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About the Borough

Form of Government

The Borough of Myerstown is part of a rich history of settlements established by German immigrants in Pennsylvania during the early 1700s.  It was settled on the banks of the Tulpehocken Creek in the heart of the fertile Lebanon Valley, and has provided its residents with a peaceful and productive lifestyle for nearly three centuries.

When it was incorporated as a Borough in 1912, the population was 2,335.  With the help of the Union Canal and the railroad running through the town, Myerstown became a thriving community even though it covers an area of less than one square mile.  Its history is written in the the architecture and the stories of the early immigrants who came to work the quarries, railroads, factories and other businesses along the canal.

Today, with a population of just over 3,000, Myerstown is the classic American small-town: walkable and community-oriented with familiar streets and friendly faces.  Within the borough or very close by is access to grocery stores, farmers’ markets, several banks, multiple health care providers, and a number of professional and personal service providers.  Also within driving distance is an assortment of family-owned restaurants and taverns with their own unique styles, offering everything from traditional Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine to award-winning Italian.  Additionally, its central location in the Mid-Atlantic U.S. makes for an easy day trip to Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York. 

Myerstown has 26.64 acres of land devoted to recreation for its citizens and visitors.  These recreational areas are home to a community pool, tennis courts, a tot lot for children, three baseball diamonds, basketball and volleyball facilities, a stocked fish pond, and large shaded picnic areas with three pavilions.  With the Borough’s extensive network of sidewalks, these assets are all within walking distance of any neighborhood.

With a cost of living below the state and national average, an abundance of recreational opportunities, and a wide variety of housing options, Myerstown is the perfect place to raise a family.  This community allows its residents to enjoy all the features of a historic town while maintaining its rural charm.