Government Detail


Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Bern, Township of (Berks) municipality or lower Township (Class: 2) no


Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
May 2, 1738 9



Name Relationship Status
Berne, Township of (alternate) Variant variant
Berks, County of Parent current
Lancaster, County of Parent former


Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Berks County, Pennsylvania 27 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4201105816 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215915 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q586864 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 060185 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Tulpehocken, Township of (defunct) Reduction May 2, 1738
View Reduction Brunswick, Township of (defunct) Creation Nov 12, 1767
View Reduction Upper Bern, Township of Creation 1820
View Reduction Penn, Township of (Berks) Creation Nov 5, 1841
View Reference Northkill, Township of (proposed) Reference Nov 5, 1841
View Reduction Centre, Township of (Berks) Creation Jan 2, 1843
View Expansion Centre, Township of (Berks) Reduction Oct 1, 1857
View Reduction West Leesport, Borough of (defunct) Creation Jan 17, 1902
View Reduction Reading, City of Expansion Jan 4, 1916
View Reduction West Leesport, Borough of (defunct) Expansion Mar 28, 1950
View Reduction West Leesport, Borough of (defunct) Expansion Aug 4, 1950

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Township May 2, 1738
View Township, 2nd Class Apr 28, 1899

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New County Berks County 1752 Creation yes Mar 11, 1752
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 Berks County 4th to 3rd yes Jan 1, 1952

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Bern 5836828 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Bern Township Proposed 1803 Division unknown 1803–1804
View New Township Bern Township-Heidelberg Township-Upper Bern Township-Upper Tulpehocken Township Proposed 1838 New Township no* 1838
View Boundary Realignment Reading City Proposed 1913 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1913
View Home Rule (County) Berks County Proposed 1991 Home Rule no 1991–1993