Government Detail


Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Spring, Township of (Berks) municipality or lower Township (Class: 2) no


Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Nov 4, 1850 13



Name Relationship Status
Berks, County of Parent current


Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Berks County, Pennsylvania 80 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4201172824 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1215948 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q7580696 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 061745 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Adamstown, Borough of Overlap (Within) Nov 4, 1850
View Creation Cumru, Township of Reduction Nov 4, 1850
View Reduction Adamstown, Borough of Separation Nov 13, 1875
View Reduction Wyomissing, Borough of Creation Jul 11, 1906
View Reduction West Reading, Borough of Creation Mar 26, 1907
View Reduction Sinking Spring, Borough of Creation Apr 14, 1913
View Reduction Wyomissing, Borough of Expansion Feb 5, 1923
View Reduction West Lawn, Borough of (defunct) Creation Jun 28, 1923
View Reduction Wyomissing Hills, Borough of (defunct) Creation Jul 19, 1927
View Reduction West Lawn, Borough of (defunct) Expansion Nov 17, 1927
View Reduction Wyomissing, Borough of Expansion Jun 19, 1928
View Reduction Wyomissing Hills, Borough of (defunct) Expansion Jul 5, 1946
View Reduction Wyomissing, Borough of Expansion Jan 31, 1949
View Swap Cumru, Township of Swap 1961–1962
View Expansion Sinking Spring, Borough of Reduction Mar 7, 1974
View Reduction Sinking Spring, Borough of Expansion Mar 7, 1974
View Ascertainment South Heidelberg, Township of Ascertainment 1976
View Expansion West Lawn, Borough of (defunct) Dissolution Jan 1, 2006

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Township Nov 4, 1850
View Township, 2nd Class Apr 28, 1899

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Cumru Township 1737 Creation yes+ 1737
View New County Berks County 1752 Creation yes Mar 11, 1752
View New Township Lower Heidelberg Township 1842 Creation yes* 1842
View Annexation Brecknock Township-Cumru Township 1843 Annexation yes* Jan 2, 1843
View New Township South Heidelberg Township 1914 Creation yes Jun 20, 1914
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View County Classification Berks County 4th to 3rd yes Jan 1, 1952

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Resolution 10, 1973: [Township officers authorized to execute stipulation to establish the common boundary line between the Township of Spring and the Borough of Sinking Spring] Aug 13, 1973
View Ordinance 309: Approving a joint agreement to merge the Borough of West Lawn, Berks County, Pennsylvania, into the Township of Spring, Berks County, Pennsylvania; providing for the matter to be decided by referendum by placing the question on the official ballot or voting machine ballot label at the municipal election to be held November 2, 2004; providing that if the merger is approved the borough will continue to operate under the Borough Code and be governed by a mayor and, borough council, until January 1, 2006, whose terms shall expire and cease to exist on the first day of January 2006 Jul 26, 2004

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Open Records Request (Ordinances) Apr 8, 2013

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Spring 5836867 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Borough West Reading Borough Proposed 1903 Creation no 1903
View New Borough Wyomissing Borough Proposed 1904 Creation no 1904–1905
View New Borough Sinking Spring Borough Proposed 1907 Creation no 1907–1908
View New Borough West Lawn Borough Proposed 1922 Creation no 1922–1923
View Boundary Realignment Cumru Township-Spring Township 1941 Boundary Realignment (Annexation?) no* 1940–1941
View Annexation Sinking Spring Borough Ordinance 286 no* 1963–1964
View Home Rule (County) Berks County Proposed 1991 Home Rule no 1991–1993