Government Detail


Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Bessemer, Borough of municipality or lower Borough no


Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Jun 9, 1913 Jun 16, 1913 1



Name Relationship Status
Lawrence, County of Parent current


Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Lawrence County, Pennsylvania 09 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4207305936 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4205936 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215351 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1213140 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1134391 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 370033 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation North Beaver, Township of (Lawrence) Reduction Jun 16, 1913
View Expansion North Beaver, Township of (Lawrence) Reduction Nov 14, 1958

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Title 8) Jun 16, 1913

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Northumberland County-Westmoreland County 1785 Annexation yes+ 1785
View New County Allegheny County 1788 Creation yes Sep 24, 1788
View New Township Allegheny County 1788 Township Division yes Dec 18, 1788
View New County Lawrence County 1849 Creation yes Sep 1, 1849
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Lawrence County 6th to 5th yes Jan 1, 1952

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance 5, 1958: Approving the petition for annexing to the Borough of Bessemer a section of North Beaver Township, Lawrence County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to and west of said Borough of Bessemer and hereinafter fully described, and providing that the said territory shall be annexed to and become a part of the said Borough if the annexation thereof shall be approved by the Court of Quarter Sessions of said County Nov 3, 1958

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Open Records Request (Ordinances) Mar 3, 2016

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Bessemer Borough 17500451 696 697

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Home Rule (County) Lawrence County Proposed 2002 Home Rule no 2002