Winter Weather Events
Remember to treat and/or plow the roads, the trucks MUST be able to
get through the street.
Refrain from parking on all streets, cul-de-sacs and alleys (utilize
the Borough parking lot at High St. & Front St. and the community
center lot). Wait and remove snow from sidewalks and driveways after
the snow plow has done the road. DO NOT Push, shovel, or blow snow
into the roadway. Remember to clean snow from fire hydrants in your
neighborhood. Campbell Road, N. Second St., N. Constitution Ave. and
Main St. are state roads, and are treated and maintained by Penn
Dot, not the Borough public works department.
Reduce speed during winter weather events & stay safe!
New Freedom Borough is located in the southern
portion of York County, Pennsylvania. The Borough borders Maryland
and is part of the famous Mason-Dixon line. New Freedom was
incorporated in 1873 and originally named "Freedom" for the Free
family. Since there was another town already in existence with this
name, "New Freedom" was chosen as the official name.
People of German, English, and Scotch-Irish descent settled the
area. The rich, fertile soil provided a comfortable living for
farming and agricultural opportunities. During the twentieth
century, New Freedom was the home of a canning factory, an insulator
factory and a veneer plant.
The railroad was a primary factor for early growth of the town. The
rail service established a vital means of commerce and
transportation until Hurricane Agnes in 1972 destroyed much of the
rail line and bridges in York County. The railroad path has since
become a part of the Rail Trail of the York County Park System. The
Rail Trail provides safe space to jog, bike, and walk.
Located 30 miles North of Baltimore, Maryland and 38 miles South of
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania the town is changing from an area of
commerce and minor industry to a suburbanized community.