Government Detail

Summary

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

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
1743 10

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Bucks, County of Parent former
Northampton, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Northampton County, Pennsylvania 19 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4209545104 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1216905 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1180033 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q6693783 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 480575 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Saucon, Township of (defunct) Division 1743
View Ascertainment Williams, Township of (Northampton) Ascertainment 1846
View Reduction South Bethlehem, Borough of (Northampton, defunct) Creation Aug 24, 1865
View Reduction Hellertown, Borough of Creation Mar 26, 1872
View Ascertainment South Bethlehem, Borough of (Northampton, defunct) Ascertainment 1888
View Reduction South Bethlehem, Borough of (Northampton, defunct) Expansion Jan 14, 1890
View Reduction Northampton Heights, Borough of (defunct) Creation Feb 20, 1901
View Reduction Hellertown, Borough of Expansion 1919
View Reduction Bethlehem, City of Expansion Jun 6, 1919
View Reduction Hellertown, Borough of Expansion 1930
View Reduction Hellertown, Borough of Expansion Nov 12, 1940
View Reduction Bethlehem, City of Expansion 1942
View Reduction Easton, City of Expansion Jun 4, 1965
View Ascertainment Fountain Hill, Borough of Ascertainment May 4, 1982
View Ascertainment Salisbury, Township of (Lehigh) Ascertainment May 4, 1982
View Ascertainment Upper Saucon, Township of Ascertainment May 4, 1982

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Township 1743
View Township, 2nd Class Apr 28, 1899
View Township, 2nd Class (Optional Plan, Council-Manager) Jan 5, 1976

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New County Northampton County 1752 Creation yes* Mar 11, 1752
View New State Declaration of Independence and Royal Charter Abrogation yes Jul 4, 1776
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Northampton County 5th to 4th yes Mar 14, 1921
View Home Rule (County) Northampton County 1978 Home Rule yes Jan 2, 1978
View County Classification Northampton County 4th to 3rd yes Jan 1, 1982

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of an optional plan for Lower Saucon Township] Aug 7, 1973 Jan 5, 1976

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Lower Saucon 5838085 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Allen Township-Salisbury Township-Saucon Township to Bethlehem Township Proposed 1788 Annexation no* 1788
View New Borough South Bethlehem Borough Proposed 1864 Creation no* 1864
View Annexation Hellertown Borough 1909 Ordinance no* 1908–1910
View Roads Lower Saucon Township-Hellertown Borough 1980s Indenture unknown~ 1984–1989