Government Detail

Summary

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

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Aug 1804 11

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Bradford, County of Parent current
Luzerne, County of Parent former
Ontario, County of (defunct) Parent former

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Bradford County, Pennsylvania 16 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4201511168
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215977 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1894101 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 080305 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View New Name Burlington, Township of (Luzerne, defunct) Old Name Aug 1804
View Expansion Unknown (placeholder) Reduction 1813
View Reduction Franklin, Township of (Bradford) Creation Sep 1819
View Reduction Granville, Township of (Bradford) Creation Feb 1831
View Reduction Union, Township of (Bradford, defunct) Creation Sep 1835
View Reduction Armenia, Township of Creation Feb 14, 1843
View Reduction Alba, Borough of Creation Feb 4, 1864
View Reduction Canton, Borough of Creation May 10, 1864
View Reduction Canton, Borough of Expansion 1912
View Reduction Canton, Borough of Expansion 1912
View Reduction Canton, Borough of Expansion 1916–1919
View Reduction Canton, Borough of Expansion Jan 1, 2009

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Township Aug 1804
View Township, 2nd Class Apr 28, 1899

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Tribal Land Cession Pennsylvania 1768 Tribal Land Cession yes+ 1768
View Annexation Northumberland County-Westmoreland County 1785 Annexation yes+ 1785
View New County Luzerne County 1786 Creation yes+ Sep 25, 1786
View New County Ontario County-Susquehanna County 1810 Creation yes+ Feb 21, 1810
View New Name Bradford County 1812 Creation yes+ Mar 24, 1812
View Separation (County) Bradford County-Susquehanna County-Tioga County 1812 Separation yes+ Oct 13, 1812
View School District Annexation Canton Township-Canton Borough 1877 School District Annexation yes* 1876–1877
View New School District LeCanville Independent School District 1877 Creation yes* 1877
View School District Annexation Canton Township-Canton Borough 1893 School District Annexation yes* 1893
View School District Annexation Canton Township-Canton Borough 1898 School District Annexation yes* 1897–1898
View School District Annexation Canton Township-Canton Borough 1901 School District Annexation yes* 1900–1901
View School District Annexation Canton Township-Canton Borough 1902 School District Annexation yes* 1902
View New School District LeCanville Independent School District 1912 Creation yes* 1912
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View School District Dissolution LeCanville Independent School District 1920 Dissolution yes* 1920
View County Classification Bradford County 6th to 7th yes Jan 1, 1931
View County Classification Bradford County 7th to 6th yes Jan 1, 1941

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Canton 5836904 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Borough Canton Borough Proposed 1856 Creation no 1856
View New Township Alba Township Proposed 1855 Creation no* 1855–1860
View New Borough Canton Borough Proposed 1861 Creation no* 1861
View Boundary Realignment Canton Township-Leroy Township Proposed 1866 Boundary Realignment unknown 1866–1867
View Annexation Canton Township-Troy Township to Alba Borough Proposed 1881 Annexation no 1881
View School District Annexation Canton Township-Canton Borough Proposed 1886 School District Annexation unknown 1886
View Annexation Canton Borough Ordinance 17 no* 1896–1897
View School District Annexation Canton Township-Canton Borough Proposed 1898 School District Annexation unknown 1898
View School District Annexation Canton Township-Canton Borough Proposed 1910 School District Annexation unknown 1910