Government Detail

Summary

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

Detail

Census Creation Date Created Boundary Alteration Count Dissolved
Oct 5, 1887 Dec 2, 1887 12

Map

Related

Name Relationship Status
Allegheny, County of Parent current

Identifier

Detail Type Source Identifier Relationship Web Link
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: County Subdivision 4200385188 Lead
View census US Census Bureau FIPS: Place 4285188 Lead
View county Allegheny County, Pennsylvania 866 Lead
View geologic USGS GNIS: Civil 1214842 Lead View
View geologic USGS GNIS: Populated Place 1209197 Lead View
View other Wikidata Q1184857 Lead View
View state Pennsylvania DCED: Municipality 023783 Lead

Affected Government

Detail How Affected Adverse Government How Adverse Affected Date
View Creation Sterrett, Township of (defunct) Reduction Dec 2, 1887
View Expansion Sterrett, Township of (defunct) Reduction Apr 4, 1896
View Expansion Braddock, Township of (defunct) Reduction Jun 27, 1903
View Expansion Wilkins, Township of Reduction Jun 27, 1903
View Expansion Wilkins, Township of Reduction Dec 29, 1904
View Expansion Braddock, Township of (defunct) Reduction Dec 9, 1907
View Reduction Edgewood, Borough of Expansion Sep 10, 1912
View Expansion Wilkins, Township of Reduction Sep 30, 1915
View Expansion Braddock, Township of (defunct) Reduction Apr 4, 1917
View Expansion Wilkins, Township of Reduction Mar 3, 1921
View Expansion Penn, Township of (Allegheny, defunct) Reduction Sep 16, 1925
View Expansion Braddock, Township of (defunct) Reduction Mar 11, 1942
View Reduction Edgewood, Borough of Expansion Dec 30, 1959
View Expansion Churchill, Borough of Reduction May 27, 1968

Affected Government Form

Detail Government Form Date
View Borough (Title 8) Dec 2, 1887

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 County Allegheny County 1788 Creation yes Sep 24, 1788
View New Township Allegheny County 1788 Township Division yes Dec 18, 1788
View New Township Wilkins Township 1821 Creation yes* Nov 10, 1821
View New Township Adams Township 1850 Creation yes* Jul 8, 1850
View New Name McNair Township 1850 Creation yes* Aug 31, 1850
View New Name Penn Township 1851 Creation yes Feb 10, 1851
View New Township Sterrett Township 1879 Creation yes* Sep 13, 1879
View New Township Braddock Township 1885 Creation yes Mar 9, 1885
View County Classification Pennsylvania 1919 County Classification yes Jul 10, 1919
View New Borough Churchill Borough 1934 Creation yes Mar 22, 1934
View Home Rule (County) Allegheny County 2000 Home Rule yes Jan 1, 2000

Government Action

Detail Action Date Approved Effective Location
View Ordinance 12: Providing for the annexatio[n] to the Borough of Wilkinsburg of certain territory, here[in]before within the limits of Sterritt Township May 15, 1895 p. 188–190
View Ordinance 117: Providing for the annexation to the Borough of Wilkinsburg of certain territory heretofore within the limits of Braddock and Wilkins Township Oct 13, 1902 Oct 14, 1902 p. 465–467
View Ordinance 123: Providing for the annexation to the Borough of Wilkinsburg of certain territory heretofore within the limits of Braddock and Wilkinsburg Townships Feb 9, 1903 Feb 12, 1903 p. 472–474
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Ordinance 193: Providing for the annexation to the Borough of Wilkinsburg of certain lots and out lots of the section of land thereinbefore within the limits of Sterrett and Wilkins Townships, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough Dec 12, 1904 Dec 15, 1904 p. 549–552
View Ordinance 279: Providing for the annexation to the Borough of Wilkinsburg of certain lots and outlots of the section of land thereinbefore within the limits of Braddock Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, adjacent to said Borough Nov 25, 1907 Nov 26, 1907 p. 688–690
View Ordinance 418: Changing a portion of the dividing line between the Boroughs of Edgewood and Wilkinsburg, along Morris Street in the Borough of Wilkinsburg Sep 9, 1912 Sep 10, 1912 p. 81–82
View Ordinance 516: Admitting into the Borough of Wilkinsburg a certain portion of land adjacent thereto, which is now in the Township of Wilkins Sep 13, 1915 Sep 14, 1915 p. 242–244
View Ordinance 541: Admitting into the Borough of Wilkinsburg a certain portion or tract of land adjacent thereto which is now situated in the Township of Braddock May 22, 1916 Jun 12, 1916 p. 280–281
View Ordinance 695: Annexing certain property of John G. Black, heretofore situate in the Township of Wilkins, County of Allegheny, and State of Pennsylvania, to the Borough of Wilkinsburg in said County and State Oct 25, 1920 Oct 26, 1920 p. 58–59
View Ordinance 903: Annexing a portion of Penn Township, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania to the Borough of Wilkinsburg in said County and State Jul 13, 1925 Jul 14, 1925 p. 433–435
View Ordinance 1277: Providing for the approval of petition for the annexation to the Borough of Wilkinsburg of a portion of Braddock Township, consisting of 93.57 acres, contiguous to the southeasterly line thereof Dec 30, 1940 Veto Overridden Jan 13, 1941 p. 136–139
View Ordinance 1299: Providing or a just and proper adjustment and apportionment of the assets and liabilities of the Township of Braddock from which a part is annexed to the Borough of Wilkinsburg by order of Court of the Court of Quarter Sessions of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, dated April 23, 1941, at No. 9 February Sessions, 1941. Feb 17, 1943 Feb 19, 1943 p. 181–182
View Ordinance 1767 Nov 27, 1967 Dec 11, 1967

Research Log

Detail Type/Notes Log Date Coverage
Ordinance Book bk. 3 (1919–1926)

National Archives

Detail Source Set Government File Unit From To
View 1940-1950 Cns. Minor Civ. Div. Corr. Wilkinsburg Borough 17500449 819 834
View Cns. Mp. 1950 Wilkinsburg 34427606 1 1

Other Event Links

Detail Type Description Successful? Date
View New Borough Wilkinsburg Borough Proposed 1851 Creation no* 1851
View Annexation Pittsburgh City Ordinance 86 no 1873–1876
View New Borough Wilkinsburg Borough Proposed 1885 Creation no 1885
View New Borough Wilkinsburg Borough Proposed 1886 Creation no 1886
View Annexation Wilkinsburg Borough-Sterrett Township Proposed 1888 Annexation no* 1888
View Annexation Wilkinsburg Borough Ordinance 117 no* 1902
View Annexation Wilkinsburg Borough Ordinance 193 (Sterrett) no* 1904
View Dissolution Wilkinsburg Borough-Pittsburgh City Proposed 1907 Merger no 1907–1908
View Home Rule (County) Allegheny County Proposed 1972 Home Rule no 1972–1974
View Home Rule Wilkinsburg Borough Proposed 1972 Home Rule no 1972–1974
View Home Rule (County) Allegheny County Proposed 1977 Home Rule no 1977–1978
View Dissolution Wilkinsburg Borough-Pittsburgh City Proposed 2021 Merger no 2021–2022