Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Erie, County of county County (Class: 3) yes

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Mar 12, 1800 0

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Parent current
Albion, Borough of Child current
Albion, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
Amity, Township of (Erie) Child current
Antioch, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
Beaver Dam, Township of (Erie, defunct) Child most recent
Brokenstraw, Township of (Erie, defunct) Child most recent
Concord, Township of (Erie) Child current
Conneaut, Township of (Erie) Child current
Conneauttee, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Corry, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Corry, City of Child current
Cranesville, Borough of Child current
East Millcreek, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
East Springfield, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Edinboro, Borough of Child current
Elgian, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Elgin, Borough of Child current
Elk Creek, Township of Child current
Erie, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Erie, City of Child current
Erie, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Fairview, Borough of (Erie, defunct) Child most recent
Fairview, Township of (Erie) Child current
Ferncliff, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Franklin, Township of (Erie) Child current
Girard, Borough of Child current
Girard, Township of (Erie) Child current
Greene, Township of (Erie) Child current
Greenfield, Township of (Erie) Child current
Harborcreek, Township of Child current
Lake City, Borough of Child current
Lawrence Park, Township of Child current
Le Boeuf, Township of (alternate) Child variant
LeBoeuf, Township of Child current
Leboeuf, Township of (alternate) Child variant
Lockport, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Lockport, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
McKean, Borough of Child current
McKean, Township of Child current
Middleboro, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Mill Village, Borough of Child current
Millcreek, Township of (Erie) Child current
North East, Borough of Child current
North East, Township of Child current
North Girard, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
North-East, Borough of (alternate) Child variant
Northeast, Borough of (alternate) Child variant
Oil Creek, Township of (Erie, defunct) Child most recent
Platea, Borough of Child current
South Erie, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Springfield, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Springfield, Township of (Erie) Child current
Summit, Township of (Erie) Child current
Union City, Borough of Child current
Union Mills, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Union, Township of (Erie) Child current
Venango, Township of (Erie) Child current
Washington, Township of (Erie) Child current
Waterford, Borough of Child current
Waterford, Township of (Erie) Child current
Wattsburg, Borough of Child current
Wayne, Borough of (Erie, proposed) Child proposed
Wayne, Township of (Erie) Child current
Wesleyville, Borough of Child current
West Millcreek, Township of (proposed) Child proposed

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County 42049 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1209178 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q488679 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: County 25 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation (Within) Allegheny, County of Reduction Mar 12, 1800
View Creation (Within) Crawford, County of Creation Mar 12, 1800
View Separation Crawford, County of Reduction Nov 7, 1803
View Ascertainment Ashtabula, County of (OH) Ascertainment 1878–1887
View Ascertainment Chautauqua, County of (NY) Ascertainment Aug 19, 1890

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View County (Unorganized) Mar 12, 1800
View County Nov 7, 1803
View County, 5th Class Jul 10, 1919
View County, 4th Class Mar 14, 1921
View County, 3rd Class Jan 1, 1962
View County, 3rd Class (Home Rule Charter) Jan 1, 1978

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Northumberland County-Westmoreland County 1785 Annexation yes+ 1785
View New County Allegheny County 1788 Creation yes Sep 24, 1788
View New Township Allegheny County 1788 Township Division yes Dec 18, 1788
View Annexation Pennsylvania 1792 Annexation yes Mar 3, 1792
View Annexation Allegheny County 1792 Annexation yes Apr 3, 1792
View New Township Erie County 1800 Township Division yes+ 1800
View New Borough Erie Borough 1805 Creation yes Mar 29, 1805
View New Name Concord Township 1821 Creation yes* 1821
View Boundary Realignment Erie County Township 1824 Boundary Reestablishment yes* 1823–1824
View New Township Amity Township 1825 Creation yes* Feb 10, 1825
View New Township Wayne Township 1826 Creation yes* 1826
View New Township Girard Township (Erie) 1832 Creation yes* May 9, 1832
View Annexation Conneaut Township-Springfield Township 1833 Annexation yes* 1832–1833
View New Borough Wattsburg Borough 1833 Creation yes May 18, 1833
View New Borough Waterford Borough 1834 Creation yes Mar 14, 1834
View New Name Washington Township 1834 Creation yes Apr 14, 1834
View Annexation Erie Borough 1834 Annexation yes Apr 15, 1834
View New Borough North East Borough 1834 Creation yes Apr 18, 1834
View New Name Greene Township (Erie) 1840 Creation yes* 1840
View New Borough Edinboro Borough 1840 Creation yes Apr 17, 1840
View Annexation Greenfield Township-North East Township 1841 Annexation yes* 1841
View New Township Franklin Township (Erie) 1842 Creation yes Jun 24, 1842
View Annexation McKean Township-Greene Township 1844 Annexation yes* 1844
View New Borough Girard Borough 1847 Creation yes Mar 19, 1847
View Boundary Realignment Harborcreek Township-North East Township 1848 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1847–1848
View Annexation Erie Borough 1848 Annexation yes Apr 10, 1848
View Annexation Girard Township-Girard Borough 1850 Annexation yes* 1850
View New City Erie City 1851 Creation yes May 15, 1851
View Annexation Greene Township-Waterford Township 1852 Annexation yes* 1852
View Annexation North East Township-North East Borough 1852 Annexation yes* 1852
View New Township Summit Township 1853 Creation yes* Aug 5, 1853
View Annexation McKean Township-Washington Township to Waterford Township 1855 Annexation yes* 1854–1855
View General Law Edinboro Borough 1856 General Law yes Aug 7, 1856
View School District Annexation Washington Township-Edinboro Borough 1859 School District Annexation yes* 1859
View New Borough Albion Borough 1860 Creation yes Feb 27, 1860
View New School District Millcreek Township 1861 Independent School District yes* 1861
View New Borough Middleboro Borough 1861 Creation yes* Mar 20, 1861
View General Law North East Borough 1863 General Law yes Feb 19, 1863
View New Borough Union Mills Borough 1863 Creation yes* May 6, 1863
View New Borough Corry Borough 1863 Creation yes Aug 10, 1863
View Annexation Wayne Township-Corry Borough 1866 Annexation yes* Feb 8, 1866
View New Borough South Erie Borough 1866 Creation yes Feb 23, 1866
View New City Corry City 1866 Creation yes Mar 8, 1866
View Boundary Realignment Corry City 1866 Boundary Correction yes Apr 11, 1866
View School District Annexation Venango Township-Wattsburg Borough 1867 School District Annexation yes* 1867
View General Law Girard Borough 1867 General Law yes Jul 12, 1867
View New Borough Fairview Borough (Erie) 1867 Creation yes* Nov 27, 1867
View New School District Belle Valley Independent School District 1868 Creation yes* 1868
View Annexation Union Mills Borough 1869 Ordinance (1) yes* 1869
View Annexation Union Mills Borough 1869 Ordinance (2) yes* 1869
View General Law Waterford Borough 1869 General Law yes Nov 8, 1869
View Annexation Concord Township-Wayne Township to Corry City 1870 Annexation yes* 1870
View School District Annexation Girard Township-Girard Borough 1870 School District Annexation yes* 1870
View School District Annexation Venango Township-Wattsburg Borough 1870 School District Annexation yes* 1870
View Dissolution Erie City 1870 Annexation yes Feb 25, 1870
View New Borough Lockport Borough 1870 Creation yes May 23, 1870
View New Borough Mill Village Borough 1870 Creation yes* May 27, 1870
View New Name Union City Borough 1871 Creation yes* Nov 29, 1871
View Annexation Washington Township-Waterford Township 1872 Annexation yes* 1870–1872
View General Law Wattsburg Borough 1872 General Law yes May 7, 1872
View Charter Amendment (Annexation-Specific) Erie City 1873 Charter Amendment (Annexation-Specific) yes* 1873
View City Classification Pennsylvania 1874 City Classification yes May 23, 1874
View New Borough Elgian Borough 1876 Creation yes* Feb 8, 1876
View New Name Elgin Borough 1876 Creation yes* Feb 14, 1876
View General Law Erie City 1878 General Law yes Mar 27, 1878
View New School District Pleasant Valley Independent School District 1879 Creation yes* 1877–1879
View School District Annexation McKean Township-Middleboro Borough 1880 School District Annexation yes* 1877–1880
View School District Annexation Amity Township-Waterford Township 1881 School District Annexation yes* 1880–1881
View Annexation Union City Borough-Union Township 1883 Annexation yes* 1883
View Annexation Union City Borough-Union Township 1885 Annexation (1) yes* 1884–1885
View Annexation Union City Borough-Union Township 1885 Annexation (2) yes* 1884–1885
View New Borough East Springfield Borough 1887 Creation yes Sep 5, 1887
View City Classification Pennsylvania 1889 City Classification yes May 8, 1889
View Annexation Girard Borough Ordinance 26 yes* 1890
View School District Reversion Wattsburg Borough-Venango Township 1892 School District Reversion yes* 1891–1892
View Annexation North East Township-North East Borough 1892 Annexation yes Sep 8, 1892
View School District Reversion Edinboro Borough-Washington Township 1893 School District Reversion yes* 1893
View General Law Corry City 1896 General Law yes Oct 1, 1896
View Township Classification Pennsylvania 1899 Township Classification yes Apr 28, 1899
View School District Dissolution Belle Valley Independent School District 1902 Dissolution yes* 1902
View New Name Platea Borough 1903 Creation yes* Apr 13, 1903
View Annexation Erie City Ordinance 2781 yes Jan 6, 1908
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 19 yes Aug 30, 1910
View New Borough Cranesville Borough 1912 Creation yes Mar 30, 1912
View New Borough Wesleyville Borough 1912 Creation yes May 31, 1912
View Annexation North East Borough 1914 Ordinance yes Sep 29, 1914
View Boundary Realignment Greene Township-Venango Township 1916 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1916
View Annexation Erie City Ordinance 4292 yes Sep 17, 1917
View Annexation Erie City Ordinance 4386 yes Sep 17, 1917
View Annexation Erie City Ordinance 4293 yes Sep 24, 1917
View Annexation Erie City Ordinance 4701 yes Apr 13, 1920
View Annexation Harborcreek Township-Millcreek Township 1921 Annexation yes May 12, 1921
View Annexation Erie City Ordinance 5325 yes* 1923
View Annexation Girard Borough 1925 Ordinance yes* Sep 10, 1925
View New Borough North Girard Borough 1926 Creation yes Jan 1, 1926
View New Township Lawrence Park Township 1926 Creation yes Feb 8, 1926
View Annexation Girard Borough Ordinance 223 yes* 1937
View Annexation Union City Borough Ordinance 583 yes* Feb 19, 1951
View Annexation North Girard Borough 1952 Ordinance yes* Apr 23, 1952
View New Name Lake City Borough 1954 Creation yes May 28, 1954
View Annexation Lake City Borough 1955 Ordinance yes Dec 15, 1955
View Annexation Girard Borough Ordinance 309 yes May 21, 1957
View Annexation Fairview Borough Ordinance 31 yes Feb 28, 1958
View Annexation Fairview Borough Ordinance 32 yes Feb 28, 1958
View Annexation North East Borough 1957 Ordinance yes May 22, 1958
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 150 yes Jul 28, 1958
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 151 yes Jul 28, 1958
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 155 yes Dec 10, 1959
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 158 yes Nov 8, 1960
View Annexation North East Borough 1958 Ordinance yes Nov 8, 1960
View Mayor-Council Form Erie City 1962 Optional Charter yes Jan 1, 1962
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 163 yes May 15, 1962
View Annexation Wesleyville Borough Ordinance 279 yes Nov 22, 1963
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 176 yes Feb 24, 1964
View Annexation Union City Borough Ordinance 680 yes Feb 17, 1965
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 186 yes May 17, 1966
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 207 yes* 1967
View Annexation Girard Borough Ordinance 379 yes* 1968
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 217 yes* 1968–1970
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 223 yes* 1969–1970
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 225 yes* 1969–1970
View Boundary Realignment Girard Township-Girard Borough 1970 Boundary Realignment yes* 1969–1970
View New Name McKean Borough 1970 Creation yes Feb 19, 1970
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 236 yes* 1971
View Annexation Corry City Ordinance 1105 yes Jun 7, 1974
View Home Rule Edinboro Borough 1976 Home Rule yes Jan 5, 1976
View Council-Manager Form Washington Township 1976 Optional Plan yes Jan 5, 1976
View Dissolution East Springfield Borough-Springfield Township 1978 Merger yes* Nov 7, 1978
View Annexation Spring Township-Springboro Borough 1984 Annexation yes* 1984
View Dissolution Fairview Borough-Fairview Township 1998 Consolidation yes Jan 5, 1998

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Election Nov 5, 1907
View Election: "Shall the name of the Boro of North Girard be change to Lake City?" May 18, 1954
View Charter Commission Election: "Shall a CHARTER COMMISSION of Seven (7) members be elected to study the charter and form of government of the City of Erie and to consider a new charter and to make recommendations thereon?" Nov 4, 1958
View Election: "Shall the Mayor-Council Plan A of the Optional Third Class City Charter Law, Providing for Seven Councilmen to be Elected at Large, be adopted by the City Of Erie?" Nov 3, 1959
View Election: "Shall Millcreek Township, a Township of the Second-Class, be changed or created into a Township of the First-Class?" Nov 8, 1960 Rejected
View Charter Commission Election: "Shall a government study commission of seven be elected to study the charter and plan of government of the municipality, to study and consider the advisability of 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 [by the Borough of Edinboro]?" Nov 7, 1972
View Charter Commission Election: [For or against the election of a government study commission for the City of Erie] Nov 7, 1972
View Charter Commission Election: "Shall a government study commission of seven be elected to study the charter and plan of government of the municipality, to study and consider the advisability of 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 [by the Township of Washington]?" Nov 7, 1972
View Election: "Shall the council-manager plan, including recommendations pertaining to optional provisions contained in the Report of the Government Study Commission, dated July 30, 1973, as authorized by the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law, be adopted by the Township of Washington, Erie County, Pennsylvania?" Nov 6, 1973
View Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in the report, dated February 18, 1974, of the Government Study Commission, prepared in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law, be adopted by the Borough of Edinboro, Erie County, Pennsylvania?" May 21, 1974
View Election: "SHALL THE HOME RULE CHARTER CONTAINED IN THE REPORT DATED MAY 2, 1974 OF THE GOVERNMENT STUDY COMMISSION PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE HOME RULE CHARTER AND OPTIONAL PLANS LAW, BE ADOPTED BY THE CITY OF ERIE?" Nov 5, 1974 Rejected
View Charter Commission Election: [For or against the election of a government study commission for the County of Erie] Nov 5, 1974
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for the County of Erie] Jun 29, 1976 Jan 1, 1978
View Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in the Report dated June 29, 1976, of the Government Study Commission prepared in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plan laws, be adopted by the County of Erie?" Nov 2, 1976
View Election: "Shall the Borough of East Springfield, Erie County, Pennsylvania merge into the Township of Springfield, Erie County, Pennsylvania to form a municipality known as the Township of Springfield, the governing body of which shall be a Board of Supervisors, three in number?" Nov 7, 1978
View Election: "Will approximately five acres of land in Spring Township which is that part of the land acquired by the Springboro Volunteer Firemen's Department and Relief Association by Deed recorded at Book 303, at Page 482, lying within 610' of the east right-of-way of PA Route 18, annexed to Springboro Borough?" Apr 10, 1984 Certified Apr 27, 1984
View Election: "Shall the Borough of Fairview and the Township of Fairview consolidate into a single, new Second Class Township to be known as the 'Township of Fairview'?" Nov 22, 1994 Jan 5, 1998
View Election Nov 5, 2002
View Charter Commission Election: "Shall a government study commission of seven members be elected to study the existing form of government of the municipality; to consider the advisability of the adoption of an optional form of government and to recommend whether or not an optional plan of government should be adopted?" Nov 8, 2011
View Charter Commission Election Nov 3, 2015

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Charter Index
Law Library Visit
Open Records Request (Miscellaneous) Apr 16, 2017
Request May 19, 2017
Road Docket bk. A–D (1820s–1950s)
Road Minutes bk. 1 (1820s–1850s)

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Erie County 17500450 1580 1583
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Erie County 5837464 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Erie County 36432992 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Urbanized Area, Vicinity of Erie 36432990 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Boundary Realignment Crawford County-Erie County Proposed 1850 Boundary Realignment unknown 1850
View New Township Greene Township-McKean Township Proposed 1850 New Township no* 1850
View New Township Conneaut Township-Elk Creek Township-Girard Township Proposed 1851 New Township no* 1851
View New Borough Springfield Borough Proposed 1854 Creation no 1854
View Boundary Realignment Greene Township-Summit Township Proposed 1855 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1855
View General Law North East Borough Proposed 1855 General Law no* 1855
View New Township Albion Township Proposed 1857 Creation no 1857–1858
View New County Marion County Proposed 1858 Creation no* 1858
View New Township Millcreek Township Proposed 1863 Division no 1863–1864
View Annexation Union Mills Borough 1868 Ordinance unknown 1868
View New Township Lockport Township Proposed 1867 Creation no 1867–1869
View New School District West Erie Independent School District Proposed 1869 Creation unknown 1869
View Annexation Girard Borough 1870 Ordinance no 1870
View New Township Summit Township Proposed 1871 Division no 1871
View Annexation LeBoeuf Township-Waterford Township Proposed 1871 Annexation no* 1871–1874
View New Borough Wayne Borough Proposed 1871 Creation no 1871–1874
View New School District Conneaut Township-Elk Creek Township Proposed 1871 Independent School District no 1871–1875
View School District Annexation Conneaut Township-Elk Creek Township Proposed 1875 School District Annexation no* 1875–1876
View New Township Antioch Township Proposed 1877 Creation no 1877
View School District Annexation Belle Valley Independent School District-Pleasant Hill Independent School District Proposed 1881 School District Annexation unknown 1881
View New Township Conneaut Township Proposed 1879 Division no 1879–1884
View New School District Elk Creek Township-Franklin Township Proposed 1883 Independent School District no* 1883–1885
View General Law Erie City 1885 General Law unknown 1885
View Boundary Realignment Erie County-Warren County Proposed 1886 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1886
View New Borough Wesleyville Borough Proposed 1906 Creation no* 1906–1907
View New Borough Cranesville Borough Proposed 1909 Creation no 1909–1911
View Annexation Harborcreek Township-Millcreek Township Proposed 1916 Annexation no* 1916–1917
View Annexation Erie City Ordinance 4577 no* 1918–1919
View New Borough Ferncliff Borough Proposed 1917 Creation no 1917–1919
View Dissolution Wesleyville Borough-Erie City Proposed 1928 Merger no* 1928
View Annexation Erie City Ordinance 125-1956 no* 1955–1956
View Annexation Lawrence Park Township-Harborcreek Township Proposed 1957 Annexation no 1957
View First Class Township Millcreek Township Proposed 1960 1st Class no 1960
View Annexation Wesleyville Borough Ordinance 278 no 1961–1962
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 185 no* 1964–1966
View Annexation Fairview Borough Ordinance 83 no* 1967
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 222 no* 1968–1970
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 224 no* 1969–1970
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 226 no* 1969–1970
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 227 no* 1969–1970
View Annexation Edinboro Borough Ordinance 271 no* 1973
View Home Rule Erie City Proposed 1972 Home Rule no* 1972–1974
View Home Rule Union City Borough Proposed 1992 Home Rule no 1992
View Home Rule Lawrence Park Township Proposed 1995 Home Rule no 1995
View Annexation McKean Township-McKean Borough Proposed 2002 Annexation no* 2002
View Home Rule Millcreek Township Proposed 2011 Home Rule no 2011–2012
View Home Rule Millcreek Township Proposed 2015 Home Rule no 2015