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Dillsburg Borough Newsletter

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NYCHAPS Newsletter

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Dillsburg Library Newsletter

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Dillsburg Senior Center

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York County Solid Waste (YCSWA)

York County Solid Waste Authority Will Hold a Free Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event The York County Solid Waste Authority’s (YCSWA) FREE Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event will be held on Saturday, May 4th from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. The event will be held at the paved lot behind the YCSWA Recycling Drop-Off Center…

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Dillsburg Borough & Carroll Township Comprehensive Plan Meeting

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New Years Eve Pickle Drop

Starting at 4pm, kids can enjoy an array of activities – from snagging cool pickle gear to playing fun games and indulging in delicious food, including Dillsburg famous Fresh Pickle Soup! The excitement peaks with a baby drop at 7pm, followed by a thrilling Bingo session from 7:30-11:30pm.

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Dillsburg Emergency Management

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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.