Government Detail

Summary

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

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Mar 12, 1800 2

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Parent current
Bear Lake, Borough of Child current
Brokenstraw, Township of (Warren) Child current
Buckwood, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
Cherry Grove, Township of Child current
Clarendon, Borough of Child current
Columbus, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Columbus, Township of Child current
Conewango, Township of Child current
Corydon, Township of (Warren, defunct) Child most recent
Deerfield, Township of (Warren) Child current
Eldred, Township of (Warren) Child current
Elk, Township of (Warren) Child current
Fairfield, Township of (Warren, proposed) Child proposed
Farmington, Township of (Warren) Child current
Freehold, Township of Child current
Garland, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
Glade, Township of Child current
Grand Valley, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Hamilton, Township of (Warren, defunct) Child most recent
Kinzua, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Limestone, Township of (Warren) Child current
Mead, Township of (Warren) Child current
North Warren, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Northwest, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Oil Creek, Township of (Warren, defunct) Child most recent
Pine Grove, Township of (Warren) Child current
Pittsfield, Township of Child current
Pleasant, Township of Child current
Sheffield, Township of Child current
South West, Township of (alternate) Child variant
Southwest, Township of Child current
Spring Creek, Township of (Warren) Child current
Sugar Grove, Borough of Child current
Sugar Grove, Township of (Warren) Child current
Tidioute, Borough of Child current
Tionesta, Township of (Warren, defunct) Child most recent
Triumph, Township of Child current
Warren, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Warren, City of Child current
Watson, Township of (Warren) Child current
Youngsville, Borough of Child current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County 42123 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1213691 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q495662 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: County 62 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation (Within) Allegheny, County of Reduction Mar 12, 1800
View Creation (Within) Crawford, County of Creation Mar 12, 1800
View Whole (Within) Crawford, County of Reduction Sep 1, 1805
View Whole (Within) Venango, County of Expansion Sep 1, 1805
View Separation Venango, County of Reduction Oct 1, 1819
View Expansion McKean, County of Reduction 1833
View Reduction McKean, County of Expansion 1833
View Expansion McKean, County of Reduction Apr 16, 1845
View Ascertainment Cattaraugus, County of (NY) Ascertainment Aug 19, 1890
View Ascertainment Chautauqua, County of (NY) Ascertainment Aug 19, 1890

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View County (Unorganized) Mar 12, 1800
View County Oct 1, 1819
View County, 7th Class Jul 10, 1919
View County, 6th Class Jan 1, 1962

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 Crawford County 1801 Township Division yes+ Jul 1801
View Annexation Brokenstraw Township 1803 Annexation yes* 1803
View New County Cambria County-Clearfield County-Jefferson County-McKean County-Potter County-Tioga County 1804 Creation yes+ Mar 26, 1804
View New Township Ceres Township 1804 Creation yes* Aug 1804
View New Township Venango County 1806 Township Division yes+ Jun 1806
View New Township Warren County 1821 Township Division yes+ Mar 8, 1821
View Separation Northwest Township 1825 Separation yes* May 30, 1825
View Boundary Realignment Pine Grove Township-Sugar Grove Township 1825 Boundary Realignment yes* Dec 1825
View Separation Limestone Township 1829 Separation yes* Aug 1829
View Separation Elk Township 1830 Separation yes* May 3, 1830
View New Borough Warren Borough 1832 Creation yes May 7, 1832
View New Township Freehold Township 1833 Creation yes* Jun 1833
View New Township Sheffield Township 1833 Creation yes* Jun 1833
View New Township Pleasant Township 1834 Creation yes* Mar 1834
View Separation Southwest Township 1838 Separation yes* Mar 1838
View Boundary Realignment Brokenstraw Township-Columbus Township-Deerfield Township-Spring Creek Township 1838 Boundary Realignment yes* Jun 1838
View Annexation Columbus Township-Freehold Township 1843 Annexation yes* Jun 5, 1843
View New Township Eldred Township (Warren) 1843 Creation yes* Sep 8, 1843
View New Township Glade Township 1844 Creation yes* Mar 8, 1844
View Annexation Warren Borough 1844 Annexation yes Apr 29, 1844
View Dissolution Hamilton Township-Corydon Township 1846 Merger yes+ Mar 20, 1846
View New Township Pittsfield Township 1847 Creation yes+ 1847
View New Township Mead Township 1847 Creation yes* Jun 7, 1847
View Annexation Pine Grove Township-Conewango Township 1847 Annexation yes* Jun 7, 1847
View New Township Cherry Grove Township 1847 Creation yes* Dec 7, 1847
View New Borough Youngsville Borough 1849 Creation yes Feb 6, 1849
View Annexation Deerfield Township-Pittsfield Township 1851 Annexation yes* Oct 23, 1851
View New Borough Columbus Borough 1853 Creation yes Feb 3, 1853
View New Township Farmington Township 1853 Creation yes* Oct 7, 1853
View General Law Warren Borough 1854 General Law yes Mar 10, 1854
View Annexation Pittsfield Township-Brokenstraw Township 1854 Annexation yes* Dec 1854
View Annexation Freehold Township-Sugar Grove Township 1854 Annexation yes* Dec 6, 1854
View Annexation Elk Township-Pine Grove Township 1855 Annexation yes* Jan 20, 1855
View Annexation Brokenstraw Township-Deerfield Township to Pittsfield Township Proposed 1856 Annexation yes* 1856
View Annexation Conewango Township-Sugar Grove Township to Farmington Township 1856 Annexation yes* Jan 9, 1856
View Annexation Glade Township-Elk Township 1856 Annexation yes* Jan 9, 1856
View General Law Youngsville Borough 1858 General Law yes Jan 20, 1858
View New Borough Tidioute Borough 1862 Creation yes Jun 7, 1862
View Boundary Realignment Limestone Township-Pleasant Township 1867 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1867
View Annexation Youngsville Borough-Brokenstraw Township 1867 Annexation yes Feb 14, 1867
View Annexation Warren Borough 1872 Ordinance yes* 1872
View New Township Triumph Township 1878 Creation yes* Mar 7, 1878
View New Township Watson Township 1880 Creation yes* Mar 4, 1880
View New Borough Clarendon Borough 1882 Creation yes Mar 6, 1882
View New Borough Bear Lake Borough 1887 Creation yes Sep 6, 1887
View New Borough Sugar Grove Borough 1893 Creation yes Mar 30, 1893
View Annexation Glade Township-Warren Borough 1895 Annexation yes* 1894–1895
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance of 1 November 1897 yes* 1897
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance of 15 November 1897 yes* 1897
View New Borough Grand Valley Borough 1897 Creation yes Jun 10, 1897
View Township Classification Pennsylvania 1899 Township Classification yes Apr 28, 1899
View Annexation Glade Township-Warren Borough 1901 Annexation yes* 1901
View Annexation Warren Borough 1902 Ordinance yes* 1902
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance 28, bk. III and 33, bk. III yes* 1904
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance 24, bk. IV yes* 1906
View Boundary Realignment Eldred Township-Spring Creek Township 1907 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1905–1907
View Annexation Tidioute Borough 1907 Ordinance yes* 1907
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance 51, bk. V yes* 1912
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance 25, bk. VI and 49, bk. VI yes* 1913
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance 81, bk. V yes* 1913
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance 59, bk. VII yes* 1917
View Annexation Bear Lake Borough 1921 Ordinance yes* 1921
View Dissolution Columbus Borough-Columbus Township 1925 Merger yes* Jan 1, 1925
View Annexation Clarendon Borough Ordinance 72 yes* 1928
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance 256 yes* 1935
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance 257 yes* 1935
View Annexation Clarendon Borough Ordinance 102 yes* 1944–1945
View Dissolution Grand Valley Borough-Eldred Township 1945 Merger yes* Sep 21, 1945
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance 482 and 484 yes* 1952
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance 782 yes* 1963
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance 785 yes* 1963
View Dissolution Kinzua Township-Mead Township 1964 Consolidation yes Jan 6, 1964
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance 820 yes* 1965
View Dissolution Corydon Township-Mead Township 1965 Consolidation yes Jan 4, 1965
View Annexation Warren Borough Ordinance 839 yes* 1966
View Home Rule Youngsville Borough 1976 Home Rule yes Jan 5, 1976
View Home Rule Warren Borough 1978 Home Rule yes Jan 2, 1978
View New City Warren City 1989 Creation yes* Jan 2, 1989
View Annexation Triumph Township-Tidioute Borough 1997 Annexation yes Nov 12, 1997

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Charter Commission Election: "Shall a government study commission of eleven members be elected to study the charter and plan of government of the Borough of Warren, Warren County, Pennsylvania, to study and consider the advisability of the adoption of an optional plan of government or a home rule charter and to recommend whether or not an optional form of government or home rule charter should be adopted?" Nov 6, 1973
View Charter Commission Election: "Shall a government study commission of nine members be elected to study the charter and plan of government of the County of Warren, Pennsylvania, to study and consider the advisability of the adoption of an optional plan of government or a home rule charter and to recommend whether or not an optional form of government or a home rule charter should be adopted?" Nov 6, 1973
View Charter Commission Election: "Shall a government study commission of seven members be elected to study the charter and plan of government of the Borough of Youngsville, Warren County, Pennsylvania, to study and consider the advisability of the adoption of an optional plan of government or a home rule charter and to recommend whether or not an optional form of government or a home rule charter should be adopted?" Nov 6, 1973
View Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in the Report, dated August 30, 1974, of the Government Study Commission, prepared in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law, be adopted by the Borough of Youngsville?" Nov 5, 1974
View Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in the report dated March 20, 1975 of the Government Study Commission, prepared in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law, be adopted by the Borough of Warren?" May 20, 1975
View Election Nov 4, 1975 Rejected
View Election: "Shall Section 101 Name of the Home Rule Charter of the Borough of Warren be amended to read as follows: 'Warren, as a Home Rule Municipality, shall continue to be a Municipal Corporation under the name 'City of Warren'. As used in this Charter, the word 'municipality' shall mean the City of Warren in the County of Warren, Pennsylvania; to be classified as a Third Class City, yet retaining its Home Rule Charter. This amendment shall become effective January 2, 1989." Apr 26, 1988
View Election: "Shall that parcel of land identified on the Tax Assessment Map of Warren County, Parcel TD-271-84 and the Grant Street Bridge be annexed and become part of Tidioute Borough?" Nov 4, 1997 Certified Nov 12, 1997

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Charter Index (form–1989)
Law Library Visit
Miscellaneous Docket (Q.Sess.) bk. 1 (1970s–1982)
Plan Index (Rec.Dd.) (form–1989)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 13–14 (1905–1915)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 16 (1920–1923)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 18–19 (1927–1934)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 21 (1941–1946)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 23–31 (1951–1968)
Quarter Sessions Index bk. 13-17–18-22 (1905–1950)
Road Docket bk. 5 (1939–1980s)
Road Index
Road Minutes bk. 1852-1878 (1852–1878)
Road Minutes bk. 1879-1900 (1879–1900)

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Warren County 17500452 1080 1080
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Warren County 17500452 1036 1047
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Warren County 5838435 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Warren County 40037703 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View Annexation Warren County Proposed 1823 Township Annexation unknown 1823
View Annexation Pleasant Township-Sheffield Township Proposed 1836 Annexation unknown 1836
View New Township Brokenstraw Township Proposed 1837 Division no* 1837
View Boundary Realignment Freehold Township-Sugar Grove Township Proposed 1836 Boundary Realignment no* 1836–1837
View Boundary Realignment Clearfield County-Jefferson County-McKean County-Warren County Proposed 1840 Boundary Realignment unknown 1840
View Boundary Realignment Crawford County-Warren County Proposed 1842 Boundary Realignment unknown 1842
View Annexation Elk Township-Pine Grove Township Proposed 1854 Annexation unknown 1854
View New Township Garland Township Proposed 1854 Creation no* 1854
View New Township Spring Creek Township Proposed 1851 Division no* 1851–1854
View Annexation Spring Creek Township-Eldred Township Proposed 1851 Annexation no* 1851–1854
View Annexation Sugar Grove Township-Farmington Township Proposed 1853 Annexation unknown 1853–1854
View New Township Buckwood Township Proposed 1852 Creation no* 1852–1856
View New School District Russelburg Independent School District Proposed 1855 Creation unknown 1855–1856
View Annexation Limestone Township-Pleasant Township Proposed 1856 Annexation no* 1856–1857
View New County Marion County Proposed 1858 Creation no* 1858
View Annexation Glade Township-Pine Grove Township Proposed 1864 Annexation unknown 1864
View Boundary Realignment McKean County-Warren County Proposed 1866 Boundary Realignment unknown 1866
View Annexation Pittsfield Township-Deerfield Township Proposed 1871 Annexation unknown 1871
View Boundary Realignment McKean County-Warren County Proposed 1873 Boundary Realignment unknown 1873
View Boundary Realignment Erie County-Warren County Proposed 1886 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1886
View Boundary Realignment Crawford County-Warren County Proposed 1887 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1887
View New Borough North Warren Borough Proposed 1906 Creation no* 1906
View New City Warren City Proposed 1913 Creation no 1913
View New City Warren City Proposed 1916 Creation no 1916
View Dissolution Kinzua Township-Mead Township Proposed 1963 Consolidation no 1963
View Home Rule (County) Warren County Proposed 1973 Home Rule no* 1973–1975
View County Classification Warren County Proposed 6th to 7th no* 2021–2022