Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Somerset, County of county County (Class: 6) no

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Apr 17, 1795 3

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Parent current
Addison, Borough of Child current
Addison, Township of Child current
Allegheny, Township of (Cambria) Child former
Allegheny, Township of (Somerset) Child current
Benson, Borough of Child current
Berlin, Borough of Child current
Black, Township of Child current
Boswell, Borough of Child current
Brothers Valley, Township of (alternate) Child variant
Brothersvalley, Township of Child current
Callimont, Borough of Child current
Cambria, Township of (Cambria) Child former
Casselman, Borough of Child current
Central City, Borough of Child current
Conemaugh, Township of (Cambria) Child former
Conemaugh, Township of (Somerset) Child current
Confluence, Borough of Child current
Dale City, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Elk Lick, Township of Child current
Elklick, Township of (alternate) Child variant
Fairhope, Township of Child current
Folmont, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Garrett, Borough of Child current
Greenville, Township of Child current
Hooversville, Borough of Child current
Indian Lake, Borough of Child current
Jefferson, Township of (Somerset) Child current
Jenner, Township of (Somerset) Child current
Jennerstown, Borough of Child current
Jennersville, Borough of (alternate) Child variant
Larimer, Township of Child current
Lavansville, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Lincoln, Township of (Somerset) Child current
Lower Turkeyfoot, Township of Child current
Meyers Mills, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Meyersdale, Borough of Child current
Middle Creek, Township of (Somerset, alternate) Child variant
Middlecreek, Township of (Somerset) Child current
Milford, Township of (Somerset) Child current
New Baltimore, Borough of Child current
New Centerville, Borough of Child current
North Milford, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
Northampton, Township of (Somerset) Child current
Ogle, Township of Child current
Paint, Borough of Child current
Paint, Township of (Somerset) Child current
Quemahoning, Township of Child current
Rockwood, Borough of Child current
Salisbury, Borough of Child current
Scalp Level, Borough of (Somerset, proposed) Child proposed
Scalp Level, Place of (unincorporated) Child unincorporated
Seven Springs, Borough of Child current
Shade, Township of Child current
Shanksville, Borough of Child current
Somerfield, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Somerset, Borough of Child current
Somerset, Township of (Somerset) Child current
Southampton, Township of (Somerset) Child current
Stony Creek, Township of (Somerset, alternate) Child variant
Stonycreek, Township of (Somerset) Child current
Stoyestown, Borough of (alternate) Child variant
Stoystown, Borough of Child current
Summit, Township of (Somerset) Child current
Turkeyfoot, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Upper Turkeyfoot, Township of Child current
Ursina, Borough of Child current
Wellersburg, Borough of Child current
Windber, Borough of Child current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County 42111 direct
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1209188 direct View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: County 56 direct

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Bedford, County of Reduction Apr 17, 1795
View Expansion Bedford, County of Reduction 1800
View Expansion Cambria, County of Creation (Within) Mar 26, 1804
View Expansion Huntingdon, County of Reduction Mar 26, 1804
View Part Cambria, County of Creation (Within) Mar 26, 1804
View Reduction Cambria, County of Separation Nov 2, 1807
View Ascertainment Westmoreland, County of Ascertainment 1798–1810

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View County Apr 17, 1795
View County, 6th Class Jul 10, 1919

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Tribal Land Cession Pennsylvania 1768 Tribal Land Cession yes+ 1768
View New Township Bedford County 1771 Township Division yes+ Apr 16, 1771
View New Township Somerset Township 1796 Creation yes+ 1796
View New Township Cambria Township 1799 Creation yes+ 1799
View New Township Addison Township 1800 Creation yes+ 1800
View New Township Conemaugh Township 1801 Creation yes+ Feb 1801
View New Township Southampton Township 1801 Creation yes+ May 1801
View New Borough Somerset Borough 1804 Creation yes Mar 5, 1804
View New Township Allegheny Township 1805 Creation yes+ May 6, 1805
View New Township Jenner Township 1811 Creation yes+ May 29, 1811
View New Township Greenville Township 1812 Creation yes+ 1812
View New Township Shade Township 1816 Creation yes+ 1816
View Boundary Realignment Somerset Borough-Somerset Township 1816 Boundary Realignment yes Feb 8, 1816
View New Borough Stoystown Borough 1819 Creation yes May 4, 1819
View New Borough Berlin Borough 1821 Creation yes Feb 27, 1821
View Charter Revival Berlin Borough 1827 Charter Revival yes Apr 13, 1827
View New Township Paint Township 1836 Creation yes+ 1836
View Separation Berlin Borough 1836 Separation yes Apr 1, 1836
View Subordination Berlin Borough 1839 Subordination yes Jul 2, 1839
View Annexation Milford Township-Brothersvalley Township 1840 Annexation yes* 1840
View Separation Berlin Borough 1840 Separation yes Mar 7, 1840
View School District Annexation Somerset Township-Somerset Borough 1841 School District Annexation yes* 1841
View Annexation Somerset Township-Stonycreek Township 1841 Annexation yes* 1840–1841
View Annexation Jenner Township-Conemaugh Township 1842 Annexation yes* 1842
View Annexation Shade Township-Paint Township 1842 Annexation yes* 1841–1842
View New Township Summit Township 1842 Creation yes+ Feb 5, 1842
View Annexation Brothersvalley Township-Berlin Borough 1845 Annexation yes Feb 27, 1845
View New Township Jefferson Township 1846 Creation yes+ Nov 23, 1846
View New Township Lower Turkeyfoot Township-Upper Turkeyfoot Township 1848 Creation yes+ 1848
View General Law Somerset Borough 1852 General Law yes Feb 6, 1852
View New Township Northampton Township 1852 Creation yes* 1852
View General Law Stoystown Borough 1852 General Law yes Jun 29, 1852
View Boundary Realignment Addison Township-Milford Township to Elk Lick Township-Summit Township 1853 Boundary Realignment yes* 1853
View General Law Berlin Borough 1853 General Law yes Feb 7, 1853
View New Township Middlecreek Township 1853 Creation yes* Feb 9, 1853
View New Borough New Centerville Borough 1853 Creation yes* Aug 22, 1853
View New Township Larimer Township 1854 Creation yes* 1854
View New Borough Wellersburg Borough 1856 Creation yes Sep 9, 1856
View Boundary Realignment Elk Lick Township-Summit Township to Greenville Township 1856 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1856–1857
View Boundary Realignment Brothersvalley Township-Stonycreek Township to Milford Township-Somerset Township 1859 Boundary Realignment yes* 1858–1859
View Boundary Realignment Jenner Township-Somerset Township 1859 Boundary Realignment yes* 1858–1859
View School District Reversion Somerset Borough-Somerset Township 1860 School District Reversion yes* 1860
View Annexation Jefferson Township-Milford Township 1861 Annexation yes* 1860–1861
View Annexation Middlecreek Township-Milford Township 1861 Annexation yes* 1860–1861
View School District Annexation Somerset Township-Somerset Borough 1861 School District Annexation yes* 1861
View New Borough Salisbury Borough 1862 Creation yes Aug 29, 1862
View Annexation Shade Township-Quemahoning Township 1864 Annexation yes* 1863–1864
View Annexation Milford Township-Middlecreek Township 1867 Annexation yes* 1866–1867
View Annexation Upper Turkeyfoot Township-Middlecreek Township 1867 Annexation yes* 1867
View Annexation Northampton Township-Allegheny Township 1868 Annexation yes* 1867–1868
View Charter Amendment Salisbury Borough 1868 Charter Amendment yes* Sep 14, 1868
View Annexation Milford Township-Somerset Township 1869 Annexation yes* 1869
View New Borough Dale City Borough 1870 Creation yes Oct 4, 1870
View Annexation Larimer Township-Northampton Township 1871 Annexation yes* 1870–1871
View School District Reversion Somerset Borough-Somerset Township 1871 School District Reversion yes* 1871
View New Borough Ursina Borough 1872 Creation yes Mar 9, 1872
View New Borough New Baltimore Borough 1873 Creation yes Jun 6, 1873
View New Borough Confluence Borough 1873 Creation yes Dec 29, 1873
View New Name Meyersdale Borough 1874 Creation yes Mar 1874
View New Borough Jennerstown Borough 1874 Creation yes Sep 12, 1874
View Annexation Elk Lick Township-Summit Township 1875 Annexation yes* 1875
View Annexation Elk Lick Township-Salisbury Borough Reconstructed 1862-1876 Annexation yes? 1862–1876
View Annexation Shade Township-Quemahoning Township 1877 Annexation yes* 1876–1877
View School District Annexation Southampton Township-Larimer Township 1878 School District Annexation yes* 1878
View Annexation Middlecreek Township-Upper Turkeyfoot Township 1882 Annexation yes* 1882
View Boundary Realignment Larimer Township-Northampton Township 1885 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1884–1885
View New Borough Rockwood Borough 1885 Creation yes Jun 19, 1885
View Annexation Addison Township-Elk Lick Township 1886 Annexation yes* 1884–1886
View Annexation Lower Turkeyfoot Township-Confluence Borough 1886 Annexation yes Feb 23, 1886
View New Township Ogle Township 1886 Creation yes* Sep 27, 1886
View New Township Black Township 1886 Creation yes* Oct 18, 1886
View Annexation Elk Lick Township-Summit Township 1887 Annexation yes* 1887
View Boundary Realignment Middlecreek Township-Upper Turkeyfoot Township 1887 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1886–1887
View Annexation Shade Township-Quemahoning Township 1888 Annexation yes* 1887–1888
View Annexation Berlin Borough 1889 Ordinance yes* 1889
View New Borough Casselman Borough 1890 Creation yes Jun 7, 1890
View New Township Fairhope Township 1890 Creation yes* Sep 22, 1890
View New Township Lincoln Township 1890 Creation yes* Oct 1, 1890
View Charter Amendment Somerset Borough 1892 Charter Amendment yes* Jan 26, 1892
View New Borough Benson Borough 1892 Creation yes Nov 15, 1892
View New Borough Somerfield Borough 1893 Creation yes Oct 24, 1893
View Charter Amendment Berlin Borough 1895 Charter Amendment yes* Mar 4, 1895
View New Borough Hooversville Borough 1895 Creation yes Oct 3, 1895
View Township Classification Pennsylvania 1899 Township Classification yes Apr 28, 1899
View New Borough Garrett Borough 1900 Creation yes Feb 5, 1900
View New Borough Paint Borough 1900 Creation yes Jul 3, 1900
View New Borough Windber Borough 1900 Creation yes Jul 3, 1900
View School District Annexation Summit Township-Garrett Borough 1901 School District Annexation yes* 1901
View Boundary Realignment Allegheny Township-Fairhope Township 1903 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1903
View Annexation Hooversville Borough 1903 Ordinance yes* 1903
View Boundary Realignment Paint Township-Paint Borough 1903 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1902–1903
View Annexation Salisbury Borough 1904 Ordinance yes+ 1904
View New Borough Boswell Borough 1904 Creation yes Feb 22, 1904
View Annexation Rockwood Borough 1907 Ordinance yes Nov 21, 1907
View New Borough Addison Borough 1912 Creation yes Mar 18, 1912
View Annexation Somerset Township-Milford Township 1912 Annexation yes Dec 4, 1912
View New Borough Shanksville Borough 1913 Creation yes Jan 25, 1913
View Annexation Confluence Borough Ordinance 108 yes* Apr 6, 1914
View Annexation Hooversville Borough General Ordinance 23 yes* Jul 29, 1915
View Annexation Jennerstown Borough 1916 Ordinance yes* 1916
View New Borough Central City Borough 1918 Creation yes May 22, 1918
View Annexation Windber Borough 1918 Ordinance yes* Sep 17, 1919
View Annexation Somerset Borough 1919 Ordinance yes* Nov 15, 1919
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 244 yes* Nov 15, 1919
View Annexation Meyersdale Borough Ordinance 58 yes* 1921
View Annexation Garrett Borough 1921 Ordinance yes* Apr 29, 1921
View Annexation Windber Borough 1922 Ordinance yes* Jul 10, 1922
View Annexation Central City Borough 1922 Ordinance yes* Jul 20, 1922
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 295 yes* Aug 12, 1924
View Annexation Shade Township-Quemahoning Township 1926 Annexation yes Dec 27, 1926
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 356 yes* Feb 7, 1927
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 332 yes* Sep 6, 1927
View Annexation New Centerville Borough 1932 Ordinance yes* Aug 10, 1932
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance of July 1933 yes* Jul 3, 1933
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance of October 1933 yes* Nov 8, 1933
View Annexation Somerset Borough 1934 Ordinance yes* Nov 7, 1934
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 588 yes* Apr 25, 1941
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 601 yes* May 20, 1942
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 602 yes* May 20, 1942
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 605 yes* May 20, 1942
View Dissolution Somerfield Borough-Addison Township Reconstructed 1943 Merger yes? 1943
View Annexation Windber Borough 1943 Ordinance yes* Jun 17, 1943
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 626 yes* Dec 3, 1945
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 632 yes* Jun 18, 1946
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 635 yes* Nov 21, 1946
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 636 yes* Jan 24, 1947
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 639 yes* Apr 24, 1947
View Annexation Windber Borough 1947 Ordinance yes* Jun 4, 1947
View Annexation Berlin Borough Ordinance 113 yes* Jul 9, 1948
View Boundary Realignment Conemaugh Township-Jenner Township 1950 Boundary Ascertainment yes Mar 27, 1950
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 667 yes* Nov 8, 1950
View Boundary Realignment Elk Lick Township-Summit Township 1955 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1952–1955
View Annexation Berlin Borough Ordinance 140 yes Nov 6, 1956
View Annexation New Centerville Borough 1955 Ordinance yes* 1955–1957
View Annexation Hooversville Borough General Ordinance 32 yes* Nov 4, 1959
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 803 yes* Nov 4, 1959
View Annexation Berlin Borough Ordinance 168 yes* Feb 5, 1962
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 841 yes* Nov 7, 1962
View Annexation Jennerstown Borough Ordinance 249 yes* Nov 6, 1963
View Annexation Paint Borough 1963 Ordinance yes Nov 6, 1963
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 870 yes* Nov 3, 1964
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 875 yes* Jan 7, 1965
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 891 yes* May 19, 1965
View New Borough Seven Springs Borough 1966 Creation yes Jan 3, 1966
View Annexation Seven Springs Borough Ordinance 3 yes* Jun 23, 1966
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 914 yes Nov 10, 1966
View New Borough Indian Lake Borough 1967 Creation yes Jan 2, 1967
View Annexation Seven Springs Borough Ordinance 9 yes* Apr 24, 1968
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 946 yes Jun 20, 1968
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 955 yes* Nov 22, 1968
View Annexation Indian Lake Borough Ordinance 11 yes* Dec 6, 1968
View Annexation Stoystown Borough Ordinance 102 yes* Dec 9, 1968
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 958 yes* Dec 12, 1968
View Annexation Stoystown Borough Ordinance 103 yes* Dec 31, 1968
View Annexation Jefferson Township-Seven Springs Borough 1969 Annexation yes* 1969
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 960 yes* Jan 15, 1969
View Annexation Somerset Borough Ordinance 959 yes* Jan 22, 1969
View New Borough Callimont Borough 1972 Creation yes Jan 3, 1972
View Boundary Realignment Middlecreek Township-Milford Township-Jefferson Township 1973 Boundary Ascertainment yes Sep 5, 1973
View Annexation Elk Lick Township-Salisbury Borough 1990 Annexation yes* 1989–1990
View Annexation Addison Township-Confluence Borough 2003 Annexation yes Jan 1, 2003
View Annexation Seven Springs Borough-Middlecreek Township 2005 Annexation yes* 2005

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Election Nov 8, 1983 Rejected
View Election Aug 1993
View Election: "Do you favor the annexation by the Borough of Confluence of a portion of the Township of Addison consisting of 91.57 acres and being comprised of an area bounded on the north by the Borough of Confluence line; on the south by lands of Red Rock Enterprises, LLC; on the east by the Casselman River and lands of the United States of America; and on the west by the Youghiogheny River?" Nov 5, 2002 Jan 1, 2003

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Assessment Book bk. New Centerville, 1939–New Centerville, 1942 (1939–1942)
Assessment Book bk. Milford, 1939–Milford, 1942 (1939–1942)
Equity Docket bk. 1–4 (1856–1913)
Equity Docket bk. 8 (1933–1952)
Law Library Visit
Miscellaneous Docket (Com.Pl.) bk. 1–14 (1901–1978)
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 1–5 (1912–1934)
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 6–8 (1935–1970)
Miscellaneous Index (Q.Sess.) bk. 1–5 (1912–1934)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 5 (1850s–1870s)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 8–10 (1902–1917)
Quarter Sessions Index (form–1920s)
Road Docket bk. 1–5 (1855–1970)
Road Docket bk. 8 (1971–1977)
Road Reports bk. 4 (1906–1919)
Road Reports bk. A (form–1843)
Special Docket bk. 9 (1970s–unk)

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950.Cns.Minor.Civ.Div.Corr. Somerset County 17500452 692 702
View 1940-1950.Cns.Minor.Civ.Div.Corr. Somerset County 17500452 825 825
Cns.Mp. 1970
Cns.Mp. 1910
Cns.Mp. 1960
Cns.Mp. 1930
Cns.Mp. 1960 Acosta
Cns.Mp. 1960 Cairnbrook
Cns.Mp. 1970 Cairnbrook
Cns.Mp. 1970 Hollsopple
Cns.Mp. 1960 Jerome
Cns.Mp. 1970 Jerome
Cns.Mp. 1960 Johnstown, Vicinity of
View Cns.Mp. 1940 Somerset County 5838293 1 1
View Cns.Mp. 1950 Somerset County 40037675 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Boundary Realignment Larimer Township Proposed 1857 Boundary Realignment unknown 1857
View New Borough Salisbury Borough Proposed 1857 Creation no 1857
View New Township Jefferson Township-Milford Township-Somerset Township Proposed 1859 New Township no* 1859–1860
View New School District New Lexington Independent School District Proposed 1857 Creation no 1857–1860
View Annexation Milford Township-Somerset Township Proposed 1866 Annexation unknown 1866–1867
View New Borough Meyers Mills Borough Proposed 1869 Creation no* 1869–1870
View Annexation Shade Township-Paint Township Proposed 1869 Annexation unknown 1869–1871
View New Name Meyersdale Borough Proposed 1873 Creation no* 1873
View Boundary Realignment Conemaugh Township-Paint Township Proposed 1874 Boundary Realignment no* 1874–1877
View Boundary Realignment Elk Lick Township-Greenville Township Proposed 1876 Boundary Realignment no* 1876–1877
View Boundary Realignment Quemahoning Township-Shade Township Proposed 1877 Boundary Realignment unknown 1877
View Boundary Realignment Allegheny Township-Southampton Township Proposed 1878 Boundary Realignment no* 1878–1879
View Boundary Realignment Middlecreek Township-Upper Turkeyfoot Township Proposed 1881 Boundary Realignment no* 1881
View New Township Somerset Township Proposed 1888 Division no* 1888
View New Borough Lavansville Borough Proposed 1892 Creation no* 1892–1893
View New Township Paint Township Proposed 1893 Division no* 1893
View Boundary Realignment Elk Lick Township-Greenville Township Proposed 1893 Boundary Realignment unknown 1893–1894
View Boundary Realignment Larimer Township-Summit Township Proposed 1894 Boundary Realignment no* 1894
View Boundary Realignment Quemahoning Township-Stonycreek Township Proposed 1894 Boundary Realignment unknown 1894
View New Borough Garrett Borough Proposed 1894 Creation no* 1894–1895
View New Township Quemahoning Township Proposed 1895 Division no* 1895
View New Township Lower Turkeyfoot Township Proposed 1896 Division no* 1896
View Boundary Realignment Fairhope Township Proposed 1897 Boundary Realignment unknown 1897–1898
View New Borough Scalp Level Borough Proposed 1898 Creation no* 1898
View Boundary Realignment Jefferson Township-Milford Township Proposed 1905 Boundary Realignment unknown 1905
View New Township Somerset Township Proposed 1905 Division no* 1905–1906
View Boundary Realignment Maryland-Pennsylvania 1909 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1909
View New Township Black Township Proposed 1912 Division no 1912
View New Township Somerset Township Proposed 1919 Division no 1919–1920
View New Township Shade Township Proposed 1920 Division no 1920–1921
View New Township Somerset Township Proposed 1922 Division no 1922
View Annexation Garrett Borough 1934 Ordinance no* 1934
View Boundary Realignment Quemahoning Township-Shade Township Proposed 1970 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1970–1972
View New Borough Folmont Borough Proposed 1974 Creation no 1974–1975
View Annexation Stonycreek Township-Indian Lake Borough Proposed 1983 Annexation no 1983
View Annexation Milford Township-Rockwood Borough Proposed 1993 Annexation no 1993
View New School District Jefferson Township Proposed 2012 Independent School District pending 2012