Government Detail

Summary

Name Level Type/Class Home Rule?
Wilkes-Barre, Township of municipality or lower Township (Class: 1) yes

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Mar 1790 14

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Wilkesbarre, Township of (alternate) Variant variant
Luzerne, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View cadastral Luzerne County, Pennsylvania 69 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4207985160 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1216736 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1184277 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 402134 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Unknown (placeholder) Reduction Mar 1790
View Reduction Wilkes-Barre, Borough of (defunct) Creation May 6, 1806
View Reduction Covington, Township of (Lackawanna) Creation Jan 1818
View Reduction Wilkes-Barre, Borough of (defunct) Separation 1838
View Reduction Wilkes-Barre, Borough of (defunct) Expansion 1846
View Expansion Wilkes-Barre, Borough of (defunct) Reduction 1847
View Expansion Wilkes-Barre, Borough of (defunct) Reduction 1849
View Reduction Plains, Township of Creation Nov 10, 1851
View Reduction Bear Creek, Township of Creation Apr 7, 1856
View Reduction Wilkes-Barre, Borough of (defunct) Expansion 1860–1868
View Reduction Wilkes-Barre, Borough of (defunct) Expansion 1870
View Reduction Wilkes-Barre, Borough of (defunct) Expansion 1870
View Reduction Wilkes-Barre, City of Creation May 4, 1871
View Expansion Wilkes-Barre, City of Reduction Apr 2, 1872
View Reduction Wilkes-Barre, City of Expansion Apr 2, 1872
View Reduction Laurel Run, Borough of Creation Jan 28, 1882
View Ascertainment Wilkes-Barre, City of Ascertainment 1918

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Township Mar 1790
View Township, 2nd Class Apr 28, 1899
View Township, 1st Class Mar 5, 1900
View Township, 1st Class (Home Rule Charter) Jan 5, 1976

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 County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View Home Rule (County) Luzerne County 2012 Home Rule yes Jan 2, 2012

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Charter Commission Final Report: [Recommending the adoption of a home rule charter for the "Township of Wilkes-Barre"] Nov 19, 1973 Jan 5, 1976

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Township Pittston Township-Wilkes-Barre Township Proposed 1831 New Township no* 1831
View Home Rule (County) Luzerne County Proposed 1973 Home Rule no* 1973–1974
View Home Rule (County) Luzerne County Proposed 2001 Home Rule no 2001–2003