Government Detail


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


Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Aug 31, 1871 Sep 13, 1871 1



Name Relationship Status
Rail Road, Borough of (alternate) Variant variant
York, County of Parent current


Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral York County, Pennsylvania 81 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4213363288 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4263288 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215758 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1184600 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1184797 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 671443 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Shrewsbury, Township of (York) Reduction Sep 13, 1871
View Ascertainment Shrewsbury, Township of (York) Ascertainment 1918–1919
View Expansion New Freedom, Borough of Reduction Feb 7, 1955
View Reference Shrewsbury, Township of (York) Reference Feb 7, 1955

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Title 8) Sep 13, 1871

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Borough New Freedom Borough 1873 Creation yes May 30, 1873
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification York County 5th to 4th yes Dec 30, 1930
View County Classification York County 4th to 3rd yes Jan 1, 1972

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance: To annex territory to the Borough of Rail Road, York County, Pennsylvania, which lies in the Township of Shrewsbury, York County, Pennsylvania Nov 12, 1947 Nov 12, 1947
View Minute: "Motion by John Kirchner, seconded by Franklin McCleary That B. F. Adams and Thomas Klinefelter contact Leader concerning the surveyor's report to New Freedom Borough." Jul 13, 1954 p. 99
View Minute: "Reading of special request letter by New Freedom Borough requesting a boundary marker in Railroad and New Freedom Boro. Discussion on placing markers, types of markers - etc, Motion by John Kirchner, seconded by Walter Walker that New Freedom Borough have all of Caskey's ground [?] and surveyed that it be all in Railroad Boro. also that they place the stakes at the Boundary where they are to be and then the Borough will put up sufficient Boundary markers. (These Revisions should all be made in order to avoid future disorders.) Agreed that the Borough will place cement markers at the appropriate places." Jul 26, 1954 p. 100
View Minute: "Discussion by Mr. Monk regarding recent survey work relating to property belonging in New Freedom Borough. Estimated cost to draw up a Boro. map $1600 - 1800." Nov 9, 1954 p. 107

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Minute Book bk. 1950-01-13, p. 1–1957-06-11, p. 149 (1950–1957)
Open Records Request (Ordinances) Feb 5, 2013
Ordinance Book bk. 1950- (1950–unk)

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Railroad Borough 17500453 72 76

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Home Rule (County) York County Proposed 1973 Home Rule no* 1973–1974