Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Masontown, Borough of municipality or lower Borough no

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Jan 31, 1876 Feb 2, 1876 8

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Fayette, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Fayette County, Pennsylvania 21 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4205148000 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4248000 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215232 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1180533 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1181880 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 260633 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation German, Township of Reduction Feb 2, 1876
View Expansion German, Township of Reduction 1904
View Expansion German, Township of Reduction 1919
View Expansion German, Township of Reduction 1926
View Expansion German, Township of Reduction May 25, 1948
View Expansion German, Township of Reduction Jan 2, 1957
View Expansion German, Township of Reduction Jun 17, 1960
View Expansion German, Township of Reduction 1961
View Expansion German, Township of Reduction May 21, 1963

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Title 8) Feb 2, 1876

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Tribal Land Cession Pennsylvania 1768 Tribal Land Cession yes+ 1768
View New Township Bedford County 1771 Township Division yes+ Apr 16, 1771
View New Township Westmoreland County 1773 Township Division yes* Apr 6, 1773
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance: [Annexing 10.5 acres from German Township] Nov 30, 1904
View Ordinance 1919
View Ordinance 32: Annexing ajacent land situate in German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, to the Borough of Masontown, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, upon petition of the majority of the freeholders of the territory annexed Feb 1, 1926 Feb 1, 1926
View Ordinance 33 Mar 18, 1926 Mar 18, 1926
View Ordinance: Annexing certain adjacent territory of German Township to the Borough of Masontown on petition of a majority in number of all the freeholders within said territory Apr 26, 1948 Apr 26, 1948
View Ordinance 135: Annexing certain adjacent land in German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania to the Borough of Masontown upon petition of a majority in number of all the freeholders of the territory to be annexed Oct 8, 1956 Oct 8, 1956
View Ordinance 162: Annexing certain adjacent land in German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, to the Borough of Masontown upon petition of a majority in number of all the freeholders of the territory to be annexed Apr 11, 1960 Apr 12, 1960
View Ordinance 167: Annexing certain adjacent land in German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, to the Borough of Masontown upon petition of a majority in number of all the freeholders of the territory to be annexed Jan 23, 1961 Jan 23, 1961
View Ordinance 178: Annexing certain adjacent land in German Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, to the Borough of Masontown upon petition of a majority in number of all the freeholders of the territory to be annexed Jul 9, 1962 Jul 9, 1962

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Open Records Request (Ordinances) Jun 24, 2015

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Masontown Borough 17500450 1727 1740
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Masontown 5837477 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Masontown 36433004 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View School District Annexation German Township-Masontown Borough Proposed 1877 School District Annexation no* 1877–1878
View Annexation Masontown Borough Ordinance 33 no 1926
View County Classification Fayette County Proposed 2001 4th to 5th no 2001
View County Classification Fayette County Proposed 2020s 4th to 5th no* 2021–2022