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Our Genealogy Helper for Chambersburg ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Chambersburg (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Chambersburg. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Chambersburg is located in Franklin County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin County: Frederick (MD), Washington (MD), Adams, Cumberland, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata & Perry.

Below are the counties that are near Chambersburg. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Chambersburg:

  • Franklin County     (The home county of Chambersburg)
    • Cheesetown [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheesetown
      • Cheesetown [Franklin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheesetown
    • Guilford Springs [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilford Springs
      • Guilford Springs [Franklin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford Springs
    • West Fayetteville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Fayetteville
      • West Fayetteville [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Fayetteville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Fayetteville
    • Green Village [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Village
      • Green Village [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Village
    • Marion [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Guilford [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilford
      • Guilford [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guilford
    • Fayetteville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
    • Cashtown [Franklin County]
    • Brownsville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
      • Brownsville [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
    • Kauffman [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kauffman
      • Kauffman [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Kauffman
    • Saint Thomas [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Thomas
      • Saint Thomas [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Chambersburg
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Saint Thomas
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Thomas<3>
    • Mount Union [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Union
      • Mount Union [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Union
    • Mont Alto [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Alto
      • Mont Alto [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,729 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Mont Alto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Alto<3>
  • Adams County
    • Trust [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trust
      • Trust [Adams County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trust have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trust
    • Cashtown [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashtown
      • Cashtown [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cashtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashtown
    • Cashtown-McKnightstown [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cashtown-McKnightstown
      • Cashtown-McKnightstown [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cashtown-McKnightstown
    • Orrtanna [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrtanna
      • Orrtanna [Adams County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrtanna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrtanna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrtanna<3>
    • McKnightstown Station [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKnightstown Station
      • McKnightstown Station [Adams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKnightstown Station
    • Fairfield [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Adams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairfield<3>
    • Arendtsville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arendtsville
      • Arendtsville [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 956 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arendtsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arendtsville<3>
    • Carroll Valley [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carroll Valley
      • Carroll Valley [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carroll Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carroll Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll Valley<3>
    • Seven Stars [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Stars
      • Seven Stars [Adams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Stars have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Stars
    • Zora [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zora
      • Zora [Adams County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zora
    • Biglerville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biglerville
      • Biglerville [Adams County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biglerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biglerville<3>
    • Bendersville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bendersville
      • Bendersville [Adams County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bendersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bendersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bendersville<3>
    • Aspers [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aspers
      • Aspers [Adams County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aspers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aspers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aspers<3>
  • Bedford County
    • Breezewood [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breezewood
      • Breezewood [Bedford County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breezewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breezewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Breezewood<3>
    • Coaldale [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
      • Coaldale [Bedford County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaldale
    • Hopewell [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Bedford County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 236 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopewell<3>
    • Saxton [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saxton
      • Saxton [Bedford County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 679 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saxton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saxton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saxton<3>
    • Everett [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Everett
      • Everett [Bedford County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,717 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Everett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Everett<3>
    • Woodbury [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
      • Woodbury [Bedford County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbury<3>
  • Cumberland County
    • Shippensburg [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shippensburg
      • Shippensburg [Cumberland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,682 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shippensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shippensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shippensburg<3>
    • Newburg [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Cumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<3>
    • Big Spring [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Spring
      • Big Spring [Cumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Spring
    • Washington [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Washington
      • Washington [Cumberland County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • Huntsdale [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsdale
      • Huntsdale [Cumberland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsdale
    • Newville [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newville
      • Newville [Cumberland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newville<3>
    • Bears Crossroads [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bears Crossroads
      • Bears Crossroads [Cumberland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bears Crossroads
    • Hunters Run [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Run
      • Hunters Run [Cumberland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Run
    • Barnitz [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnitz
      • Barnitz [Cumberland County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnitz have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnitz
    • Mount Holly Springs [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Holly Springs
      • Mount Holly Springs [Cumberland County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,052 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Holly Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Holly Springs<3>
    • Plainfield [Cumberland County]
    • Craighead [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craighead
      • Craighead [Cumberland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craighead
    • Carlisle [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Cumberland County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,213 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<3>
  • Fulton County
    • Burnt Cabins [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Cabins
      • Burnt Cabins [Fulton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Cabins
    • McConnellsburg [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnellsburg
      • McConnellsburg [Fulton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 999 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McConnellsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McConnellsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McConnellsburg<3>
    • Fort Littleton [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Littleton
      • Fort Littleton [Fulton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Littleton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Littleton<3>
    • Websters Mill [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Websters Mill
      • Websters Mill [Fulton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Websters Mill
    • Harrisonville [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisonville
      • Harrisonville [Fulton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonville
    • Laidig [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laidig
      • Laidig [Fulton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laidig have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laidig
    • Pleasant Ridge [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge
      • Pleasant Ridge [Fulton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge
    • Waterfall [Fulton County]
    • Covalt [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covalt
      • Covalt [Fulton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covalt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covalt
    • Sipes Mill [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sipes Mill
      • Sipes Mill [Fulton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sipes Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sipes Mill
    • Valley-Hi [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley-Hi
      • Valley-Hi [Fulton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley-Hi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley-Hi
    • Warfordsburg [Fulton County]
    • Crystal Spring [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Spring
      • Crystal Spring [Fulton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Spring
  • Huntingdon County
    • Pogue [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pogue
      • Pogue [Huntingdon County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pogue
    • Orbisonia [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orbisonia
      • Orbisonia [Huntingdon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 399 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orbisonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orbisonia<3>
    • Rockhill [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockhill
      • Rockhill [Huntingdon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 361 people
      • Rockhill has also been known as:
      • Rockhill Furnace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockhill
    • Three Springs [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Springs
      • Three Springs [Huntingdon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Three Springs<3>
    • Saltillo [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saltillo
      • Saltillo [Huntingdon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 328 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saltillo
    • Shirleysburg [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirleysburg
      • Shirleysburg [Huntingdon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirleysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shirleysburg<3>
    • Coles [Huntingdon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coles
      • Coles [Huntingdon County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Coles. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Joller [Huntingdon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joller
      • Joller [Huntingdon County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joller have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kimmel [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kimmel
      • Kimmel [Huntingdon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kimmel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kimmel
    • Rocky Ridge [Huntingdon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge [Huntingdon County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Rocky Ridge. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Aughwick [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aughwick
      • Aughwick [Huntingdon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aughwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aughwick
    • Cooks [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooks
      • Cooks [Huntingdon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks
    • Robertsdale [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robertsdale
      • Robertsdale [Huntingdon County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robertsdale
  • Juniata County
    • Perulack [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perulack
      • Perulack [Juniata County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Chambersburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perulack
    • East Rutherford [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Rutherford
      • East Rutherford [Juniata County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Rutherford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Peru Mills [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru Mills
      • Peru Mills [Juniata County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Chambersburg
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  • Mifflin County
    • Newton Hamilton [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton Hamilton
      • Newton Hamilton [Mifflin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 198 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McVeytown [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McVeytown
      • McVeytown [Mifflin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 330 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McVeytown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Perry County
    • Landisburg [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landisburg
      • Landisburg [Perry County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 222 people
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  • York County
    • Dillsburg [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillsburg
      • Dillsburg [York County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Hanover [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hanover
      • Hanover [York County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,783 people
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    • Wrightsville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wrightsville
      • Wrightsville [York County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wellsville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellsville
      • Wellsville [York County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 253 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Carroll County (MD)
    • Keysville [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keysville
      • Keysville [Carroll County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
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    • Keymar [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keymar
      • Keymar [Carroll County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keymar have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Taneytown [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taneytown
      • Taneytown [Carroll County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,846 people
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    • Union Bridge [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Bridge
      • Union Bridge [Carroll County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 963 people
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    • New Windsor [Carroll County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Windsor
      • New Windsor [Carroll County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,404 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Frederick County (MD)
    • Sabillasville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sabillasville
      • Sabillasville [Frederick County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sabillasville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Emmitsburg [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmitsburg
      • Emmitsburg [Frederick County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,270 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmitsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Thurmont [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thurmont
      • Thurmont [Frederick County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,070 people
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    • Catoctin Furnace [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catoctin Furnace
      • Catoctin Furnace [Frederick County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
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    • Rocky Ridge [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Ridge
      • Rocky Ridge [Frederick County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Myersville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myersville
      • Myersville [Frederick County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,884 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Myersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Woodsboro [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodsboro
      • Woodsboro [Frederick County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,302 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Middletown [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Frederick County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,910 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Walkersville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkersville
      • Walkersville [Frederick County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,574 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Braddock Heights [Frederick County]
    • Burkittsville [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burkittsville
      • Burkittsville [Frederick County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burkittsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Frederick [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frederick
      • Frederick [Frederick County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 73,308 people
      • Former names for Frederick:
      • Frederick City
      • Frederick Town
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    • Jefferson [Frederick County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Frederick County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Washington County (MD)
    • Hill Village [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Village
      • Hill Village [Washington County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Leitersburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leitersburg
      • Leitersburg [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leitersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fountainhead-Orchard Hills [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountainhead-Orchard Hills
      • Fountainhead-Orchard Hills [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
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    • Long Meadow [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Meadow
      • Long Meadow [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Maugansville [Washington County]
    • Paramount-Long Meadow [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paramount-Long Meadow
      • Paramount-Long Meadow [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
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    • Highfield-Cascade [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highfield-Cascade
      • Highfield-Cascade [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
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    • Pen Mar [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pen Mar
      • Pen Mar [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Pen Mar has also been known as:
      • Pen Mar Park
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    • Cascade [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
      • Cascade [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Smithsburg [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smithsburg
      • Smithsburg [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,969 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bridgeport [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridgeport
      • Bridgeport [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridgeport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cavetown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavetown
      • Cavetown [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Chewsville [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chewsville
      • Chewsville [Washington County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chewsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Berkeley County (WV)
    • Falling Waters [Berkeley County]
    • Little Georgetown [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Georgetown
      • Little Georgetown [Berkeley County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Chambersburg
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    • Hedgesville [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hedgesville
      • Hedgesville [Berkeley County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
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    • Martinsburg [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsburg
      • Martinsburg [Berkeley County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,514 people
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  • Jefferson County (WV)
    • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherdstown
      • Shepherdstown [Jefferson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,922 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherdstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Morgan County (WV)
    • Sleepy Creek [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sleepy Creek
      • Sleepy Creek [Morgan County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Chambersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sleepy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bath [Morgan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
      • Bath [Morgan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Chambersburg, see our County-by-County Page for Chambersburg.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Chambersburg ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 121 newspapers that have been published in the area around Chambersburg.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Chambersburg. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Chambersburg and those printed in the larger area surrounding Chambersburg.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 14 miles [22.5 km] of Chambersburg.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Chambersburg:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Maryland
    • Stories from Pennsylvania
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Chambersburg ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Chambersburg.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Chambersburg covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Cedar Grove Cemetery
  • Corpus Christi Cemetery
  • Chambersburg Mennonite Church Cemetery
  • New Guilford Cemetery
  • Myers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Myers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Myers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Myers Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Chambersburg.
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  • Veterans Memorial Park
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Veterans Memorial Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Veterans Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Veterans Memorial Park lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Chambersburg.
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    • Cedar Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Cedar Hill Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Chambersburg.
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    • German Reformed Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the German Reformed Cemetery
      • The German Reformed Cemetery is located in Greencastle.To be more accurate, German Reformed Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg.
      • German Reformed Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Reformed Church Cemetery
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      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2261256<5>
    • Spring Hill Cemetery
    • Horse Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Horse Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Horse Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Horse Valley Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg.
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    • Antietam Church Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Antietam Church Cemetery
      • Antietam Church Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg.
      • Antietam Church Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Prices Church Cemetery
      • Trinity Fellowship Church Cemetery
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      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #1753915<5>
    • Strang Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Strang Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Strang Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Strang Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg.
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    • Lower Path Valley Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lower Path Valley Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lower Path Valley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lower Path Valley Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Chambersburg.
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    • Green Hill Cemetery
    • State Line UMC Cemetery

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've 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. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

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.

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

  • Chambersburg [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambersburg
    • Chambersburg [Franklin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Chambersburg
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 7,863 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,231 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chambersburg had a post office and railroad service
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  • Guilford Springs [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guilford Springs
    • Guilford Springs [Franklin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Chambersburg
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Guilford Springs had a post office and railroad service
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  • New Franklin [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Franklin
    • New Franklin [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Woodstock [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodstock
    • Woodstock [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Scotland [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotland
    • Scotland [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Green Village [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Village
    • Green Village [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> 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
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    • Housum [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Housum
      • Housum [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marion [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> 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
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    • Duffield [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duffield
      • Duffield [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Altenwald [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altenwald
      • Altenwald [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fayetteville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayetteville
      • Fayetteville [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayetteville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<3>
    • Keefers [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keefers
      • Keefers [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kauffman [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kauffman
      • Kauffman [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kauffman
    • Pond Bank [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Bank
      • Pond Bank [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Bank
    • Edenville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edenville
      • Edenville [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edenville

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Chambersburg. See our List of 1890's Communities around Chambersburg.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Chambersburg ...

While our initial data about Chambersburg came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Chambersburg in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Chambersburg.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Chambersburg:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916)

North American Railroad Atlas - Northeast
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by RailfanDepot, 2020
(Available from Amazon.com)

Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Pennsylvania (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found Chambersburg in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Chambersburg for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Chambersburg. See our Misc Page for Chambersburg for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Pennsylvania

About Franklin County

About Pennsylvania

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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chambersburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Chambersburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: 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    
<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 have 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.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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