About Dover Township

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 75 miles of water lines, 85 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 2010 census, Dover Township had 21,078 people comprising of 8,715 households.

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