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York Springs

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York Springs is a borough in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 833 at the 2010 census. York Springs is served by the Bermudian Springs School District.HistoryYork Springs was originally platted as Petersburg within Latimore Township. York Sulphur Springs, the first summer resort in Adams County, was patronized by people from Philadelphia and Baltimore who came to the resort by stage coach. General George Washington and his wife Martha visited the area in the summer of 1799. The water was regarded as medicinal but unpalatable. Analysis claimed 20 parts Epsom salts, 6 parts gypsum, 4 parts common salt, and the balance sulfur. The hotel was destroyed by fire on January 8, 1896. The Springs' popularity decreased with the construction of the railroad and the resort buildings disappeared.York Springs' previous names were York Sulphur Springs and Petersburg. To completely end confusion with Littlestown, when Petersburg became a borough in 1868 it was named York Sulphur Springs, later shortened to York Springs.Local governmentBorough Council: Eloise Swales, President Dale Pifer, Vice President Catherine Jonet, Secretary Bob Megonnell Gary Smith Roy "Ike" Williams Jr.Building Permit/Zoning Officer Wayne Wolf
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