Government Detail


Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Richland, Township of (Allegheny) municipality or lower Township (Class: 2) yes


Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Jun 7, 1860 0



Name Relationship Status
Allegheny, County of Parent current


Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4200364528 Lead
View county Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 938 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215826 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1769319 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 022795 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Pine, Township of (Allegheny) Reduction Jun 7, 1860
View Creation West Deer, Township of Reduction Jun 7, 1860
View Ascertainment West Deer, Township of Ascertainment 1988

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Township Jun 7, 1860
View Township, 2nd Class Apr 28, 1899
View Township, 2nd Class (Home Rule Charter) Jan 5, 1976

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Northumberland County-Westmoreland County 1785 Annexation yes+ 1785
View New County Allegheny County 1788 Creation yes Sep 24, 1788
View New Township Allegheny County 1788 Township Division yes Dec 18, 1788
View New Township East Deer Township-West Deer Township 1836 Creation yes* Oct 1836
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View Home Rule (County) Allegheny County 2000 Home Rule yes Jan 1, 2000

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance 72: Authorizing an election under Pennsylvania Act No. 62 of 1972 entitled "Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law" Jun 26, 1972
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for the "Township of Richland"] Mar 15, 1974 Jan 5, 1976

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Richland 5836714 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Home Rule (County) Allegheny County Proposed 1972 Home Rule no 1972–1974
View Home Rule (County) Allegheny County Proposed 1977 Home Rule no 1977–1978
View Annexation West Deer Township-Richland Township Proposed 1989 Annexation no 1989