Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Carbon, County of county County (Class: 6) no

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Sep 1, 1843 1

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Parent current
Ashton, Place of (unincorporated) Child unincorporated
Banks, Township of (Carbon) Child current
Beaver Meadow, Borough of (alternate) Child variant
Beaver Meadows, Borough of Child current
Bowmanstown, Borough of Child current
East Haven, Place of (unincorporated) Child unincorporated
East Mauch Chunk, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
East Penn, Township of Child current
East Side, Borough of Child current
Franklin, Township of (Carbon) Child current
Jim Thorpe, Borough of Child current
Kidder, Township of Child current
Lansford, Borough of Child current
Lausanne, Township of Child current
Lehigh, Township of (Carbon) Child current
Lehighton, Borough of Child current
Lower Towamensing, Township of Child current
Mahoning, Township of (Carbon) Child current
Mauch Chunk, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Mauch Chunk, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Mauch Chunk, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Nesquehoning, Borough of Child current
Packer, Township of Child current
Packerton, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Packerton, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
Palmerton, Borough of Child current
Parryville, Borough of Child current
Penn Forest, Township of Child current
Quakake, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
Summit Hill, Borough of Child current
Towamensing, Township of (Carbon) Child current
Upper Towamensing, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Weatherly, Borough of Child current
Weissport, Borough of Child current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County 42025 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1213664 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q488698 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: County 13 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Monroe, County of Reduction Sep 1, 1843
View Creation Northampton, County of Reduction Sep 1, 1843
View Ascertainment Northampton, County of Ascertainment 1855
View Ascertainment Luzerne, County of Ascertainment 1851–1856
View Expansion Luzerne, County of Reduction 1856
View Ascertainment Monroe, County of Ascertainment 1932
View Ascertainment Lehigh, County of Ascertainment May 4, 1982
View Reference Lehigh, County of Reference May 4, 1982
View Ascertainment Monroe, County of Ascertainment 1992–1995

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View County Sep 1, 1843
View County, 6th Class Jul 10, 1919

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New County Monroe County 1836 Creation yes Apr 1, 1836
View New Township Penn Forest Township 1841 Creation yes Dec 1841
View Boundary Realignment Lausanne Township-Mauch Chunk Township 1844 Boundary Realignment yes Mar 2, 1844
View New Township Packer Township 1847 Creation yes* 1847
View New School District Weatherly School District 1849 Creation yes* 1849
View New Township Kidder Township 1849 Creation yes+ Mar 7, 1849
View New Borough Mauch Chunk Borough 1850 Creation yes Jan 31, 1850
View Separation Mauch Chunk Borough 1850 Separation yes May 15, 1850
View New Township Franklin Township 1851 Creation yes* Jan 2, 1851
View General Law Mauch Chunk Borough 1851 General Law yes Oct 4, 1851
View New Borough East Mauch Chunk Borough 1854 Creation yes Jan 21, 1854
View New Borough Weatherly Borough 1864 Creation yes Jan 23, 1864
View New Borough Lehighton Borough 1866 Creation yes Feb 15, 1866
View New School District Parryville Independent School District 1867 Creation yes* 1866–1867
View New School District Weissport Independent School District 1867 Creation yes* 1866–1867
View New Borough Weissport Borough 1867 Creation yes Jun 25, 1867
View New School District Mahoning Township (Carbon) Independent School District 1871 Creation yes* 1871
View New Borough Parryville Borough 1874 Creation yes* Oct 31, 1874
View New Township Lehigh Township 1875 Creation yes* 1875
View New Borough Lansford Borough 1876 Creation yes Jul 1, 1876
View New Borough Summit Hill Borough 1889 Creation yes Feb 13, 1889
View New School District Franklin Township 1889 Independent School District yes* 1889–1890
View New Borough East Side Borough 1892 Creation yes Jan 26, 1892
View New Borough Beaver Meadows Borough 1897 Creation yes May 20, 1897
View Township Classification Pennsylvania 1899 Township Classification yes Apr 28, 1899
View New Borough Palmerton Borough 1912 Creation yes Oct 22, 1912
View New Borough Bowmanstown Borough 1913 Creation yes Dec 1, 1913
View Annexation Palmerton Borough Ordinance 40 yes Nov 3, 1915
View Annexation Packer Township-Mauch Chunk Township 1919 Annexation yes Apr 16, 1919
View Annexation Mauch Chunk Borough-Mahoning Township 1922 Annexation yes Dec 29, 1922
View Annexation Palmerton Borough Ordinance 232 yes* 1953
View Annexation Bowmanstown Borough Ordinance 86 yes* 1954
View Dissolution Jim Thorpe Borough 1956 Creation yes Jan 2, 1956
View Annexation Mauch Chunk Township-Jim Thorpe Borough 1957 Annexation yes May 22, 1957
View Annexation Summit Hill Borough 1959 Ordinance yes Jan 1, 1960
View Annexation Jim Thorpe Borough 1963 Ordinance yes* 1963
View New Borough Nesquehoning Borough 1964 Creation yes Jan 6, 1964
View Annexation Summit Hill Borough-Lansford Borough 1967 Annexation yes* Mar 10, 1967
View Council-Manager Form Weatherly Borough 1976 Optional Plan yes Jan 5, 1976
View Boundary Realignment Lehighton Borough-Mahoning Township 1980 Boundary Realignment yes* 1980
View Annexation Lower Towamensing Township-Bowmanstown Borough 1996 Annexation yes Nov 15, 1996

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Election: "DO YOU FAVOR THE CONSOLIDATION OF THE BOROUGH OF MAUCH CHUNK AND EAST MAUCH CHUNK AND THE DESIGNATION OF THE CONSOLIDATED BOROUGH UNDER THE NAME OF 'JIM THORPE'?" May 18, 1954
View Election Nov 3, 1964
View Charter Commission Election: "Shall a Government Study Commission of 7 members be elected to study the charter and plan of government of the Borough of Weatherly, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, to study and consider the advisability of the adoption of an Optional Plan of Government or a Home Rule Charter and to recommend whether or not an Optional Form of Government or a Home Rule Charter should be adopted?" May 15, 1973 Certified Jun 11, 1973
View Election: "SHALL THE COUNCIL-MANAGER PLAN INCLUDING THE RECOMMENDATIONS PERTAINING TO OPTIONAL PROVISIONS CONTAINED IN THE REPORT OF THE GOVERNMENT STUDY COMMISSION DATED FEBRUARY 15, 1974, AS AUTHORIZED BY THE HOME RULE CHARTER AND OPTIONAL PLANS LAW, BE ADOPTED BY THE VOTERS OF WEATHERLY BOROUGH?" May 21, 1974 Certified Jun 5, 1974
View Election Apr 22, 1980 Certified May 13, 1980
View Election: "DO YOU APPROVE THE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE BOROUGH OF BOWMANSTOWN AND LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP AS DESCRIBED IN PETITIONS OF MORE THAN FIVE (5%) PERCENT IN NUMBER OF THE ELECTORS OF THE BOROUGH OF BOWMANSTOWN AND LOWER TOWAMENSING TOWNSHIP WHO LAST VOTED FOR THE OFFICE OF GOVERNOR IN THE LAST GUBERNATORIAL GENERAL ELECTION, WHICH BOUNDARY LINE WOULD INCLUDE A 32,209.08 SQUARE FOOT PORTION OF CRAIG STREET WITHIN THE BOROUGH OF BOWMANSTOWN?" Nov 5, 1996 Certified Nov 22, 1996

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Boroughs & Townships Index bk. 1843-1981 (1843–1981)
Law Library Visit
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 1 (1979–1984)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 1–3, p. 20 (1843–1876)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 4–7 (1887–1903)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 8–21 (1904–1930)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 22, p. 339–23 (1931–1933)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 24–31 (1934–1949)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 32–39 (1950–1974)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 40–41 (1974–1979)
Quarter Sessions Papers bk. 1930, blip 2605–1930, blip 2968 (1930)
Road Docket bk. 1 (1840–1897)
Road Docket bk. 6, p. 1–6, p. 155 (1934–1944)
Road Index bk. 6–7 (1934–1982)

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Carbon County 17500450 487 487
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Carbon County 17500450 389 394
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Carbon County 5837076 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Carbon County 34427737 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Boundary Realignment Banks Township-Lausanne Township Proposed 1850 Boundary Realignment unknown 1850
View Boundary Realignment Dennison Township-Lausanne Township Proposed 1850 Boundary Realignment unknown 1850
View New Township Lower Towamensing Township Proposed 1851 Division unknown 1851
View Boundary Realignment Banks Township-Packer Township Proposed 1856 Boundary Realignment unknown 1856
View Boundary Realignment Franklin Township-Penn Forest Township to East Mauch Chunk Borough Proposed 1857 Boundary Realignment unknown 1857
View Boundary Realignment Mahoning Township-Mauch Chunk Township Proposed 1859 Boundary Realignment no* 1859
View New Township Lower Towamensing Township Proposed 1859 Division no* 1859–1860
View General Law Mauch Chunk Borough Proposed 1867 General Law unknown 1867
View Boundary Realignment Mahoning Township-Mauch Chunk Township Proposed 1868 Boundary Realignment unknown 1868–1871
View New Township Kidder Township Proposed 1874 Division unknown 1874
View Annexation Lehighton Borough-Mahoning Township Proposed 1875 Annexation no 1875
View Boundary Realignment Mauch Chunk Borough Proposed 1878 Boundary Realignment unknown 1878
View Boundary Realignment Carbon County-Luzerne County 1879 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1879
View Boundary Realignment Mauch Chunk Borough Proposed 1879 Boundary Realignment unknown 1879
View Boundary Realignment Carbon County-Schuylkill County Proposed 1881 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1881
View New Borough Summit Hill Borough Proposed 1881 Creation no* 1881
View New Township Mahoning Township Proposed 1885 Division unknown 1885
View New Township Packerton Township Proposed 1885 Creation no* 1885
View New Township Mahoning Township Proposed 1886 Division unknown 1886
View New Borough Packerton Borough Proposed 1887 Creation no 1887–1888
View New Borough Summit Hill Borough Proposed 1887 Creation no 1887–1888
View New Borough Beaver Meadows Borough Proposed 1896 Creation no 1896
View New School District Franklin Township Proposed 1897 Independent School District unknown 1897
View Boundary Realignment Carbon County-Luzerne County Proposed 1899 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1899
View New School District Lower Towamensing Township Proposed 1903 Independent School District no 1903–1904
View New Township Packer Township Proposed 1918 Division no 1918
View Boundary Realignment Lehighton Borough-Mahoning Township 1960s Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1960
View New Name Mauch Chunk Borough Proposed 1965 Creation no* 1965
View Annexation Nesquehoning Borough Ordinance 66-1 no* 1966
View Boundary Realignment Carbon County-Monroe County 2000s Boundary Realignment unknown~ 2002–2009