 1850 Creation yes Mar 8, 1850
View New Borough Adamstown Borough 1850 Creation yes Apr 2, 1850
View Annexation Alsace Township-Cumru Township 1850 Annexation yes Apr 11, 1850
View New Township Muhlenberg Township 1850 Creation yes* Nov 4, 1850
View New Township Spring Township 1850 Creation yes* Nov 4, 1850
View Charter Amendment Berks County 1851 Charter Amendment yes* 1851
View Boundary Realignment Robeson Township-Union Township 1851 Boundary Realignment yes* 1851
View New Borough Bernville Borough 1851 Creation yes Mar 21, 1851
View Annexation Ruscombmanor Township-Oley Township 1851 Annexation yes Mar 24, 1851
View Annexation Hereford Township-District Township-Pike Township to Washington Township 1851 Annexation yes* Nov 3, 1851
View Annexation Earl Township-Pike Township 1852 Annexation yes* Jan 8, 1852
View New Township Jefferson Township 1852 Creation yes* Jan 28, 1852
View Annexation Amity Township-Oley Township 1852 Annexation yes Mar 18, 1852
View General Law Kutztown Borough 1854 General Law yes Nov 10, 1854
View General Law Womelsdorf Borough 1855 General Law yes Aug 8, 1855
View General Law Bernville Borough 1856 General Law yes Oct 22, 1856
View New School District Oley Township 1857 Independent School District yes* 1857
View Annexation Centre Township-Bern Township 1857 Annexation yes Oct 1, 1857
View Boundary Realignment Alsace Township-Reading City 1858 Annexation yes* 1858
View Annexation North Heidelberg Township-Heidelberg Township Reconstructed 1854-1860 Annexation yes? 1854–1860
View New Borough Boyertown Borough 1866 Creation yes Oct 20, 1866
View Annexation Reading City 1867 Annexation yes Apr 15, 1867
View Annexation Muhlenberg Township-Reading City 1869 Annexation yes May 13, 1869
View General Law Hamburg Borough Partial 1871 General Law yes Jun 2, 1871
View Annexation Hamburg Borough 1871 Ordinance yes* Aug 1, 1871
View New Borough Birdsboro Borough 1872 Creation yes Nov 23, 1872
View New Borough Fleetwood Borough 1873 Creation yes* Oct 4, 1873
View City Classification Pennsylvania 1874 City Classification yes May 23, 1874
View General Law Reading City 1874 General Law yes Jul 8, 1874
View General Law Adamstown Borough 1875 General Law yes Nov 13, 1875
View New Borough Topton Borough 1877 Creation yes Jan 19, 1877
View New Borough Centerport Borough 1884 Creation yes Feb 4, 1884
View New Township Tilden Township 1887 Creation yes* Jan 12, 1887
View New Borough Lenhartsville Borough 1887 Creation yes Jun 13, 1887
View Annexation Boyertown Borough 1887 Ordinance yes* Sep 12, 1887
View New Township Lower Alsace Township 1888 Creation yes* Nov 12, 1888
View New Borough Bechtelsville Borough 1890 Creation yes Sep 11, 1890
View Annexation Robeson Township-Union Township to Birdsboro Borough 1890 Annexation yes Sep 11, 1890
View Plat Recording Womelsdorf Borough 1891 Plat Recording yes* 1891
View Charter Revival Fleetwood Borough 1891 Charter Revival yes Dec 30, 1891
View Annexation Colebrookdale Township-Boyertown Borough 1895 Annexation yes May 13, 1895
View Township Classification Pennsylvania 1899 Township Classification yes Apr 28, 1899
View Boundary Realignment Maxatawny Township-Rockland Township 1901 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1901
View New Borough West Leesport Borough 1902 Creation yes Jan 17, 1902
View New Borough Mount Penn Borough 1903 Creation yes Jan 7, 1903
View New Borough Wyomissing Borough 1906 Creation yes Jul 11, 1906
View School District Annexation North Heidelberg Township-Jefferson Township 1907 School District Annexation yes* 1906–1907
View New Borough Mohnton Borough 1907 Creation yes Mar 20, 1907
View New Borough West Reading Borough 1907 Creation yes Mar 26, 1907
View New Borough Shillington Borough 1908 Creation yes Aug 18, 1908
View Annexation Centre Township-Tilden Township 1909 Annexation yes* 1909
View Annexation Mount Penn Borough Ordinance 124 yes* 1911
View Annexation Reading City 1910 Resolution yes* 1910–1911
View Annexation Kutztown Borough 1912 Ordinance yes May 23, 1912
View Annexation Shillington Borough Ordinance 34 yes Nov 30, 1912
View Annexation Muhlenberg Township-Reading City 1912 Annexation yes Dec 9, 1912
View New Borough Bally Borough 1913 Creation yes Jan 16, 1913
View New Borough Sinking Spring Borough 1913 Creation yes Apr 14, 1913
View New Borough Robesonia Borough 1913 Creation yes Jun 21, 1913
View New Borough Wernersville Borough 1914 Creation yes Jan 15, 1914
View New Township South Heidelberg Township 1914 Creation yes Jun 20, 1914
View Annexation Topton Borough Ordinance 184 yes Dec 14, 1914
View Annexation Reading City Ordinance 45-1914 yes* Dec 28, 1914
View Annexation Mount Penn Borough Ordinance 204 yes* 1915–1916
View Annexation Reading City Ordinance 31-1915 yes Jan 4, 1916
View Annexation Boyertown Borough 1915 Ordinance yes Dec 14, 1916
View Annexation Reading City Ordinance 50-1917 yes Sep 23, 1917
View Annexation Shillington Borough Ordinance 93 yes* Sep 17, 1919
View New Borough Strausstown Borough 1920 Creation yes Jun 22, 1920
View New Borough Shoemakersville Borough 1921 Creation yes Sep 21, 1921
View New Borough Temple Borough 1922 Creation yes Sep 14, 1922
View Annexation Wyomissing Borough Ordinance 175 yes* Feb 5, 1923
View New Borough West Lawn Borough 1923 Creation yes Jun 28, 1923
View Annexation Shillington Borough Ordinance 104 yes* Jul 10, 1923
View Annexation Boyertown Borough 1923 Ordinance yes Nov 28, 1923
View Annexation Fleetwood Borough Ordinance 85 yes* Nov 5, 1924
View Annexation Fleetwood Borough Ordinance 95 yes* 1926
View New Borough Saint Lawrence Borough 1927 Creation yes Jun 15, 1927
View New Borough Lyons Borough 1927 Creation yes Jul 1, 1927
View New Borough Wyomissing Hills Borough 1927 Creation yes Jul 19, 1927
View Annexation Shillington Borough Ordinance 138 yes* Nov 9, 1927
View Annexation Shillington Borough Ordinance 141 yes* Nov 15, 1927
View Annexation West Lawn Borough Ordinance 60 yes* Nov 17, 1927
View Annexation Wyomissing Borough Ordinance 250 yes* Jun 19, 1928
View Annexation Topton Borough Ordinance 203 yes* Jun 22, 1928
View New Borough Laureldale Borough 1930 Creation yes May 2, 1930
View Annexation Mohnton Borough 1931 Ordinance yes Mar 27, 1931
View New Borough Kenhorst Borough 1931 Creation yes Aug 25, 1931
View Annexation Wyomissing Borough Ordinance 302 yes* Sep 16, 1931
View Annexation Reading City Ordinance 83-1934 yes Dec 24, 1934
View Annexation Womelsdorf Borough Ordinance 138 yes Dec 24, 1935
View Annexation Reading City Ordinance 74-1935 yes Feb 2, 1936
View Annexation Bechtelsville Borough Ordinance 28 yes Nov 17, 1936
View Annexation Longswamp Township-Maxatawny Township Reconstructed 1926-1937 Annexation yes? 1926–1937
View Annexation Mount Penn Borough Ordinance 361 yes* Jun 2, 1937
View Annexation Centerport Borough Ordinance 6 yes Jul 13, 1937
View Annexation Boyertown Borough Ordinance 4-43 yes* May 3, 1943
View Annexation Wyomissing Hills Borough Ordinance 58 yes Jul 5, 1946
View Annexation Fleetwood Borough Ordinance 166 yes* Mar 27, 1947
View Annexation Boyertown Borough Ordinance 3-47 yes* Jun 6, 1947
View School District Dissolution Penn-Bernville Union School District 1949 Creation yes* 1948–1949
View Annexation Wyomissing Borough Ordinance 439 yes* Jan 31, 1949
View Annexation West Leesport Borough Ordinance 151 yes* Mar 28, 1950
View Annexation Bernville Borough Ordinance 102 yes* May 16, 1950
View Annexation West Leesport Borough Ordinance 152 yes* Aug 4, 1950
View Annexation Topton Borough Ordinance 270 yes Apr 23, 1952
View Annexation Bechtelsville Borough Ordinance 39 yes Dec 29, 1952
View Annexation Bechtelsville Borough Ordinance 40 yes Dec 29, 1952
View Annexation Wyomissing Borough-Shillington Borough 1953 Annexation yes May 13, 1953
View Annexation Kutztown Borough Ordinance 1-1954 yes Jun 3, 1954
View Annexation Boyertown Borough Ordinance 3-55 yes Dec 30, 1955
View School District Dissolution Kutztown Union School District 1957 Creation yes* 1956–1957
View Annexation Kutztown Borough Ordinance 1-1957 yes Aug 23, 1957
View Annexation Bechtelsville Borough Ordinance 51 and 52 yes Nov 5, 1957
View New Name Leesport Borough 1957 Creation yes Dec 30, 1957
View School District Dissolution Strausstown-Upper Tulpehocken Union School District 1958 Creation yes* 1958
View Annexation Shillington Borough Ordinance 311 yes Jul 30, 1958
View Annexation Kutztown Borough Ordinance 1-1959 yes May 19, 1959
View Annexation Topton Borough Ordinance 308 yes Jul 7, 1959
View Annexation Shillington Borough Ordinance 372 yes* Oct 21, 1959
View Annexation Topton Borough Ordinance 309 yes Jan 18, 1960
View Annexation Kutztown Borough Ordinance 9-1959 yes Apr 26, 1960
View Annexation Wernersville Borough Ordinance 260 yes Sep 1, 1960
View Boundary Realignment Cumru Township-Spring Township 1962 Boundary Realignment yes* 1961–1962
View Annexation Boyertown Borough Ordinance 6-60 yes Jun 20, 1962
View Annexation Wernersville Borough Ordinance 275 yes Dec 18, 1962
View Annexation Topton Borough Ordinance 333 yes Feb 8, 1963
View Annexation Shillington Borough Ordinance 446A yes* 1965
View Annexation Kutztown Borough Ordinance 5-1964 yes Nov 22, 1965
View First Class Township Colebrookdale Township 1966 1st Class yes Jan 3, 1966
View First Class Township Muhlenberg Township 1966 1st Class yes Jan 3, 1966
View Annexation Reading City Ordinance 30-1967 yes* 1967
View Annexation Kutztown Borough Ordinance 3-1967 yes May 25, 1967
View Annexation Fleetwood Borough Ordinance 308 yes* Sep 1, 1967
View Annexation Kutztown Borough Ordinance 5-1967 yes Sep 5, 1967
View Annexation Kutztown Borough Ordinance 8-1967 yes Sep 28, 1967
View Annexation Fleetwood Borough Ordinance 313 yes* Dec 20, 1967
View First Class Township Cumru Township 1968 1st Class yes Jan 1, 1968
View Annexation Laureldale Borough Ordinance 173-1961 yes* 1961–1968
View Annexation Shillington Borough Ordinance 485 yes* 1968
View Annexation Reading City Ordinance 47-1966 yes Nov 5, 1968
View Annexation Fleetwood Borough Ordinance 327 yes* Feb 24, 1969
View Annexation Fleetwood Borough Ordinance 320 yes* Mar 28, 1969
View Annexation Bechtelsville Borough Ordinance 93 yes* Jun 5, 1969
View Boundary Realignment Sinking Spring Borough 1974 Boundary Realignment yes Mar 7, 1974
View Annexation Womelsdorf Borough Ordinance 1969-4, 1974-3, and 1974-7 yes* 1969–1975
View Annexation South Heidelberg Township-Spring Township 1976 Annexation yes* 1976
View Boundary Realignment District Township-Hereford Township 1976 Boundary Ascertainment yes* Jun 14, 1976
View Boundary Realignment Bechtelsville Borough-Washington Township 1988 Boundary Realignment yes* Jul 25, 1988
View New Borough New Morgan Borough 1992 Creation yes Jan 6, 1992
View Boundary Realignment District Township-Longswamp Township 1993 Boundary Realignment yes* 1993
View Home Rule Reading City 1996 Home Rule yes Jan 1, 1996
View Dissolution Temple Borough-Muhlenberg Township 1999 Merger yes Jan 1, 1999
View Dissolution Wyomissing Hills Borough-Wyomissing Borough 2002 Merger yes Jan 7, 2002
View Dissolution West Lawn Borough-Spring Township 2006 Merger yes Jan 1, 2006
View Boundary Realignment District Township-Hereford Township 2011 Boundary Realignment yes Oct 3, 2011
View Dissolution Strausstown Borough-Upper Tulpehocken Township 2016 Merger yes Jul 1, 2016

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Minute: "an order in favour of Matthias S. Richards Jno Vipler + Jonathan Hiester for dividing Tulpehocken Township + making a Draft as ?" Dec 4, 1820
View Election: "Do you favor the change of the corporate name of the Borough of West Leesport to 'The Borough of Leesport'" Nov 5, 1957
View Election Nov 8, 1960 Rejected
View Charter Commission Election: [For or against the election of a charter commission for the City of Reading] Nov 7, 1961
View Election: "SHALL THE COUNCIL-MANAGER PLAN OF THE OPTIONAL THIRD CLASS CITY CHARTER LAW, PROVIDING FOR SEVEN (7) COUNCILMEN TO BE ELECTED AT LARGE, BE ADOPTED BY THE CITY OF READING" Sep 25, 1962 Rejected
View Election: "Shall the Township of Colebrookdale become a Township of the First Class?" Nov 2, 1965
View Election: "Should Muhlenberg Township become a First Class Township?" Nov 2, 1965
View Election: "Should the Township of Cumru become a Township of the First Class." Nov 7, 1967
View Election: "Shall the Mayor-Council Plan A of the optional Third Class City Charter Law, providing for seven councilmen to be elected at large, be adopted by the City of Reading?" Feb 27, 1971 Rejected
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Election Nov 6, 1973 Rejected
View Election May 21, 1985 Rejected
View Election Apr 26, 1988
View Charter Commission Election: [For or against the election of a government study commission for the City of Reading] Nov 5, 1991
View Election Nov 2, 1993 Rejected
View Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in this report, dated June 30, 1993 of the Government Study Commission, prepared in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law, be adopted by the City of Reading?" Nov 2, 1993
View Election: "Shall the Borough of Temple be merged into the Township of Muhlenberg effective January 1, 1999?" Nov 3, 1998 Certified Nov 19, 1998
View Election Nov 6, 2001
View Election: "Shall the BOROUGH OF WEST LAWN be merged into the TOWNSHIP OF SPRING as of January 1, in 2006?" Nov 2, 2004
View Election Nov 4, 2014 Rejected
View Election: "Shall the Borough of Strausstown be merged into Upper Tulpehocken Township effective July 1, 2016 in accordance with the Joint Agreement between the Borough of Strausstown and Upper Tulpehocken Township?" Apr 26, 2016

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Charter Index
Election Docket bk. 3–6 (1910–1942)
Equity Docket bk. A (1849–1881)
Law Library Visit
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 5–22 (1849–1900)
Road Book bk. 3–5, p. 299 (1827–1863)
Road Book bk. 5, p. 300–9 (1886–1930)
Road Docket bk. 1–3 (1856–1970)
Road Docket bk. 4–5 (1971–2005)

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Berks County 17500449 234 234
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Berks County 17500449 381 397
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Berks County 5836877 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Berks County 34427639 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Reading Urbanized 34427654 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Bern Township Proposed 1803 Division unknown 1803–1804
View New Township Heidelberg Township Proposed 1832 Division no* 1832–1833
View New Township Bern Township-Heidelberg Township-Upper Bern Township-Upper Tulpehocken Township Proposed 1838 New Township no* 1838
View New Township Cumru Township Proposed 1842 Division no* 1842–1843
View New Township Cumru Township Proposed 1845 Division no* 1845
View New Township Marion Township-Tulpehocken Township-Upper Tulpehocken Township Proposed 1845 New Township no* 1845
View New Township Hay Creek Township Proposed 1845 Creation no* 1845–1846
View Boundary Realignment Berks County-Schuylkill County 1850 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1850
View New Borough Boyertown Borough Proposed 1851 Creation no 1851
View New Township Cacoosing Township Proposed 1852 Creation no* 1852–1853
View Boundary Realignment Berks County-Schuylkill County 1855 Boundary Realignment (1) unknown 1855
View Boundary Realignment Berks County-Schuylkill County 1855 Boundary Realignment (2) unknown 1855
View Boundary Realignment Reading City Proposed 1861 Boundary Realignment unknown 1861
View Annexation Hamburg Borough 1868 Ordinance unknown 1868
View New Borough West Reading Borough Proposed 1903 Creation no 1903
View New Borough Wyomissing Borough Proposed 1904 Creation no 1904–1905
View New Borough Shillington Borough Proposed 1904 Creation no 1904–1907
View New Borough Shillington Borough Proposed 1906 Creation no 1906–1907
View New Borough Sinking Spring Borough Proposed 1907 Creation no 1907–1908
View New Township Robeson Township Proposed 1909 (Ward?) Division no 1909
View New Borough Wernersville Borough Proposed 1907 Creation no 1907–1909
View Annexation Kutztown Borough 1909 Ordinance no 1909–1912
View Annexation Muhlenberg Township-Reading City Proposed 1912 Annexation no 1912
View Boundary Realignment Reading City Proposed 1913 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1913
View Boundary Realignment West Reading Borough-Wyomissing Borough Proposed 1919 Boundary Realignment (Annexation?) no 1919–1920
View New Borough Temple Borough Proposed 1921 Creation no 1921–1922
View New Borough West Lawn Borough Proposed 1922 Creation no 1922–1923
View New Borough Laureldale Borough Proposed 1929 Creation no 1929
View New Borough West Hamburg Borough Proposed 1929 Creation no 1929–1930
View New Borough Kenhorst Borough Proposed 1930 Creation no 1930–1931
View Boundary Realignment Alsace Township-Lower Alsace Township 1933 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1932
View Annexation Exeter Township-Mount Penn Borough 1936 Annexation unknown~ 1936
View New Borough West Wyomissing Borough Proposed 1938 Creation no 1938
View Boundary Realignment Cumru Township-Spring Township 1941 Boundary Realignment (Annexation?) no* 1940–1941
View Annexation Mount Penn Borough Ordinance 371 no 1940–1941
View Annexation Birdsboro Borough Ordinance 14, 18, 19 no 1943
View Annexation Kenhorst Borough Ordinance 78 no* 1949
View Annexation Shillington Borough Ordinance 257 no* 1949
View New Borough Blandon Borough Proposed 1948 Creation no 1948–1956
View Annexation Shillington Borough Ordinance 340 no* 1957
View First Class Township Muhlenberg Township Proposed 1960 1st Class no 1960
View Annexation Shillington Borough Ordinance 317 no 1955–1961
View Council-Manager Form Reading City Proposed 1961 Optional Charter no 1961–1962
View Annexation Reading City Ordinance 9-1961 no* 1961–1963
View Annexation Reading City Ordinance 18-1962 no* 1962–1964
View Annexation Shillington Borough Ordinance 438 no* 1964
View Annexation Sinking Spring Borough Ordinance 286 no* 1963–1964
View Annexation Womelsdorf Borough Ordinance 1962-4 no 1962–1964
View Annexation Shillington Borough Ordinance 444 no* 1965
View Mayor-Council Form Reading City Proposed 1971 Optional Charter no 1971
View Dissolution Saint Lawrence Borough-Exeter Township Proposed 1972 Merger no 1972
View Dissolution Centerport Borough-Centre Township Proposed 1973 Merger no 1973
View Dissolution Saint Lawrence Borough-Exeter Township Proposed 1973 Merger no 1973
View Annexation Bernville Borough 1970 Ordinance no* 1970–1974
View Annexation Lower Alsace Township-Exeter Township 1970s Annexation unknown~ 1970–1980
View Annexation Maxatawny Township-Kutztown Borough Proposed 1985 Annexation no 1985
View Boundary Realignment Colebrookdale Township-Earl Township Proposed 1992 Boundary Realignment unknown 1992
View Home Rule (County) Berks County Proposed 1991 Home Rule no 1991–1993
View Boundary Realignment District Township-Hereford Township Proposed 1993 Boundary Ascertainment no 1993
View Annexation Maxatawny Township-Kutztown Borough Proposed 1993 Annexation no 1993
View Dissolution Antietam Valley Municipality Proposed 2014 Creation no 2014