Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Philadelphia, County of county County (Class: 1) yes

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
1682 6

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Parent current
Pennsylvania, Province of (defunct) Parent former
Abington, Township of (Montgomery) Child former
Alsace, Township of Child former
Amity, Township of (Berks) Child former
Aramingo, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Belmont, District of (defunct) Child most recent
Blockley, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Bridesburg, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Bristol, Township of (Philadelphia, defunct) Child most recent
Byberry, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Cheltenham, Township of Child former
Colebrookdale, Township of Child former
Delaware, Township of (Philadelphia, defunct) Child most recent
Douglass, Township of (Montgomery) Child former
Doverville, Place of (unincorporated) Child unincorporated
Exeter, Township of (Berks) Child former
Franconia, Township of Child former
Frankford, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Frederick, Township of (defunct) Child former
Germantown Lower, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Germantown Upper, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Germantown, Borough of (1691-1706, defunct) Child most recent
Germantown, Borough of (1844-1854, defunct) Child most recent
Germantown, Township of (1706-1854, defunct) Child most recent
Germantown, Township of (thru 1691, defunct) Child most recent
Gwynedd, Township of (defunct) Child former
Hatfield, Township of Child former
Hereford, Township of Child proposed
Horsham, Township of Child former
Kensington 1, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Kensington 2, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Kensington 3, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Kensington 4, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Kensington 5, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Kensington 6, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Kensington 7, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Kensington 8, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Kensington, District of (defunct) Child most recent
Kingsessing, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Limerick, Township of Child former
Lower Dublin, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Lower Merion, Township of Child former
Lower Salford, Township of Child former
Maidencreek, Township of Child former
Manayunk, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Marlborough, Township of (Montgomery) Child former
Maxatawny, Township of Child former
Merion, Township of (defunct) Child former
Montgomery, Township of (Montgomery) Child former
Moreland, Township of (Philadelphia, defunct) Child most recent
Moyamensing 1, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Moyamensing 2, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Moyamensing 3, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Moyamensing 4, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Moyamensing 5, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Moyamensing, District of (defunct) Child most recent
Moyamensing, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
New Hanover, Township of Child former
Norriton, Township of (defunct) Child former
North Wales, Township of (alternate) Child variant
Northern Liberties 1, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Northern Liberties 2, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Northern Liberties 3, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Northern Liberties 4, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Northern Liberties 5, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Northern Liberties 6, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Northern Liberties 7, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Northern Liberties, District of (defunct) Child most recent
Northern Liberties, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Oley, Township of Child former
Oxford, Township of (Philadelphia, defunct) Child most recent
Passyunk, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Penn 1, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Penn 2, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Penn 3, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Penn, District of (defunct) Child most recent
Penn, Township of (Philadelphia, defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia 1, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 10, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 11, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 12, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 13, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 14, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 15, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 16, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 17, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 18, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 19, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 2, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 20, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 21, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 22, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 23, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 24, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 25, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 26, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 27, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 28, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 29, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 3, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 30, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 31, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 32, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 33, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 34, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 35, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 36, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 37, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 38, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 39, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 4, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 40, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 41, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 42, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 43, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 44, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 45, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 46, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 47, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 48, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 49, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 5, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 50, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 51, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 52, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 53, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 54, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 55, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 56, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 57, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 58, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 59, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 6, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 60, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 61, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 62, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 63, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 64, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 65, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 66, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 7, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 8, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia 9, Ward of Child current
Philadelphia Cedar, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia Chestnut, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia Dock, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia High Street, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia Locust, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia Lombard, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia Lower Delaware, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia Middle, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia Mulberry, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia New Market, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia North Mulberry, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia North, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia Pine, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia South Mulberry, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia South, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia Spruce, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia Upper Delaware, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia Walnut, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Philadelphia, City of Child current
Plymouth, Township of (Montgomery) Child former
Providence, Township of (Montgomery, defunct) Child former
Richmond, District of (defunct) Child most recent
Richmond, Township of (Berks) Child former
Roxborough, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Salford, Township of (defunct) Child former
Skippack and Perkiomen, Township of (defunct) Child former
Southwark 1, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Southwark 2, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Southwark 3, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Southwark 4, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Southwark 5, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Southwark 6, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Southwark, District of (defunct) Child most recent
Spring Garden 1, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Spring Garden 2, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Spring Garden 3, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Spring Garden 4, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Spring Garden 5, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Spring Garden 6, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Spring Garden 7, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
Spring Garden, District of (defunct) Child most recent
Springfield, Township of (Montgomery) Child former
Towamencin, Township of Child former
Upper Dublin, Township of Child former
Upper Hanover, Township of Child former
Upper Merion, Township of Child former
Upper Salford, Township of Child former
West Philadelphia 1, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
West Philadelphia 2, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
West Philadelphia 3, Ward of (defunct) Child most recent
West Philadelphia, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
West Philadelphia, District of (defunct) Child most recent
White Hall, Borough of (Philadelphia, defunct) Child most recent
Whitemarsh, Township of Child former
Whitpain, Township of Child former
Windsor, Township of (Berks) Child former
Worcester, Township of Child former

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County 42101 direct
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1209187 direct View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: County 51 direct

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Unorganized (placeholder) Reduction 1682
View Reduction Berks, County of Creation Mar 11, 1752
View Reduction Montgomery, County of Creation Sep 10, 1784
View Swap Delaware, County of Swap Feb 26, 1857
View Swap Montgomery, County of Swap Feb 26, 1857
View Expansion Montgomery, County of Reduction 1866
View Ascertainment Delaware, County of Ascertainment Jan 20, 1905
View Expansion Delaware, County of Reduction Dec 22, 1906
View Reduction Delaware, County of Expansion Dec 22, 1906
View Expansion Montgomery, County of Reduction Jul 19, 1916
View Expansion Delaware, County of Reduction Jul 15, 1927
View Reduction Delaware, County of Expansion Jul 15, 1927

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View County 1682
View County, 1st Class Jul 10, 1919
View County, 1st Class (Home Rule Charter) Jan 7, 1952

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Darby Township 1683 Creation yes* 1683
View New Township Ridley Township 1684 Creation yes* 1684
View New Borough Philadelphia Borough 1684 Creation yes? 1684
View New Township Southampton Township 1685 Creation yes+ 1685
View New Township Warminster Township 1685 Creation yes+ 1685
View New Township Plymouth Township 1687 Creation yes+ 1687
View New Township Germantown Township 1687 Creation yes+ 1687
View New Township Moyamensing Township 1687 Creation yes+ 1687
View New Township Northern Liberties Township 1687 Creation yes+ 1687
View New Township Passyunk Township 1687 Creation yes+ 1687
View New City Philadelphia City 1691 Creation yes+ May 20, 1691
View New Borough Germantown Borough 1691 Creation yes* May 30, 1691
View New Township Cheltenham Township 1693 Creation yes+ 1693
View New Township Lower Dublin Township 1693 Creation yes+ 1693
View New Township Oxford Township 1693 Creation yes+ 1693
View New Township Bristol Township 1696 Creation yes+ 1696
View Charter Revival Philadelphia City 1701 Charter Revival yes* Oct 25, 1701
View New Township Abington Township 1701 Creation yes+ 1701
View New Township Gwynedd Township 1701 Creation yes+ 1701
View New Township Whitpain Township 1701 Creation yes+ 1701
View New Township Blockley Township 1702 Creation yes+ 1702
View New Township Byberry Township 1703 Creation yes+ 1703
View New Township Goshen Township 1703 Creation yes* 1703
View New Township Merion Township 1703 Creation yes+ 1703
View Wards Philadelphia City 1704 Wards yes* Feb 2, 1704
View New Township Roxborough Township 1706 Creation yes+ 1706
View New Township Germantown Township 1707 Creation yes* Jan 11, 1707
View New Township Kingsessing Township 1712 Creation yes+ 1712
View New Township Skippack and Perkiomen Township 1713 Creation yes+ 1713
View New Township Montgomery Township 1715 Creation yes+ 1715
View New Township Whitemarsh Township 1715 Creation yes+ 1715
View New Township Limerick Township 1717 Creation yes+ 1717
View New Township Oley Township 1717 Creation yes+ 1717
View New Township Amity Township 1718 Creation yes+ 1718
View New Township Lower Merion Township-Upper Merion Township 1718 Creation yes+ 1718
View New Township Moreland Township 1719 Creation yes+ 1719
View New Township Upper Dublin Township 1719 Creation yes+ 1719
View New Township Springfield Township 1720 Creation yes+ 1720
View New Township Horsham Township 1723 Creation yes+ 1723
View Plat Recording Limerick Township 1726 Plat Recording yes+ 1726
View Plat Recording Skippack and Perkiomen Township 1726 Plat Recording yes+ 1726
View New Township Salford Township 1725 Creation yes Mar 1725
View New Township New Hanover Township 1726 Creation yes+ 1726
View New Township Towamencin Township 1728 Creation yes+ Mar 3, 1728
View New Township Providence Township 1729 Creation yes+ Mar 2, 1729
View New Township Norriton Township 1730 Creation yes+ Sep 1730
View New Township Frederick Township 1730 Creation yes+ Mar 1730
View New Township Franconia Township 1731 Creation yes+ Mar 1731
View New Township Worcester Township 1733 Creation yes+ Mar 1733
View New Township Upper Hanover Township 1736 Creation yes+ Jun 1736
View New Township Douglass Township 1736 Creation yes+ Jun 1736
View Plat Recording Oley Township 1740 Plat Recording yes* 1740
View New Township Colebrookdale Township 1741 Creation yes* Dec 7, 1741
View New Township Exeter Township 1741 Creation yes+ Dec 7, 1741
View New Township Lower Salford Township-Marlborough Township-Upper Salford Township 1741 Creation yes+ Mar 1741
View New Township Maxatawny Township 1742 Creation yes+ Sep 1742
View New Township Hatfield Township 1742 Creation yes+ Mar 9, 1742
View Charter Revival Amity Township 1745 Charter Revival yes+ 1745
View Annexation Douglass Township 1745 Annexation yes? 1745
View New Township Alsace Township 1745 Creation yes+ 1745
View New Township Maidencreek Township 1746 Creation yes+ Dec 1746
View New Township Richmond Township 1751 Creation yes+ 1751
View New Township Windsor Township (PA) 1751 Creation yes+ 1751
View Annexation Douglass Township 1753 Annexation yes+ 1753
View New City District Southwark District 1762 Creation yes Mar 26, 1762
View New State Declaration of Independence and Royal Charter Abrogation yes Jul 4, 1776
View Wards Philadelphia City Reconstructed 1704-1780 Wards yes? 1704–1780
View New Township Tinicum Township 1780 Creation yes* Aug 31, 1780
View Wards Philadelphia City 1785 Wards yes Feb 9, 1785
View Wards Philadelphia City 1786 Wards yes Apr 7, 1786
View Charter Revival Philadelphia City 1789 Charter Revival yes Mar 11, 1789
View New County Delaware County 1789 Creation yes Sep 26, 1789
View Charter Amendment Southwark District 1794 Charter Amendment yes Apr 18, 1794
View Wards Philadelphia City 1800 Wards yes Mar 1, 1800
View New Borough Frankford Borough 1800 Creation yes Mar 7, 1800
View New City District Northern Liberties District 1803 Creation yes Mar 28, 1803
View New Township Penn Township 1808 Creation yes* Oct 13, 1808
View New City District Spring Garden District 1813 Creation yes* Mar 22, 1813
View Wards Northern Liberties District 1818 Wards yes Feb 25, 1818
View New City District Kensington District 1820 Creation yes Mar 6, 1820
View Wards Philadelphia City 1825 Wards yes Mar 31, 1825
View Annexation Penn Township-Spring Garden District 1827 Annexation yes Mar 2, 1827
View Annexation Oxford Township-Frankford Borough 1831 Annexation yes Apr 4, 1831
View Wards Spring Garden District 1831 Wards yes Apr 4, 1831
View Wards Spring Garden District 1833 Wards yes Apr 9, 1833
View Wards Kensington District 1834 Wards yes Apr 15, 1834
View Wards Southwark District 1836 Wards yes Mar 31, 1836
View Wards Moyamensing Township 1840 Wards yes Feb 13, 1840
View Wards Germantown Township 1840 Wards yes Feb 27, 1840
View New Borough Manayunk Borough 1840 Creation yes Jun 11, 1840
View Separation Frankford Borough 1841 Separation yes Mar 19, 1841
View New City District Penn District 1843 Creation yes+ Apr 19, 1843
View New Borough West Philadelphia Borough 1844 Creation yes Feb 17, 1844
View Charter Amendment Penn District 1844 Charter Amendment yes* Feb 26, 1844
View New Borough Germantown Borough 1844 Creation yes Oct 2, 1844
View Wards Philadelphia City 1846 Wards yes Feb 4, 1846
View Wards Spring Garden District 1846 Wards yes Feb 13, 1846
View Wards Kensington District 1846 Wards yes Feb 18, 1846
View Wards Moyamensing Township 1846 Wards yes Mar 7, 1846
View Annexation Germantown Borough-Germantown Township 1846 Annexation yes Sep 1, 1846
View Annexation Penn District-Penn Township 1847 Annexation yes Feb 17, 1847
View New City District Richmond District 1847 Creation yes Feb 27, 1847
View Separation Manayunk Borough 1847 Separation yes Mar 3, 1847
View Annexation Germantown Borough 1847 Election Separation yes Mar 16, 1847
View Annexation Northern Liberties Township-Richmond District 1848 Annexation yes Mar 25, 1848
View New Borough Bridesburg Borough 1848 Creation yes Apr 1, 1848
View New City District Moyamensing District 1848 Creation yes Apr 5, 1848
View Annexation Northern Liberties Township-Kensington District 1848 Annexation yes Apr 6, 1848
View Annexation Northern Liberties Township-Richmond District 1849 Annexation yes Feb 19, 1849
View Wards Southwark District 1849 Wards yes Feb 19, 1849
View New Borough White Hall Borough 1849 Creation yes May 7, 1849
View Annexation Blockley Township-West Philadelphia Borough 1850 Annexation yes* Mar 14, 1850
View Annexation Northern Liberties District-Kensington District 1850 Annexation yes Mar 14, 1850
View New Name Richmond District 1850 New Corporate Style yes Mar 14, 1850
View Annexation Northern Liberties Township-Kensington District 1850 Annexation yes Apr 6, 1850
View New Borough Aramingo Borough 1850 Creation yes Apr 11, 1850
View Election Separation Bridesburg Borough 1850 Election Separation yes Apr 30, 1850
View Boundary Realignment Moyamensing District-Southwark District 1850 Boundary Realignment yes May 15, 1850
View New Name Kensington District 1851 New Corporate Style yes Jan 1, 1851
View Boundary Realignment Northern Liberties District-Philadelphia City 1851 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1851
View Annexation Blockley Township-West Philadelphia Borough 1851 Annexation yes* Apr 3, 1851
View New City District West Philadelphia District 1851 Creation yes* Jul 1, 1851
View Wards Penn District 1852 Wards yes Feb 20, 1852
View Annexation Richmond District-Kensington District 1852 Annexation yes Apr 6, 1852
View Charter Amendment West Philadelphia District 1852 Charter Amendment yes May 1, 1852
View Election Districts Lower Dublin Township 1852 Election Districts yes May 3, 1852
View New Township Delaware Township 1852 Creation yes Jun 26, 1852
View Annexation Oxford Township-White Hall Borough to Frankford Borough 1853 Annexation yes Apr 5, 1853
View New City District Belmont District 1853 Creation yes* Apr 15, 1853
View Dissolution Philadelphia City 1854 Consolidation yes Jun 30, 1854
View Wards Philadelphia City 1855 Wards yes Apr 21, 1855
View Wards Philadelphia City 1861 Wards yes Apr 12, 1861
View Wards Philadelphia City 1865 Wards (1) yes Jan 1, 1865
View Wards Philadelphia City 1865 Wards (2) yes Mar 23, 1865
View Wards Philadelphia City 1866 Wards yes Apr 17, 1866
View Wards Philadelphia City 1867 Wards yes Mar 14, 1867
View Wards Philadelphia City 1872 Wards yes Jan 1, 1872
View City Classification Pennsylvania 1874 City Classification yes May 23, 1874
View Wards Philadelphia City 1875 Wards (1) yes Mar 2, 1875
View Wards Philadelphia City 1875 Wards (2) yes Mar 3, 1875
View Wards Philadelphia City 1888 Wards (1) yes Nov 14, 1888
View Wards Philadelphia City 1888 Wards (2) yes Nov 14, 1888
View Wards Philadelphia City 1889 Wards yes Nov 9, 1889
View Wards Philadelphia City 1890 Wards yes Nov 11, 1890
View Wards Philadelphia City 1892 Wards (1) yes Nov 22, 1892
View Wards Philadelphia City 1892 Wards (2) yes Nov 25, 1892
View Wards Philadelphia City 1896 Wards yes Nov 13, 1896
View Wards Philadelphia City Reconstructed 1897 Wards yes? Nov 1897
View Wards Philadelphia City 1898 Wards (1) yes Mar 18, 1898
View Wards Philadelphia City 1898 Wards (2) yes Mar 18, 1898
View Wards Philadelphia City 1899 Wards yes Nov 23, 1899
View First Class Township Cheltenham Township 1900 1st Class yes Mar 5, 1900
View Wards Philadelphia City 1901 Wards yes Nov 16, 1901
View Wards Philadelphia City 1905 Wards yes* Nov 23, 1905
View Wards Philadelphia City 1906 Wards (1) yes Dec 3, 1906
View Wards Philadelphia City 1906 Wards (2) yes Dec 7, 1906
View Wards Philadelphia City March 1907 Wards yes* Mar 25, 1907
View Wards Philadelphia City November 1907 Wards yes* Nov 20, 1907
View Wards Philadelphia City 1913 Wards yes Dec 4, 1913
View Wards Philadelphia City 1932 Wards yes Dec 16, 1932
View Wards Philadelphia City 1936 Wards yes Dec 7, 1936
View Wards Philadelphia City 1942 Wards yes Jun 5, 1942
View Wards Philadelphia City 1957 Wards yes* Jun 10, 1957
View Wards Philadelphia City 1958 Wards yes May 22, 1958
View Wards Philadelphia City 1961 Wards yes* Jun 15, 1961
View Wards Philadelphia City 1965 Wards yes* Dec 1, 1965

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Minute Nov 26, 1719 64
View Minute May 25, 1720 79
View Minute Jun 14, 1726 258
View Election: [For or against the division of the Nineteenth Ward] Feb 16, 1875
View Election: [For or against the division of the Twenty-sixth Ward] Feb 16, 1875
View Election: [For or against the division of the Twenty-eighth Ward] Nov 6, 1888
View Election: [For or against the division of the Twenty-fifth Ward] Nov 6, 1888
View Election: [For or against the division of the Twenty-fourth Ward] Nov 5, 1889
View Election: [For or against the division of the Twenty-eighth Ward] Nov 8, 1892
View Election: [For or against the division of the Twenty-sixth Ward] Nov 8, 1892
View Election: [For or against the division of the Twenty-eighth Ward] Nov 3, 1896
View Election: [For or against the division of the First Ward] Feb 15, 1898
View Election: [For or against the division of the Twenty-seventh Ward] Feb 15, 1898
View Election: [For or against the division of the Thirty-fifth Ward] Nov 7, 1899
View Election: [For or against the division of the Twenty-second Ward] Nov 5, 1901
View Election: [For or against the division of the Thirty-third Ward] Nov 7, 1905
View Election: [For or against the division of the Twenty-fifth Ward] Nov 6, 1906
View Election: [For or against the division of the Thirty-fourth Ward] Nov 6, 1906
View Election: [For or against the division of the Twenty-seventh Ward] Feb 19, 1907
View Election: [For or against the division of the Twenty-ninth Ward] Nov 5, 1907
View Election: [For or against the division of the Thirty-sixth Ward] Nov 4, 1913
View Election: "Shall the Forty-second Ward be divided?" Nov 8, 1932
View Election: "Shall the Fortieth Ward be divided?" Dec 3, 1936
View Election: [For or against the division of the Thirty-fourth Ward] May 19, 1942
View Election: "Shall the 'Philadelphia Home Rule Charter' filed by the Philadelphia Charter Commission with the Council of the City of Philadelphia on February 14, 1951, be adopted?" Apr 17, 1951
View Election: [For or against the division of the Thirty-fifth Ward] May 21, 1957
View Election: "Shall the 22nd Ward be divided into two wards to be known as the 22nd and 59th Wards in accordance with the report made and filed with the Court of Quarter Sessions In Re: Division of the Twenty-second Ward of the City of Philadelphia, as of September Term, 1957, Miscellaneous Docket No. 130?" May 20, 1958
View Election: "Shall the 46th Ward be divided into two wards, to be known as the 46th and 60th Wards, the dividing line being Larchwood Avenue, in accordance with the Decree of the Court of Quarter Sessions dated March 14, 1961, In Re: Petition to Divide the 46th Ward; February Term, 1961, Miscellaneous Docket, No. 139?" May 16, 1961

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Charter Index bk. p. 229–p. 230 (1799–1873)
Minute Book bk. Commissioners, 1906 (1906)
Miscellaneous Book (Rec.Dd.) bk. 10, p. 481–11, p. 287 (1838–1840)
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 1861-1862 (QS 238) (1854–1862)
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 1882-1895 (QS 240) (1874–1895)
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 1879-1881 (QS 239) (1879–1881)
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 1902-1906 (QS 240.1) (1902–1906)
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 3 (QS 241) (1908–1924)
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 1909-1911 (QS 242) (1909–1911)
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 1912-1913 (QS 243) (1912–1913)
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 20 (QS 244) (1925)
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 1933 (QS 245) (1933)
Open Records Request (Miscellaneous) Jan 26, 2010
Road Docket bk. 49 (QS 300)–50 (QS 301)
Road Docket bk. 71 (QS 322)–72 (QS 323)
Road Docket bk. 52 (QS 303)–54 (QS 305)
Road Docket bk. 56 (QS 307)
Road Minutes bk. 1836-1854 (QS 334) (1836–1854)
Road Minutes bk. 1898-1838 (QS 352) (1898–1938)
Road Minutes bk. 1901-1902 (QS 353)–1906-1944 (QS 354) (1901–1944)

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Hereford Township Proposed 1751 Creation no* 1751
View Boundary Realignment Bristol Township-Cheltenham Township 1842 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1842
View New Borough West Philadelphia Borough Proposed 1836 Creation no 1836–1843
View Annexation Germantown Township-Germantown Borough Proposed 1846 Annexation no* 1846
View General Law Germantown Borough Proposed 1851 General Law unknown 1851
View Wards Philadelphia City Proposed 1882 Wards (1) no 1882–1883
View Wards Philadelphia City Proposed 1882 Wards (2) no 1882–1883
View Wards Philadelphia City Proposed 1892 Wards no 1892
View Wards Philadelphia City Proposed 1893 Wards no 1893–1894
View Boundary Realignment Delaware County-Philadelphia County 1910s Boundary Realignment unknown 1910
View Wards Philadelphia City Proposed 1914 Wards (1) no 1914
View Wards Philadelphia City Proposed 1914 Wards (2) no 1914
View Wards Philadelphia City Proposed 1917 Wards no 1917
View Wards Philadelphia City Proposed 1918 Wards no 1918
View Wards Philadelphia City Proposed 1921 Wards no 1921
View Dissolution Rockledge Borough-Philadelphia City Proposed 1924 Merger no 1924–1926
View Wards Philadelphia City Proposed 1957 Wards no* 1957–1962
View Wards Philadelphia City Proposed 1963 Wards no 1963–1965