Borough of Wrightsville
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About Wrightsville Borough


The Borough of Wrightsville shall commit its resources to serve the community by enforcing the laws of the State of Pennsylvania and the Ordinances of the Borough of Wrightsville by preserving tranquility, promoting a safe environment for its residents, protecting life and property, maintaining the infrastructure of the Borough, demonstrating fiscal responsibility and by upholding order for the safe and expeditious flow of traffic.


Welcome to the Borough of Wrightsville, York County, Pennsylvania. Our quaint town is located along the western banks of the Susquehanna River in the Susquehanna Valley Region of Pennsylvania and is well known for the burning of the bridge during the Civil War in 1863. A plaque located in the Samuel Lewis State Park indicates that George Washington considered Wrightsville as a possible location for the capital of the United States.

Named for early pioneer John Wright, the Borough of Wrightsville was incorporated in 1834. The incorporation merged the village of Wrightsville with the town of West Phalia.

The Borough of Wrightsville has a population of 2,310 according to the 2010 Census and is divided into 3 Wards, governed by the Council/Mayor type of government.


To obtain a comprehensive history on the Borough of Wrightsville, visit:

Historic Wrightsville Museum
309 Locust Street
Wrightsville, PA 17368
Phone (717) 252-1169

Open Sundays 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (except holidays)
or by special appointment.


Click HERE to view the Borough of Wrightsville Incorporation Act



"A healthy social life is found only, when in the mirror of each soul, the whole community finds its reflection, and when in the whole community the virtue of each one is living." -Rudolf Steiner


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