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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PENN WASTE ALERTDillsburg Borough Residents: Penn Waste was initially planning to run the recycle route today, but due to staffing issues caused by COVID, they had to cancel the recycling route today. They will collect all recyclable material on your next collection day. They are still running the trash route as it poses more of a public health issue. They are still battling COVID in their operations department, and it is having a severe impact on their staffing every day. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. They will get all of the recycling cleaned up next week. Please remove your recycle bins from the sidewalk and place them out next week. If you should have any questions, please feel free to call the Borough Office. Thank you!!
Dillsburg Senior Center Please find the Senior Center's most recent newsletter attached.January 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 Fall Prevention Fall Prevention Flyer Healthy Steps Virtual Workshop
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 attachedJanuary 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 Broadband Survey The York County Commissioners, York County Economic Alliance, and YoCo Fiber Broadband Task Force are working towards the goal of ensuring there is access to broadband across the county. They are conducting a survey to gather information about current internet access (or lack of access), areas of need, internet speeds, and costs. The information from the survey results will help advance this initiative, secure grants, and ultimately bring better internet to your home or business. The survey is available to all York County residents. Please visit www.YoCoFiber.com to complete the survey and learn more.

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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