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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Northern York EMA Statement Please find the statement from Northern York Emergency Management on Covid-19 Northen York EMA Statement on COVID-19
Office Close to PublicDue to the COVID-19 threat, the Dillsburg Borough office will be closed to the public until at least March 30, 2020. You may contact the Borough Office at 717-432-9969 or by email at dillsburg@dillsburg.com.
York County Seedling SaleThe York County Conservation District is having their annual seedling sale. For more informaiton please visit www.yorkccd.org
Dillsburg Area Public Library Please find the Dillsburg Area Public Library's April Newsletter. April Newsletter
Dillsburg Mayor's Letter Please find a letter from the Mayor on Covid-19 to the Community Letter From Mayor
Dillsburg Senior Center's Newsletter March
AARP Tax AideAARP TAx Aide offers free federal, state and local income tax preparation for taxpayers of all ages, especially adults 50 and older, each tax season. Please see the flyer for more informationFlyer
2020 York County Senior GamesYork County is holding the Senior Games this year. For more information go to www.ycaaa.org and click on "Senior Games" on the left. Information can also be found by emailing aging@yorkcountypa.gov or calling (717) 771-9001.

York County Commisioners Update: Coronavirus

Understanding that the Coronavirus is a topic of high interest, The York County Board of Commissioners wanted to take a moment to provide you a message that we will be sharing with our York County Community.

- There are no confirmed cases in Pennsylvania at this time, and as a result the direct risk to our community remains low.
- Local Health Departments and Health Systems are monitoring this situation with the Pennsylvania Department of Health.
- All these organizations are following CDC recommendations for preparation, prevention, evaluation, and care precautions.
- York County has assembled and activated its emergency preparedness team.
- The County is in communication with local health care providers, including both WellSpan Health and UPMC.
- In the event of a locally diagnosed case, our local health care providers are adequately trained and equipped to care for patients with any type of communicable disease. We will continue to work closely with them and state health officials to provide the most current information we have.
- This is an evolving situation, so we expect guidance to change and the County will be evaluating that on a regular basis.

In regards to preventative measures…

- Avoid contacts with sick individuals
- The best prevention for coronavirus, the flu and colds, is to practice proper respiratory etiquette:
- Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing – either with a tissue or your inner elbow. Throw the tissue away.
- Wash your hands frequently, using soap and water for at least 20 seconds, or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- If you have flu-like symptoms, wear a mask before entering a hospital or medical office.
- The CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from COVID-19.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
- Stay home when you are sick.
- Clean and disinfect commonly touched items.
- If you have been to China, Iran, Italy, Japan or South Korea within the past 30 days, and you’re experiencing flu-like symptoms, we recommend you contact your healthcare provider before going to the doctor’s office or hospital.

We do have a link on the county website that directs you to the CDC and DOH websites for their most current information regarding the Coronavirus.

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/stop-the-spread-of-germs.pdf https://www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx

We understand that this is an evolving situation, and we expect guidelines will need to be changed. The County, is committed to evaluating on a regular basis. And, will continue to collaborate with our partners at WellSpan Health and UPMC.

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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