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Nearby Communities in the 1890s


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 our 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.

The following communities are listed based on their distance from Chambersburg, with the one closest to Chambersburg listed first.

  • Guilford Springs
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilford Springs
    • Guilford Springs is located in Franklin County
  • New Franklin
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Franklin
    • New Franklin is located in Franklin County
  • Woodstock
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodstock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
    • Woodstock is located in Franklin County
  • Scotland
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
    • Scotland is located in Franklin County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scotland <3>
  • Green Village
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Village
    • Green Village is located in Franklin County
  • Housum
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Housum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Housum
    • Housum is located in Franklin County
  • Marion
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion is located in Franklin County
  • Duffield
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duffield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duffield
    • Duffield is located in Franklin County
  • Altenwald
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Altenwald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altenwald
    • Altenwald is located in Franklin County
  • Fayetteville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayetteville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
    • Fayetteville is located in Franklin County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville <3>
  • Keefers
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keefers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keefers
    • Keefers is located in Franklin County
  • Kauffman
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kauffman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kauffman
    • Kauffman is located in Franklin County
  • Pond Bank
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Bank
    • Pond Bank is located in Franklin County
  • Edenville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edenville
    • Edenville is located in Franklin County
  • Saint Thomas
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Thomas
    • Saint Thomas is located in Franklin County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Thomas <3>
  • Upper Strasburg
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Strasburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Strasburg
    • Upper Strasburg is located in Franklin County
  • Clay Hill
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay Hill
    • Clay Hill is located in Franklin County
  • Knepper
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knepper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knepper
    • Knepper is located in Franklin County
  • Mont Alto
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Alto
    • Mont Alto is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,729 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Alto <3>
  • Orrstown
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Pleasant Hall
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hall
    • Pleasant Hall is located in Franklin County
  • Rockdale
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdale
    • Rockdale is located in Franklin County
  • Williamson
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamson
    • Williamson is located in Franklin County
  • Five Forks
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
    • Five Forks is located in Franklin County
  • Greencastle
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Shady Grove
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
    • Shady Grove is located in Franklin County
  • Quincy
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Graefenburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graefenburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graefenburg
    • Graefenburg is located in Adams County
  • Mongul
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mongul have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mongul
    • Mongul is located in Franklin County
  • Freestone
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freestone
    • Freestone is located in Franklin County

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>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>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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