Welcome to Shrewsbury Township!

NOTICE: Proposed  Ordinance No. 2018-01 has been updated as of February 7, 2018.  This is an ordinance relating to the abandoning, capping, and sealing of private wells within the Wellhead Protection Zone that are connected to public water.  The proposed ordinance will be considered for adoption at the Board of Supervisors meeting scheduled for March 7, 2018, with a public hearing held that same date at 7:00 p.m., prior to adoption consideration.  

 

 

A brief history…

Shrewsbury Township was  settled in 1739 and Incorporated in 1742 while a part of Lancaster County.  The Township was among the original 13 Townships that made up York County and one of the first municipalities to be established west of the Susquehanna River.

At the time Shrewsbury schoolTownship were formed, it included the area of the present-day Townships of Springfield, Hopewell, East Hopewell, and North Hopewell.

The first settlers in the area were mostly English and Scottish-Irish; other portions of the area were settled under Maryland land titles.

When the township was established, the majority of the citizens were English as reflected by the English name of Shrewsbury. The Germans began to locate in the township shortly after its formation, and many of the former English settlers sold their lands. Conflicting feelings arose between the border settlers in Pennsylvania and Maryland as a result of the aforementioned land titles, and the dispute was not resolved until 1767 through the establishment of the Mason-Dixon Line.

Shrewsbury Township comprises a total area of 29.20 sq. miles with 77.57 miles of township roads and 39.07 miles of state roads within its borders.

The boroughs of Shrewsbury, Railroad, New Freedom, and Glen Rock are incorporated within but have their own Twp Mapgovernments.

 

Shrewsbury Township

11505 Susquehanna Trail S
Glen Rock, PA 17327

717-235-3011 (T)
717-227-0662 (F)

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Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday & Sunday

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