Welcome to Dover Township
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Rep. Seth Grove is hosting a series of town hall meetings in the coming weeks to discuss your priorities for the Commonwealth and the District. For more information, please download the Town Hall Meeting flyer.
It was under the authority of the Lancaster County Court that Dover Township was formed in 1743. It was formed out of old Manchester Township which was so large that it even extended into Adams County. The township's name, Dover, was selected because of an Englishman's nostalgia for his earlier home in England.
Dover Township maintains a vast Public Works infrastructure consisting of an estimated 73 miles of water lines, 140 miles of sewer lines, and 120 miles of highways and roads. In addition to the Public Works infrastructure, Dover Township maintains 5 parks and 10 recreational facilities. One of the most known parks, Brookside Park, has been a part of Dover Township’s history since 1901.
Dover Township occupies 42.1 square miles in the northwestern part of York County, Pennsylvania. Of this, 99.76% consists of land and the remaining 0.24% is water. As of the 2000 census, Dover Township had 18,074 people comprising of 6,999 households. Of these households, 5,256 were families. The population density was 430.4 people per square mile. There were 7,217 housing units at an average density of 171.8/sq mi.