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Carroll Valley Borough

Adams County, Pennsylvania

Carroll Valley Borough Hall is located at 5685 Fairfield Road, Fairfield PA 17320.
Phone: 717‑642‑8269.

Neighborhoods

The Borough of Carroll Valley [‡] was carved out of Hamiltonban Township and Liberty Township on September 30, 1974, on the petition of more than eighty percent (80%) of its prospective freeholders. This unusual circumstance arose from the failure of an overly ambitious and woefully under‑planned, private residential development called Charnita, Inc., which left approximately 300 homeowners and thousands of property owners largely without services or support when it went bankrupt.

Borough boundaries coincided with the most built up sections of the Charnita development, but did not include all of it. Within the new Borough�s boundaries were also some non‑development farms, orchards, and residential properties. The total boundary lines remain as originally established, 21.5 miles in all, enclosing 5.5 square miles of land and water. These boundaries, while irregular, were a logical action at the time the Borough was formed. The Borough has over 60 miles of roadway that were deemed private rights-of-way by Charnita. Many were inadequately surfaced, and about half were impassable. This situation has been vastly improved, although the Borough, because of undesirable topography, has vacated some roads.

Located in south-central Pennsylvania, approximately 50 miles southwest of Harrisburg, PA, in the southwest corner of Adams County; the Borough is only a short drive to several metropolitan areas including Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. It is bordered on the east, south, and southwest by Liberty Township and on the north by Hamiltonban Township and Frederick County, Maryland borders its southern edge.

‡ The Borough of Caroll Valler, www.carollvalley.org, accessed May, 2019.