Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Quakertown, Borough of municipality or lower Borough yes

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Feb 18, 1855 Feb 15, 1855 17

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Bucks, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Bucks County, Pennsylvania 35 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4201763048 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4263048 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1214976 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1184530 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1187391 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 091053 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction Feb 15, 1855
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction 1872–1874
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction Jul 17, 1911
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction Jul 17, 1911
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction Mar 12, 1947
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction Apr 7, 1947
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction May 20, 1953
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction Apr 13, 1956
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction Aug 30, 1957
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction May 20, 1958
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction Nov 4, 1958
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction 1964–1966
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction 1966
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction May 27, 1966
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction Dec 22, 1966
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction 1967
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction 1969
View Expansion Richland, Township of (Bucks) Reduction 1969

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Title 8) Feb 15, 1855
View Borough (Optional Plan, Council-Manager) Jan 5, 1976

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Election Separation Quakertown Borough 1860 Election Separation yes Jun 14, 1860
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Bucks County 6th to 5th yes Jan 1, 1941
View County Classification Bucks County 5th to 3rd yes Jan 1, 1962
View County Classification Bucks County 3rd to 2nd A yes Jan 1, 1992

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance 23: [Annexing a portion of the Township of Richland Borough of Quakertown] Sep 6, 1872 p. 44–46
View Ordinance 165: Providing for the admission of outlots of a section of land lying adjacent to the Borough of Quakertown, County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, and declaring the admission to the said Borough of Quakertown of such outlots Jul 5, 1911 Jul 17, 1911 p. 328–331
View Ordinance 166: Providing for the admission of outlots of a section of land lying adjacent to the Borough of Quakertown, County of Bucks and State of Pennsylvania, and declaring the admission to the said Borough of Quakertown of such outlots Jul 5, 1911 Jul 17, 1911 p. 332–334
View Ordinance 353: Annexing to the Borough of Quakertown a certain section of Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough and herein more specifically described Feb 5, 1947 p. 7
View Ordinance 354: Annexing to the Borough of Quakertown a certain section of Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to and eastwardly of said Borough and herein more specifically described Mar 5, 1947 p. 8
View Ordinance 491 1953
View Ordinance 489: Annexing to the Borough of Quakertown a certain section of Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough and herein more specifically described May 6, 1953 May 6, 1953 p. 189
View Ordinance 490 May 6, 1953
View Ordinance 492 Jun 3, 1953
View Ordinance 504: Attaching certain territory annexed by Ordinance No. 489 of the Borough of Quakertown to the first, second, and fourth Wards of the Borough of Quakertown, directing the filing thereof in the Court of Quarter Sessions, and notices given in accordance with the law Jan 6, 1954 Jan 6, 1954 p. 13
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Ordinance 509: Attaching certain territory annexed by Ordinances Nos. 353 and 354 of the Borough of Quakertown to the first, second, third and fourth wards of the Borough of Quakertown, directing the filing thereof in the Court of Quarter Sessions, and notices given in accordance with the law Apr 7, 1954 Apr 7, 1954 p. 20
View Ordinance 539: Annexing to the Borough of Quakertown a certain section of Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough and herein more specifically described Oct 6, 1954 Oct 6, 1954
View Ordinance 540: Annexing to the Borough of Quakertown a certain section of Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough and herein more specifically described Oct 6, 1954 Oct 6, 1954 p. 55
View Ordinance 562: Attaching certain territory annexed by Ordinance No. 539 of the Borough of Quakertown to the First Ward of the Borough of Quakertown, directing the filing thereof in the Court of Quarter Sessions, and notices given in accordance with the law Jul 11, 1956 Jul 11, 1956 p. 84
View Ordinance 581: Annexing to the First Ward of the Borough of Quakertown a certain section of Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough and herein more specifically described Jun 5, 1957 Jun 5, 1957
View Ordinance 592: Annexing to the Third Ward of the Borough of Quakertown a certain section of Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough and herein more specifically described Jan 6, 1958 Jan 6, 1958 p. 122
View Ordinance 601: Annexing to the First Ward of the Borough of Quakertown a certain section of Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough and herein more specifically described Jul 2, 1958 Jul 2, 1958 p. 132
View Ordinance 659: Annexing to the First Ward of the Borough of Quakertown, a certain section of Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough and herein more specifically described Mar 4, 1964 Mar 4, 1964
View Ordinance 685: Annexing to the Third Ward of the Borough of Quakertown, a certain section of Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough and herein more specifically described Mar 2, 1966 Mar 2, 1966
View Ordinance 702: Annexing to the Third Ward of the Borough of Quakertown, a certain section of Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough and herein more specifically described Sep 7, 1966 Sep 7, 1966 p. 50
View Ordinance 703: Annexing to the First Ward of the Borough of Quakertown, a certain section of Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough and herein more specifically described Sep 7, 1966 Sep 7, 1966 p. 51
View Ordinance 723: Annexing to the Fourth Ward of the Borough of Quakertown, a certain section of Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough and herein more specifically described Aug 2, 1967 Aug 2, 1967
View Ordinance 751: Annexing to the Fourth Ward of the Borough of Quakertown, a certain section of Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough and herein more specifically described Jul 2, 1969 Jul 8, 1969 p. 48
View Ordinance 758: Annexing to the Fourth Ward of the Borough a certain parcel of contiguous territory of Richland Township, owned by the Borough and used for park and recreational purposes Dec 29, 1969 Dec 30, 1969
View Ordinance 790: Annexing to the Borough of Quakertown, a section containing 485.50 acres in Richland Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjoining the northern boundary of said Borough and herein more specifically described Jul 5, 1972 Jul 5, 1972 p. 18–21
View Ordinance 791 Aug 2, 1972
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of an optional plan for the Borough of Quakertown] Aug 7, 1973 Jan 5, 1976

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
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Open Records Request (Ordinances): "Those twenty-two (22) ordinances listed in Appendix A (Annexation of Territory) of the codification of ordinances for The Borough of Quakertown, namely: 23, dated 9/6/1872; 165, dated 7/17/1911; 166, dated 7/17/1911; 353, dated 2/5/1947; 354, dated 3/5/1947; 489, dated 5/6/1953; 504, dated 1/6/1954; 509, dated 4/7/1954; 539, dated 10/6/1954; 540, dated 10/6/1954; 562, dated 7/11/1956; 581, dated 6/5/1957; 592, dated 1/6/1957; 601, dated 7/2/1958; 659, dated 3/4/1964; 685, dated 3/2/1966; 702, dated 9/7/1966; 703, dated 9/7/1966; 723, dated 8/2/1967; 751, dated 7/8/1969; 758, dated 12/30/1969; & 790, dated 6/5/1972. IN ADDITION: an unnumbered resolution dated 2/7/1872, also listed in the above-referenced appendix" Apr 24, 2011
Open Records Request (Relevant items in code) Oct 18, 2015

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Quakertown Borough 17500450 18 42
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Quakertown 5836960 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Quakertown 34427699 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Boundary Realignment Quakertown Borough-Richland Township 1947 Boundary Realignment unknown~ 1947
View Annexation Quakertown Borough Ordinance 490 no* 1953–1954
View Annexation Quakertown Borough Ordinance 491 no* 1953–1954
View Annexation Quakertown Borough Ordinance 492 no* 1953–1954
View Annexation Quakertown Borough Ordinance 540 no 1954–1956
View Annexation Quakertown Borough Ordinance 790 no* 1972
View Home Rule (County) Bucks County Proposed 1972 Home Rule no* 1972–1974
View Home Rule (County) Bucks County Proposed 1977 Home Rule no* 1977–1978
View Home Rule (County) Bucks County Proposed 1985 Home Rule no 1985–1986