of Coopersdale Borough also had voted to join in
the consolidation, but they were unable to do so
because Coopersdale was not contiguous to
Johnstown. Morrellville separated Johnstown and
Coopersdale and since Morrellville was not then a
borough, it did not vote on the consolidation
the time the city received its charter in 1889,
the village of Moxham was annexed to the 7th
Ward. Two years later, by court decree, it became
the 17th Ward.
Meantime, in 1890,
the village of Morrellville received its borough
charter. It retained its municipal identity until
1897 when it was annexed to the city as the 18th,
19th and 20th Wards.
The annexation of
Morrellville removed the obstacle that had
prevented Coopersdale from joining the city.
Coopersdale then became the 21st Ward in 1898.
the addition of Coopersdale, the present day
boundaries of Johnstown were virtually
established. Most notable among the later day
annexations was Roxbury Borough, which became
part of the 8th Ward, and Walnut Grove, which
became part of the 17th Ward.