MOUNT JOY - PENNSYLVANIA

Mount Joy

Mount Joy

Mount Joy

Mount Joy

Mount Joy

Mount Joy

Mount Joy

Mount Joy

Mount Joy

Mount Joy

Mount Joy

Mount Joy

Mount Joy

main

Population 6800

 

Mount Joy is named after Lord Mountjoy, an English military man sent by Queen Elizabeth I to subdue the Irish Chieftains in the 16th century. Confusion sometimes exists because of the incorrect appellation Mt. Joy.

The name is often shortened to Mt Joy, but this is incorrect, since the "mount" in Mount Joy does not refer to a mountain. The town's name is actually derived from an English surname, Mountjoy and was brought to the colonies, along with the name Donegal (name of the school district in Mount Joy) by settlers from Ireland.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allen W. Zook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Joy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mount Joy