Government Detail

Summary

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

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
1720 Nov 14, 1720 4

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Bucks, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Bucks County, Pennsylvania 04 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4201708760 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4208760 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1214962 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1170274 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1132588 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 090123 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Bristol, Township of (Bucks) Reduction Nov 14, 1720
View Expansion Bristol, Township of (Bucks) Reduction 1801
View Expansion Bristol, Township of (Bucks) Reduction May 17, 1922
View Expansion Bristol, Township of (Bucks) Reduction Dec 26, 1950
View Expansion? Bristol, Township of (Bucks) Reduction? 1950–1971

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Provincial Charter) Nov 14, 1720
View Borough (Inactive) Jul 4, 1776
View Borough (Pre-1851 Special Charter) Sep 16, 1785
View Borough (Title 8) Sep 18, 1905

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Name Bristol Borough 1851 New Corporate Style yes Mar 1, 1851
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 Resolution May 8, 1905
View Ordinance: Providing for and declaring the annexation to and admission into the Borough of Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, of certain adjacent land, situate in the Township of Bristol, county and state aforesaid, upon the petition of a majority of the freeholders of said adjacent territory, and extending the limits of the said Borough of Bristol so as to include and annex the said territory adjacent to the said borough, the said adjacent territory so annexed comprising a section of land in Bristol Township, aforesaid, adjacent to the said Borough of Bristol, with a collection of houses, buildings and structures thereon erected, collocated after a regular plan in regard to streets and lanes, and said territory being described in the petition of a majority of the freeholders thereof; presented to the Borough of Bristol and Town Council thereof, on April 10, 1922; and directing a certified copy of this ordinance, together with description and plot showing the courses and distances of the boundaries of said borough before and after such annexation to be filed in the Court of Quarter Sessions of the County of Bucks, and notice of such filing also to be filed in the office of the County Commissioners of the said county Apr 14, 1922 Apr 17, 1922
View Ordinance Oct 10, 1950
View Ordinance: Providing for and declaring the annexation and admission into the Borough of Bristol, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, of certain adjacent land, situate in the Township of Bristol, county and state aforesaid, upon a petition of the freehold owner thereof, and extending the limits of the said Borough of Bristol so as to include and annex the said territory adjacent to said borough, the said adjacent territory so annexed comprising a tract of land in Bristol Township, aforesaid, adjacent to the said Borough of Bristol, with a collection of buildings and structures thereon erected, and said territory being described in the petition of the freehold owner thereof; presented to the Borough of Bristol and Town Council thereof, on November 13, 1950; and directing a certified copy of this ordinance, together with description and plot showing the courses and distances of the boundaries of the said borough before and after such annexation to be filed in the Court of Quarter Sessions of the County of Bucks, and notice of such filing also to be given to the County Commissioners of the said county and to the Board of Elections of the said county Dec 26, 1950 Dec 26, 1950
View Ordinance Nov 14, 1955

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Open Records Request (Ordinances) Jun 27, 2010
Open Records Request (Relevant items in code) Oct 18, 2015

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Bristol Borough 17500449 60 69
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Bristol 5836941 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Bristol 34427688 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Bristol Borough 1950 Ordinance (1) no* 1950–1955
View Home Rule (County) Bucks County Proposed 1972 Home Rule no* 1972–1974
View Home Rule Bristol Borough Proposed 1978 Home Rule no* 1978
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