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York Springs is a borough in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 574 at the 2000 census. York Springs is served by the Bermudian Springs School District ([1]). Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Adams_County. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1688x1162, 50 KB) Other versions Image:Map of Adams County, Pennsylvania. ... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 160 miles (255 km)  - Length 280 miles (455 km)  - % water 2. ... Bermudian Springs School District is a U.S. school district created in 1970 and occupies 75 square miles of Adams Countys rolling hills of orchards and farmlands. ...


York Springs History

York Sulphur Springs, the first summer resort in Adams County, was patronized by persons from Philadelphia and Baltimore who came to the resort by stage coach.

The land upon which the Springs was built on a tract owned by the Wiermans. When first settlements were made, the original building conformed to the plan of many of the older taverns and housed only fifty guests. The later building was erected partly on the old foundation about 1790. A cross wing or section in the rear made a perfect T formation. A colonnade extended along both sides of the main building, forming delightful balconies. The hotel was beautiful, most attractive and symmetrical. The lawns, walks, rustic bridges and arbors were kept in perfect condition. Not only the lawns but the nearby woods were swept with brooms.

Arnold Gardner and Charles Kettlewell first leased and later bought York Sulphur Springs from the heirs of Robert Oliver and it was during their nine years of ownership that the place reached the height of its popularity. One-hundred-fifty guests could be accommodated, but at times the hotel was so crowded that rooms had to be secured at nearby farm houses for guests.

From records of the Hamilton and Dill families, we find that General George Washington and his wife Martha did spend some time at the Springs during the summer of 1799 when John Hamilton was proprietor of the place. This was the last summer of the old General's life as he died the following winter.

Bowling, croquet playing, dancing, and drinking from the famous spring were the amusements for the guests. The water was very unpalatable but highly medicinal in value. An analysis showed that it contained 20 parts Epsom salts, 6 parts gypsum, 4 parts common salt, and the balance sulphur. This sulphur vein extends as far as Wierman's Mill and is especially noticeable in very warm weather.

The first balloon ascension in Adams County was made from York Sulphur Springs for the entertainment of its many guests.

The main building survived the others for some years but was finally destroyed by fire January 8, 1896. Donald Miller's stone bungalow is built on the exact site of the old hotel so famous nearly two hundred years ago. After railroads were built, the Springs popularity decreased rapidly and finally the numerous buildings that made up the site fell into decay and gradually disappeared.

Although the information for York Sulphur Springs exists within what is considered the boundaries of York Springs, the existing information now encompasses Latimore Township. The information above was provided by their website.

York Springs previous names were: York Sulphur (Sulfur) Springs and Petersburg.

Local Government

Borough of York Springs
311 Main Street
P.O. Box 222
York Springs, PA 17372
Phone: 528-4032 Fax: 528-7640
Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.;
Closed Monday and Friday

Borough Council:
Sally Vance, President
Jeffrey L. Shull, Vice-President
Melissa Smith, Secretary
Doug Deibler
Bob Megonnell
Noel Potter
Meetings: 7:00 p.m., First Thursday

Building Permit/Zoning Officer
Wayne Wolf

William F. Hill & Associates
207 Baltimore Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325
Phone: 334-9137

Alford Shull

Municipal Authority
Roy Williams, Jr., Chairman
Melissa Smith, Secretary
Andrew Aeppli
Gerald McCauslin
Dale Pifer
Michael Tipler
Meetings: 7:30 p.m., Second Tuesday

Planning Commission
Vacancy, Chairman
James Landis, Vice Chairman
Wayne Staley, Secretary
Richard Batley
Dennis Petrick
Meetings: 7:30 p.m., Second Thursday

Police Chief
Andrew J. Hansen
Phone: 528-4121

Sewage Enforcement Officer
James T. Lehman
Phone: 528-4032 or 528-7955

Water & Sewer Authority
York Springs Municipal Authority
Roy Williams, Jr, Chairman
P.O. Box 222, 311 Main Street
York Springs, PA 17372
Phone: 528-4032 or 528-7955

Stanley Laskowski
3631 N. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Phone: 232-7661

Municipal Authority
P. Daniel Altland
3631 N. Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
Phone: 232-7661

Tax Collector
Donna Kapper
331 Main Street, P.O. Box 213
York Springs, PA 17372
Phone: 528-8121


York Springs is located at 40°0′25″N, 77°6′51″W (40.006865, -77.114066)GR1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...

The United States Postal ZIP code is 17372. The local telephone exchange prefix is 528.


As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 574 people, 186 households, and 129 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,108.1/km² (2,836.0/mi²). There were 213 housing units at an average density of 411.2/km² (1,052.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 94.77% White, 0.35% African American, 1.22% Asian, 3.31% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.56% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget, is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...

There were 186 households out of which 41.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.8% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 21.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.87 and the average family size was 3.42. Matrimony redirects here. ...

In the borough the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 9.6% from 18 to 24, 30.5% from 25 to 44, 16.0% from 45 to 64, and 15.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 103.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.0 males.

The median income for a household in the borough was $41,250, and the median income for a family was $41,071. Males had a median income of $28,173 versus $24,583 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $14,379. About 9.5% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.0% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...

External links

Municipalities and Communities of Adams County, Pennsylvania
(County Seat: Gettysburg)
Boroughs Abbottstown | Arendtsville | Bendersville | Biglerville | Bonneauville | Carroll Valley | East Berlin | Fairfield | Gettysburg | Littlestown | McSherrystown | New Oxford | York Springs
Townships Berwick | Butler | Conewago | Cumberland | Franklin | Freedom | Germany | Hamilton | Hamiltonban | Highland | Huntington | Latimore | Liberty | Menallen | Mount Joy | Mount Pleasant | Oxford | Reading | Straban | Tyrone | Union
Communities and CDPs Bendersville Station-Aspers | Cashtown-McKnightstown | Hampton | Lake Heritage | Lake Meade | Midway | Orrtanna

  Results from FactBites:
Historical Information & Other Projects by David Worley (2497 words)
The borough of York Springs is located on the eastern line of Huntington Township on the Carlisle and Hanover road, west of the Sulphur Springs, and on a branch of Latimore Creek.
The village of York Springs was incorporated in 1868 and organized January 8, 1869 under the name of York Springs Borough.
A well-known man of York Springs was Leonard M. Gardner who was born near Hunterstown October 10, 1831, on the farm now known as the home of the Studebaker Wagon Industry.
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