Government Detail


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


Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
1847 May 1, 1847 0



Name Relationship Status
Franklin, County of Parent current


Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Franklin County, Pennsylvania 28 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4205557112 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4257112 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215247 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1183048 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1183335 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 280423 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Southampton, Township of (Franklin) Reduction May 1, 1847

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Pre-1851 Special Charter) May 1, 1847
View Borough (Title 8)? 1993

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View Election Separation Orrstown Borough 1941 Election Separation yes* Mar 7, 1941
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 Minute: "The Boro Charter will allow an increase of up to two mills without amending the charter." Feb 1, 1993 v. 1989-1995, p. 105
View Minute: [Reference to the Borough Code] Aug 1, 1994 v. 1989-1995, p. 141
View Minute: [Question about "whether or not the Borough could revert back to the original charter" with solicitor responding "referring to the borough code book"] Dec 4, 1995 v. 1995-2002, p. 8

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Minute Book bk. 1847-1928, 1847-05-03–1847-1928, 1902-02-18 (1847–1902)
Minute Book bk. 1989-1995, 1989-07-05–1995-2002, 1995-12-04 (1989–1995)
Miscellaneous Index (Com.Pl.) (1942–1990s)
Open Records Request (Ordinances) Mar 28, 2019

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Orrstown Borough 17500451 15 21