Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Kingston, Township of municipality or lower Township (Class: 2) yes

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Mar 1790 18

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Luzerne, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 35 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4207939792 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1216722 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q6413627 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 401115 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Unknown (placeholder) Reduction Mar 1790
View Reduction Dallas, Township of (Luzerne) Creation Apr 1817
View Reduction Franklin, Township of (Luzerne) Creation Apr 1843
View Reduction Franklin, Township of (Luzerne) Expansion Aug 11, 1848
View Reduction Kingston, Borough of (defunct) Creation Dec 10, 1857
View Reduction Luzerne, Borough of Creation Sep 25, 1882
View Reduction Edwardsville, Borough of Creation Jun 16, 1884
View Reduction Wyoming, Borough of Creation Jun 20, 1885
View Reduction Forty Fort, Borough of Creation Jan 31, 1887
View Reduction Wyoming, Borough of Expansion Feb 5, 1887
View Reduction Dorranceton, Borough of (defunct) Creation Jul 6, 1887
View Reduction Luzerne, Borough of Expansion Nov 13, 1889
View Reduction Kingston, Borough of (defunct) Expansion 1892–1893
View Reduction Courtdale, Borough of Creation Sep 6, 1897
View Reduction Swoyersville, Borough of Creation Dec 12, 1899
View Reduction Edwardsville, Borough of Expansion 1901–1902
View Reduction Kingston, Borough of (defunct) Expansion 1902
View Reduction Pringle, Township of (defunct) Creation Mar 5, 1906
View Ascertainment Swoyersville, Borough of Ascertainment 1931–1932
View Reduction Swoyersville, Borough of Expansion 1975

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Township Mar 1790
View Township, 2nd Class Apr 28, 1899
View Township, 2nd Class (Home Rule Charter) Jan 1, 1976

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Tribal Land Cession Pennsylvania 1768 Tribal Land Cession yes+ 1768
View New County Luzerne County 1786 Creation yes+ Sep 25, 1786
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View Home Rule (County) Luzerne County 2012 Home Rule yes Jan 2, 2012

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for "Kingston Township"] Mar 13, 1974 Jan 1, 1976
View Minute Jun 11, 1975

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Open Records Request (Elections) Jan 15, 2016
Open Records Request (Relevant items in code) Nov 18, 2012

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Kingston 5837844 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Kingston Township-Plymouth Township Proposed 1814 New Township no* 1814
View Annexation Exeter Township-Kingston Township Proposed 1815 Annexation unknown 1815
View New Township Kingston Township Proposed 1852 Division no 1852
View New Township Exeter Township-Kingston Township Proposed 1861 New Township no* 1861
View New Township Kingston Township Proposed 1860 Division no* 1860–1861
View New Township Exeter Township-Kingston Township Proposed 1865 New Township unknown 1865
View New Township Kingston Township Proposed 1866 Division unknown 1866
View New Township Wyoming Township Proposed 1878 Creation (1) no 1878–1879
View New Township Wyoming Township Proposed 1878 Creation (2) no 1878–1879
View New Borough Edwards Borough Proposed 1883 Creation no 1883–1884
View Annexation Kingston Township-Luzerne Borough Proposed 1888 Annexation no 1888
View New Borough Swoyersville Borough Proposed 1889 Creation no* 1889
View Annexation Kingston Township-Kingston Borough Proposed 1891 Annexation no 1891–1892
View New Township Exeter Township-Franklin Township-Kingston Township Proposed 1894 New Township no 1894
View Home Rule (County) Luzerne County Proposed 1973 Home Rule no* 1973–1974
View Home Rule (County) Luzerne County Proposed 2001 Home Rule no 2001–2003