Government Detail


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


Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Jun 12, 1882 Jun 12, 1882 2



Name Relationship Status
Northampton, County of Parent current


Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Northampton County, Pennsylvania 25 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4209558696 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4258696 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215500 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1193097 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1185918 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 480753 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Plainfield, Township of Reduction Jun 12, 1882
View Expansion Plainfield, Township of Reduction Aug 19, 1890
View Expansion Plainfield, Township of Reduction 1966

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Title 8) Jun 12, 1882

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Plainfield Township 1763 Creation yes* 1763
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Northampton County 5th to 4th yes Mar 14, 1921
View Home Rule (County) Northampton County 1978 Home Rule yes Jan 2, 1978
View County Classification Northampton County 4th to 3rd yes Jan 1, 1982

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance 339: Annexing certain lands being a part of the Township of Plainfield, County of Northampton and State of Pennsylvania to the Borough of Pen Argyl Sep 6, 1966 Sep 6, 1966

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Open Records Request (Ordinances) Feb 5, 2013

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Pen Argyl Borough 17500452 144 148
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Pen Argyl 5838090 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Pen Argyl 36433337 1 1