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1890 Communities Near Chambersburg ...

We largely built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Chambersburg had a population of 7,863 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Chambersburg had a population of 21,231 people.

  • Altenwald [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altenwald
    • Altenwald [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Chambersburg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Altenwald had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altenwald have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altenwald
  • Clay Hill [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Hill
    • Clay Hill [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Chambersburg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clay Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay Hill
  • Duffield [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duffield
    • Duffield [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Chambersburg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Duffield had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duffield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duffield
  • Edenville [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edenville
    • Edenville [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Chambersburg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Edenville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edenville
  • Fayetteville [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Chambersburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 672 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fayetteville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayetteville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<4>
  • Five Forks [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Chambersburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 226 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Five Forks had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
  • Freestone [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freestone
    • Freestone [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Chambersburg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Freestone had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freestone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freestone
  • Graefenburg [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graefenburg
    • Graefenburg [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east of Chambersburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 40 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Graefenburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graefenburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graefenburg
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    • Green Village [Franklin County]
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      • Green Village [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Chambersburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 217 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Green Village had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Village
    • Greencastle [Franklin County]
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      • Greencastle [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Chambersburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,525 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,989 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Greencastle had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greencastle<4>
    • Guilford Springs [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilford Springs
      • Guilford Springs [Franklin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Chambersburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Guilford Springs had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford Springs
    • Housum [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Housum
      • Housum [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Chambersburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Housum had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Housum have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Housum
    • Kauffman [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kauffman
      • Kauffman [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Chambersburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kauffman had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kauffman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kauffman
    • Keefers [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keefers
      • Keefers [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keefers had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keefers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keefers
    • Knepper [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knepper
      • Knepper [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Knepper had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knepper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knepper
    • Marion [Franklin County]
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      • Marion [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Chambersburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 136 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Marion had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Mongul [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mongul
      • Mongul [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Chambersburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mongul had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mongul have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mongul
    • Mont Alto [Franklin County]
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      • Mont Alto [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 658 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,729 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Mont Alto had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mont Alto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Alto<4>
    • New Franklin [Franklin County]
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      • New Franklin [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Chambersburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 141 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Franklin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Franklin
    • Orrstown [Franklin County]
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      • Orrstown [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Chambersburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 262 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Orrstown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrstown<4>
    • Pleasant Hall [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hall
      • Pleasant Hall [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Chambersburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 436 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Hall had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hall
    • Pond Bank [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Bank
      • Pond Bank [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pond Bank had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Bank
    • Quincy [Franklin County]
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      • Quincy [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 364 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Quincy had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quincy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quincy<4>
    • Rockdale [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdale
      • Rockdale [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Chambersburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rockdale had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockdale
    • Saint Thomas [Franklin County]
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      • Saint Thomas [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Chambersburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 410 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Thomas had no post office or railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Thomas<4>
    • Scotland [Franklin County]
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      • Scotland [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Chambersburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 239 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Scotland had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland<4>
    • Shady Grove [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Chambersburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 230 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Shady Grove had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Upper Strasburg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Strasburg
      • Upper Strasburg [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Chambersburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 326 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Upper Strasburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Strasburg
    • Williamson [Franklin County]
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      • Williamson [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Chambersburg
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 97 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Williamson had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamson
    • Woodstock [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
      • Woodstock [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Chambersburg
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Woodstock had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodstock

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Chambersburg: www.borough.chambersburg.pa.us/

The official website for Franklin County: www.co.franklin.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Chambersburg, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Chambersburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chambersburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChambersburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chambersburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9359, Longitude: -77.6616    
<3>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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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