Government Detail

Summary

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

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
1831 Feb 26, 1831 8

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Franklin, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Franklin County, Pennsylvania 14 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4205548704 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4248704 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215245 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1180935 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1186505 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 280303 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation (Within) Montgomery, Township of (Franklin) Part Feb 26, 1831
View Creation (Within) Peters, Township of (Franklin) Part Feb 26, 1831
View Separation Montgomery, Township of (Franklin) Reduction Mar 31, 1845
View Separation Peters, Township of (Franklin) Reduction Mar 31, 1845
View Expansion Montgomery, Township of (Franklin) Reduction 1899–1901
View Expansion Peters, Township of (Franklin) Reduction 1899–1901
View Expansion Montgomery, Township of (Franklin) Reduction 1910
View Expansion Montgomery, Township of (Franklin) Reduction Aug 16, 1954
View Expansion Peters, Township of (Franklin) Reduction Aug 16, 1954
View Expansion Peters, Township of (Franklin) Reduction 1960–1961
View Expansion Montgomery, Township of (Franklin) Reduction Nov 3, 1964
View Expansion Montgomery, Township of (Franklin) Reduction Jan 5, 1966
View Expansion Peters, Township of (Franklin) Reduction Jan 5, 1966
View Expansion Peters, Township of (Franklin) Reduction Nov 18, 1966
View Expansion Peters, Township of (Franklin) Reduction 1968

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Pre-1851 Special Charter) Feb 26, 1831
View Borough (Title 8) Dec 20, 1881

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Charter Amendment (Annexation-General) Mercersburg Borough 1874 Charter Amendment (Annexation-General) yes* 1848
View Charter Amendment Mercersburg Borough 1874 Charter Amendment yes* 1874
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Franklin County 6th to 5th yes Jan 1, 1972
View County Classification Franklin County 5th to 4th yes Jan 1, 2012

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance 4: Granting the petition of a majority of the freehold owners of lots, outlots and other tracts of land in the section lying adjacent to the Borough of Mercersburg, in the State of Pennsylvania by annexing the section, which such petitioners and others own, to the Borough of Mercersburg Nov 14, 1899 Nov 15, 1899 p. 2–3
View Ordinance 16: Annexing certain lots and out lots adjacent to the Borough of Mercersburg in the Township of Montgomery to the said Borough of Mercersburg Oct 7, 1910 Oct 10, 1910 p. 7–8
View Ordinance 90: Annexing certain lands adjacent to the Borough of Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, situate in the Township of Peters and Montgomery, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, upon petition of a majority of the freeholders of the territory proposed to be annexed Dec 7, 1953 Dec 7, 1953 p. 27–28
View Ordinance 126: Annexing certain lands adjacent to the Borough of Mercersburg, Franklin County, Pennsylvania, situate in the Township of Peters, upon petition Dec 12, 1960 Dec 12, 1960
View Ordinance 149: Annexing certain lands adjacent to the Borough of Mercersburg, situate in the Township of Montgomery, upon petition Aug 3, 1964 Aug 3, 1964 p. 53–54
View Ordinance 150: Annexing certain lands adjacent to the Borough of Mercersburg, situate in the Townships of Montgomery and Peters, upon petition Jan 4, 1965 Jan 4, 1965 p. 54–55
View Ordinance 155: Annexing seventy-six acres of land situate in the Township of Peters, County of Franklin, adjacent to the Borough of Mercersburg Nov 8, 1965 Nov 8, 1965
View Ordinance 166: [Annexing 2 tracts of land from Peters Township] Dec 9, 1968 Dec 9, 1968

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Open Records Request (Ordinances) Feb 5, 2013
Open Records Request (Relevant items in code) Mar 29, 2015

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Mercersburg Borough 17500451 11 12