Welcome to Shrewsbury Township!

GEMMILL ROAD CLOSED – Following a bridge inspection on Gemmill Road, it was determined that the it had to be closed immediately (7/18/18)  to protect the public.  The bridge is located on the portion of Gemmill Road between Stewartstown & Cooper Roads.   The Township is working closely with the Township Engineer and will take the necessary steps to make repairs to allow the road to reopen as soon as possible.

IMPORTANT NOTICE (07/18/2018): On Sunday, July 15, 2018, there was an incident at Hametown Park involving three (3) (known) youth who developed a rash after visiting the park.  The initial diagnosis was some form of chemical reaction, which was later determined to be incorrect with a new medical diagnosis of poison sumac.  Upon inspection of the playground area, poison sumac was found growing in a bush adjacent to the playground.  Steps have been taken to permanently eradicate the poison sumac.  We apologize for any undue concern this may have caused.         

NOTICE: Ordinance No. 2018-01 (well inspections / wellhead protection district) was adopted by the Board of Supervisors at their March 7, 2018 meeting


NOTICE: Route 616 (Glen Rock Road) closed on June 21st over Centerville Creek at Rockville Road (for 10 weeks).  For details of the closing and to view a location map and detour route, click here.

NOTICE: Route 851 (Steltz Road) closed on June 25th at the intersection of Smith Mill & Keeney Mill Roads (for 6 months).  Detour route is Bowser and Ingham Roads.


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)

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