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CHRONOLOGY OF THE POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OF THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA, 1854-1966


YearWard ChangeAuthorityDate
1854Division of Consolidated City into WardsAct of Consolidation
P.L. 21
2 February 1854
1855Enlargement of 19th Ward from part of 23rd WardP.L. 2621 April 1855
186125th Ward from parts of 19th and 23rd WardsP.L. 29312 April 1861
186426th Ward from 1st WardP.L. 11129 March 1864
1865Enlargement of 18th Ward from part of 19th WardP.L. 60323 March 1865
186627th Ward from 24th WardP.L. 96814 April 1866
186728th Ward from 21st WardP.L. 46014 March 1867
187129th Ward from 20th WardP.L. 12223 February 1871
187530th Ward from 26th WardQuarter Sessions Court Decree3 March 1875
187531st Ward from 19th WardQ.S. Court decree2 March 1875
188832nd Ward from 28th WardQ.S. Court decree13 November 1888
188833rd Ward from 25th WardQ.S. Court decree13 November 1888
188934th Ward from 24th WardQ.S. Court decree9 November 1889
189035th Ward from 23rd WardQ.S. Court decree11 November 1890
189236th Ward from 26th WardQ.S. Court decree25 November 1892
189237th Ward from 28th WardQ.S. Court decree22 November 1892
189638th Ward from 28th WardQ.S. Court decree13 November 1896
189839th Ward from 1st WardQ.S. Court decree18 March 1898
189840th Ward from 27th WardQ.S. Court decree18 March 1898
189941st Ward from 35th WardQ.S. Court decree23 November 1899
190142nd Ward from 22nd WardQ.S. Court decree16 November 1901
190543rd Ward from 33rd WardQ.S. Court decree23 November 1905
190644th Ward from 34th WardQ.S. Court decree7 December 1906
190645th Ward from 25th WardQ.S. Court decree3 December 1906
190746th Ward from 27th WardQ.S. Court decree25 March 1907
190747th Ward from 29th WardQ.S. Court decree20 November 1907
191448th Ward from 36th WardQ.S. Court decree25 February 1914
1916Enlargement of 35th Ward from Montgomery CountyP.L. 1706 May 1915
193249th & 50th Wards from 42nd WardQ.S. Court decree16 December 1932
193651st Ward from 40th WardQ.S. Court decree7 December 1936
194252nd Ward from 34th WardQ.S. Court decree5 June 1942
195753rd - 58th Wards from 35th WardQ.S. Court decree10 June 1957
195859th Ward from 22nd WardQ.S. Court decree22 May 1958
195821st Ward enlarged from 22nd WardQ.S. Court decree22 May 1958
196160th Ward from 46th WardQ.S. Court decree15 June 1961
1965Revision of entire City into 66 WardsQ.S. Court decree2 August 1965


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