Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Bristol, Township of (Bucks) municipality or lower Township (Class: 1) yes

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
1701 8

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Bucks, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Bucks County, Pennsylvania 05 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4201708768
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1216012 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1894725 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 090154 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View New Name Buckingham, Township of (Bucks, defunct) Old Name 1701
View Reduction Bristol, Borough of Creation Nov 14, 1720
View Reduction Bristol, Borough of Expansion 1801
View Expansion Middletown, Township of (Bucks) Reduction 1842–1843
View Reduction Tullytown, Borough of Creation Jan 7, 1892
View Reduction Tullytown, Borough of Expansion Apr 2, 1898
View Reduction Bristol, Borough of Expansion May 17, 1922
View Reduction Bristol, Borough of Expansion Dec 26, 1950
View Reduction? Bristol, Borough of Expansion? 1950–1971

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Township 1701
View Township, 2nd Class Apr 28, 1899
View Township, 1st Class Jan 1, 1951
View Township, 1st Class (Optional Plan, Mayor-Council C) Jan 6, 1986

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
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 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 Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of an optional plan for Bristol Township] Aug 3, 1984 Jan 6, 1986

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Bristol Township 17500450 63 66

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Boundary Realignment Bristol Township-Falls Township-Lower Makefield Township-Middletown Township Proposed 1815 Boundary Realignment no* 1815
View Boundary Realignment Bristol Township-Tullytown to Falls Proposed 1952 Boundary Realignment no* 1952–1953
View Annexation Bristol Borough 1950 Ordinance (1) no* 1950–1955
View New Borough Fallsboro Borough Proposed 1954 Creation no 1954–1956
View New Borough Croydon Borough Proposed 1955 Creation no 1955–1958
View Home Rule (County) Bucks County Proposed 1972 Home Rule no* 1972–1974
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