Dover, Pennsylvania

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Dover is a borough in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,815 at the 2000 census.



James Joner purchased 203 acres (0.82 km2) in 1764 and laid out the town of Dover. It was known as Jonerstown until 1815, when it was officially called Dover.

During the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign of the American Civil War, Dover was briefly occupied overnight, June 30—July 1, by Confederate cavalry under J.E.B. Stuart.

Dover was incorporated in 1864, 100 years after its founding.


Dover is located at 40°0′14″N 76°50′58″W / 40.00389°N 76.84944°W / 40.00389; -76.84944 (40.003846, -76.849397).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,815 people, 770 households, and 489 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,623.6 people per square mile (1,401.6/km2). There were 790 housing units at an average density of 1,577.2/sq mi (610.0/km2). The racial makeup of the borough was 96.47% White, 1.05% African American, 0.39% Native American, 0.83% Asian, 0.72% from other races, and 0.55% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.43% of the population.

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