Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Farrell, City of municipality or lower City (Class: 3) yes

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Jan 1, 1932 Jan 4, 1932 4

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Mercer, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Mercer County, Pennsylvania 52 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4208525360
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4225360
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215437 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1192451 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1130475 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 430212 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View New Name Farrell, Borough of (defunct) Old Name Jan 4, 1932
View Expansion Hickory, Township of (Mercer, defunct) Reduction Mar 30, 1949
View Expansion Hickory, Township of (Mercer, defunct) Reduction Apr 20, 1949
View Expansion Hickory, Township of (Mercer, defunct) Reduction Sep 24, 1952
View Expansion Hickory, Township of (Mercer, defunct) Reduction Jan 29, 1955

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View City, 3rd Class (Title 11) Jan 4, 1932
View City, 3rd Class (Home Rule Charter) Jan 5, 1976

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 Boundary Realignment Ohio-Pennsylvania 1887 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1878–1887
View New Borough South Sharon Borough 1901 Creation yes Nov 16, 1901
View Annexation South Sharon Borough Ordinance 124 yes Oct 9, 1911
View New Name Farrell Borough 1912 Creation yes* Apr 1912
View Annexation Farrell Borough Ordinance 158 yes May 5, 1913
View Annexation Farrell Borough Ordinance 190 yes* Aug 18, 1916
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View Annexation Hickory Township-Farrell Borough 1924 Annexation yes Apr 23, 1924
View Annexation Farrell Borough Ordinance 289 yes* Mar 2, 1926
View Annexation Farrell Borough Ordinance 290 yes* May 20, 1926
View County Classification Mercer County 6th to 5th yes Jan 1, 1941

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance 216: Annexing that portion of Hickory Township bounded on the North by Bond Street; on the East by the Farrell City Line and Capitol Hill Plan; on the Southwest by Mercer Avenue and the Wheatland line, and on he west by the Farrell City Line and Farrell Steel Allotment; pursuant to petition of three-fifths of the voters and consent of the majority in number and interest of the property owners within said part of such township Feb 17, 1949
View Ordinance 220: Annexing that portion of Hickory Township, formerly called Farrell City Park, now known as "Roosevelt Park", pursuant to petition of the City of Farrell and consent of the City of Farrell, and that there are no known taxable inhabitants of this part of Hickory Township residing or owning property within the aforesaid boundaries Mar 17, 1949
View Ordinance O-22, 1952: Annexing that portion of Hickory Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, described as follows Aug 21, 1952
View Ordinance O-27, 1954: Approving the petition for annexing to the City of Farrell, Pennsylvania, a section of Hickory Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to and northeast of said City of Farrell, consisting of approximately twelve (12) acres and hereinafter more fully described, and providing that the said territory shall be annexed to and become part of said City of Farrell, Pennsylvania Dec 30, 1954
View Ordinance 14, 1972: Authorizing an election to determine whether or not to elect government study commission to study the present charter and plan of government and to study and consider recommending the adoption of optional form of government or home rule charter Aug 14, 1972
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for the "City of Farrell"] May 7, 1974 Jan 5, 1976
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of an optional plan for the City of Farrell] Feb 1, 1986 Vetoed

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Code of Ordinances
Open Records Request (Ordinances) May 28, 2018

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Farrell City 17500451 1417 1427
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Farrell 5837942 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Farrell 36433263 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation South Sharon Borough Ordinance 100 no 1908–1912
View Dissolution Farrell City-Sharon City Proposed 1935 Consolidation no 1935
View Home Rule (County) Mercer County Proposed 1972 Home Rule no* 1972–1974
View Mayor-Council Form Farrell City Proposed 1985 Optional Plan no 1985–1986
View Dissolution Shenango Valley City Proposed 2004 Creation no 2004