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
or by special appointment.