Government Detail

Summary

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

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Feb 24, 1814 Apr 5, 1814 31

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Lancaster, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 110 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4207115384 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4215384 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215334 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1213954 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1133892 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 360273 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation (Within) Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster, defunct) Part Apr 5, 1814
View Whole (Within) Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster, defunct) Division Aug 1818
View Whole (Within) West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Creation Aug 1818
View Separation West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Mar 12, 1835
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Apr 16, 1866
View Reduction West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Expansion Apr 5, 1867
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Mar 27, 1872
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction May 9, 1904
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Apr 28, 1948
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Jul 12, 1949
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Dec 14, 1951
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Dec 14, 1951
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1954
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Nov 8, 1955
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Jul 12, 1957
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Jul 12, 1957
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Nov 3, 1959
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Nov 8, 1960
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Nov 7, 1961
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1966–1967
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1967
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1967
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1967
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1968
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1968
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1968
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1968
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1968
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1968
View Expansion Manor, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Jun 11, 1968
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Jun 11, 1968
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1969
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1969
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1969
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1969
View Expansion West Hempfield, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1970–1971

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Pre-1851 Special Charter) Apr 5, 1814
View Borough (Title 8) Jan 20, 1904

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Lancaster County 1729 Township Division yes+ Aug 5, 1729
View New Township Manor Township 1743 Creation yes+ 1743
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Lancaster County 4th to 3rd yes Jan 1, 1962

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Minute: [Containing copy of Ordinance 17] Apr 5, 1904 p. 187
View Ordinance 17: Relating to the extension of the borough line of the Borough of Columbia, Lancaster County, Penna. Apr 5, 1904 Apr 5, 1904
View Ordinance 213: Annexing to the Borough of Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a section of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to and east of the said Borough as herein described Mar 8, 1948 Mar 10, 1948
View Ordinance 224: Annexing to the Borough of Columbia, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a section of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to and east of the said borough as herein described Jun 13, 1949 Jun 15, 1949 p. 229
View Ordinance 242: Annexing to the Borough of Columbia, in the County of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania, a portion of West Hempfield Township in said county and state, adjacent to and east from the easterly portion of the aforesaid borough Sep 10, 1951 Sep 10, 1951 p. 335
View Ordinance 243: Annexing to the Borough of Columbia, in the County of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania, a portion of West Hempfield Township in said county and state, adjacent to and east from the easterly portion of the aforesaid Borough Sep 10, 1951 Sep 10, 1951
View Ordinance 265: Annexing to the Borough of Columbia, in the County of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania, a portion of West Hempfield Township in said county and state, adjacent to and east from the easterly portion of the aforesaid borough Sep 13, 1954 Sep 13, 1954 p. 87
View Ordinance 295: Annexing to the Borough of Columbia, in the County of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania, a portion of West Hempfield Township in said county and state, adjacent to the east from the easterly portion of the aforesaid borough Aug 8, 1955 Aug 8, 1955 p. 149
View Ordinance 304: Annexing to the Borough of Columbia in the County of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania a portion of West Hempfield Township in said county and state, adjacent to the northeast from the northeasterly portion of the aforesaid borough May 14, 1956 Jun 5, 1956 p. 165
View Ordinance 306: Annexing to the Borough of Columbia in the County of Lancaster and State of Pennsylvania a portion of West Hempfield Township in said county and state, adjacent to and east from the easterly portion of the aforesaid borough Dec 10, 1956 Dec 11, 1956 p. 169
View Ordinance 334: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Penna. Jul 13, 1959 Jul 14, 1959 p. 225
View Ordinance 347: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Penna. Sep 12, 1960 Sep 12, 1960 p. 239
View Ordinance 353: Annexing a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster Countty, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Sep 11, 1961 Sep 11, 1961 p. 251
View Ordinance 397: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Penna. Oct 10, 1966 Oct 10, 1966
View Ordinance 402: To amend the ordinance approved October 10, 1966, known as Ordinance No. 397, "Annexing of a portion of Annexing a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania." Mar 29, 1967 Mar 29, 1967
View Ordinance 403: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Mar 29, 1967 Mar 29, 1967
View Ordinance 404: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Mar 29, 1967 Mar 29, 1967
View Ordinance 405: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Mar 29, 1967 Mar 29, 1967
View Ordinance 415: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania May 13, 1968 May 13, 1968
View Ordinance 421: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Aug 12, 1968 Aug 12, 1968
View Ordinance 422: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Aug 12, 1968 Aug 12, 1968
View Ordinance 423: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Sep 9, 1968 Sep 9, 1968
View Ordinance 424: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Sep 9, 1968 Sep 9, 1968
View Ordinance 425: Annexing a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Sep 9, 1968 Sep 9, 1968
View Ordinance 432: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Nov 11, 1968 Nov 11, 1968
View Ordinance 447 1969
View Ordinance 444: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Mar 10, 1969 Mar 10, 1969
View Ordinance 445: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Jun 9, 1969 Jun 9, 1969
View Ordinance 446: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Jun 9, 1969 Jun 9, 1969
View Ordinance 448: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Aug 11, 1969 Aug 11, 1969
View Ordinance 456 1970
View Ordinance 455: Annexing of a portion of West Hempfield Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, by the Borough of Columbia, Pennsylvania Jan 19, 1970 Jan 20, 1970

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Open Records Request (Ordinances) Nov 20, 2011

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Columbia Borough 17500451 554 569
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Columbia 5837707 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Columbia 36433160 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View General Law Columbia Borough Proposed 1857 General Law unknown 1857
View Annexation Columbia Borough Ordinance 447 no 1969
View Annexation Columbia Borough Ordinance 456 no* 1970–1971
View Home Rule (County) Lancaster County Proposed 1972 Home Rule no* 1972
View County Classification Lancaster County Proposed 2010s 3rd to 2nd A no 2011
View County Classification Lancaster County Proposed 2020s 3rd to 2nd A pending 2021–2022