Created By: Mount Joy Borough
The name “Mountjoy” is actually an English name. During the reign of the English Queen Elizabeth, Lord Mountjoy was sent to Ireland by the Queen to destroy the Irish Chiefs. The name went on to be used as a name for a village, fort, castle, street, prison, and ships.
When James II who was Catholic became king of England, his Protestant Parliament forced him to abdicate the throne. His daughter, Mary, and her husband, William of Orange (which became Holland), were invited to share the throne. James fled first to France and then Scottish Presbyterians who had been ‘planted there’ by the English throne to counteract the Catholic population. The Scottish Presbyterian remained inside the walled city of Londonderry for 105 days, practically starved when three supply ships (ordered by King William) arrived to save them.
“Within the next thirty years, most of the Scottish Presbyterians left their Irish homeland and come to the colonies. One of the biggest settlements was Donegal, and the settlers brought with them the names from Ireland. Donegal and Mountjoy are two of those names.” –Vera Albert
With this very important history explained, answers the age-old question on how you spell Mount Joy. Since the borough is not on a mountain, but rather the borough is named after a very important ship, we spell out the work mount. So the correct way is M-O-U-N-T J-O-Y.
At the Mount Joy Borough office, you will find many friendly faces who will greet you and help with all of your needs. Borough Office Hours are Monday-Friday 7 A.M.-4 P.M. Attached to the Borough office is the Mount Joy Police Department.
The Mount Joy Borough Police Department takes pride in its role as a citizen in the community. We derive authority from those we serve and protect and shall be judged for our efforts. In accomplishing this important mission, we shall provide precise enforcement of the law and deliver humanitarian services, which promote a safe community. We shall provide leadership to promote individual responsibility and a commitment to improving the community’s quality of life through crime control and public safety while serving all people with fairness and respect.
Please visit http://mountjoyborough.com/ to learn more information about Mount Joy Borough!!!
This point of interest is part of the tour: Mount Joy Borough Agencies