Government Detail

Summary

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

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Feb 21, 1810 0

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Parent current
Apolacon, Township of Child current
Ararat, Township of Child current
Auburn, Township of Child current
Bern, Township of (Susquehanna, proposed) Child proposed
Braintrim, Township of (Susquehanna, defunct) Child most recent
Bridgewater, Township of (Susquehanna) Child current
Brooklyn, Township of Child current
Choconut, Township of Child current
Clifford, Township of Child current
Dimock, Township of Child current
Dundaff, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Forest City, Borough of Child current
Forest Lake, Township of Child current
Foster, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Franklin, Township of (Susquehanna) Child current
Friendsville, Borough of Child current
Gibson, Township of (Susquehanna) Child current
Great Bend Village, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Great Bend, Borough of Child current
Great Bend, Township of Child current
Hallstead, Borough of Child current
Harford, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Harford, Township of Child current
Harmony, Township of (Susquehanna) Child current
Herrick, Township of (Susquehanna) Child current
Hop Bottom, Borough of Child current
Hop Bottom, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Jackson, Township of (Susquehanna) Child current
Jessup, Township of Child current
Lanesboro, Borough of Child current
Lathrop, Township of Child current
Lawrence, Township of (Susquehanna, proposed) Child proposed
Lawsville, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Lenox, Township of Child current
Liberty, Township of (Susquehanna) Child current
Little Meadows, Borough of Child current
Middletown, Township of (Susquehanna) Child current
Montrose, Borough of Child current
New Milford, Borough of Child current
New Milford, Township of Child current
Nicholson, Township of (Susquehanna, defunct) Child most recent
Oakland, Borough of (Susquehanna) Child current
Oakland, Township of (Susquehanna) Child current
Rush, Township of (Susquehanna) Child current
Silver Lake, Township of Child current
Springville, Township of Child current
Susquehanna Depot, Borough of Child current
Susquehanna, Borough of (alternate) Child variant
Thompson, Borough of Child current
Thompson, Township of (Susquehanna) Child current
Thomson, Borough of (alternate) Child variant
Thomson, Township of (alternate) Child variant
Union Dale, Borough of Child current
Waterford, Township of (Susquehanna, defunct) Child most recent
Willingborough, Township of (defunct) Child most recent

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County 42115 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1213688 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q495603 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: County 58 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation (Within) Luzerne, County of Part Feb 21, 1810
View Separation Luzerne, County of Reduction Oct 13, 1812
View Ascertainment Broome, County of (NY) Ascertainment Aug 19, 1890
View Ascertainment Tioga, County of (NY) Ascertainment Aug 19, 1890
View Ascertainment Lackawanna, County of Ascertainment 1891–1896

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View County (Unorganized) Feb 21, 1810
View County Oct 13, 1812
View County, 7th Class Jul 10, 1919
View County, 6th Class Oct 26, 1981

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Tribal Land Cession Pennsylvania 1768 Tribal Land Cession yes+ 1768
View New County Luzerne County 1786 Creation yes+ Sep 25, 1786
View New Township Lenox Township 1813 Creation yes* Aug 1813
View New Township Silver Lake Township 1813 Creation yes* Aug 1813
View New Township Gibson Township 1813 Creation yes* Nov 1813
View New Township Choconut Township-Middletown Township 1814 Creation yes* Jan 1814
View New Township Springville Township 1814 Creation yes+ Apr 1814
View New Township Waterford Township 1814 Creation yes* Apr 1814
View New Name Auburn Township 1814 Creation yes* Apr 25, 1814
View New Name Great Bend Township 1814 Creation yes* Nov 28, 1814
View New Township Jackson Township (Susquehanna) 1815 Creation yes* Dec 1815
View New Name Hop Bottom Township 1823 Creation yes* Feb 1823
View New Borough Montrose Borough 1824 Creation yes Apr 13, 1824
View New Name Brooklyn Township 1825 Creation yes* May 1825
View New Township Herrick Township 1825 Creation yes* May 1825
View New Borough Dundaff Borough 1828 Creation yes Mar 5, 1828
View New Township Dimock Township 1832 Creation yes* Dec 1832
View New Township Thompson Township 1833 Creation yes* May 1833
View New Township Franklin Township 1835 Creation yes* Dec 1835
View New Township Forest Lake Township 1836 Creation yes* May 4, 1836
View New Name Liberty Township 1836 Creation yes* Sep 10, 1836
View New Township Jessup Township 1846 Creation yes* Apr 27, 1846
View New Township Lathrop Township 1846 Creation yes* Apr 27, 1846
View New Township Apolacon Township 1846 Creation yes* Nov 27, 1846
View New Borough Friendsville Borough 1849 Creation yes Mar 16, 1849
View New School District Lyons School District 1850 Creation yes* 1850
View Annexation Bridgewater Township-Montrose Borough 1851 Annexation yes Mar 18, 1851
View New Township Ararat Township 1852 Creation yes* Aug 21, 1852
View New Borough Susquehanna Depot Borough 1853 Creation yes* Aug 19, 1853
View New Township Oakland Township 1853 Creation yes* Dec 3, 1853
View New School District Bridgewater Township-Forest Lake Township-Jessup Township 1859 Independent School District yes* 1859
View Annexation Jessup Township-Bridgewater Township 1859 Annexation yes* 1859
View New Borough New Milford Borough 1859 Creation yes* Dec 19, 1859
View New Borough Great Bend Borough 1861 Creation yes Nov 19, 1861
View New Borough Little Meadows Borough 1862 Creation yes May 16, 1862
View Annexation Ararat Township-Jackson Township 1863 Annexation yes* 1863
View Annexation Great Bend Borough 1866 Ordinance yes* 1866
View New School District Oakland Township 1867 Independent School District yes* 1866–1867
View Boundary Realignment Bridgewater Township-Montrose Borough 1867 Boundary Realignment yes Mar 14, 1867
View Annexation Liberty Township-Franklin Township 1870 Annexation yes* 1869–1870
View Annexation Susquehanna Depot Borough 1871 Ordinance yes* 1871–1872
View New School District Bridgewater Township-Jessup Township 1872 Independent School District yes* 1872–1873
View New School District Harmony Township 1873 Independent School District yes* 1873
View New Borough Great Bend Village Borough 1874 Creation yes Nov 28, 1874
View Boundary Realignment Gibson Township-Lenox Township 1874 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1874–1875
View Boundary Realignment Great Bend Township-New Milford Township 1875 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1874–1875
View New Borough Thompson Borough 1876 Creation yes Aug 15, 1876
View Charter Amendment Friendsville Borough 1877 Charter Amendment yes* 1877
View Boundary Realignment Bridgewater Township-Brooklyn Township 1881 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1880–1881
View New Borough Hop Bottom Borough 1881 Creation yes Apr 11, 1881
View New Borough Oakland Borough 1883 Creation yes Dec 1, 1883
View Annexation Brooklyn Township-Bridgewater Township 1884 Annexation yes* 1884
View Charter Amendment Little Meadows Borough 1884 Charter Amendment yes* 1884
View General Law Montrose Borough 1884 General Law yes Aug 12, 1884
View New Borough Union Dale Borough 1885 Creation yes Jan 12, 1885
View New Name Hallstead Borough 1886 Creation yes* Apr 12, 1886
View Annexation Great Bend Township-Hallstead Borough 1887 Annexation yes Nov 25, 1887
View Boundary Realignment Bridgewater Township-Silver Lake Township 1888 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1887–1888
View New Borough Forest City Borough 1888 Creation yes Aug 25, 1888
View New Borough Lanesboro Borough 1889 Creation yes Sep 7, 1889
View Boundary Realignment Auburn Township-Rush Township 1890 Boundary Realignment yes* 1888–1890
View Boundary Realignment Clifford Township-Herrick Township 1890 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1890–1892
View Annexation Great Bend Township-Hallstead Borough 1894 Annexation yes Aug 23, 1894
View Boundary Realignment Ararat Township-Herrick Township 1896 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1895–1896
View Township Classification Pennsylvania 1899 Township Classification yes Apr 28, 1899
View Annexation Great Bend Township-Hallstead Borough 1900 Annexation yes Dec 3, 1900
View Dissolution Dundaff Borough-Clifford Township 1920 Merger yes Sep 22, 1920
View Annexation New Milford Borough Ordinance 67 yes Jan 12, 1952
View Annexation Montrose Borough 1952 Ordinance yes* Jan 26, 1953
View Annexation New Milford Borough-New Milford Township 1953 Annexation yes* Apr 30, 1953
View Annexation Montrose Borough 1962 Ordinance yes Nov 6, 1962
View Boundary Realignment Apolacon Township-Little Meadows Borough 1993 Boundary Ascertainment yes Oct 14, 1993

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance 1: Electing that Susquehanna County be a county of the sixth class Oct 26, 1981

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Law Library Visit
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 1–2 (1877–1899)
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 3–16 (1900–1996)
Miscellaneous Grantor Index bk. 1
Miscellaneous Index (Q.Sess.) bk. 1–2 (1877–1899)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 1–9 (form–1883)
Quarter Sessions Index bk. 1 (1870–1906)
Road Docket bk. 1–2 (1821–1840)
Road Index bk. 1–3 (form–comp)

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Susquehanna County 17500452 845 853
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Susquehanna County 5838335 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Susquehanna County 40037684 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Bern Township Proposed 1814 Creation no* 1814
View New Township Lawrence Township Proposed 1815 Creation no* 1815
View Boundary Realignment Bridgewater Township-New Milford Township Proposed 1816 Boundary Ascertainment (1) unknown 1816
View Boundary Realignment Bridgewater Township-New Milford Township Proposed 1816 Boundary Ascertainment (2) unknown 1816
View Boundary Realignment Bridgewater Township-Springville Township-Waterford Township Proposed 1818 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1818
View Boundary Realignment Bridgewater Township-New Milford Township Proposed 1819 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1819
View Annexation Brooklyn Township-Harford Township Proposed 1825 Annexation no* 1825
View Boundary Realignment Susquehanna County Proposed 1827 Boundary Realignment unknown 1827
View Annexation Forest Lake Township-Silver Lake Township Proposed 1838 Annexation unknown 1838
View New School District Lenox Township Proposed 1856 Independent School District no* 1856
View New School District New Milford Township Proposed 1856 Independent School District no* 1856
View Boundary Realignment Lathrop Township-Lenox Township Proposed 1857 Boundary Realignment unknown 1857
View New Borough Little Meadows Borough Proposed 1856 Creation no 1856–1857
View New Borough Little Meadows Borough Proposed 1858 Creation no 1858
View New School District New Milford Township Proposed 1857 Independent School District no* 1857–1858
View New Borough Little Meadows Borough Proposed 1859 Creation no 1859–1860
View Annexation Rush Township-Dimock Township Proposed 1863 Annexation no* 1863
View New Borough Harford Borough Proposed 1865 Creation (1) no 1865
View New Borough Harford Borough Proposed 1865 Creation (2) no 1865
View Annexation Jessup Township-Dimock Township Proposed 1865 Annexation unknown 1865–1866
View Boundary Realignment Bridgewater Township-Brooklyn Township Proposed 1867 Boundary Realignment no* 1867–1868
View New School District Brooklyn Township Proposed 1869 Independent School District no* 1869
View New Borough Great Bend Village Borough Proposed 1873 Creation no* 1873
View New Borough Thompson Borough Proposed 1873 Creation no* 1873
View New School District Great Bend Township Proposed 1874 Independent School District unknown 1874
View New Borough Great Bend Village Borough Proposed 1874 Creation no 1874
View New School District Springville Township Proposed 1874 Independent School District unknown 1874
View Boundary Realignment Great Bend Township-Oakland Township Proposed 1875 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1875
View Annexation Forest Lake Township-Bridgewater Township Proposed 1876 Annexation unknown 1876
View Boundary Realignment Forest Lake Township-Jessup Township Proposed 1876 Boundary Realignment no* 1876
View Boundary Realignment Bridgewater Township-Forest Lake Township Proposed 1877 Boundary Realignment unknown 1877
View School District Annexation Thompson Borough-Thompson Township Proposed 1877 School District Boundary unknown 1877
View Boundary Realignment Brooklyn Township-Dimock Township Proposed 1878 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1878
View New School District Franklin Township Proposed 1879 Independent School District no 1879
View Boundary Realignment Bridgewater Township-Brooklyn Township Proposed 1879 Boundary Realignment no* 1879–1880
View Boundary Realignment Forest Lake Township-Silver Lake Township Proposed 1880 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1880
View Annexation Oakland Township-Susquehanna Depot Borough Proposed 1880 Annexation no* 1880
View Boundary Realignment Lathrop Township-Lenox Township Proposed 1881 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1881
View New Borough Oakland Borough Proposed 1882 Creation no 1882–1883
View Boundary Realignment Bridgewater Township-Franklin Township Proposed 1887 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1887–1888
View Boundary Realignment Dimock Township-Rush Township Proposed 1891 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1891
View Boundary Realignment Harmony Township-Thompson Township Proposed 1893 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1893
View Boundary Realignment Dimock Township-Springville Township Proposed 1894 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1894–1895
View Boundary Realignment Bradford County-Susquehanna County Proposed 1897 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1897
View Boundary Realignment Susquehanna County-Wayne County Proposed 1897 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1897
View Boundary Realignment Susquehanna County-Wayne County Proposed 1898 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1898
View Boundary Realignment Oakland Township-Susquehanna Depot Borough 1900 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1900
View Annexation Union Dale Borough 1903 Ordinance no 1903–1904
View Annexation Montrose Borough 1964 Ordinance no 1964–1965
View Annexation Great Bend Township-Great Bend Borough 1960s Annexation unknown~ 1960–1970
View Boundary Realignment Auburn Township-Braintrim Township 1980s Boundary Dispute unknown 1985–1991
View Dissolution Oakland Borough-Susquehanna Depot Borough Proposed 2001 Consolidation no 2001