Government Detail

Summary

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

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Feb 10, 1851 Mar 21, 1851 15

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Lancaster, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 450 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4207151656 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4251656 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215344 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1181727 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q303604 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 361203 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation East Donegal, Township of Reduction Mar 21, 1851
View Creation Mount Joy, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Mar 21, 1851
View Ascertainment East Donegal, Township of Ascertainment Mar 24, 1852
View Ascertainment Mount Joy, Township of (Lancaster) Ascertainment Mar 24, 1852
View Expansion East Donegal, Township of Reduction Nov 4, 1914
View Expansion Mount Joy, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Nov 4, 1914
View Expansion Mount Joy, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction May 17, 1950
View Expansion East Donegal, Township of Reduction Aug 22, 1951
View Expansion East Donegal, Township of Reduction Dec 22, 1952
View Expansion Mount Joy, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Dec 22, 1952
View Expansion Mount Joy, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1954
View Expansion East Donegal, Township of Reduction Sep 2, 1955
View Expansion Mount Joy, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Sep 2, 1955
View Expansion Rapho, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Sep 2, 1955
View Expansion East Donegal, Township of Reduction May 21, 1957
View Expansion East Donegal, Township of Reduction Jul 26, 1957
View Expansion East Donegal, Township of Reduction 1957–1962
View Expansion Mount Joy, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction 1957–1962
View Expansion Rapho, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Nov 19, 1965
View Expansion Rapho, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction Jun 24, 1966
View Expansion East Donegal, Township of Reduction Apr 23, 1968
View Expansion East Donegal, Township of Reduction Mar 17, 1970
View Expansion Rapho, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction May 19, 1970
View Expansion Rapho, Township of (Lancaster) Reduction May 19, 1970

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Pre-1851 Special Charter) Mar 21, 1851
View Borough (Title 8) Mar 24, 1852

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Lancaster County 1729 Township Division yes+ Aug 5, 1729
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Lancaster County 4th to 3rd yes Jan 1, 1962

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance: Annexing to the Borough of Mount Joy certain territory, lots or outlots, lying adjacent thereto in Mount Joy and East Donegal Townships, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, fixing and determining the corporate boundaries of said borough, regulating the assessments on the annexed territory, and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent therewith Oct 29, 1914 Oct 29, 1914 p. 102–106
View Ordinance: Annexing to the Borough of Mount Joy, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, land adjacent to said Borough, situated in East Donegal Township, Lancaster County aforesaid, fixing and determining the corporate boundries of said Borough, regulating assessments in the annexed territory and repealing all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent herewith Sep 9, 1920 Sep 10, 1920 p. 123–125
View Ordinance: [notations repealing ordinance of September 10, 1920; also notated that "This ordinance was held void by the court in 'In re Ordinance of Mt Joy Borough Annexing part of East Donegal Township', 37 Lancaster Law Review 517"] Jan 18, 1943 p. 123–125
View Ordinance: Annexing territory to the Borough of Mount Joy Oct 3, 1949 Oct 3, 1949 May 17, 1950 p. 29–30
View Resolution: Suspending effective date of annexation ordinance Nov 7, 1949 Nov 7, 1949 p. 30
View Ordinance: Annexing territory to the Borough of Mount Joy Jul 2, 1951 Jul 2, 1951 p. 55–56
View Ordinance: Annexing territory to the Borough of Mount Joy Dec 1, 1952 Dec 1, 1952
View Ordinance: Annexing to the Borough of Mount Joy a certain tract of land now located in Mount Joy Township Sep 13, 1954 Sep 13, 1954 p. 87
View Ordinance: Annexing territory to the Borough of Mount Joy Jul 11, 1955 Jul 11, 1955 p. 90–91
View Ordinance: Annexing territory to the Borough of Mount Joy Dec 10, 1956 Dec 10, 1956 p. 101
View Ordinance: Annexing territory to the Borough of Mount Joy Jun 3, 1957 Jun 3, 1957 p. 106
View Ordinance: Annexing territory to the Borough of Mount Joy Aug 5, 1957 Aug 5, 1957 p. 107–109
View Ordinance: Annexing territory to the Borough of Mount Joy Oct 4, 1965 Oct 4, 1965
View Ordinance: Annexing to the Borough of Mount Joy a tract of land heretofore a part of Rapho Township Apr 18, 1966 Apr 18, 1966
View Ordinance: Annexing territory to the Borough of Mount Joy Mar 4, 1968 Mar 4, 1968
View Ordinance: [Annexing 39 acres in Rapho Township to the Borough of Mount Joy upon petition of J. Roy Breneman and Nora M. Breneman] Mar 9, 1970 Mar 9, 1970
View Ordinance: [Annexing 98.203 acres in East Donegal Township to the Borough of Mount Joy upon petition of Henry S. Stoltzfus, Verna A. Stoltzfus, Clarence Greider, Viola L. Greider, Red Rose Dairy, Inc., James Newcomer, Edna Newcomer, Jay Greider, and Mae L. Greider] Mar 9, 1970 Mar 9, 1970
View Ordinance: [Annexing 62.324 acres in Rapho Township to the Borough of Mount Joy upon petition of Arthur H. Hostetter and Clarence H. Hostetter] Mar 9, 1970 Mar 9, 1970

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Open Records Request (Ordinances) Nov 12, 2011

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Mount Joy Borough 17500451 662 670

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Mount Joy Borough 1920 Ordinance no* 1920–1943
View Home Rule (County) Lancaster County Proposed 1972 Home Rule no* 1972
View Annexation East Donegal Township-Mount Joy Borough Proposed 1990 Annexation no* 1990
View County Classification Lancaster County Proposed 2010s 3rd to 2nd A no 2011
View County Classification Lancaster County Proposed 2020s 3rd to 2nd A pending 2021–2022