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Welcome to Anchor ...

Anchor is located in Lancaster County<1>.

The location of Anchor has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Anchor is 530 feet [162 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Anchor lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Anchor is within the boundaries of the (717) area code.

Communities Also Named Anchor ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 9 communities that are also named Anchor - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Anchor.

Communities near Anchor ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Anchor.

  • Lancaster
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
  • Harrisburg
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • York
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Lebanon
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Columbia
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
    • Columbia is located in Lancaster County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,295 people
    • Jump to a Google Map centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia <4>
  • Lititz
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Middletown
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Millersville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Mount Joy
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Camp Hill
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Anchor. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Anchor.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Anchor. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Anchor.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Anchor. See our Newspapers Page for Anchor.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Anchor ...

Looking for more information about Anchor? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Anchor, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Anchor.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Anchor. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lancaster County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Lancaster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Anchor - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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