Government Detail

Summary

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

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
May 18, 1850 5

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Jefferson, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Jefferson County, Pennsylvania 21 Lead
View cadastral Jefferson County, Pennsylvania 22 Lead
View cadastral Jefferson County, Pennsylvania 23 Lead
View cadastral Jefferson County, Pennsylvania 24 Lead
View cadastral Jefferson County, Pennsylvania 25 Lead
View cadastral Jefferson County, Pennsylvania 26 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4206562920
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4262920
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215301 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1214004 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q732342 View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 330633 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Young, Township of (Jefferson) Reduction May 18, 1850
View Expansion Young, Township of (Jefferson) Reduction 1888–1889
View Expansion Clayville, Borough of (defunct) Consolidation Mar 7, 1907
View Expansion Bell, Township of (Jefferson) Reduction Nov 6, 1956
View Expansion Young, Township of (Jefferson) Reduction Nov 13, 1956
View Expansion Young, Township of (Jefferson) Reduction May 20, 1969

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Pre-1851 Special Charter) May 18, 1850
View Borough (Title 8) May 15, 1863

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Northumberland County-Westmoreland County 1785 Annexation yes+ 1785
View New County Cambria County-Clearfield County-Jefferson County-McKean County-Potter County-Tioga County 1804 Creation yes+ Mar 26, 1804
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance 554 1956
View Ordinance 556 1956
View Ordinance 581 1958
View Ordinance 720 Dec 2, 1968 Dec 2, 1968

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Newspaper bk. Punxsutawney Spirit, 1888-11-07–Punxsutawney Spirit, 1888-12-12 (1888)
Open Records Request (Ordinances) Mar 24, 2019

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Punxsutawney Borough 17500451 296 307
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Punxsutawney 5837640 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Punxsutawney 36433041 1 1