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Welcome to Chambersburg ...

Chambersburg is located in Franklin County<1> and is the County Seat for Franklin County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chambersburg has a population of 21,278 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Chambersburg.

Chambersburg is 620 feet [189 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Chambersburg lies within the (717) area code.

The ZIP code for Chambersburg: 17201<4>

Websites for Chambersburg ...

Official Website:   www.borough.chambersburg.pa.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.chambersburg.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chambersburg had an population of 21,278 people. This is an increase of 4.98% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chambersburg had a population of 20,268 people (or 13.55% of the total population of Franklin County). This makes Chambersburg the county's most populous community.

The population of Chambersburg represents 0.16% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 27th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 20,268 people, the population of Chambersburg increased 13.47% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 17,862 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Chambersburg.

Communities Also Named Chambersburg ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Chambersburg - they are located in Illinois, Indiana (2), Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio (4) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Chambersburg ...

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

  • Waynesboro [Franklin County]
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    • Waynesboro [Franklin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Chambersburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,906 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<6>
  • Shippensburg [Cumberland County]
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    • Shippensburg [Cumberland County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shippensburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shippensburg<6>
  • Greencastle [Franklin County]
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    • Greencastle [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the south of Chambersburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,989 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greencastle<6>
  • Carroll Valley [Adams County]
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    • Carroll Valley [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carroll Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll Valley<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Smithsburg [Washington County]
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      • Smithsburg [Washington County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smithsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smithsburg<6>
    • Mont Alto [Franklin County]
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      • Mont Alto [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mont Alto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Alto<6>
    • Mercersburg [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercersburg
      • Mercersburg [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Chambersburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,527 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mercersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mercersburg<6>
    • McConnellsburg [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnellsburg
      • McConnellsburg [Fulton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> 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.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McConnellsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McConnellsburg<6>
    • Arendtsville [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arendtsville
      • Arendtsville [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Fairfield [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairfield
      • Fairfield [Adams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> 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<6>

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 Chambersburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Chambersburg.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Chambersburg. 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 Chambersburg.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Chambersburg. Our list includes 75 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Chambersburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chambersburg ...

Looking for more information about Chambersburg? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Chambersburg, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Chambersburg.

Adding Chambersburg to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chambersburg in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Chambersburg was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Chambersburg on a map titled Map of the Lincoln Highway (1915-1916).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Chambersburg on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Franklin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chambersburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chambersburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Chambersburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chambersburg or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 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, 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    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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