Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Lawrence, County of county County (Class: 5) no

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Sep 1, 1849 0

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Parent current
Bessemer, Borough of Child current
Big Beaver, Township of (Beaver, defunct) Child former
Big Beaver, Township of (Lawrence, defunct) Child most recent
Chewton, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Croton, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Delaware, Township of (Lawrence, proposed) Child proposed
East New Castle, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Ellport, Borough of Child current
Ellwood City, Borough of Child current
Ellwood City, City of (proposed) Child proposed
Enon Valley, Borough of Child current
Hazel Dell, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Hickory, Township of (Lawrence) Child current
Little Beaver, Township of Child current
Mahoning, Township of (Lawrence) Child current
Mahoningtown, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Neshannock, Township of Child current
New Beaver, Borough of Child current
New Bedford, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
New Castle, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
New Castle, City of Child current
New Wilmington, Borough of Child current
Newport, Borough of (Lawrence, proposed) Child proposed
North Beaver, Township of (Lawrence) Child current
North Sewickley, Township of Child former
North Slippery Rock, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Perry, Township of (Lawrence) Child current
Plain Grove, Township of Child current
Pollock, Township of (Lawrence, defunct) Child most recent
Pulaski, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Pulaski, Township of (Lawrence) Child current
S.N.P.J., Borough of Child current
Scott, Township of (Lawrence) Child current
Shenango, Township of (Lawrence) Child current
Shenango, Township of (Mercer) Child former
Slippery Rock, Township of (Lawrence) Child current
Slippery Rock, Township of (Lawrence, defunct) Child most recent
Slipperyrock, Township of (Lawrence, alternate) Child variant
South New Castle, Borough of Child current
Taylor, Township of (Lawrence) Child current
Union, Township of (Lawrence) Child current
Volant, Borough of Child current
Wampum, Borough of Child current
Washington, Township of (Lawrence) Child current
Wayne, Township of (Lawrence) Child current
West New Castle, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Wilmington, Township of (Lawrence) Child current
Wilmington, Township of (Mercer) Child former

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County 42073 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1213676 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q501256 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: County 37 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Beaver, County of Reduction Sep 1, 1849
View Creation Mercer, County of Reduction Sep 1, 1849
View Ascertainment Columbiana, County of (OH) Ascertainment 1878–1887
View Ascertainment Mahoning, County of (OH) Ascertainment 1878–1887
View Ascertainment Beaver, County of Ascertainment Feb 7, 1887
View Ascertainment Mercer, County of Ascertainment Jun 21, 1897
View Ascertainment Butler, County of Ascertainment Oct 26, 2018

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View County Sep 1, 1849
View County, 6th Class Jul 10, 1919
View County, 5th Class Jan 1, 1952

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 New Borough New Castle Borough 1825 Creation yes May 3, 1825
View New Borough Mount Jackson Borough 1834 Creation yes May 13, 1834
View Dissolution Mount Jackson Borough-North Beaver Township Reconstructed 1836 Dissolution yes? 1836
View Annexation Mahoning Township-Neshannock Township 1843 Annexation yes Mar 7, 1843
View New Township Wilmington Township 1846 Creation yes* 1846
View Annexation Slippery Rock Township-Perry Township 1850 Annexation yes* 1850
View Annexation Shenango Township-Pulaski Township 1850 Annexation yes Feb 22, 1850
View New Township Big Beaver Township 1850 Creation yes Feb 28, 1850
View Annexation North Sewickley Township-Wayne Township 1850 Annexation yes Feb 28, 1850
View New Name North Slippery Rock Township 1850 Creation yes Feb 28, 1850
View New Township Wilmington Township 1850 Creation yes Feb 28, 1850
View General Law New Castle Borough 1852 General Law yes Apr 17, 1852
View New Borough New Bedford Borough 1852 Creation yes Apr 23, 1852
View New Township Taylor Township 1853 Creation yes* Feb 19, 1853
View New Township Scott Township-Washington Township 1854 Creation yes* Apr 13, 1854
View New Township Plain Grove Township 1855 Creation yes* Feb 14, 1855
View New School District Neshannock Township-Shenango Township 1856 Independent School District yes* 1856
View Annexation New Castle Borough Ordinance 18 yes* 1857
View Annexation New Castle Borough Ordinance 19 yes* 1858
View New Township Pollock Township 1858 Creation yes* May 28, 1858
View Annexation Plain Grove Township-Scott Township to Washington Township 1859 Annexation yes* 1856–1859
View New Township Union Township 1859 Creation yes* Sep 10, 1859
View New Township Hickory Township 1860 Creation yes* 1860
View Dissolution New Bedford Borough-Pulaski Township 1861 Merger yes* Jan 1, 1861
View School District Dissolution Neshannock Township-Shenango Township 1862 Independent School District Dissolution yes* 1857–1862
View New Borough New Wilmington Borough 1863 Creation yes Apr 4, 1863
View General Law New Castle Borough 1863 General Law yes May 23, 1863
View New City New Castle City 1869 Creation yes Mar 26, 1869
View Boundary Realignment Neshannock Township-New Castle City 1870 Boundary Clarification yes* 1870
View New School District Wampum Independent School District 1872 Creation yes* 1872
View New School District Chewton Independent School District 1873 Creation yes* 1872–1873
View New School District Wurtemburg Independent School District 1873 Creation yes* 1873
View General Law New Wilmington Borough 1873 General Law yes Apr 9, 1873
View General Law New Castle City 1875 General Law yes May 17, 1875
View New Borough Wampum Borough 1876 Creation yes Feb 21, 1876
View School District Annexation Pulaski Township-Mahoning Township 1878 School District Annexation yes* 1877–1878
View School District Annexation Shenango Township-New Castle City 1880 School District Annexation yes* 1880
View School District Annexation Washington Township-Wilmington Township 1880 School District Annexation yes* 1880
View Annexation Wilmington Township-New Wilmington Borough 1885 Annexation yes Oct 5, 1885
View New Borough West New Castle Borough 1888 Creation yes Jun 18, 1888
View New Borough Mahoningtown Borough 1890 Creation yes Dec 16, 1890
View New Borough Ellwood City Borough 1892 Creation yes Dec 6, 1892
View New Borough Volant Borough 1893 Creation yes Jun 12, 1893
View Dissolution New Castle City Ordinance 934 yes Aug 10, 1897
View Dissolution New Castle City Ordinance 989 yes Jan 11, 1898
View Township Classification Pennsylvania 1899 Township Classification yes Apr 28, 1899
View New Borough Enon Valley Borough 1899 Creation yes Jun 22, 1899
View New Borough Hazel Dell Borough 1901 Creation yes Feb 6, 1901
View New Borough South New Castle Borough 1901 Creation yes Apr 1, 1901
View Annexation Volant Borough Ordinance 15 yes* 1904
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 163 yes* 1906–1907
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 178 yes* 1907
View Annexation New Castle City Ordinance 1830 yes Jan 7, 1907
View Annexation New Wilmington Borough Ordinance 52 yes Mar 7, 1910
View New School District Chewton Independent School District 1911 Creation yes* 1911
View New School District Edinburg Independent School District 1912 Creation yes* 1912
View New Borough Bessemer Borough 1913 Creation yes Jun 16, 1913
View Dissolution Hazel Dell Borough-Ellwood City 1914 Borough Consolidation yes Aug 25, 1914
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 351 yes Apr 2, 1915
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 424 yes* Sep 20, 1917
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 425 yes* 1917–1918
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 497 yes* Feb 11, 1921
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 567 yes Jun 5, 1923
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 626 yes Oct 1, 1925
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 678 yes* 1926
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 704 yes* Dec 1, 1927
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 731 yes* 1929
View New Borough Ellport Borough 1929 Creation yes Feb 26, 1929
View School District Reversion Mahoning Township-Pulaski Township 1930 School District Reversion yes* 1929–1930
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 809 yes Jan 3, 1934
View Annexation Wampum Borough Ordinance 79 yes Jan 27, 1934
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 1017 yes* 1941
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 999 yes Mar 26, 1941
View Annexation New Castle City Ordinance 4966 yes Feb 15, 1948
View Annexation New Castle City Ordinance 5052 yes Jun 19, 1949
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 1189 yes* May 6, 1952
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 1203 yes* May 6, 1952
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 1173 yes Nov 5, 1952
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 1242 yes* Sep 1, 1955
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 1245 yes* Sep 1, 1955
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 1258 yes Nov 7, 1956
View New School District Laurel School District 1957 Creation yes+ 1957
View Annexation New Castle City Ordinance 5661 yes* Oct 4, 1957
View Annexation New Castle City Ordinance 5662 yes* Oct 4, 1957
View Annexation New Castle City Ordinance 5664 yes* Oct 4, 1957
View Annexation New Castle City Ordinance 5663 and 5669 yes* Nov 7, 1957
View Annexation Bessemer Borough Ordinance 5-1958 yes Nov 14, 1958
View New School District Ellwood City Area School District 1959 Creation yes+ 1958–1959
View Annexation New Castle City Ordinance 5744 yes Mar 26, 1959
View Annexation New Castle City Ordinance 5819 yes Jan 29, 1960
View Annexation New Castle City Ordinance 5820 yes Jan 29, 1960
View School District Dissolution Chewton Independent School District 1961 Dissolution yes* 1959–1961
View New Borough New Beaver Borough 1962 Creation yes* Jan 1, 1962
View New School District New Castle Area School District 1962 Creation yes+ 1962
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 1383 yes May 29, 1962
View Annexation New Wilmington Borough Ordinance 283 yes* Dec 7, 1967
View Mayor-Council Form New Castle City 1968 Optional Charter yes Jan 1, 1968
View Annexation Volant Borough Ordinance 2-1972 yes* Apr 25, 1972
View New Borough S.N.P.J. Borough 1978 Creation yes Jan 2, 1978
View Home Rule New Castle City 2022 Home Rule yes* Jan 3, 2022

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Election Jun 15, 1859
View Election Oct 11, 1859
View Election Aug 14, 1906
View Election: [For or against the consolidation of the Borough of Ellwood City and the Borough of Hazel Dell into one borough by the name, style, and title of the Borough of Ellwood City] Jun 25, 1914
View Election Nov 3, 1925
View Election: "Shall the School Districts of the Township of Hickory, of the Township of Scott and the Township of Slippery Rock be united into a union school district?" Nov 5, 1957
View Election Nov 4, 1958
View Charter Commission Election: [For or against the election of a charter commission for the City of New Castle] Nov 4, 1958
View Election: "SHALL THE COUNCIL-MANAGER PLAN OF THE OPTIONAL THIRD CLASS CITY LAW, PROVIDING FOR FIVE (5) COUNCILMEN TO BE ELECTED AT LARGE, BE ADOPTED BY THE CITY OF NEW CASTLE" Nov 3, 1959 Rejected
View Charter Commission Election: [For or against the election of a charter commission for the City of New Castle] Nov 3, 1964
View Election: "SHALL THE MAYOR-COUNCIL PLAN A OF THE OPTIONAL THIRD CLASS CITY CHARTER LAW, PROVIDING FOR FIVE COUNCILMEN TO BE ELECTED AT LARGE, BE ADOPTED BY THE CITY OF NEW CASTLE?" Nov 2, 1965
View Charter Commission Election May 20, 1975 Rejected
View Minute: [Resolution R-2017-74, with full text and adoption] May 23, 2017 p. 3
View Resolution 74, 2017: [Authorizing the Chairman to enter to an agreement with Lawrence County, Plain Grove Township, Wilmington Area School District, Butler County, Slippery Rock Area School District and Worth Township to escrow all tax money affected by Love’s development until the boundary issues in the dispute in the boundary line of Lawrence County and Butler County along the portion bordering Scott and Plain Grove Townships are resolved] May 23, 2017
View Minute: [Resolution R-2017-132, with full text and adoption] Aug 22, 2017 p. 1
View Resolution 132, 2017: [Entering into an agreement with Mackin Engineering to complete a County Line Boundary Dispute Survey] Aug 22, 2017
View Charter Commission Election: [For or against the election of a government study commission for the City of New Castle] Nov 5, 2019
View Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in the report, dated February 24, 2021, of the government study commission, prepared in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law, be adopted by the City of New Castle, Pennsylvania?" May 18, 2021

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Charter Index
Deed Grantee Index bk. 1849-1923 (1849–1923)
Deed Grantee Index bk. 1924-1945 (N-O)–1924-1945 (R) (1924–1945)
Deed Grantee Index bk. 1946-1963 (I-J)–1946-1963 (L) (1946–1963)
Deed Grantor Index bk. 1849-1923 (1849–1923)
Law Library Visit
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 19–27 (1907–1917)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 28–39 (1917–1928)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 40–45 (1928–1933)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 65 (1951–1952)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 72–73 (1956–1958)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 79 (1962)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 90–96 (1969–1973)
Quarter Sessions Index
Road Docket bk. 1–2 (1848–1868)
Road Docket bk. 3 (1869–1881)
Road Index

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Lawrence County 17500451 745 745
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Lawrence County 17500451 690 695
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Lawrence County 5837767 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Lawrence County 36433180 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Borough South New Castle Borough Proposed 1848 Creation no 1848–1849
View New Borough Croton Borough Proposed 1851 Creation no* 1851
View New Borough East New Castle Borough Proposed 1851 Creation no* 1851
View New Borough Croton Borough Proposed 1852 Creation no* 1852
View Dissolution New Bedford Borough-Pulaski Township Proposed 1852 Merger no* 1852–1853
View New Township Neshannock Township Proposed 1855 New Township no* 1855
View New Township Neshannock Township-Shenango Township Proposed 1855 New Township (1) no* 1855
View New Township Neshannock Township-Shenango Township Proposed 1855 New Township (2) no* 1855
View Dissolution New Bedford Borough-Pulaski Township Proposed 1854 Merger no* 1854–1855
View Boundary Realignment Mahoning Township-Pulaski-Township-Union Township Proposed 1860 Boundary Realignment no* 1860
View New Township Mahoning Township-Pulaski Township Proposed 1866 New Township (2) no* 1866
View New Township Mahoning Township-Pulaski Township Proposed 1866 New Township (1) no* 1866–1867
View New School District New Wilmington Borough Proposed 1868 Independent School District unknown 1868
View New Township Hickory Township-Scott Township-Shenango Township-Slippery Rock Township Proposed 1870 New Township no* 1870
View New Township Delaware Township Proposed 1874 Creation no* 1874–1875
View Annexation Union Township-Mahoning Township Proposed 1870 Annexation unknown 1870–1876
View New Township Hickory Township-Shenango Township-Slippery Rock Township Proposed 1871 New Township no* 1871–1879
View New Township Mahoning Township-Union Township Proposed 1879 New Township no* 1879
View New Township Hickory Township-Shenango Township-Slippery Rock Township Proposed 1875 New Township no* 1871–1880
View New Borough Newport Borough Proposed 1889 Creation no 1889–1890
View Boundary Realignment Plain Grove Township-Scott Township Proposed 1891 Boundary Realignment no 1891
View Boundary Realignment Slippery Rock Township-Wayne Township Proposed 1884 Boundary Realignment no* 1884–1891
View New Township Pulaski Township Proposed 1896 Division no 1896
View Dissolution New Castle City Ordinance 894 no 1896–1897
View New Township Wayne Township Proposed 1897 Division no 1897
View New Township Shenango Township Proposed 1898 Division no 1898
View Dissolution South New Castle Borough-New Castle City Proposed 1904 Merger no 1904
View New Borough Chewton Borough Proposed 1906 Creation no 1906
View New Township Slippery Rock Township Proposed 1907 Division no 1907
View New Borough Chewton Borough Proposed 1907 Creation no 1907–1908
View Dissolution South New Castle Borough-New Castle City Proposed 1907 Merger no 1907–1908
View Dissolution South New Castle Borough-New Castle City Proposed 1910 Merger no 1910
View New School District Wampum Independent School District Proposed 1912 Creation no* 1912
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 341 no 1914–1915
View Annexation Neshannock Township-New Castle City Proposed 1925 Annexation no* 1925
View Annexation New Castle City Ordinance 4843 no* 1945
View Annexation Wampum Borough-Big Beaver Township Proposed 1952 Annexation no 1952–1953
View Annexation Ellwood City Borough Ordinance 335 no* 1914–1956
View New City Ellwood City City Proposed 1957 Creation no 1957
View New Borough Pulaski Borough Proposed 1958 Creation no 1958
View Council-Manager Form New Castle City Proposed 1958 Optional Charter no 1958–1959
View Annexation New Castle City Ordinance 6079 no 1965–1966
View New School District Mahoning Township Proposed 1970 Independent School District unknown 1970
View Home Rule Shenango Township Proposed 1975 Home Rule no* 1975
View Annexation Volant Borough Ordinance 3-84 unknown 1984–1985
View Home Rule (County) Lawrence County Proposed 2002 Home Rule no 2002