Government Detail


Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Orwell, Township of municipality or lower Township (Class: 2) no


Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Apr 1802 4



Name Relationship Status
Bradford, County of Parent current
Luzerne, County of Parent former
Ontario, County of (defunct) Parent former


Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Bradford County, Pennsylvania 27 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4201557176
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215986 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1204336 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1894651 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 080665 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View New Name Mount Zion, Township of (defunct) Old Name Apr 1802
View Reduction Pike, Township of (Bradford) Creation Aug 1813
View Reduction Warren, Township of (Bradford) Creation Aug 1813
View Reduction Windham, Township of (Bradford) Creation Aug 1813
View Reduction Watertown, Township of (defunct) Creation Dec 1830
View Reduction Herrick, Township of (Bradford) Creation Feb 1838
View Expansion Wysox, Township of Reduction 1839–1840
View Ascertainment Pike, Township of (Bradford) Ascertainment 1890–1892
View Ascertainment Warren, Township of (Bradford) Ascertainment 1890–1892

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Township Apr 1802
View Township, 2nd Class Apr 28, 1899

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Tribal Land Cession Pennsylvania 1768 Tribal Land Cession yes+ 1768
View New County Luzerne County 1786 Creation yes+ Sep 25, 1786
View New County Ontario County-Susquehanna County 1810 Creation yes+ Feb 21, 1810
View New Name Bradford County 1812 Creation yes+ Mar 24, 1812
View Separation (County) Bradford County-Susquehanna County-Tioga County 1812 Separation yes+ Oct 13, 1812
View New School District Orwell Independent School District 1862 Creation yes* 1862–1863
View School District Dissolution Orwell Independent School District 1903 Dissolution yes* 1903
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Bradford County 6th to 7th yes Jan 1, 1931
View County Classification Bradford County 7th to 6th yes Jan 1, 1941

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Orwell 5836913 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Orwell Township-Warren Township Proposed 1840 Annexation unknown 1840
View New School District North Orwell Independent School District Proposed 1900 Creation unknown 1900