Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Washington, County of county County (Class: 4) no

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Mar 28, 1781 5

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Parent current
Allen, Township of (Washington, defunct) Child most recent
Allenport, Borough of Child current
Amwell, Township of Child current
Beallsville, Borough of Child current
Bealsville, Borough of (alternate) Child variant
Bentleysville, Borough of (alternate) Child variant
Bentleyville, Borough of Child current
Bethlehem, Township of (Washington, defunct) Child most recent
Blaine, Township of Child current
Buffalo, Township of (Washington) Child current
Burgettstown, Borough of Child current
California, Borough of Child current
Canonsburg, Borough of Child current
Canton, Township of (Washington) Child current
Carroll, Township of (Washington) Child current
Cecil, Township of Child current
Centerville, Borough of (Washington) Child current
Charleroi, Borough of Child current
Chartiers, Township of (Washington) Child current
Circleville, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Claysville, Borough of Child current
Coal Center, Borough of Child current
Cokeburg, Borough of Child current
Cross Creek, Township of Child current
Cumberland, Township of (Greene) Child former
Deemston, Borough of Child current
Dickinson, Township of (Allegheny, defunct) Child former
Donegal, Township of (Washington) Child current
Donora, Borough of Child current
Dunlevy, Borough of Child current
East Bethlehem, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
East Bethlehem, Township of Child current
East Finley, Township of Child current
East Pike Run, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
East Washington, Borough of Child current
Elco, Borough of Child current
Ellsworth, Borough of Child current
Fallowfield, Township of (Washington) Child current
Finley, Township of (Washington, defunct) Child most recent
Finleyville, Borough of Child current
Florence, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Franklin, Township of (Greene) Child former
Franklin, Township of (Washington, defunct) Child most recent
Green Hills, Borough of Child current
Greene, Township of (Greene) Child former
Greenfield, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Hanover, Township of (Washington) Child current
Hopewell, Township of (Washington) Child current
Houston, Borough of Child current
Houstonville, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Independence, Township of (Washington) Child current
Jefferson, Township of (Washington) Child current
Knox, Township of (Washington, proposed) Child proposed
Long Branch, Borough of Child current
Marianna, Borough of Child current
McDonald, Borough of Child current
Midway, Borough of Child current
Millsboro, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Millsborough, Borough of (alternate) Child variant
Mingo, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Monongahela City, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Monongahela City, City of (defunct) Child most recent
Monongahela, City of Child current
Morgan, Township of Child former
Morris, Township of (Washington) Child current
Mount Pleasant, Township of (Washington) Child current
New Eagle, Borough of Child current
New German, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
North Bethlehem, Township of Child current
North Charleroi, Borough of Child current
North Franklin, Township of Child current
North Strabane, Township of Child current
North Washington, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Nottingham, Township of (Washington) Child current
Peters, Township of (Washington) Child current
Pike Run, Township of (defunct) Child most recent
Pitt, Township of (defunct) Child former
Plum Run, Township of (proposed) Child proposed
Richhill, Township of Child former
Robeson, Township of (Washington, alternate) Child variant
Robinson, Township of (Washington) Child current
Roscoe, Borough of Child current
Slovan, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Smith, Township of Child current
Somerset, Township of (Washington) Child current
South Canonsburg, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
South Franklin, Township of Child current
South Strabane, Township of Child current
South Washington, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Speers, Borough of Child current
Spring Wood, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Springhill, Township of (Fayette) Child former
Stockdale, Borough of Child current
Strabane, Township of (Washington, defunct) Child most recent
Twilight, Borough of Child current
Tylerdale, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed
Union, Township of (Washington) Child current
Washington, Borough of (Washington, defunct) Child most recent
Washington, City of Child current
Washington, Township of (Washington, defunct) Child most recent
West Alexander, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
West Bethlehem, Township of Child current
West Brownsville, Borough of Child current
West Finley, Township of Child current
West Middletown, Borough of Child current
West Pike Run, Township of Child current
West Washington, Borough of (defunct) Child most recent
Wharton, Township of (Washington, defunct) Child most recent
Williamsport, Borough of (Washington, defunct) Child most recent
Wilna, Borough of (proposed) Child proposed

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County 42125 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1209190 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q497200 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: County 63 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Westmoreland, County of Reduction Mar 28, 1781
View Reduction Allegheny, County of Creation Sep 24, 1788
View Reduction Allegheny, County of Expansion Sep 17, 1789
View Reduction Greene, County of Creation Feb 9, 1796
View Reduction Allegheny, County of Expansion Mar 12, 1800
View Reduction Beaver, County of Creation (Within) Mar 12, 1800
View Expansion Greene, County of Reduction Jan 22, 1802
View Swap Allegheny, County of Swap Apr 10, 1807
View Swap Fayette, County of Swap Apr 10, 1807
View Swap Westmoreland, County of Swap Apr 10, 1807
View Ascertainment Beaver, County of Ascertainment Sep 9, 1878
View Ascertainment Brooke, County of (WV) Ascertainment 1878–1887
View Ascertainment Hancock, County of (WV) Ascertainment 1878–1887
View Ascertainment Marshall, County of (WV) Ascertainment 1878–1887
View Ascertainment Ohio, County of (WV) Ascertainment 1878–1887
View Ascertainment Greene, County of Ascertainment 1887–1888
View Ascertainment Allegheny, County of Ascertainment Apr 4, 1890

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View County Mar 28, 1781
View County, 5th Class Jul 10, 1919
View County, 4th Class Mar 14, 1921

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 Westmoreland County 1773 Township Division yes* Apr 6, 1773
View New Township Wharton Township 1781 Creation yes+ Jan 9, 1781
View New Township Washington County 1781 Township Division yes+ 1781
View New Township Somerset Township 1782 Creation yes+ 1782
View New Township Greene Township 1782 Creation yes+ Apr 1782
View New Township Dickinson Township 1784 Creation yes* Sep 28, 1784
View New Township Washington Township (Washington) 1785 Creation yes* Sep 1785
View New Township Hanover Township 1786 Creation yes+ Mar 11, 1786
View New Township Franklin Township 1787 Creation yes+ 1787
View New Magisterial District Cumberland Township-Morgan Township 1788 New Magisterial District yes* 1788
View New Township Finley Township 1788 Creation yes+ May 6, 1788
View New Township East Bethlehem Township-West Bethlehem Township 1788 Creation yes+ Sep 1788
View New Township Morris Township 1788 Creation yes+ Sep 1788
View New Township Cross Creek Township 1789 Creation yes+ Sep 1, 1789
View New Township Chartiers Township 1790 Creation yes+ Mar 12, 1790
View New Township Canton Township 1791 Creation yes+ Jun 10, 1791
View Annexation Canton Township-Strabane Township to Washington Township 1792 Annexation yes* 1792
View Annexation Nottingham Township-Strabane Township 1792 Annexation yes* 1792
View New Township Pike Run Township 1792 Creation yes+ Apr 23, 1792
View New Township Richhill Township 1792 Creation yes+ Dec 1792
View New Township Buffalo Township (Washington) 1799 Creation yes+ May 8, 1799
View New Borough Canonsburg Borough 1802 Creation yes Feb 22, 1802
View New Township Mount Pleasant Township 1806 Creation yes+ May 12, 1806
View New Borough Washington Borough 1810 Creation yes Feb 12, 1810
View Boundary Realignment Canonsburg Borough-Chartiers Township 1815 Boundary Realignment yes+ 1815
View New Borough West Middletown Borough 1823 Creation yes Mar 27, 1823
View New Township East Finley Township-West Finley Township 1828 Creation yes+ Dec 24, 1828
View Boundary Realignment Amwell Township-South Strabane Township 1830 Boundary Realignment yes* 1829–1830
View Annexation Smith Township-Hanover Township 1830 Annexation yes* 1830
View New Township North Strabane Township-South Strabane Township 1830 Creation yes+ Oct 7, 1830
View Annexation Chartiers Township-Mount Pleasant Township 1831 Annexation yes* 1831
View New Borough Claysville Borough 1832 Creation yes May 11, 1832
View New Borough Williamsport Borough 1833 Creation yes May 17, 1833
View New Borough Greenfield Borough 1834 Creation yes May 16, 1834
View New Township Carroll Township (Washington) 1834 Creation yes+ Sep 1834
View New Township Union Township 1836 Creation yes+ Mar 31, 1836
View New Name Monongahela City Borough 1837 Creation yes Apr 1, 1837
View New Township East Pike Run Township-West Pike Run Township 1839 Creation yes+ Mar 9, 1839
View New Borough Millsboro Borough 1840 Creation yes Mar 20, 1840
View Separation Monongahela City Borough 1842 Separation yes May 26, 1842
View Annexation East Bethlehem Township-West Pike Run Township 1843 Annexation yes* 1843
View Boundary Realignment Peters Township-Union Township 1844 Boundary Realignment yes* 1844
View Boundary Realignment East Pike Run Township-West Pike Run Township to Fallowfield Township-Somerset Township 1846 Boundary Realignment yes* 1845–1846
View Election Separation Greenfield Borough 1847 Election Separation yes* 1847
View Annexation Somerset Township-Fallowfield Township 1847 Annexation yes* 1847
View Annexation East Bethlehem Township-East Pike Run Township 1848 Annexation yes* 1848
View Boundary Realignment Peters Township-Union Township 1848 Boundary Realignment yes* 1848
View New Borough West Brownsville Borough 1849 Creation yes Aug 29, 1849
View Election Separation West Brownsville Borough 1850 Election Separation yes Apr 2, 1850
View Annexation East Pike Run Township-Greenfield Borough 1852 Annexation yes* 1852
View New Borough Beallsville Borough 1852 Creation yes Apr 26, 1852
View General Law Washington Borough 1852 General Law yes May 18, 1852
View General Law Monongahela City Borough 1852 General Law yes May 20, 1852
View New Township Allen Township 1852 Creation yes* Aug 1852
View General Law Greenfield Borough 1852 General Law yes Aug 25, 1852
View Boundary Realignment Canton Township-South Strabane Township 1853 Boundary Realignment yes* 1852–1853
View New Township Jefferson Township 1853 Creation yes+ May 19, 1853
View New Borough California Borough 1853 Creation yes* Nov 26, 1853
View Annexation Washington Borough (Washington) Ordinance 5 yes* 1854
View Annexation Washington Borough (Washington) Ordinance 7 yes* 1854–1855
View New Township Franklin Township 1855 Creation yes+ Aug 13, 1855
View New Township Independence Township 1856 Creation yes+ Feb 1856
View Charter Amendment Canonsburg Borough 1856 Charter Amendment yes* May 21, 1856
View Annexation Allen Township-East Pike Run Township 1859 Annexation yes+ 1859
View Annexation California Borough-East Pike Run Township 1859 Annexation yes* 1859
View Annexation Beallsville Borough 1861 Detachment yes+ 1861
View Boundary Realignment East Bethlehem Township-West Bethlehem Township 1861 Boundary Realignment yes* 1861
View School District Annexation Carroll Township-Monongahela City Borough 1862 School District Annexation yes* 1862
View Annexation Beallsville Borough 1863 Annexation yes+ 1863
View Boundary Realignment Canton Township-Chartiers Township 1863 Boundary Realignment yes* 1863
View New School District Fallowfield Township-Nottingham Township-Somerset Township 1865 Independent School District yes* 1864–1865
View Charter Amendment Monongahela City Borough 1865 Charter Amendment yes Nov 23, 1865
View New Borough Bentleyville Borough 1868 Creation yes May 20, 1868
View Boundary Realignment Franklin Township-Morris Township 1870 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1869–1870
View Annexation Buffalo Township-Hopewell Township to Canton Township 1871 Annexation yes* 1869–1871
View General Law Canonsburg Borough 1871 General Law yes May 26, 1871
View New City Monongahela City City 1873 Creation yes* May 5, 1873
View New Borough West Alexander Borough 1873 Creation yes Sep 1, 1873
View Annexation Greenfield Borough 1874 Ordinance yes* 1874
View General Law Claysville Borough 1875 General Law yes Oct 11, 1875
View Plat Recording Canonsburg Borough 1876 Resolution yes* 1876
View Dissolution Millsboro Borough-East Bethlehem Township 1879 Merger yes Jun 3, 1879
View School District Annexation Hopewell Township-Buffalo Township 1880 School District Annexation yes* 1880
View School District Annexation Mount Pleasant Township-Cross Creek Township 1880 School DIstrict Annexation yes* 1879–1880
View School District Annexation Chartiers Township-Cecil Township 1881 School District Annexation yes* 1880–1881
View General Law Greenfield Borough 1881 General Law yes Jan 19, 1881
View New Borough Burgettstown Borough 1881 Creation yes Mar 23, 1881
View New Name Coal Center Borough 1883 Creation yes* Mar 13, 1883
View Annexation Chartiers Township-Canonsburg Borough 1884 Annexation yes* Aug 18, 1884
View Plat Recording Canonsburg Borough 1885 Ordinance yes* 1885
View Annexation East Bethlehem Township-West Pike Run Township to Beallsville Borough 1888 Annexation yes Mar 22, 1888
View City Classification Pennsylvania 1889 City Classification yes May 8, 1889
View New Borough McDonald Borough 1889 Creation yes Nov 11, 1889
View New Borough West Washington Borough 1891 Creation yes Aug 19, 1891
View Annexation East Pike Run Township-California Borough 1892 Annexation yes* 1892
View Boundary Realignment North Strabane Township to Nottingham Township-Peters Township-Somerset Township 1892 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1892
View Boundary Realignment Peters Township-Union Township 1892 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1891–1892
View New Borough Charleroi Borough 1892 Creation yes Feb 8, 1892
View New Borough East Washington Borough 1892 Creation yes Feb 8, 1892
View New Township North Franklin Township-South Franklin Township 1892 Creation yes* Feb 8, 1892
View General Law West Middletown Borough 1893 General Law yes Feb 13, 1893
View New Borough Long Branch Borough 1893 Creation yes Aug 25, 1893
View Boundary Realignment East Pike Run Township-West Pike Run Township 1894 Boundary Realignment yes* 1894
View Boundary Realignment Nottingham Township-Peters Township 1894 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1893–1894
View School District Annexation South Strabane Township-Washington Borough 1894 School District Annexation yes* 1894
View New Borough Speers Borough 1894 Creation yes Mar 3, 1894
View New Borough Twilight Borough 1894 Creation yes Mar 3, 1894
View New Borough Stockdale Borough 1894 Creation yes Apr 28, 1894
View New Borough Roscoe Borough 1894 Creation yes May 14, 1894
View New Borough Elco Borough 1894 Creation yes May 22, 1894
View New Borough North Charleroi Borough 1894 Creation yes May 23, 1894
View Boundary Realignment Long Branch Borough 1894 Boundary Realignment yes* May 26, 1894
View New Township Blaine Township 1894 Creation yes* Nov 12, 1894
View New Borough Deemston Borough 1894 Creation yes Nov 17, 1894
View Boundary Realignment Carroll Township-Nottingham Township 1895 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1895
View Annexation Cecil Township-Robinson Township to McDonald Borough 1895 Annexation yes Feb 16, 1895
View New Borough Centerville Borough 1895 Creation yes Mar 14, 1895
View Boundary Realignment Centerville Borough-Deemston Borough 1895 Boundary Realignment yes* Nov 12, 1895
View Boundary Realignment Blaine Township-Donegal Township 1896 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1895–1896
View Boundary Realignment Nottingham Township-Somerset Township 1896 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1895–1896
View School District Annexation Union Township-Finleyville Borough 1896 School District Annexation yes* 1896
View New Borough Finleyville Borough 1896 Creation yes Feb 21, 1896
View Annexation Canton Township-Washington Borough 1897 Annexation yes* 1897
View New Borough South Washington Borough 1897 Creation yes Feb 8, 1897
View New Borough South Canonsburg Borough 1897 Creation yes May 10, 1897
View New Borough North Washington Borough 1897 Creation yes Jul 5, 1897
View Annexation Washington Borough 1898 Ordinance yes* 1898
View Annexation Blaine Township-Donegal Township 1899 Annexation yes* 1897–1899
View Township Classification Pennsylvania 1899 Township Classification yes Apr 28, 1899
View School District Annexation Amwell Township-South Strabane Township 1900 School District Annexation yes* 1899–1900
View New Borough Ellsworth Borough 1900 Creation yes Aug 29, 1900
View New Borough Donora Borough 1901 Creation yes* Feb 11, 1901
View New Borough Houston Borough 1901 Creation yes May 13, 1901
View Dissolution South Washington Borough-Washington Borough 1901 Consolidation yes Jun 27, 1901
View School District Annexation Nottingham Township-Union Independent School District 1902 School District Annexation yes* 1902
View Annexation Washington Borough Ordinance of 17 March 1902 yes* 1902
View Annexation Washington Borough Ordinance of 19 November 1902 yes* 1902
View Annexation Washington Borough Ordinance of 29 April 1902 yes* 1902
View Dissolution North Washington Borough-Washington Borough 1902 Borough Consolidation yes May 12, 1902
View Annexation Centerville Borough 1903 Ordinance yes* 1903
View Annexation Donora Borough 1903 Ordinance (4) yes* 1903
View Annexation Washington Borough Ordinance of 21 August 1903 yes* 1903
View Annexation Washington Borough Ordinance of 27 May 1903 yes* 1903
View New Borough Midway Borough 1903 Creation yes Feb 9, 1903
View General Law Pennsylvania 1903 Consolidated Borough General Law yes* Feb 26, 1903
View Annexation Donora Borough 1903 Ordinance (3) yes* 1903–1904
View Boundary Realignment East Pike Run Township-Elco Borough-Long Branch Borough Reconstructed 1894-1904 Boundary Realignment yes? 1894–1904
View Annexation West Washington Borough 1904 Annexation yes~ 1904
View Boundary Realignment Nottingham Township-Union Township to Peters Township 1905 Boundary Ascertainment yes* 1904–1905
View School District Reversion Buffalo Township-Hopewell Township 1906 School District Reversion yes* 1906
View Annexation Deemston Borough-West Bethlehem Township 1906 Annexation yes* 1906
View Annexation Elco Borough-Allen Township 1906 Annexation yes* 1904–1906
View New Borough Cokeburg Borough 1906 Creation yes Sep 27, 1906
View Dissolution West Washington Borough-Washington Borough 1907 Consolidation yes Dec 2, 1907
View Annexation West Brownsville Borough 1908 Ordinance yes* 1908
View Election Separation West Middletown Borough 1907 Election Separation yes* 1907–1908
View General Law West Brownsville Borough Reconstructed 1851-1909 General Law yes? 1909
View Annexation Centerville Borough Ordinance of March 1910 yes* 1910
View Annexation Centerville Borough Ordinance of May 1910 yes* 1910
View New Borough Marianna Borough 1910 Creation yes Jan 24, 1910
View New School District Cross Roads Independent School District 1911 Creation yes* 1911
View New School District Murdocksville Independent School District 1911 Creation yes* 1911
View New School District Union Independent School District 1911 Creation yes* 1911
View Dissolution South Canonsburg Borough-Canonsburg Borough 1911 Consolidation yes May 12, 1911
View Annexation Marianna Borough Ordinance 18 yes* Oct 2, 1911
View Annexation Donora Borough Ordinance 231 yes* 1912
View Annexation Long Branch Borough Ordinance 21 yes* 1912
View New Borough New Eagle Borough 1912 Creation yes Sep 16, 1912
View General Law Monongahela City City 1912 General Law yes Sep 30, 1912
View Annexation McDonald Borough Ordinance 132 yes* 1913
View New Borough Dunlevy Borough 1913 Creation yes Dec 8, 1913
View Annexation California Borough 1914 Ordinance yes* 1914
View Annexation East Washington Borough Ordinance 146 yes* 1914
View Annexation Centerville Borough 1916 Ordinance yes* 1916
View First Class Township East Bethlehem Township 1916 1st Class yes Jan 3, 1916
View Annexation Canonsburg Borough Ordinance 118 yes* 1919–1920
View Annexation McDonald Borough Ordinance 182 yes* 1920
View Annexation Burgettstown Borough Ordinance 65-1 yes* 1921
View Annexation McDonald Borough Ordinance 186 yes* 1921
View Annexation North Charleroi Borough Ordinance 81 yes* 1922
View Annexation Canonsburg Borough Ordinance 184 yes* 1923
View New Township North Bethlehem Township 1923 Creation yes Dec 3, 1923
View Annexation West Pike Run Township-Centerville Borough Reconstructed 1916-1924 Annexation yes? 1916–1924
View New City Washington City 1924 Creation yes Jan 7, 1924
View Annexation Burgettstown Borough Ordinance 75 yes Nov 17, 1924
View Annexation Midway Borough Ordinance 64 yes* 1927
View New Name Monongahela City 1927 Creation yes Dec 17, 1927
View Annexation Donora Borough Ordinance 633 yes* 1929–1930
View Annexation East Washington Borough Ordinance 202 yes* 1931
View New Borough Allenport Borough 1931 Creation yes Oct 29, 1931
View Annexation Burgettstown Borough Ordinance 117 yes* Sep 20, 1933
View Annexation Donora Borough Ordinance 695 yes* 1935
View Annexation Midway Borough Ordinance 71 yes* 1936
View Boundary Realignment Speers Borough-Twilight Borough Reconstructed 1912-1941 Boundary Realignment yes? 1912–1941
View Annexation East Washington Borough Ordinance 230 yes* Nov 5, 1941
View Annexation Houston Borough Ordinance 191 yes* Sep 15, 1943
View Annexation Donora Borough Ordinance 814 yes* Nov 18, 1944
View Annexation California Borough Ordinance 114 yes* Jun 20, 1945
View Annexation Donora Borough Ordinance 832 yes* Dec 9, 1946
View Annexation Canonsburg Borough Ordinance 620 yes* Nov 5, 1947
View Annexation Midway Borough Ordinance 92 yes* Nov 9, 1949
View Annexation Donora Borough Ordinance 848 yes* Dec 14, 1950
View Annexation Canonsburg Borough Ordinance 705 & 706 yes Nov 13, 1952
View Annexation Canonsburg Borough Ordinance 715 yes Dec 19, 1952
View School District Dissolution Union Independent School District 1953 Dissolution yes* 1953
View Annexation Houston Borough Ordinance 239 yes* Jan 31, 1953
View Annexation Donora Borough Ordinance 878 yes Feb 12, 1953
View Annexation East Washington Borough Ordinance 262 yes May 20, 1953
View Annexation West Brownsville Borough Ordinance 148 yes* May 28, 1953
View Dissolution California Borough Ordinance 165 yes* Jun 1, 1953
View School District Dissolution Murdocksville Independent School District 1954 Dissolution yes* 1954
View Annexation Robinson Township-McDonald Borough 1956 Annexation yes Sep 27, 1956
View Annexation Donora Borough Ordinance 921 yes* 1957–1958
View Annexation Donora Borough Ordinance 994 yes Feb 13, 1961
View Annexation Long Branch Borough-Allenport Borough 1962 Annexation yes* 1962
View Annexation Canonsburg Borough Ordinance 860 yes* 1962–1963
View Boundary Realignment Canton Township-Chartiers Township 1963 Boundary Realignment yes* 1963
View Boundary Realignment North Strabane Township-Nottingham Township-Peters Township 1960s Boundary Realignment yes* 1962–1963
View Annexation North Strabane Township-South Strabane Township 1963 Annexation yes* 1962–1963
View Annexation Canonsburg Borough Ordinance 887 yes Aug 12, 1963
View Annexation McDonald Borough Ordinance 442 yes* 1964
View Annexation Midway Borough Ordinance 113 yes Apr 28, 1964
View Annexation Houston Borough Ordinance 309 yes Nov 3, 1964
View Annexation Allenport Borough-Long Branch Borough 1965 Boundary Realignment yes* 1965
View Annexation Canonsburg Borough Ordinance 859 yes* May 18, 1965
View Home Rule Peters Township 1976 Home Rule yes Jan 5, 1976
View New Borough Green Hills Borough 1980 Creation yes Jan 7, 1980
View Annexation North Bethlehem Township-Cokeburg Borough 1989 Annexation yes* 1989
View Dissolution West Alexander Borough-Donegal Township 2009 Merger yes Jan 5, 2009
View Annexation Washington City Ordinance 1810 yes* 2008–2010
View Annexation South Strabane Township-Washington City 2016 Annexation yes* Nov 10, 2016

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Election: [For or against the consolidation of the Borough of Washington and the Borough of South Washington into one borough by the name, style, and title of the Borough of Washington] Jun 18, 1901
View Election: [For or against the consolidation of the Borough of Washington and the Borough of North Washington into one borough by the name, style, and title of the Borough of Washington] Apr 26, 1902
View Election: [For or against the consolidation of the Borough of Washington and the Borough of West Washington into one borough by the name, style, and title of the Borough of Washington] Nov 5, 1907
View Election: [For or against the consolidation of the Borough of Canonsburg and the Borough of South Canonsburg into one borough by the name, style, and title of the Borough of Canonsburg] Apr 15, 1911
View Proclamation Jul 8, 1915
View Election: [For or against the incorporation of the Borough of Washington as a city of the third class by the name, style, and title of the City of Washington] Nov 8, 1921
View Election: "SHALL THE TOWNSHIP OF PETERS, COUNTY OF WASHINGTON, BECOME A FIRST CLASS TOWNSHIP?" Nov 8, 1966
View Charter Commission Election: [For or against the election of a charter commission for the City of Washington] Nov 7, 1967
View Election: [For or against the adoption of the Council-Manager Form by the City of Washington] Nov 5, 1968 Rejected
View Charter Commission Election Nov 7, 1972
View Charter Commission Election: [For or against the election of a government study commission for Peters Township] Nov 7, 1972
View Election Nov 6, 1973 Rejected
View Charter Commission Election Nov 6, 1973 Rejected
View Charter Commission Election Nov 6, 1973
View Election: "Shall the Home Rule Charter contained in the report, dated August 22, 1973, of the Peters Township Government Study Commission, prepared in accordance with the Home Rule Charter and Optional Plans Law be adopted by the Township of Peters?" Nov 6, 1973
View
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Charter Commission Election May 21, 1974
View Election Nov 5, 1974 Rejected
View Charter Commission Election May 20, 1975
View Election Nov 4, 1975 Rejected
View Election Nov 2, 1976 Rejected
View Election May 17, 1977 Rejected
View Election: "Do you favor the annexation by Cokeburg Borough of all of that area situated in North Bethlehem Township, commonly known as Prospect Hill; more particularly bounded by: the streets of Plum, Victor, and Coke; a public road; Mance land parcel 15 and Shronovich land parcel 16?" Nov 7, 1989
View Election Nov 4, 2008
View Charter Commission Election Nov 2, 2021 Rejected

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Charter Index
Law Library Visit
Minute Book bk. 1907-1916, 1909-10-25–1916-1919, 1918-04-29 (1909–1918)
Miscellaneous Index (Q.Sess.) bk. 1 (1973–1999)
Open Records Request (Classification) May 25, 2017
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 1826-1842–1897-1898 (2) (1826–1899)
Quarter Sessions Docket bk. 1899–1939-1940 (1899–1940)
Quarter Sessions Index bk. 2, p. 160 (E)–2, p. 171 (E) (1899–1923)
Quarter Sessions Index bk. 3, p. 1 (A)–3, p. 215 (G) (1924–1936)
Quarter Sessions Index bk. 3, p. 216 (H)–3, end (Z) (1924–1936)
Quarter Sessions Index bk. 4–6 (1937–1977)
Quarter Sessions Index bk. 1, p. 1 (A)–1, p. 110 (C) (form–1898)
Quarter Sessions Index bk. 1, p. 187 (G)–1, p. 216 (G) (form–1898)
Road Book bk. 9 (1839–1841)
Road Book bk. 30–31 (1907–1913)
Road Index bk. 1, p. 1 (A)–1, p. 81 (C) (form–1937)
Road Index bk. 1, p. 82 (D)–1, p. 135 (F) (form–1937)
Road Index bk. 1, p. 136 (H)–1, end (Z) (form–1937)

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Washington County 17500452 1274 1274
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Washington County 17500452 1084 1100
View Cns. Mp. 1940 Washington County 5838477 1 1
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Washington County 40037717 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Mount Pleasant Township Proposed 1788 Creation unknown 1788–1789
View New Township Strabane Township Proposed 1790 Division unknown 1790
View New Township Hanover Township-Smith Township Proposed 1793 New Township no* 1793
View New Township New German Township Proposed 1793 Creation no* 1793
View New Township Finley Township Proposed 1811 Division unknown 1811
View Boundary Realignment Donegal Township-Finley Township Proposed 1813 Boundary Realignment unknown 1813
View Boundary Realignment Cecil Township-Mount Pleasant Township Proposed 1816 Boundary Realignment unknown 1816
View Boundary Realignment Amwell Township-Strabane Township Proposed 1828 Boundary Realignment unknown 1828
View New Township Smith Township Proposed 1830 Division unknown 1830
View Boundary Realignment Cecil Township-Mount Pleasant Township-Robinson Township-Smith Township Proposed 1835 Boundary Realignment unknown 1835
View Boundary Realignment Cecil Township-Mount Pleasant Township-Smith Township to Robinson Township Proposed 1836 Boundary Realignment unknown 1836
View Boundary Realignment Nottingham Township Proposed 1835 Boundary Realignment unknown 1835–1836
View Boundary Realignment Pike Run Township Proposed 1837 Boundary Realignment unknown 1837
View Boundary Realignment Amwell Township-South Strabane Township Proposed 1838 Boundary Realignment unknown 1838
View Boundary Realignment East Bethlehem Township-Pike Run Township Proposed 1838 Boundary Realignment unknown 1838
View Boundary Realignment Canton Township-South Strabane Township Proposed 1839 Boundary Realignment unknown 1839
View Boundary Realignment Carroll Township-Fallowfield Township Proposed 1840 Boundary Realignment unknown 1840
View Boundary Realignment Nottingham Township Proposed 1840 Boundary Realignment unknown 1840
View Annexation Union Township-Carroll Township Proposed 1840 Annexation no* 1836–1840
View Separation Monongahela City Borough Proposed 1841 Separation no 1841
View New Township Plum Run Township Proposed 1842 Creation no* 1842–1843
View New Borough Florence Borough Proposed 1845 Creation no 1845
View New Township East Bethlehem Township-West Bethlehem Township Proposed 1844 New Township no* 1844–1846
View Boundary Realignment East Pike Run Township Proposed 1849 Boundary Realignment unknown 1849
View Boundary Realignment East Pike Run Township-West Pike Run Township Proposed 1849 Boundary Realignment unknown 1849–1850
View New Borough Beallsville Borough Proposed 1851 Creation no 1851–1852
View New Township Morris Township Proposed 1852 Division no* 1852–1853
View Boundary Realignment Amwell Township Proposed 1855 Boundary Realignment unknown 1855
View Boundary Realignment Cross Creek Township Proposed 1855 Boundary Realignment unknown 1855
View New School District Nottingham Township Proposed 1855 Independent School District unknown 1855
View Boundary Realignment Canton Township-Chartiers Township Proposed 1856 Boundary Realignment unknown 1856
View Boundary Realignment East Pike Run Township Proposed 1856 Boundary Realignment unknown 1856
View New School District Franklin Township (Washington) Proposed 1856 Independent School District unknown 1856
View Boundary Realignment Fallowfield Township Proposed 1857 Boundary Realignment unknown 1857
View New School District Morris Township Proposed 1857 Independent School District unknown 1857
View New Township Somerset Township Proposed 1858 Division unknown 1858
View Boundary Realignment Union Township Proposed 1862 Boundary Realignment unknown 1862
View New School District Fallowfield Township Proposed 1864 Independent School District unknown 1864
View New School District Buffalo Township Proposed 1865 Independent School District unknown 1865
View New School District Hopewell Township Proposed 1865 Independent School District unknown 1865
View New School District Amwell Township Proposed 1866 Independent School DIstrict (1) unknown 1866
View New School District Amwell Township Proposed 1866 Independent School DIstrict (2) unknown 1866
View New School District Buffalo Township Proposed 1866 Independent School District unknown 1866
View Boundary Realignment Somerset Township Proposed 1866 Boundary Realignment unknown 1866
View New School District Canton Township Proposed 1868 Independent School District no* 1868
View New Township Amwell Township Proposed 1871 Division unknown 1871
View New Township Buffalo Township Proposed 1871 Division unknown 1871
View New Township Carroll Township Proposed 1872 Division unknown 1872
View New School District Allen Township Proposed 1873 Independent School District unknown 1873
View Boundary Realignment Canton Township-Hopewell Township-Mount Pleasant Township Proposed 1874 Boundary Realignment unknown 1874
View Boundary Realignment East Finley Township-Morris Township Proposed 1874 Boundary Realignment unknown 1874
View Boundary Realignment Buffalo Township-East Finley Township-Franklin Township-Morris Township Proposed 1875 Boundary Realignment unknown 1875
View New Township Chartiers Township Proposed 1877 Division unknown 1877
View New Township Amwell Township Proposed 1878 Division no* 1878
View New School District Canton Township Proposed 1879 Independent School District unknown 1879
View School District Annexation Beallsville Borough Proposed 1880 School District Annexation unknown 1880
View New School District Canton Township-Franklin Township Proposed 1880 Independent School District no* 1880
View New Township Chartiers Township Proposed 1880 Division unknown 1880
View New School District Hanover Township Proposed 1881 Independent School District unknown 1881
View Boundary Realignment Allen Township-Fallowfield Township Proposed 1882 Boundary Realignment unknown 1882
View Boundary Realignment Hopewell Township-West Middletown Borough Proposed 1884 Boundary Realignment no* 1884
View New Township Robinson Township Proposed 1884 Division unknown 1884
View New Township Cecil Township Proposed 1884 Division no* 1884–1885
View Annexation Nottingham Township-Peters Township Proposed 1885 Annexation no* 1885–1886
View New School District Hanover Township-Robinson Township-Smith Township Proposed 1887 Independent School District (1) no* 1887
View Annexation Franklin Township-Canton Township Proposed 1887 Annexation no* 1887–1889
View New School District Hanover Township-Robinson Township-Smith Township Proposed 1887 Independent School District (2) no* 1887–1889
View Annexation Canton Township-Hopewell Township Proposed 1890 Annexation unknown 1890
View New Borough West Washington Borough Proposed 1890 Creation no 1890
View New School District East Bethlehem Township-West Pike Run Township Proposed 1891 Independent School District unknown 1891
View New Township Buffalo Township Proposed 1892 Division no 1892–1893
View New Borough Houstonville Borough Proposed 1893 Creation (1) no 1893
View New Borough Houstonville Borough Proposed 1893 Creation (2) no 1893
View Boundary Realignment East Pike Run Township-West Pike Run Township Proposed 1894 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1894
View New Borough Mingo Borough Proposed 1894 Creation no 1894
View New School District North Strabane Township-Somerset Township-South Strabane Township Proposed 1893 Independent School District unknown 1893–1894
View Boundary Realignment Donegal Township to East Finley Township-West Finley Township Proposed 1893 Boundary Ascertainment no 1893–1895
View Annexation East Pike Run Township-California Borough Proposed 1894 Annexation no 1894–1895
View Boundary Realignment Fallowfield Township-Somerset Township to Nottingham Township Proposed 1896 Boundary Realignment unknown 1896
View Boundary Realignment Carroll Township-Nottingham Township Proposed 1896 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1896–1897
View School District Annexation Union Township-Peters Township Proposed 1897 School District Annexation unknown 1897
View New Township Amwell Township Proposed 1902 Division no 1902
View Annexation Donora Borough 1902 Ordinance (1) no 1902
View Annexation Donora Borough 1902 Ordinance (2) no 1902
View New Borough Midway Borough Proposed 1902 Creation no 1902
View Annexation Robinson Township-Smith Township Proposed 1902 Annexation no 1902
View New Borough Tylerdale Borough Proposed 1902 Creation no 1902
View New School District Canton Township Proposed 1903 Independent School District no 1903
View New Borough Circleville Borough Proposed 1903 Creation no 1903
View Annexation Donora Borough 1903 Ordinance (1) no 1903
View Annexation Donora Borough 1903 Ordinance (2) no* 1903
View School District Annexation Somerset Township-Union Independent School District Proposed 1903 School District Annexation unknown 1903–1904
View Boundary Realignment Somerset Township-West Bethlehem Township Proposed 1904 Boundary Ascertainment unknown 1904
View Annexation Washington Borough Ordinance of 7 May 1902 no 1902–1904
View New Borough Wilna Borough Proposed 1903 Creation no 1903–1904
View New Borough Wilna Borough Proposed 1904 Creation no 1904–1905
View Annexation Burgettstown Borough Ordinance 34 unknown 1908
View Annexation Marianna Borough Ordinance 6 no* 1910
View New Borough East Bethlehem Borough Proposed 1914 Creation no 1914
View New Township East Pike Run Township Proposed 1916 Division unknown 1916
View New Borough Slovan Borough Proposed 1918 Creation no 1918–1919
View School District Dissolution Murdocksville Independent School District Proposed 1946 Dissolution no* 1946–1947
View Annexation Donora Borough Ordinance 892 no 1954–1956
View First Class Township Carroll Township Proposed 1959 1st Class no 1959–1960
View Annexation Washington City Ordinance 843 no 1960–1961
View New School District Carroll Township Proposed 1961 Independent School District unknown 1961–1962
View Annexation Long Branch Borough-Allenport Borough 1964 Boundary Realignments unknown 1964
View First Class Township Peters Township Proposed 1966 1st Class no 1966
View Annexation McDonald Borough Ordinance 455 and 458 no 1967
View Annexation West Alexander Borough Ordinance 55 no 1966–1967
View Council-Manager Form Washington City Proposed 1967 Optional Charter no 1967–1968
View Annexation Bentleyville Borough Ordinance 223 unknown 1967–1969
View Home Rule Canonsburg Borough Proposed 1972 Home Rule no* 1972–1973
View Home Rule Hanover Township Proposed 1973 Home Rule no* 1973
View Home Rule North Strabane Township Proposed 1973 Optional Plan no* 1973–1974
View Home Rule Union Township Proposed 1974 Home Rule no* 1974–1975
View Home Rule (County) Washington County Proposed 1974 Home Rule no* 1974–1976
View Home Rule Carroll Township Proposed 1975 Home Rule no* 1975–1977
View Annexation West Alexander Borough Ordinance 59 no 1967–1980
View New Borough Spring Wood Borough Proposed 1984 Creation no 1984
View Dissolution Burgettstown Borough-Smith Township Proposed 2004 Merger no 2004–2005
View Dissolution Coal Center Borough-California Borough Proposed 2005 Merger no 2005
View Home Rule (County) Washington County Proposed 2021 Home Rule no+ 2021