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RG-48
Records of the MUNICIPAL GOVERNMENTS

(MICROFILM COPIES)



Municipal Powers

In addition to living under a county government, every Pennsylvanian also lives in a municipality. Municipal governing bodies make policy decisions, levy taxes, borrow money, authorize expenditures and direct administration of their governments by their appointees. The scope of their functions and responsibilities is broad.

Many powers given to local governments are not exercised in every place, while others are shared with the state and even the national government. All of the various municipal units of Pennsylvania share the same basic responsibilities with respect to the provision of public services at the local level and have similar statutory powers for the most part. Although cities have more specifically enumerated powers than boroughs or townships, many of those powers may also be exercised by boroughs and townships under general grants of power. Home rule provides equal opportunity for all classes of municipalities to exercise new powers.

Municipal Functions

The main areas of local services include police and fire protection, maintenance of local roads and streets, water supply, sewage collection and treatment, parking and traffic control, local planning and zoning, parks and recreation, garbage collection, health services, libraries, licensing of businesses and code enforcement.

First and Second Class Cities

The oldest and largest Pennsylvania city, Philadelphia, has had a strong mayor home rule charter since 1952. There is a council of 17 members, one elected from each of the ten councilmanic districts of the city and seven elected at large. Each political party may nominate one candidate for each of the ten districts but only five for the seven at large places. This allows the minority party to elect at least two members. The mayor, also elected, has control over the administration of the city and is assisted by a managing director who supervises ten major departments, a director of finance, a city representative and a city solicitor.

Pittsburgh and Scranton, second class and second class A cities respectively, also have strong mayors. These mayors, like the chief executive of Philadelphia, have broad appointive and removal powers, are responsible for the preparation of the annual budget, recommend measures for the consideration of council and may veto legislation which may be overridden by a two thirds majority of the council. Home rule charters were adopted by Scranton and Pittsburgh in 1974. In all three cities, the mayor is the dominant force in city government.

Third Class Cities

The code establishes a commission form of government. Under this form, the mayor and four other members constitute the commission which is the governing body of the city. The mayor is one of the members of council and acts as president. Each council member is in charge of one of the five major departments. These officials and the controller and treasurer are elected at large by the voters for a four year term. Councilmanic terms overlap. Appointment of all other officers and employes is made by council. Twenty of the 53 third class cities operate under the commission form.

From 1957 to 1972, cities could adopt two other forms of government by referendum under the Optional Third Class City Charter Law. The mayor council form has a five, seven or nine member council, elected at large for overlapping four year terms. A mayor, treasurer and a controller also are elected for a four year period. The mayor is the chief executive of the city and enforces the ordinances of council. The mayor may veto ordinances which can be overridden by a two thirds majority of council. The mayor supervises the work of all city departments and submits the annual city budget to council. In the council manager form, all authority is lodged with council which is composed of five, seven or nine members elected at large for a four year term. A city treasurer and controller also are elected. A city manager is appointed by council. The manager is the chief administrative officer of the city and is responsible for executing the ordinances of council. The manager appoints and may remove department heads and subordinates. Since 1972, 15 cities have adopted home rule charters.

Boroughs

The present type of borough government is the weak mayor form which governed all incorporated municipalities during the 19th century. Most of the present cities were boroughs first and became cities as their population increased. Boroughs have a strong and dominant council, a weak executive and other elected officers with powers independent of the council. The governing body of the borough is an elected council. The tax collector, tax assessor and the auditors also are elected. Many other officials are appointed by borough council.

The mayor is elected for a four year term; council members are elected for four year overlapping terms. A borough not divided into wards usually has seven council members; in boroughs divided into wards, at least one and not more than two are elected from each ward. The powers of council are broad and extensive, covering virtually the whole range of urban municipal functions.

In more than two hundred boroughs, the chief administrative officer is a manager appointed by council. The manager is responsible for carrying out the policies and enforcing the ordinances of council, relieving council from routine day to day administration. Since 1972, eighteen boroughs have adopted home rule charters.

Townships

Pennsylvania has two classes of townships. The first numbers 91 and includes the more urban townships located in the state's metropolitan areas; the second class, numbering 1,457, is generally rural.

In townships of the first class, the governing body is made up of elected commissioners. There are either five commissioners elected at large or up to 15 elected by wards. The commissioners have four year overlapping terms.

The governing body of second class townships is composed of three supervisors who are elected at large. Two additional supervisors may be elected if approved by referendum. All are elected at large for six year terms.

Other elected township officials include the tax assessor, tax collector (second class), three auditors or controller, and a treasurer (first class). Appointive officers include the secretary, township manager if desired, chief of police, fire chief, engineer, solicitor and others.

To become a township of the first class, a second class township must have a population density of 300 persons per square mile, and voters must approve change of classification in a referendum. Many townships meeting the density requirement have remained second class. Since 1972, twelve townships of the first class have adopted home rule charters.

The records of an annexed municipality, with the exception of Allegheny City, are listed with those of the surviving jurisdiction. Information concerning the number of microfilm rolls in a records series is usually given after the series title and date. In cases where more than one series is filmed on a roll or group of rolls, the number of rolls involved is given following the last series title of the group. Records actually filmed by the State Archives and projects involving film duplicated by the Archives, are followed by a local records project number. The designation LR is used to indicate the fact that the State Archives created or owns the master negatives. The designation LC is used to indicate that the Archives only has user copies of negatives produced by the local government or by another historical repository. The designation LA is used to indicate that the Archives only has user copies of the negatives produced elsewhere but that it holds the original paper records. A majority of the microfilm rolls listed were generated by the Genealogical Society of Utah and are not coded.

The following are microfilm copies of records available at the State Archives. See Municipal Governments List for additional records..


ABBOTTSTOWN

Located in Adams County, Abbottstown was originally incorporated as Berwick Boro on April 29, 1835. Its name was changed on August 28, 1911.



AKRON BOROUGH

Located in Lancaster County, Akron Borough was originally incorporated in 1884.



ALLEGHENY CITY

Located in Allegheny County, Allegheny City was incorporated as a borough on April 14, 1828, and then as a city in 1840.
It was annexed by the City of Pittsburgh on December 7, 1907.



ALTOONA

Located in Blair County, Altoona was incorporated as a borough on February 6, 1854, and as a city under legislation approved on April 3, 1867, and February 8, 1868.



ARMENIA TOWNSHIP

Located in Bradford County, Armenia Township was incorporated as a township in February 1843 from Canton and Troy Townships.


 


ASHLEY BOROUGH

Located in Luzerne County, Ashley was incorporated as a borough on December 5th, 1870 from Hanover Township.



ASPINWALL

Located in Allegheny County, Aspinwall was incorporated as a borough in 1893 from O'Hara Township.



ATGLEN

Located in Chester County, Atglen was incorporated as a borough on December 20, 1875 from Sadsbury Township.



BADEN BOROUGH

Located in Beaver County, Baden Borough was incorporated as a borough on April 1st, 1868 from Economy Township.



BEALLSVILLE BOROUGH

Located in Washington County, Beallsville was incorporated as a borough on February 16th, 1852 from West Pike Run Township.



BEDFORD

Located in Bedford County, Bedford was incorporated as a borough on March 13, 1795 and rechartered on February 5, 1817.



BELLEFONTE

Located in Centre County, Bellefonte was incorporated as a borough on March 28, 1806 from Spring Township.



BENSALEM TOWNSHIP

Located in Bucks County, Bensalem Township was incorporated in 1692.



BETHLEHEM

Located in Northampton County, Bethlehem was incorporated as a borough on March 6, 1845, and as a city on July 17, 1917.



BLOOMSBURG TOWN

Located in Columbia County, Bloomsburg Town was incorporated as a borough on March 4, 1870 from Bloom Township.



BLOSSBURG BOROUGH

Located in Tioga County, Blossburg Borough was incorporated as a borough on August 29, 1871 from Covington Township.



BRADDOCK

Located in Allegheny County, Braddock was incorporated as a borough on June 8, 1867.



BRISTOL

Located in Bucks County, Bristol was incorporated as a borough on November 14, 1720, rechartereded in 1785 and again in 1851.



BROOKVILLE

Located in Jefferson County, Brookville was incorporated as a borough in 1843 from Rose Township.



CAMP HILL

Located in Cumberland County, Camp Hill was incorporated as a borough on November 10, 1885 from East Pennsboro Township.



CANONSBURG

Located in Washington County, Canonsburg was incorporated as a borough on February 22, 1802, from Chartiers Township.



CARBONDALE

Located in Lackawanna County, Carbondale was incorporated as a city on March 15, 1831.



CARLISLE

Located in Cumberland County, Carlisle was incorporated as a borough on April 13, 1782 from Middletown Township.



CARNEGIE

Located in Allegheny County, Carnegie was incorporated as a borough on March 1, 1894, consolidating Mansfield and Chartiers Boroughs.



CATASAUQUA

Located in Lehigh County, Catasauqua was incorporated as a borough on February 1, 1853.



CHAMBERSBURG

Located in Franklin County, Chambersburg was incorporated as a borough on March 21, 1803.



CHESTER

Located in Delaware County, Chester was incorporated as a borough on October 31, 1701, and as a city on February 14, 1866.



CLARION

Located in Clarion County, Clarion was incorporated as a borough on April 6, 1841.



CLEARFIELD

Located in Clearfield County, Clearfield was incorporated as a borough on April 21, 1840.



COATESVILLE

Located in Chester County, Coatesville was incorporated as a borough on August 15, 1867, and as a city on April 27, 1915.



COLLEGE TOWNSHIP

Located in Centre County, College Township was incorporated as a borough on November 25th, 1857 from Howard Township.



COLLINGDALE

Located in Delaware County, Collingdale was incorporated as a borough on December 23, 1891.



COLUMBIA BOROUGH

Located in Lancaster County, Columbia was incorporated as a borough on February 25, 1814 from Hempfield Township.



CONNELLSVILLE


Located in Fayette County, Connellsville was incorporated as a borough on March 1st, 1806 and as a city on May 12th, 1911.


CORNWALL BOROUGH

Located in Lebanon County, Cornwall was incorporated as a borough on October 11, 1926 from Cornwall and South Lebanon Township.



DALLASTOWN

Located in York County, Dallastown was incorporated as a borough in 1866 from York Township.



DANVILLE

Located in Montour County, Danville was incorporated as a borough on February 27, 1849.



DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP

Located in Tioga County, Deerfield was incorporated as a township in 1814.



DERRY TOWNSHIP

Located in Dauphin County, Derry was incorporated as a township in 1729 while part of Lancaster County.



DILLSBURG BOROUGH

Located in York County, Dillsburg was incorporated as a borough on April 9th, 1833 from Carroll Township.



DOVER TOWNSHIP

Located in York County, Dover was incorporated in 1747 while part of Lancaster County.



DOWNINGTOWN

Located in Chester County, Downingtown was incorporated as a borough on May 12, 1859.



DOYLESTOWN

Located in Bucks County, Doylestown was incorporated as a borough on April 16, 1838.



DUBLIN TOWNSHIP

Located in Fulton County, Dublin Township was incorporated as a township in October 1767 while part of Cumberland County.



DuBOIS

Located in Clearfield County, DuBois was incorporated as a borough on January 11, 1881, and as a city on December 28, 1914.



DUQUESNE BOROUGH

Formerly located in Allegheny County, north of the Allegheny River, Duquesne Borough was incorporated on May 7, 1849 and merged in 1868 with Allegheny City,
which subsequently became part of the City of Pittsburgh in 1907.



DUQUESNE CITY

Located in Allegheny County, south of Pittsburgh along the Monongahela River, Duquesne was incorporated as a borough on September 3, 1842
and as a city in 1910.



DUSHORE BOROUGH

Located in Sullivan County, Dushore was incorporated as a borough in 1859.



EASTON

Located in Northampton County, Easton was incorporated as a borough on September 23, 1789, and as a city on January 12, 1887.



EBENSBURG

Located in Cambria County, Ebensburg was incorporated as a borough on January 15, 1825.



EDEN TOWNSHIP

Located in Lancaster County, Eden Township was incorporated in 1855 from Bart Township.



ELK CREEK TOWNSHIP

Located in Erie County, Elk Creek Township was incorporated on March 12, 1800.



EPHRATA

Located in Lancaster County, Ephrata was incorporated as a borough on August 22, 1891.



ETNA

Located in Allegheny County, Etna was incorporated as a borough on September 16, 1868.



EXETER BOROUGH

Located in Luzerne County, Exeter was incorporated as a borough on February 8th, 1884 from Exeter Township.



FACTORYVILLE

Located in Wyoming County, Factoryville was incorporated as a borough on November 12, 1883.



FORD CITY

Located in Armstrong County, Ford City was incorporated as a borough on September 21, 1898.



FORTY FORT

Located in Luzerne County, Forty Fort was incorporated as a borough on January 31, 1887.



FRANKLIN

Located in Venango County, Franklin was incorporated as a borough on April 14, 1828, and as a city on April 4, 1868.



FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP

Located in York County, Franklin Township was incorporated in 1809.



GETTYSBURG

Located in Adams County, Gettysburg was incorporated as a borough on March 10, 1806 from Cumberland Township.



GLASGOW

Located in Beaver County, Glasgow was incorporated as a borough on October 12, 1854 from Ohio Township.



GREENCASTLE

Located in Franklin County, Greencastle was incorporated as a borough on March 25, 1805.



HALIFAX

Located in Dauphin County, Halifax was incorporated as a borough on May 29, 1875.



HAMBURG BORO

Located in Berks County, Hamburg was incorporated as a borough on April 3, 1837 from Windsor Township.



HANOVER

Located in York County, Hanover was incorporated as a borough on March 4, 1815.



HARBORCREEK TOWNSHIP

Located in Erie County, Harborcreek Township was incorporated on March 12, 1800.



HARMONY

Located in Butler County, Harmony was incorporated as a borough on June 12, 1840.



HARRIS TOWNSHIP

Located in Centre County, Harris Township was incorporated on April 27th, 1835.



HARRISBURG

Located in Dauphin County, Harrisburg was incorporated as a borough on April 13, 1791, and as a city on March 19, 1860.



HAZLETON

Located in Luzerne County, Hazleton was incorporated as a borough on January 5, 1857, and as a city on December 4, 1891.



HIGHSPIRE

Located in Dauphin County, Highspire was incorporated as a borough on December 23, 1903.



HOLLIDAYSBURG

Located in Blair County, Hollidaysburg was incorporated as a borough on August 10, 1836.



HUNTINGDON

Located in Huntingdon County, Huntingdon was incorporated as a borough on March 29, 1796.



INDIANA

Located in Indiana County, Indiana was incorporated as a borough on March 11, 1816.



JERSEY SHORE

Located in Lycoming County, Jersey Shore was incorporated as a borough on March 15, 1826.



JOHNSTOWN

Located in Cambria County, Johnstown was originally incorporated as Conemaugh Borough on January 12, 1831. Its name was changed on April 14, 1834. Johnstown became a city on December 18, 1889.



KENNETT SQUARE

Located in Chester County, Kennett Square was incorporated as a borough on March 13, 1855.



KENNETT TOWNSHIP

Located in Chester County, Kennett Township was incorporated in 1704.



KINGSTON

Located in Luzerne County, Kingston was incorporated as a borough on November 23, 1857.



KITTANNING

Located in Armstrong County, Kittanning was incorporated as a borough on April 2, 1821.



KUTZTOWN

Located in Berks County, Kutztown was incorporated as a borough on March 1, 1815.



LANCASTER

Located in Lancaster County, Lancaster was incorporated as a borough on May 1, 1742, and as a city on March 20, 1818.



LANSDOWNE

Located in Delaware County, Lansdowne was incorporated as a borough on June 7, 1893.



LEETSDALE BOROUGH

Located in Allegheny County, Leetsdale was incorporated as a borough in 1847 from Leet Township.



LEBANON

Located in Lebanon County, Lebanon was incorporated as a borough on February 20, 1821, and as a city on November 25, 1885.



LEMOYNE

Located in Cumberland County, Lemoyne was incorporated as a borough on May 23, 1905.



LEWISBURG

Located in Union County, Lewisburg was incorporated as a borough on March 31, 1812.



LEWISTOWN

Located in Mifflin County, Lewistown was incorporated as a borough on April 11, 1795.



LIVERPOOL BOROUGH

Located in Perry County, Liverpool was incorporated as a borough on May 4, 1832.



LOCK HAVEN

Located in Clinton County, Lock Haven was incorporated as a borough on May 25, 1840, and as a city on March 28, 1870.



LOWER ALLEN TOWNSHIP

Located in Cumberland County, Lower Allen Township was incorporated in 1849 from Allen Township.



LOWER PAXTON TOWNSHIP

Located in Dauphin County, Lower Paxton Township was incorporated in 1767 from Paxton Township.



LYNN TOWNSHIP

Located in Lehigh County, Lynn Township was incorporated in 1753 from Heidelberg Township.


 


MACUNGIE BOROUGH
(formerly the VILLAGE OF MILLERSTOWN)

Located in Lehigh County, Macungie Borough was incorporated as a borough on November 13th, 1857 from Macungie Township.



MAHANOY CITY BOROUGH

Located in Schuylkill County, Mahanoy City was incorporated as a borough on December 16, 1863 from Mahanoy Township.



MANCHESTER BOROUGH

Located in Allegheny County, Manchester was incorporated as a borough on May 7, 1849, and merged with Allegheny City on March 18, 1868, which in turn was annexed by the City of Pittsburgh in 1907.



MANHEIM

Located in Lancaster County, Manheim was incorporated as a borough on April 16, 1838.



MANOR TOWNSHIP

Located in Lancaster County, Manor Township was incorporated as a township in 1730.




MARTINSBURG BOROUGH

Located in Blair County, Martinsburg Borough was incorporated in 1832 from North Woodbury Township.




MARYSVILLE BOROUGH

Located in Perry County, Marysville Borough was incorporated in 1866 from Rye Township.



McCLURE BOROUGH

McClure Township was located adjacent to Allegheny City on its north side. With parts of Reserve Township and Duquesne borough, it merged with Allegheny City on March 18, 1868.



McKEESPORT

Located in Allegheny County, McKeesport was incorporated as a borough on September 3, 1842, and as a city on January 15, 1891.



McKEES ROCKS

Located in Allegheny County, McKees Rocks was incorporated as a borough on March 15, 1892.



McSHERRYSTOWN

Located in Adams County, McSherrystown was incorporated as a borough on March 21, 1884.



MEADVILLE

Located in Crawford County, Meadville was incorporated as a borough on March 29, 1823, and as a city on February 15, 1866.



MECHANICSBURG

Located in Cumberland County, Mechanicsburg was incorporated as a borough on April 12, 1828.



MIDDLE PAXTON TOWNSHIP

Located in Dauphin County, Middle Paxton Township was incorporated in August, 1787 from Paxton Township.



MIDDLETOWN

Located in Dauphin County, Middletown was incorporated as a borough on February 19, 1828.



MIFFLINTOWN

Located in Juniata County, Mifflintown was incorporated as a borough on March 6, 1833 from Fermanag Township.



MONONGAHELA CITY

Located in Washington County, Monongahela City was originally incorporated as Williamsport Borough on April 8, 1833. Although its name was changed to Monongahela City on April 1, 1837, it was not incorporated as a city until March 24, 1873.



MONROEVILLE BOROUGH

Located in Allegheny County, Monroeville was incorporated as a borough in 1951 from the former Patton Township, which was established in 1849 and now no longer exists, having been divided up into smaller municipalities..


 


MOON TOWNSHIP

Located in Allegheny County, Moon Township was incorporated as a township in 1790.



 

MORRISVILLE

Located in Bucks County, Morrisville was incorporated as a borough on March 29, 1804.



MOUNT HOLLY SPRINGS

Located in Cumberland County, Mount Holly Springs was incorporated as a borough on April 10, 1873.



MOUNT JOY BOROUGH

Located in Lancaster County, Mount Joy was incorporated as a borough in 1759 from Donegal Township.



MOUNT POCONO

Located in Monroe County, Mount Pocono was incorporated as a borough on July 12, 1927.



NEWBURG

Located in Cumberland County, Newburg was incorporated as a borough on April 17, 1861.



NEW CASTLE

Located in Lawrence County, New Castle was incorporated as a borough on March 25, 1825, and as a city on February 25, 1869.



NEW CUMBERLAND

Located in Cumberland County, New Cumberland was incorporated as a borough on March 21, 1831.



NEW GALILEE BOROUGH

Located in Beaver County, New Galilee Borough was incorporated as a borough on January 15, 1868.



NEWPORT BOROUGH

Located in Perry County, Newport Borough was incorporated as a borough on March 10th, 1840 from Oliver Township.



NEW SALEM

Located in York County, New Salem was incorporated as a borough on April 8, 1833.



NEWVILLE

Located in Cumberland County, Newville was incorporated as a borough on February 26, 1817.



NIPPENOSE TOWNSHIP

Located in Lycoming County, Nippenose Township was incorporated in May, 1786 from Bald Eagle and Upper Bald Eagle Townships.



NORRISTOWN

Located in Mongomery County, Norristown was incorporated as a borough on March 31st, 1812.



NORTH NEWTON TOWNSHIP

Located in Cumberland County, North Newton Township was incorporated in 1920 from Newton Township.



NORTH WHITEHALL TOWNSHIP

Located in Lehigh County, North Whitehall Township was incorporated in 1810 from Whitehall Township.



OAKMONT

Located in Allegheny County, Oakmont Borough was incorporated from Verona Borough in 1889. Verona Borough was incorporated on May 10, 1871.



OIL CITY

Located in Venango County, Oil City was incorporated as a borough on January 10, 1862, and as a city on March 1, 1871.



 

ORBISONIA

Located in Huntingdon County, Orbisonia Borough was incorporated from Cromwell Township on November 23, 1855.



ORWIGSBURG

Located in Schuylkill County, Orwigsburg was incorporated as a borough on March 12, 1813.



OXFORD BOROUGH

Located in Chester County, Oxford Borough was incorporated in 1833 from Lower Oxford and East Nottingham Townships.



PALMERTON BOROUGH

Located in Carbon County, Palmerton Borough was incorporated in 1912 from Lower Towamensing Township.



PATTERSON TOWNSHIP

Located in Beaver County, Patterson Township was incorporated in 1845 from Brighton Township.



PATTON TOWNSHIP

Formerly situated in Allegheny County, Patton Township was established in 1849 and now no longer exists, having been divided up into smaller municipalities..


 


PATTON TOWNSHIP

Located in Centre County, Patton Township was incorporated in 1801.



 

PAXTANG BOROUGH

Located in Dauphin County, Paxtang was incorporated as a borough on July 3rd, 1914 from Swatara Township.



PENN TOWNSHIP

Located in Perry County, Penn Township was incorporated in 1826 from Rye Township.



PENNDEL BOROUGH

Located in Bucks County, Penndel Borough was incorporated in 1899 from Middletown Township as the Borough of Attleboro. In 1910, the borough was renamed South Langhorne. The name Penndel was adopted in 1947



PENNSBURY TOWNSHIP

Located in Chester County, Pennsbury Township was incorporated in 1770 from Kennett Township.



PERKASIE BOROUGH

Located in Bucks County, Perkasie Borough was incorporated in 1879 from Rockhill Township.



PHILADELPHIA

Located in Phildelphia County, the City of Philadelphia was laid out as a town on October 28, 1681, and incorporated as a borough in 1684. Its first city charter was granted in 1691 and was followed by successive charters in 1701, 1789, 1885 and 1919. The city is now governed by a home rule charter that became effective on January 7, 1952. Under the city-county consolidation amendment to the Pennsylvania Constitution, adopted November 6, 1951, the City of Philadelpha also governs the County of Philadelphia.



PHOENIXVILLE

Located in Chester County, Phoenixville was incorporated as a borough on March 6, 1849.



PITTSBURGH

Located in Allegheny County, Pittsburgh was incorporated as a borough on April 22, 1794, and as a city on March 18, 1816.



POTTSTOWN

Located in Montgomery County, Pottstown was incorporated as a borough on February 6, 1815.



POTTSVILLE

Located in Schuylkill County, Pottsville was incorporated as a borough on February 19, 1828, and as a city on December 1, 1913.



READING

Located in Berks County, Reading was incorporated as a borough on September 12, 1783, and as a city on March 16, 1847.



RIDLEY PARK BOROUGH

Located in Delaware County, Ridley Park Borough was incorporated as a borough on December 8, 1888.



ROCKLEDGE BOROUGH

Located in Montgomery County, Rockledge Borough was incorporated as a borough on January 9, 1893.



SALTSBURG

Located in Indiana County, Saltsburg was incorporated as a borough on April 16, 1838.



SAXONBURG

Located in Butler County, Saxonburg was incorporatated as a borough on March 7, 1846.



SAYRE

Located in Bradford County, Sayre was incorporatated as a borough on January 27, 1891, from Athens Township.



SCHUYLKILL HAVEN

Located in Schuylkill County, Schuylkill Haven was incorporated as a borough on June 11, 1840.



SCOTTDALE BOROUGH

Located in Westmoreland County, Scottdale Borough was incorporated as a borough in February, 1874.



SCRANTON

Located in Lackawanna County, Scranton was incorporated as a borough on February 14, 1856, and as a city on April 23, 1866.



SELINSGROVE

Located in Snyder County, Selinsgrove was incorporated as a borough on April 13, 1827.



SHAMOKIN

Located in Northumberland County, Shamokin was incorporated as a borough on November 9, 1864, and as a city on Februry 21, 1949.



SHARON

Located in Mercer County, Sharon was incorporated as a borough on October 6, 1841, and as a city on December 17, 1918.



SHENANDOAH

Located in Schuylkill County, Shenandoah was incorporated as a borough on January 16, 1866.



SHIPPENSBURG

Located in Cumberland and Franklin counties, Shippensburg was incorporated as a borough on January 21, 1819.



SHREWSBURY

Located in York County, Shrewsbury was incorporated as a borough on April 9, 1834.



SLATINGTON

Located in Lehigh County, Slatington was incorporated as a borough on September 7, 1864.



SMITHTON BOROUGH

Located in Westmoreland County, Smithton was incorporated as a borough on February 2nd, 1901 from South Huntingdon Township.



SOMERSET

Located in Somerset County, Somerset was incorporated as a borough on March 5, 1804.



STATE COLLEGE

Located in Centre County, State College was incorporated as a borough on August 29, 1896.



STEELTON

Located in Dauphin County, Steelton was incorporated as a borough on January 19, 1880.



STEWARTSTOWN BOROUGH

Located in York County, Stewartstown was incorporated as a borough in 1851 from Hopewell Township.



STROUDSBURG

Located in Monroe County, Stroudsburg was incorporated as a borough on February 6, 1815.



SUNBURY

Located in Northumberland County, Sunbury was incorporated as a borough on March 24, 1797, and as a city on December 29, 1920.



TEMPLE BOROUGH

Located in Berks County, Temple was incorporated as a borough in 1920 from Muhlenberg Township.



TINICUM TOWNSHIP

Located in Bucks County, Tinicum was incorporated as a Township in 1738 from Plumstead Township.



TITUSVILLE

Located in Crawford County, Titusville was incorporated as a borough on March 6, 1847, and as a city on February 28, 1866.



TRAPPE

Located in Montgomery County, Trappe was incorporated as a borough on September 21, 1896.



TWILIGHT BOROUGH

Located in Washington County, Twilight was incorporated as a borough on February 12, 1894 from Allen Township.



UNIONTOWN

Located in Fayette County, Uniontown was incorporated as a borough on April 4, 1796, and as a city on December 19, 1913.



UPPER LEACOCK TOWNSHIP

Located in Lancaster County, Upper Leacock Township was incorporated in 1843 from Leacock Township.



WARREN

Located in Warren County, Warren was incorporated as a borough on April 3, 1832.



WASHINGTON

Located in Washington County, Washington was incorporated as a borough on February 12, 1810, and as a city on January 14, 1924.



WAYNESBURG

Located in Greene County, Waynesburg was incorporated as a borough on January 29, 1816.



WELLSBORO

Located in Tioga County, Wellsboro was incorporated as a borough on March 16, 1830.



WELLSVILLE BOROUGH

Located in York County, Wellsville was incorporated as a borough on June 30th, 1892 from Warrington Township.



WEST CHESTER

Located in Chester County, West Chester was incorporated as a borough on March 28, 1799.



WEST CONSHOHOCKEN BOROUGH

Located in Montgomery County, West Conshohocken Borough was incorporated as a borough in 1874.



WEST EASTON

Located in Northampton County, West Easton was incorporated as a borough on May 30, 1898.



WEST MANHEIM TOWNSHIP

Located in York County, West Manheim Township was incorporated in 1858 from Manheim Township.



WEST PITTSTON

Located in Luzerne County, West Pittston was incorporated as a borough on November 23, 1857.



WEST WYOMING BOROUGH

Located in Luzerne County, West Wyoming Borough was incorporated as a borough on June 23, 1898.



WESTMORELAND "TOWN"

The "town" of Westmoreland, an expanse of nearly 5,000 square miles, was established by the general assembly of Connecticut in January, 1774 during the struggle between Pennsylvania and Connecticut settlers to control the Wyoming Valley in what is now the Wilkes Barre / Scranton area. Westmoreland Town stretched from the Delaware River to the Susquehanna and was considered to be a municipality of Litchfield County, Connecticut. With theTrenton Decree of 1782, all Connecticut jurisdiction in Pennsylvania was officially nullified, although disputes over land ownership between individuals continued for several more decades.



WHITEMARSH TOWNSHIP

Located in Montgomery County, Whitemarsh Township was incorporated about 1704 while part of Philadelphia County.



WILKINS TOWNSHIP

Located in Allegheny County, Wilkins Township was incorporated as a first class township in 1901.



WILLIAMSBURG BOROUGH

Located in Blair County, Williamsburg Borough was incorporated as a township in 1827 from Woodbury Township. It surrendered its charter in 1839 and reincorporated as a borough in 1898.



WILLIAMSPORT

Located in Lycoming County, Williamsport was incorporated as a borough on March 1, 1806, and as a city on January 15, 1866.



WOMELSDORF

Located in Berks County, Womelsdorf was incorporated as a borough on April 8, 1833.



WORMLEYSBURG BOROUGH

Located in Cumberland County, Wormleysburg was incorporated as a borough in May, 1916 from East Pennsboro Township.



WRIGHT TOWNSHIP

Located in Luzerne County, Wright Township was incorporated in 1851 from Hanover Township.



WRIGHTSTOWN TOWNSHIP

Located in Bucks County, Wrightstown Township was incorporated in 1703.



WRIGHTSVILLE BOROUGH

Located in York County, Wrightsville was incorporated as a borough in April 1834 from Hellam Township.



YORK

Located in York County, York was incorporated as a borough on September 24, 1787, and as a city on January 11, 1887.



ZELIENOPLE

Located in Butler County, Zelienople was incorporated as a borough on May 29, 1840.



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