Terre Hill, Pennsylvania

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Terre Hill is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,237 at the 2000 census, which rose to 1,261, as of July 2008.[1]



Terre Hill was formerly known as Fairville, Pennsylvania.[1] It was incorporated as a borough in 1907 after a successful court battle to separate from East Earl Township, Pennsylvania.[1] Geographically, Terre Hill overlooks the Weaverland Valley of eastern Lancaster County.[1]

The borough was once considered to be the hub of cigar-making in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.[1] One of its most recognizable landmarks is a 19th Century clock located at the borough hall.[1]

Terre Hill's population was estimated to be 1,261, as of July 2008.[1] It is home to the second-fewest residents of any incorporated borough in Lancaster County, with the exception of Christiana, Pennsylvania.[1] Terre Hill has no traffic lights as of 2010.[1]

General information

  • ZIP code: 17581
  • Area code: 717
  • Local phone codes: 445
  • Current Mayor (2009): Robert "Bob" R Rissler[1]


Terre Hill is located at 40°9′27″N 76°3′1″W / 40.1575°N 76.05028°W / 40.1575; -76.05028 (40.157565, -76.050410)[2].

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