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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Dillsburg Senior Center's Newsletter January
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York County Conservation District Seedling SaleThe York County Conservation District is having their annual Seedling Sale. The address for the District's website is www.yorkccd.org. Complete information about the sale, including descriptions of the tree seedlings and the order form, can be found on their website.
2020 York County Senior GamesThe 2020 York County Senior Games will be held Monday, June 22 through Friday June 26 and is open to any York County resident, 50 years of age or older by December 31, 2020. All 2019 Senior Games participants will recedive a registration booklet in th email in April. For more infomration or to be added to the mailing list, call 717-771-9001 or email aging@yorkcountypa.gov. The 2020 registration booklet and registration form can also be downloaded from the "Senior Games" page of www.ycaaa.org after April 1st.

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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