Government Detail

Summary

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

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
May 17, 1838 May 18, 1838 15

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Bucks, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Bucks County, Pennsylvania 08 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4201719784 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4219784 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1214964 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1217348 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1010232 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 090243 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Doylestown, Township of Reduction May 18, 1838
View Expansion Doylestown, Township of Reduction Aug 17, 1908
View Expansion Doylestown, Township of Reduction May 3, 1911
View Expansion Doylestown, Township of Reduction Nov 26, 1913
View Expansion Doylestown, Township of Reduction Jul 20, 1926
View Expansion Doylestown, Township of Reduction Nov 7, 1928
View Expansion Doylestown, Township of Reduction Nov 5, 1930
View Expansion Buckingham, Township of (Bucks) Reduction May 3, 1948
View Expansion Doylestown, Township of Reduction Dec 6, 1949
View Expansion Doylestown, Township of Reduction Jun 22, 1953
View Expansion Doylestown, Township of Reduction Nov 2, 1954
View Expansion Doylestown, Township of Reduction Feb 4, 1955
View Expansion Doylestown, Township of Reduction May 22, 1957
View Expansion Doylestown, Township of Reduction Aug 16, 1957
View Expansion Doylestown, Township of Reduction Aug 16, 1957
View Expansion Doylestown, Township of Reduction 1966

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Pre-1851 Special Charter) May 18, 1838
View Borough (Title 8) Apr 28, 1919

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Name Doylestown Borough 1840 New Corporate Style yes Apr 16, 1840
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Bucks County 6th to 5th yes Jan 1, 1941
View General Law Doylestown Borough 1944 General Law yes* Oct 30, 1944
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 Ordinance 80: Annexing certain lots and out lots of land in the Township of Doylestown, in the County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania to the Borough of Doylestown, in said county, and attaching them to the Third Ward of said borough Aug 17, 1908 p. 419–420
View Ordinance 91: Annexing four sections of lots and out lots of land, in the Township of Doylestown, in the County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, to the Borough of Doylestown, in said county and attaching said sections to three wards of said borough as respectively hereinafter indicated Apr 8, 1911 May 3, 1911 p. 431
View Ordinance 96: Annexing a section of lots and out lots of land, in the Township of Doylestown, in the County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, to the Borough of Doylestown, in said county, and attaching said section to the Third Ward of said borough as herein indicated Nov 17, 1913 Nov 26, 1913 p. 448–450
View Ordinance 128: Annexing certain lands in the Township of Doylestown, County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, to the Borough of Doylestown, in said county Jul 19, 1926 Jul 20, 1926 p. 11
View Ordinance 141: Annexing certain lands in the Township of Doylestown, County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, to the Borough of Doylestown, in said county Sep 17, 1928 Sep 24, 1928 p. 31–32
View Ordinance 158: Annexing certain lands in the Township of Doylestown, County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, to the Borough of Doylestown in said county Sep 15, 1930 Sep 17, 1930 p. 55–59
View Resolution Aug 18, 1947
View Ordinance 227: Annexing to the Borough of Doylestown a section of Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to the east said of said borough, owned by the Veterans Land Improvement Company Apr 19, 1948 Apr 19, 1948 p. 192–193
View Ordinance 242: Annexing to the Borough of Doylestown two tracts of land, both situated in the Township of Doylestown, one owned by the School District of the Borough of Doylestown and the Borough of Doylestown and the other owned by Joseph R. Ruos and Martha R. Redfield, co-partners, trading as Doylestown Agricultural Company Nov 21, 1949 Nov 21, 1949 p. 11–12
View Ordinance 272: Providing for the annexation to the First Ward of the Borough of Doylestown of a tract of land of the Township of Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, a township of the second class, adjacent to the southeasterly side of said borough Jun 22, 1953 Jun 22, 1953 p. 101–102
View Ordinance 281: Approving the petition for annexing to the Borough of Doylestown a section of Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to and east of said Borough of Doylestown and hereinafter fully described, and providing that the said territory shall be annexed to and become a part of the said borough if the annexation thereof shall be approved by the Court of Quarter Sessions of said county Aug 16, 1954 Aug 16, 1954 p. 124–125
View Ordinance 282: Approving the petition for annexing to the Borough of Doylestown a section of Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to and west of said Borough of Doylestown and hereinafter fully described, and providing that the said terretory [sic] shall be annexed to and become a part of the said borough if the annexation thereof shall be approved by the Court of Quarter Sessions of said county Aug 16, 1954 Aug 16, 1954 p. 126–127
View Ordinance: Approving the petition for annexing to the Borough of Doylestown a section of Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to and south of said Borough of Doylestown and hereinafter fully described, and providing that the said territory shall be annexed to and become a part of the said borough if the annexation thereof shall be approved by the Court of Quarter Sessions of said county Mar 21, 1957 Mar 21, 1957 p. 25–26
View Ordinance: Approving two petitions for annexing to the Borough of Doylestown sections of Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to and northwest of said Borough of Doylestown and hereinafter fully described, and providing that the said territory shall be annexed to and become a part of the said borough if the annexation thereof shall be approved by the Court of Quarter Sessions of said county May 20, 1957 May 20, 1957 p. 29–31
View Ordinance: Approving the petition for annexing to the Borough of Doylestown a section of Doylestown Township, Bucks County, pennsylvania, adjacent to and southwest of said Borough of Doylestown and hereinafter fully described, and providing that the said territory shall be annexed to and become a part of the said borough if the annexation thereof shall be approved by the Court of Quarter Sessions of said county May 20, 1957 May 20, 1957 p. 34–35
View Ordinance 12, 1966: Approving the petition for annexing to the Borough of Doylestown a section of Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to and southeast of said Borough of Doylestown and herein after fully described and providing that the said territory shall be annexed to and become a part of the said borough, if the annexation thereof shall be approved by the Court of Quarter Sessions of said county Oct 17, 1966 Oct 17, 1966 p. 84–86

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
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Open Records Request (Relevant items in code): "*All those fourteen (14) unnumbered ordinances listed under Appendix A (Annexation of Territory) of the codification of ordinances for The Borough of Doylestown, dated as follows: 8/17/1908; 5/3/1911; 11/26/1913; 7/20/1926; 9/24/1928; 9/17/1930; 4/19/1948; 11/21/1949; 6/22/1953; 2 separate ords. dated 8/16/1954; 3/21/1957; & 2 separate ords. dated 5/20/1957. *IN ADDITION, the sole numbered ordinance listed under the above-referenced appendix (i.e., 1966-12, dated 10/17/1966), as well as the sole resolution listed in the above-referenced appendix, being dated 8/18/1947." Jul 5, 2010

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Doylestown Borough 17500449 40 48
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Doylestown 5836943 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Doylestown 34427693 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
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