History in Our Midst

The Dillsburg and northern York County are is filled with history. From the soldiers passing through during the Gettysburg campaign to more mundane, but no less important, like the Dill Tavern.

There are several properties in the area that are on the National Register of Historic Places. The NRHP is the federal governments official list of historical significant structures and places. Listed on the NRHP in our area are:

Warrington Meeting House, Warrington Twp. – added 1975 (Nomination Form) (NRHP File)

Wellsville Historic District, Wellsville – added 1977 (Nomination Form) (NRHP File)

Clear Spring Mill, Franklin Twp. – added 1996 (Nomination Form) (NRHP File)

Rev. Anderson B. Quay House, Dillsburg, added 1997 (Nomination Form) (NRHP File)

The Dill Tavern, Dillsburg – added 2004 (Nomination Form)

Additionally, the Gilbert Bridge was partially in Monaghan Twp before its 2008 replacement with a concrete. It was added to the NRHP in 1988 (Nomination Form) and appears to still be listed despite the demolition of the bridge.

As you can tell, there are many notable structures in our area. The Dillsburg Area Public Library and the rest of the York County Library System have lots of material to help you dig into local history. You can find things on the Warrington Meeting House, Dill Tavern, and Wellsville in our catalog