Government Detail

Summary

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

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Dec 2, 1886 6

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Bucks, County of Parent current
Montgomery, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Bucks County, Pennsylvania 43 Lead
View cadastral Montgomery County, Pennsylvania 22 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4201776304
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4209176304
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4276304
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1217321 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1189342 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1187509 View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 461353 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Rockhill, Township of (defunct) Reduction Dec 2, 1886
View Expansion Hilltown, Township of Reduction Jun 5, 1916
View Expansion West Telford, Borough of (defunct) Consolidation Jan 11, 1935
View Expansion Franconia, Township of Reduction Mar 16, 1955
View Expansion Franconia, Township of Reduction Nov 27, 1957
View Expansion Hilltown, Township of Reduction Aug 15, 1958
View Expansion West Rockhill, Township of Reduction Aug 15, 1958
View Expansion West Rockhill, Township of Reduction Jul 10, 1964

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Title 8) Dec 2, 1886

Other Successful Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Franconia Township 1731 Creation yes+ Mar 1731
View New County Montgomery County 1784 Creation yes Sep 10, 1784
View New Township East Rockhill Township-West Rockhill Township 1890 Creation yes May 24, 1890
View New Borough West Telford Borough 1897 Creation yes Dec 28, 1897
View Annexation West Telford Borough Ordinance 32 yes Jul 24, 1916
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View Annexation West Telford Borough Ordinance 37 yes* Sep 16, 1925
View County Classification Montgomery County 4th to 3rd yes Dec 30, 1930
View County Classification Bucks County 6th to 5th yes Jan 1, 1941
View County Classification Bucks County 5th to 3rd yes Jan 1, 1962
View School Districts Souderton School District 1963 Creation? yes* 1963
View County Classification Montgomery County 3rd to 2nd A yes Nov 1, 1967
View County Classification Bucks County 3rd to 2nd A yes Jan 1, 1992

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance 21: Relating to the enlarging of the Borough of Telford by annexing certain lots, outlots and other tracts of land lying adjacent to the said Borough of Telford, in the Township of Hilltown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, to the said Borough of Telford May 4, 1916 May 4, 1916
View Ordinance 72: Annexing to the Borough of Telford, a section of Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, as herein described, adjacent to and northwesetwardly of said Borough Oct 4, 1954 Oct 4, 1954
View Ordinance 73: Approving the Petition for Annexation to the Borough of Telford of a Section of Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, as herein described, adjacent to and Northwestwardly of said Borough of Telford Jan 12, 1955 Jan 12, 1955
View Ordinance 84: Approving the petition for annexing to the Borough of Telford, a section of West Rockhill Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to and northeast of said Borough of Telford, and providing that said territory shall be annexed to and become a part of said borough if the annexation thereof shall be approved by the Court of Quarter Sessions of Bucks County Aug 5, 1957 Aug 5, 1957
View Ordinance 85: Annexing to the Borough of Telford, a section of Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, as herein described, adjacent to and northwestwardly of said borough Aug 5, 1957 Aug 5, 1957
View Ordinance 119: Annexing to the Borough of Telford, a section of Franconia Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, as herein described, adjacent to and northwestwardly of said Borough Dec 16, 1963 Dec 16, 1963
View Ordinance 122: Annexing to the Borough of Telford, a section of West Rockhill Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, as herein described, adjacent to and northeastwardly of said Borough Jun 1, 1964 Jun 1, 1964

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Open Records Request (Miscellaneous) Oct 8, 2009
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Open Records Request (Relevant items in code): "[T]he following ordinances dealing with annexation of territory: Ordinance No. 21 (1916) - Borough of Telford (before merger)[;] Ordinance No. 32 (unk. yr.) - Boro. of West Telford (before merger)[;] [Ordinance No.] 37 (1925)[;] Ordinance Nos. 73, 84, 85, 119, 122 - Borough of Telford (after merger)[.] ALSO: copy of charter for merged borough from 1930s[.] See [ap]pendix of Boro. [cod]e for [ref]erences" Jul 30, 2009

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Telford Borough 17500451 1816 1819

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Telford Borough Ordinance 119 no* 1963–1965
View Home Rule (County) Bucks County Proposed 1972 Home Rule no* 1972–1974
View Home Rule (County) Montgomery County Proposed 1973 Home Rule no 1973–1974
View Home Rule (County) Bucks County Proposed 1977 Home Rule no* 1977–1978
View Home Rule (County) Bucks County Proposed 1985 Home Rule no 1985–1986