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Dillsburg Library Newsletter

Please find the Dillsburg Library’s latest Newsletter attached.

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Pickle Fest 2022

We would like to invite you to Pickle Fest 2022, May 14, 8-3. Attached you will find your invite and all of the vendor applications.Online registration and payment is preferred.Click on the following link to register. (This is a google form) https://forms.gle/sSdrWxkWyB6TcD3p9 Click on the following link to pay.(This is a link to Square) http://dillsburgareabusiness.square.site/…

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Dillsburg Senior Center

Please find the Senior Center’s most recent newsletter attached. April 2022 Newsletter

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County of York

Information from York County

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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/shopSeedling Form

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York County Area Agency on Aging

Please find information from the York County Area Agency on Aging on free programs that are being offered.

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Explore Dillsburg

Scroll through the slides to learn more about some of the unique places Dillsburg has to offer! Want to feature your place? Email us at explore@dillsburg.com.

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.