Now the borough is preparing for a low-key celebration of its 125th anniversary as a separate municipality.
"We started thinking about this in February," borough manager Ken Work said last week. "We thought it would be a neat thing to hold a little commemoration."
The celebration will be held on Monday evening, December 4.
The borough expects State Senator Scott Martin and State Representative Bryan Cutler to attend, as well as Lancaster County's commissioners.
Local poet Merle Aukamp will read a work composed for the event.
"We're not sure if someone's coming from the state borough's association or if they're just going to send us a proclamation," Work said. The event will also include a slide show by Stan White, the author with Mike Roth of a voluminous work on Quarryville's history.
The borough has also been gathering artifacts from its history and put them on display in a small showcase. Other items will be displayed on a table.
"They saved everything," the borough manager said of the records and artifacts.
The current council has also invited former members and past mayors to the celebration.
The celebration will be held in the council chambers at borough hall, 300 St. Catherine St.
"We're going to be packed," Work said. "We will rearrange the room so more people can get in and we'll probably fill the room."
The program will last about 45 minutes.
While Quarryville has many records from its early years as a borough, officials have not been able to find the original charter.
"We decided to do this on our December 4 meeting. The meeting will not be on the exact date the borough was founded but we know it was in December," Work said.