"After the election, Judge Battle issued the following order:
AND NOW, this 11th day of December, 1996, upon consideration of the attached Return of the County Board of Elections of Delaware County , Pennsylvania dated November 22, 1996 and the attached Certification of the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County, Pennsylvania dated December 5, 1996, which certify the computation and tabulation of the votes cast at the election held on November 5, 1996, on the Question -"Shall the name of Birmingham Township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania be changed from Birmingham Township to Chadds Ford Township?" and confirm that the number of votes cast in favor of the said change of name was 896, and the number of votes cast against the said change was 410, and that therefore a majority of the votes cast was in favor of the change of the Township name, it is hereby ORDERED and DECREED that, in accordance with Section 207 of the Second Class Township Code, 53 P.S. §65207, the name of Birmingham Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, be and is hereby changed to Chadds Ford Township, effective immediately.
It is hereby further ORDERED and DECREED that the record of the proceedings be permanently recorded
BY THE COURT
(s) Joseph F. Battle" http://www.chaddsfordpa.net/public/index.php?id=25&m=yes&g=0&n=2&s=4&h=2