FAIRFIELD BOROUGH - FOUNDED IN 1784


Adams County, PA

Historic District

Parks & recreation

(717) 642-5640

Fairfield's Main Street and some extensions off Main Street are designated as the Village Core Zoning District which encompasses Fairfield's Historic District.  The Historic District was entered in the National Register of Historic Places in May of 2000.

The Borough Code of Ordinances addresses some standards which are specific to the Village Core Zoning District.  In addition, any new construction and virtually any exterior alteration, renovations or remodeling at any property in the Village Core District require prior review and approval by the Fairfield Historical Architectural Review Board (HARB).  Upon approval, the HARB will recommend that Council authorize issuance of a Certificate of Appropriateness (COA).  The HARB meets monthly, as needed, on the Thursday before the monthly Borough Council meeting, which is the fourth Tuesday of each month, commencing at 7 PM.  There is no fee for HARB review or application for a COA. 

Based on information researched by 

Timothy H. Smith, courtesy of the Fairfield Sesquicentennial Committee.

Historic District

In 2008 Fairfield Borough embraced the Hamiltonban Township and Fairfield Borough Joint Recreation Plan which set the stage for the 2016 cooperative formation of the  Hamiltonban Township and Fairfield Borough Joint Parks and Recreation Commission.


Five enthusiastic members form the Joint Commission - four who are residents of Hamiltonban Township and one who is a resident of Fairfield Borough. The Commission's initial mission is the development of a public community park serving recreational needs for residents of all ages on land that is owned by Hamiltonban Township. As of this writing in February of 2016 the Commission has garnered $90,000 in grant monies for the park's development and even more from individual and corporate donations. They will continue to apply for grants and gratefully accept all donations - small and large - in their efforts to open the door to recreational opportunities to the local citizenry. The first phase of the park will include a children's playground area, a pavilion with charcoal grills, a flag display area, parking, and a pathway into the core area of the park.


If you care to make a donation to contribute to park development call the Hamiltonban Township secretary at 717-642-8509 or mail your donation to the Township office at PO Box 526, Fairfield, PA. Be sure to include "Park Donation" on your check! To see any and all details about the Commission including its history, plans for the park, a list of donors, Commission meeting dates, and minutes of Commission meetings visit the Township website at www.hamiltonban.org and click on PARKS & REC.


See  you at the Park!