Place:Quarryville, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameQuarryville
TypeBorough
Coordinates39.895°N 76.162°W
Located inLancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Middle Octorara Cemetery
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Quarryville is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,994 at the 2000 census.

History

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The land which became Quarryville Borough was originally located within New Providence Township and was the property of a John ("Swamp John") Groff. There was a stone quarry adjacent to the village where many of the workers lived. This village became larger as the work force grew, hence the town acquired the name Quarryville. Locals say that one day the men went to lunch and returned to find the quarry half-full of water. The quarry site remains, now full of water.

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