Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
McKean, County of county County (Class: 6) no

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Mar 26, 1804 7

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Parent current
Allegany, Township of Child former
Annin, Township of Child current
Bingham, Township of Child former
Bradford, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Bradford, City of Child current
Bradford, Township of (McKean) Child current
Burlington, Township of (McKean, defunct) Child most recent
Ceres, Township of Child current
Chester, Township of (Potter, defunct) Child former
Cooper, Township of (McKean, defunct) Child most recent
Corydon, Township of (McKean) Child current
Denmark, Township of (defunct) Child former
Duke Center, Borough of (alternate) Child variant
Duke Centre, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Eldred, Borough of Child current
Eldred, Township of (McKean) Child current
Eulalia, Township of Child former
Foster, Township of (McKean) Child current
Genesee, Township of Child former
Hamilton, Township of (McKean) Child current
Hamlin, Township of Child current
Harrison, Township of (Potter) Child former
Hebron, Township of Child former
Hector, Township of Child former
Jackson, Township of (Potter, defunct) Child former
Kane, Borough of Child current
Kane, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Keating, Township of (McKean) Child current
Kendall, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Kendall, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
Lafayette, Township of Child current
Lewis Run, Borough of Child current
Liberty, Township of (McKean) Child current
London, Township of (defunct) Child former
Milton, Township of (defunct) Child former
Mount Jewett, Borough of Child current
Norwich, Township of Child current
Ogden, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Oswayo, Township of Child former
Otto, Township of Child current
Pallar, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
Pike, Township of (Potter) Child former
Port Allegany, Borough of Child current
Roulette, Township of Child former
Sargeant, Township of (alternate) Child variant
Sergeant, Township of (McKean) Child current
Sharon, Township of Child former
Shippen, Township of (Cameron) Child former
Smethport, Borough of Child current
Summit, Township of (Potter) Child former
Sweden, Township of Child former
Ulysses, Township of Child former
Walker, Township of (McKean, defunct) Child most recent
West Branch, Township of Child former
Wetmore, Township of Child current
Wharton, Township of (Potter) Child former

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County 42083 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1210235 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q495640 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: County 42 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation (Within) Centre, County of Expansion Mar 26, 1804
View Creation (Within) Lycoming, County of Reduction Mar 26, 1804
View Whole (Within) Centre, County of Reduction Sep 1, 1815
View Whole (Within) Lycoming, County of Expansion Sep 1, 1815
View Expansion Lycoming, County of Reduction Sep 1, 1826
View Expansion Potter, County of Whole (Within) Sep 1, 1826
View Separation Lycoming, County of Reduction Sep 1, 1826
View Expansion Warren, County of Reduction 1833
View Reduction Warren, County of Expansion 1833
View Reduction Potter, County of Separation Sep 1, 1835
View Reduction Elk, County of Creation Apr 18, 1843
View Reduction Warren, County of Expansion Apr 16, 1845
View Expansion Elk, County of Reduction 1855
View Reduction Cameron, County of Creation Oct 9, 1860
View Ascertainment Allegany, County of (NY) Ascertainment Aug 19, 1890
View Ascertainment Cattaraugus, County of (NY) Ascertainment Aug 19, 1890

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View County (Unorganized) Mar 26, 1804
View County (Provisional) Sep 1, 1815
View County Sep 1, 1826
View County, 7th Class Jul 10, 1919
View County, 6th Class Dec 30, 1930

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Northumberland County-Westmoreland County 1785 Annexation yes+ 1785
View New Township Ceres Township 1804 Creation yes* Aug 1804
View New Township Sergeant Township 1811 Creation yes* Jan 1811
View New Township Burlington Township-Cooper Township-Ogden Township-Shippen Township-Walker Township 1812 Creation yes* Aug 1812
View Dissolution McKean County 1817 Township Mergers yes* May 7, 1817
View Boundary Realignment Sergeant Township-Shippen Township 1823 Boundary Ascertainment yes* May 1823
View New Township Keating Township 1824 Creation yes* May 5, 1824
View New Township Bradford Township 1828 Creation yes* Feb 26, 1828
View New Township Liberty Township 1828 Creation yes* Feb 26, 1828
View New Township Potter County 1828 Township Division yes+ Feb 26, 1828
View Separation Sweden Township 1828 Separation yes+ Feb 1828
View Separation Sharon Township 1828 Separation yes+ Dec 23, 1828
View New Township Corydon Township 1829 Creation yes* Dec 1829
View Separation Oswayo Township 1830 Separation yes+ 1830
View Separation Bingham Township 1830 Separation yes+ Feb 23, 1830
View Separation Genesee Township 1830 Separation yes+ Feb 23, 1830
View New Name Potter County 1830 Township New Name yes+ Feb 23, 1830
View Separation Hector Township 1830 Separation yes+ Sep 27, 1830
View Separation Pike Township-Jackson Township 1832 Separation yes+ Jan 2, 1832
View Subordination Jackson Township 1832 Subordination yes+ Feb 29, 1832
View Separation Hebron Township 1832 Separation yes+ Dec 31, 1832
View Annexation Sharon Township-Roulette Township 1832 Annexation yes+ Dec 31, 1832
View Separation Ulysses Township 1832 Separation yes+ Dec 31, 1832
View Separation Jackson Township 1834 Separation yes+ Sep 1834
View New Township Summit Township-West Branch Township 1834 Creation yes+ Sep 1834
View New Township Hamilton Township 1834 Creation yes* Dec 1834
View New Township Norwich Township 1835 Creation yes* Dec 23, 1835
View Annexation Shippen Township-Sergeant Township 1836 Annexation yes* Dec 20, 1836
View Annexation Ceres Township-Bradford Township 1838 Annexation yes* Sep 17, 1838
View New Township Lafayette Township 1843 Creation yes* Jan 13, 1843
View New Township Eldred Township (McKean) 1843 Creation yes* Sep 21, 1843
View New Township Hamlin Township 1844 Creation yes* Jun 27, 1844
View Annexation Hamilton Township-Corydon Township 1848 Annexation yes* Sep 27, 1848
View New Township Norwich Township-Liberty Township 1849 Annexation yes* Feb 27, 1849
View New Borough Smethport Borough 1853 Creation yes Jan 1, 1853
View New Township Otto Township 1854 Creation yes* Mar 2, 1854
View New Township Wetmore Township 1856 Creation yes Sep 23, 1856
View Annexation Ceres Township-Eldred Township 1857 Annexation yes* Dec 1, 1857
View New School District Bradford Village Independent School District 1858 Creation yes* 1858
View New Township Annin Township 1860 Creation yes* Dec 27, 1860
View Annexation Otto Township-Keating Township 1865 Annexation yes* Jun 27, 1865
View New Borough Kane Borough 1865 Creation yes* Sep 26, 1865
View Dissolution Kane Borough Reconstructed 1867 Dissolution yes? 1867
View Annexation Hamlin Township-Sergeant Township to Wetmore Township 1869 Annexation yes* Dec 23, 1869
View Boundary Realignment Keating Township-Smethport Borough 1870 Boundary Realignment yes* 1870
View Boundary Realignment Hamlin Township-Sergeant Township to Wetmore Township 1870 Boundary Realignment yes* Sep 27, 1870
View Annexation Wetmore Township-Hamlin Township 1872 Annexation yes* Sep 26, 1872
View Annexation Keating Township-Smethport Borough 1873 Annexation yes* 1873
View New Borough Bradford Borough 1873 Creation yes Feb 26, 1873
View School District Annexation Smethport Borough-Keating Township 1877 School District Annexation yes* 1875–1877
View Annexation Wetmore Township-Hamilton Township 1877 Annexation yes* Jun 20, 1877
View New Borough Kendall Borough 1878 Creation yes Mar 1, 1878
View New Borough Duke Centre Borough 1878 Creation yes Sep 23, 1878
View New City Bradford City 1879 Creation yes Jan 14, 1879
View New Township Foster Township 1880 Creation yes* May 24, 1880
View New Borough Eldred Borough 1880 Creation yes Dec 22, 1880
View New Borough Port Allegany Borough 1882 Creation yes Mar 1, 1882
View Charter Amendment (Executive) Port Allegany Borough 1882 Charter Amendment (Burgess) yes Mar 23, 1882
View Annexation Annin Township-Ceres Township 1883 Annexation yes* Dec 20, 1883
View New Borough Kane Borough 1886 Creation yes Dec 15, 1886
View Charter Amendment (Executive) Kane Borough 1888 Charter Amendment (Burgess) yes Feb 10, 1888
View Dissolution Duke Centre Borough-Otto Township 1888 Merger yes* Dec 14, 1888
View Annexation Port Allegany Borough-Liberty Township 1891 Annexation yes Jun 11, 1891
View Dissolution Bradford City Ordinance 384 yes Nov 14, 1892
View New Borough Mount Jewett Borough 1893 Creation yes Jun 8, 1893
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 429 yes Aug 7, 1893
View Boundary Realignment Annin Township-Ceres Township 1895 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1894–1895
View Annexation Annin Township-Liberty Township 1896 Annexation yes* 1895–1896
View Annexation Ceres Township-Annin Township 1899 Annexation yes* 1899
View Township Classification Pennsylvania 1899 Township Classification yes Apr 28, 1899
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 785 yes Feb 28, 1900
View Annexation Kane Borough Ordinance 207 yes Dec 22, 1905
View New Borough Lewis Run Borough 1911 Creation yes Mar 4, 1911
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 1429 yes Jan 6, 1913
View Boundary Realignment Eldred Township-Keating Township 1931 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1931
View Boundary Realignment Foster Township-Otto Township-Keating Township 1931 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1930–1931
View Annexation Bradford City 1949 Resolution (Bradford) yes* 1949
View Annexation Bradford City 1949 Resolution (Foster) yes May 19, 1949
View Annexation Bradford City 1951 Resolution yes* 1951
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2644 yes* 1961
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2657 yes* 1961
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2655 yes Nov 8, 1961
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2656 yes Nov 8, 1961
View Council-Manager Form Bradford City 1964 Optional Charter yes Jan 6, 1964
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2751 yes Nov 8, 1966
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2776 yes May 29, 1967
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2782 yes Nov 6, 1968
View New School District Western Ceres Independent School District 1960s Creation yes* 1960–1970
View General Law Bradford City 1984 General Law yes Jan 2, 1984

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Election Jan 27, 1872
View Election: [For or against the incorporation of the Borough of Bradford as a city of the third class by the name, style, and title of the City of Bradford] Nov 5, 1878
View Election Nov 5, 1912
View Charter Commission Election: "Shall a Charter Commission of fifteen (15) members, twelve (12) of whom shall be elected by the Electors of the City of Bradford, and three (3) to be selected by the Mayor and Council from the City Charter itself, be elected to study the charter and form of government of the City of Bradford and to consider a new charter and to make recommendations thereon?" Nov 7, 1961 Certified Nov 28, 1961
View Election: "Shall the Council-Manager plan of the Optional Third Class City Charter Law, providing for Seven Councilmen to be elected at large, be adopted by the City of Bradford?" Nov 6, 1962 Certified Nov 26, 1962
View Election: "Shall the City of Bradford abandon its present Council-Manager from of Government and revert to its prior form of government, known as the Commission Form as provided by the Third Class City Code?" Nov 2, 1982
View Charter Commission Election Apr 26, 1988
View Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in the report dated October 26, 1989 of the Government Study Commission, prepared in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law, be adopted by the City of Bradford?" May 15, 1990 Rejected

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Appearance Docket bk. 132, p. 343–132, p. 445 (1983)
Assessment Book
Law Library Visit
Miscellaneous Grantee Index bk. Corporations (1827–1972)
Miscellaneous Grantor Index bk. Corporations (1827–1972)
Open Records Request (Elections) Oct 12, 2016
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. A–F (1827–1886)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. G–Z (1887–1968)
Road Docket bk. C–F (1883–1998)
Road Docket bk. 12 (1999–comp)
Road Docket bk. A-B (form–1892)

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. McKean County 17500451 1405 1405
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. McKean County 17500451 1358 1364
View Cns. Mp. 1940 McKean County 5837935 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 McKean County 36433358 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Boundary Realignment Clearfield County-Jefferson County-McKean County-Warren County Proposed 1840 Boundary Realignment unknown 1840
View Boundary Realignment Norwich Township-Shippen Township Proposed 1852 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1852–1853
View New Township Pallar Township Proposed 1853 Creation no* 1853–1854
View Boundary Realignment McKean County-Warren County Proposed 1866 Boundary Realignment unknown 1866
View Boundary Realignment Hamlin Township-Sergeant Township Proposed 1871 Boundary Realignment no* 1871
View Annexation Keating Township-Lafayette Township Proposed 1870 Annexation no* 1870–1871
View New Township Wetmore Township Proposed 1871 Division no* 1871–1872
View Boundary Realignment McKean County-Warren County Proposed 1873 Boundary Realignment unknown 1873
View Annexation Bradford Borough 1878 Ordinance no 1878–1880
View Dissolution Duke Centre Borough-Otto Township Proposed 1885 Merger no 1885–1886
View Dissolution Duke Centre Borough-Otto Township Proposed 1887 Merger no 1887
View Boundary Realignment Eldred Borough Proposed 1890 Boundary Realignment no 1890–1891
View Annexation Bradford Township-Bradford City Proposed 1907 Annexation no 1907
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 1246 unknown 1908
View Annexation Foster Township-Bradford Township Proposed 1918 Annexation unknown 1918
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 1888 unknown 1923
View Boundary Realignment Bradford Township-Foster Township 1935 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1935
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2301 no* 1939
View Annexation Foster Township-Bradford Township Proposed 1940 Annexation no* 1940
View Annexation Bradford City 1959 Resolution no 1959
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2674 no 1962
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2679 no 1962–1963
View Annexation Bradford City Ordinance 2764 no 1966–1968
View New School District Hamlin Township-Sergeant Township Proposed 1974 Independent School District no* 1974–1978
View Home Rule Bradford City Proposed 1988 Home Rule no 1988–1990
View Annexation Eldred Township-Eldred Borough Proposed 1994 Annexation no 1994