Dillsburg Borough

York County, Pennsylvania

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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.

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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.

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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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WEATHER ALERTOur Central Pennsylvania area is expected to receive 3-6 inches of snow over the weekend. Because the forecast also calls for freezing rain, crews will not plow roads until after the rain stops. Leaving snow on the roads will provide better traction. Crews will salt roads as conditions warrant. Once the rain stops, plowing operations will begin. Please do not travel unless it is an emergency.

Christmas Tree Pickup Christmas Tree pickup will be Monday, January 7, 2019 and Monday, January 14, 2019. Please remove all ornaments and lights. Do not place in a tree bag. The trees will be used by the Dillsburg Jaycees for mulch!

Door Decorating Contest

1st Place:
Dawn Keefer’s Office
12 N Baltimore Street


2nd Place:
Nancy Putt
113 Harrisburg Pike


3rd Place:
Greg Perry
113 E Welty Ave


Honorable Mention:
Brynlee Baldwin
228 S Baltimore Street

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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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