Government Detail

Summary

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

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Sep 6, 1813 6

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Parent current
Anthony, Township of (Montour) Child former
Ashland, Borough of Child current
Beaver, Township of (Columbia) Child current
Benton, Borough of Child current
Benton, Township of (Columbia) Child current
Berwick, Borough of (Columbia) Child current
Bloom, Township of (Columbia, defunct) Child most recent
Bloomsburg, Town of Child current
Briar Creek, Borough of Child current
Briar Creek, Township of Child current
Catawissa, Borough of Child current
Catawissa, Township of Child current
Centralia, Borough of Child current
Centre, Township of (Columbia, defunct) Child most recent
Chillisquaque, Township of (Columbia, defunct) Child most recent
Chillisquaque, Township of (Northumberland, defunct) Child former
Cleveland, Township of Child current
Conyngham, Township of (Columbia) Child current
Danville, Borough of Child former
Derry, Township of (Montour) Child former
Espy, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Fishing Creek, Township of Child current
Franklin, Township of (Columbia) Child current
Greenwood, Township of (Columbia) Child current
Hemlock, Township of Child current
Jackson, Township of (Columbia) Child current
Liberty, Township of (Montour) Child former
Light Street, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Limestone, Township of (Montour) Child former
Locust, Township of Child current
Madison, Township of (Columbia) Child current
Madison, Township of (Columbia, defunct) Child most recent
Mahoning, Township of (Montour) Child former
Main, Township of Child current
Maine, Township of (alternate) Child variant
Mifflin, Township of (Columbia) Child current
Millville, Borough of (Columbia) Child current
Montour, Township of Child current
Mount Pleasant, Township of (Columbia) Child current
North Centre, Township of Child current
Orange, Township of Child current
Orangeville, Borough of Child current
Paxton, Township of (Columbia, proposed) Child proposed
Pine, Township of (Columbia) Child current
Roaring Creek, Township of Child current
Roaring Creek, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Scott, Township of (Columbia) Child current
Scott, Township of (Columbia, defunct) Child most recent
South Centre, Township of Child current
Stillwater, Borough of Child current
Sugar Loaf, Township of (Columbia, alternate) Child variant
Sugarloaf, Township of (Columbia) Child current
Turbot, Township of (Columbia, defunct) Child most recent
Turbot, Township of (Northumberland) Child former
Valley, Township of (Montour) Child former
West Berwick, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County 42037 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1213665 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q488693 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: County 19 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Northumberland, County of Reduction Sep 6, 1813
View Reference Northumberland, County of Reference Sep 6, 1813
View Reduction Luzerne, County of Expansion Feb 21, 1815
View Reduction Northumberland, County of Expansion May 1, 1815
View Expansion Northumberland, County of Reduction May 1, 1816
View Reduction Schuylkill, County of Expansion Mar 3, 1818
View Swap Lycoming, County of Swap 1826
View Swap Northumberland, County of Swap 1830–1831
View Reduction Montour, County of Creation May 3, 1850
View Expansion Montour, County of Reduction Jan 15, 1853
View Ascertainment Luzerne, County of Ascertainment 1860
View Ascertainment Luzerne, County of Ascertainment 1861–1862

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View County Sep 6, 1813
View County, 7th Class Jul 10, 1919

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New County Berks County 1752 Creation yes Mar 11, 1752
View Tribal Land Cession Pennsylvania 1768 Tribal Land Cession yes+ 1768
View New Township Sugarloaf Township 1814 Creation yes+ Jan 1814
View New Name Liberty Township 1816 Creation yes+ 1816
View New Name Limestone Township 1816 Creation yes+ 1816
View New Township Madison Township 1817 Creation yes* Aug 7, 1817
View New Borough Berwick Borough 1818 Creation yes Apr 7, 1818
View New Township Mount Pleasant Township 1818 Creation yes* Apr 8, 1818
View New Township Roaring Creek Township 1832 Creation yes* Aug 6, 1832
View Boundary Realignment Liberty Township-Limestone Township 1838 Boundary Realignment yes* 1837–1838
View New Township Montour Township 1838 Creation yes* 1838
View Boundary Realignment Liberty Township-Limestone Township 1839 Boundary Realignment yes* Jan 24, 1839
View New Township Jackson Township (Columbia) 1839 Creation yes* Jan 26, 1839
View New Township Valley Township 1839 Creation yes+ Nov 20, 1839
View New Township Orange Township 1840 Creation yes* 1840
View New Township Franklin Township (Columbia) 1843 Creation yes* Apr 1843
View New Township Centre Township 1844 Creation yes* Nov 25, 1844
View New Township Main Township 1844 Creation yes* Nov 25, 1844
View New Township Beaver Township 1845 Creation yes* Nov 22, 1845
View New Township Anthony Township 1849 Creation yes* Jan 23, 1849
View New Borough Danville Borough 1849 Creation yes Feb 27, 1849
View New Township Benton Township 1850 Creation yes* 1850
View New Name Scott Township 1853 Creation (1) yes Mar 11, 1853
View New Name Locust Township 1853 Creation yes Apr 18, 1853
View New Township Scott Township 1853 Creation (2) yes* Sep 7, 1853
View Boundary Realignment Hemlock Township-Madison Township 1855 Boundary Realignment yes* 1854–1855
View New Township Conyngham Township 1856 Creation yes* Feb 7, 1856
View New Borough Ashland Borough 1857 Creation yes Feb 13, 1857
View Annexation Ashland Borough-Conyngham Township 1857 Annexation yes Mar 20, 1857
View New Borough Centralia Borough 1866 Creation yes Nov 20, 1866
View New Town Bloomsburg Town 1870 Creation yes Mar 4, 1870
View Boundary Realignment Briar Creek Township-Fishing Creek Township 1885 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1879–1885
View New Borough Millville Borough 1892 Creation yes Apr 14, 1892
View New Borough Catawissa Borough 1893 Creation yes Feb 15, 1893
View New Township Cleveland Township 1893 Creation yes Apr 12, 1893
View New Borough Benton Borough 1894 Creation yes* Mar 6, 1894
View General Law Berwick Borough 1896 General Law yes Dec 7, 1896
View Annexation Catawissa Borough Ordinance 26 yes* 1898–1899
View Annexation Jackson Township-Sugarloaf Township 1899 Annexation yes* 1898–1899
View Township Classification Pennsylvania 1899 Township Classification yes Apr 28, 1899
View New Borough Stillwater Borough 1899 Creation yes Oct 14, 1899
View New Borough Orangeville Borough 1900 Creation yes Feb 8, 1900
View Annexation Stillwater Borough Ordinance 1 yes* 1901
View Annexation Stillwater Borough Ordinance 2 yes* 1901
View New Borough West Berwick Borough 1902 Creation yes May 21, 1902
View New Borough Briar Creek Borough 1917 Creation yes Apr 2, 1917
View Dissolution West Berwick Borough-Berwick Borough 1918 Consolidation yes Jan 9, 1918
View Annexation Berwick Borough Ordinance 183 yes* 1920
View Annexation Berwick Borough Ordinance 196 yes* 1922
View New Township North Centre Township-South Centre Township 1923 Creation yes Dec 3, 1923
View General Law Ashland Borough 1929 General Law yes Oct 15, 1929
View Boundary Realignment Carbon County-Monroe County 1990s Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1992–1995

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Election: [For or against the consolidation of the Borough of Berwick and the Borough of West Berwick into one borough by the name, style, and title of the Borough of Berwick] Dec 18, 1917

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Law Library Visit
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 1–7 (1814–1906)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 8–18 (1906–1952)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 19–22 (1952–1968)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 23–26 (1968–1975)
Quarter Sessions Index bk. 7 (1896–1906)
Road Index bk. 1–6

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Columbia County 17500450 928 928
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Columbia County 17500450 878 880
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Columbia County 5837284 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Columbia County 36432908 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Boundary Realignment Columbia County-Lycoming County Proposed 1824 Boundary Realignment unknown 1824
View New Township Paxton Township Proposed 1832 Creation no* 1832
View New Township Hemlock Township Proposed 1833 Division no* 1833
View New Township Orange Township Proposed 1834 Creation unknown 1834
View Boundary Realignment Derry Township-Limestone Township Proposed 1836 Boundary Realignment unknown 1836
View Annexation Derry Township-Limestone Township Proposed 1837 Annexation no* 1837
View New Township Greenwood Township Proposed 1837 Division unknown 1837
View Annexation Derry Township-Valley Township Proposed 1840 Annexation unknown 1840–1841
View New Township Roaring Creek Township Proposed 1845 Division unknown 1845
View Boundary Realignment Catawissa Township to Franklin Township-Main Township Proposed 1845 Boundary Realignment no* 1845–1846
View Boundary Realignment Columbia County-Northumberland County Proposed 1848 Boundary Realignment unknown 1848
View New Township Madison Township Proposed 1849 Division unknown 1849
View New Township Madison Township Proposed 1852 Division unknown 1852
View New Township Orange Township Proposed 1851 Division no* 1851–1852
View New Township Locust Township Proposed 1855 Division (1) no* 1855
View New Township Locust Township Proposed 1855 Division (2) no* 1855
View Election Separation Berwick Borough Proposed 1857 Election Separation unknown 1857–1858
View Boundary Realignment Centre Township-Orange Township Proposed 1858 Boundary Realignment unknown 1858–1859
View New Township Locust Township Proposed 1862 Division no 1862
View New Township Locust Township Proposed 1863 Division no* 1863–1865
View New School District Pine Township-Greenwood Township Proposed 1866 Independent School District unknown 1866
View New Township Conyngham Township Proposed 1867 Division no 1867
View New School District Eyers Grove Independent School District Proposed 1864 Creation no* 1864–1867
View New Township Locust Township Proposed 1867 Division no* 1867–1868
View New Township Briar Creek Township Proposed 1867 Division no 1867–1869
View Plat Recording Bloomsburg Town 1872 Plat Recording unknown 1871–1872
View New Township Locust Township Proposed 1872 Division no* 1872
View New Township Locust Township Proposed 1876 Division no 1876
View New Township Fishing Creek Township Proposed 1876 Division no 1876–1877
View New School District Catawissa Township Proposed 1881 Independent School District no 1881
View New School District Hartmant Proposed Independent School District Proposed 1881 Creation no 1881–1882
View New School District McIntyre Independent School District Proposed 1881 Creation no 1881–1882
View New Borough Espy Borough Proposed 1883 Creation (1) no 1883
View New Borough Catawissa Borough Proposed 1884 Creation no 1884
View New Borough Espy Borough Proposed 1883 Creation (2) no 1883–1884
View New Borough Orangeville Borough Proposed 1884 Creation no 1884
View New Borough Catawissa Borough Proposed 1885 Creation no 1885
View New Borough Catawissa Borough Proposed 1887 Creation no 1887
View New School District Conyngham Township Proposed 1891 Independent School District no* 1891
View New Township Fishing Creek Township Proposed 1894 Division no 1894
View New Township Scott Township Proposed 1895 Division no 1895
View New Township Briar Creek Township Proposed 1896 Division no 1896–1901
View Annexation Briar Creek Township-Salem Township to Berwick Borough Proposed 1893 Annexation no 1893–1901
View New Borough West Berwick Borough Proposed 1901 Creation no 1901–1902
View Annexation Stillwater Borough Ordinance 3 unknown 1907
View Plat Recording Bloomsburg Town 1913 Plat Recording unknown 1913
View Dissolution Briar Creek Borough-Briar Creek Township Proposed 1917 Merger no 1917–1918
View Dissolution Briar Creek Borough-Briar Creek Township Proposed 1918 Merger (1) no 1918
View Dissolution Briar Creek Borough-Briar Creek Township Proposed 1918 Merger (2) no 1918
View General Law Ashland Borough Proposed 1925 Partial General Law no 1925
View General Law Ashland Borough Proposed 1929 Partial General Law no 1929
View New Borough Light Street Borough Proposed 1930 Creation no 1930–1932
View County Classification Columbia County 7th to 6th unknown 1941
View Boundary Realignment Catawissa Borough-Catawissa Township Proposed 1956 Boundary Realignment unknown 1956
View New School District Wonderview Independent School District Proposed 2000 Creation unknown 2000–2001