Dillsburg Borough

York County, Pennsylvania


Dillsburg is located at the convergence of Routes 15 and 74 in south-central Pennsylvania. This rural-flavored town is located on main highways with access to several metropolitan destinations.



This makes the community a focal point for area agriculture products being moved to market. Dillsburg is a growing community, currently beginning a downtown revitalization and historic designation program.



Dillsburg unites the surrounding region with its community activities such as: Farmers's Fair, PickleFest and the New Year's Eve Pickle Drop

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Job PostingThe Dillsburg Borough Council is seeking applicants for the position of Dillsburg Borough Manager. The job description and requirments can found by clicking on the link below. This job will be posted through October 7, 2022.
Click Here:Job Posting
YCCD Seedling Sale.The Seedling Sale is a wonderful opportunity for York County residents to support conservation while improving habitat in their own backyards.Please visit www.yorkccd.org/shop
Seedling Form
Dillsburg Senior Center Please find the Senior Center's most recent newsletter attached.April 2022 Newsletter
York County Area Agency on Aging Please find information from the York County Area Agency on Aging on free programs that are being offered.Virtual Workshop Diabetes Diabetes Virtual Flyer
DEP Winterizing Tips Please find tips from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection on ideas to winterize a home.DEP Winterizing Tips
Dillsburg Library Newsletter Please find the Dillsburg Library's latest Newsletter attachedApril Newsletter
FireworksLet's talk fireworks. Yes, PA law states that you can now purchase Class C fireworks. It also states that these fireworks may not be discharged within 150 feet of a structure and cannot be discharged on public or private property without express permission from the property OWNER. HOWEVER, Borough Code Chapter6, Part 1 and Chapter10, Part 3 PROHIBITS you from discharging these fireworks within the Dillsburg Borough limits. Everyone's cooperation is appreciated.
Soliciting PermitsThere are no soliciting permits currently issued.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to connect the Borough Office.
Mosquito Positive Press Release Please find a news release from July 20 from the county’s Mosquito Surveillance Program regarding West Nile Virus mosquito samples collected in Conewago Township. Press Release
York County Solid Waste Authority The York County Solid Waste Authority's FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event will be held on Saturday, May 7th from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. The event will be held behind the Authority's Recycle Drop-Off Area located at 2685 Blackthorne Court, York. Registration is required. Online registration is available for residents at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/york-county-solid-waste-authoritys-household-hazardous-waste-collection-tickets-288044929137 until May 6th. Participants who bring a device containing mercury, such as a thermometer or thermostat, will receive a $5 Lowe's gift card (one per household while supplies last).
Household hazardous waste includes products from the home that are corrosive (drain cleaners or bleach), flammable (gasoline), reactive (chemistry kits) or toxic (pesticides). The HHW Collection Event benefits York County by identifying hazardous wastes found in the home and providing an opportunity to manage these materials in a safe and efficient manner. Visit https://www.ycswa.com/accepted-not-accepted-hhw-event/ for a list of products that are and are not accepted at this event.
All York County homeowners or residential tenants are eligible to take advantage of this event. There is no fee to participate. Business and government entities are not eligible to participate. The program is made possible by funding generated from tipping fees collected at the York County Resource Recovery Center and a grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. After collection, a licensed hazardous waste commercial hauler hired by the Authority will transport the material to permitted hazardous waste sites. These facilities will recycle the materials collected.
York County Area Agency on AgingYORK COUNTY PA, APRIL 1, 2022 - The York County Area Agency on Aging offers a variety of classes to help older adults live happier, healthier, and more independent lives. Our spring class offerings consist of A Matter of Balance and Healthy Steps In Motion. Each class is made up of several sessions that build upon each other, therefore participants should plan to attend all dates listed. Those who wish to attend must register by the listed dates to assure enough materials will be available for all.
A MATTER OF BALANCE targets older adults who have concerns about falling, have fallen in the past, have restricted their activities because of falling concerns, or are interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength. It emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Participants will learn to view falls as controllable; set goals for increasing activity; make changes to reduce fall risks at home; and exercise to increase strength and balance.

This class has 8 sessions:
1 pm to 3 pm
April 18, 20, 25, 27
May 2, 4, 9, 12

Class will be held at:

St. John's Blymire's United Church of Christ
1009 Blymire Road
Dallastown, PA 17313

Call Faye at 717-852-4902 x1044 to register by April 11th.

York County Area Agency on AgingHEALTHY STEPS IN MOTION is an exercise-focused balance improvement and fall prevention program. There are 3 levels of exercise to enable participants to continue HSIM for as long as they like. Participants will take part in physical skill screenings to determine their fall risk. HSIM strives to reduce the risk of falling by building body strength, increasing flexibility and improving balance.

This class has 8 sessions:
1 pm to 2 pm
May 2,4,9,11,16,18,23,25

Class will be held at:

Visiting Nurse Association of Hanover & Spring Grove
440 Madison Street
Hanover, PA 17331

Call Faye at 717-852-4902 x1044 by April 25th to register.

A Brief History Of Dillsburg

Nestled in the foothills of the beautiful and historic Blue Ridge Mountains with South Mountain in its backyard, Dillsburg has been and is a good place to call "home".

At one time the settlement was known as Monaghan Settlement, at other times it was Dill's or Dills, Dillstown and even Dillston. Then, at its incorporation on April 9, 1833, it officially, and probably finally, became known as Dillsburg. It was named in honor of the chief of the earliest settlers, Matthew Dill, who located here about 1740. He came from the county of Monagahan, Ireland. In 1749 Matthew Dill became one of the court justices of York County and before this he had commanded a company against native Indian opposition. He died October 13, 1750 at the age of 52.

The exact date of the earliest settlement in or near Dillsburg is uncertain. It is noted, however, that Captain Matthew Dill's name appeared in the records of Chester County, Pennsylvania, as late as 1735. It should be noted that the lands within the present limits of York County were, at one time, a part of Chester County. They later became part of the new Lancaster County and finally in August 1749 York County was established "West of the Susquehanna" and was separated from Lancaster County.

One of the townships that was laid out before 1749 was Monahan (later Monaghan), including the area now comprising Dillsburg. Since the land west of the Susquehanna was purchased from the Indians in 1736 and, since it is recorded that preaching services were held locally as early as 1737, it may be concluded that the approximate date of settlement is between 1735 and 1740.

Records show that Thomas and Richard Penn, Esquires, and Proprietaries and Governors of the Province of Pennsylvania, granted to Captain Dill, for a sum of money, a tract of land containing 504 acres.

Information above was taken from the "Dillsburg 1983 Sesquicentennial" book.

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