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Welcome to Cornwall ...

Cornwall is located in Lebanon County<1>.

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

When the people of Cornwall refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cornwallite<3>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cornwall has a population of 4,361 people<4> (see below for details).

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

Cornwall is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

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

Websites for Cornwall ...

Official Website: www.cornwallpa.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cornwall had an population of 4,361 people. This is an increase of 6.06% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 25.1% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cornwall had a population of 4,112 people. This makes Cornwall the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Cornwall represents 0.03% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 245th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,112 people, the population of Cornwall increased 17.96% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,486 people).

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

Communities Also Named Cornwall ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 14 communities that are also named Cornwall - they are located in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Idaho (2), Kansas, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

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

Communities near Cornwall ...

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

  • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
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    • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Cornwall
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,990 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<7>
  • Ephrata [Lancaster County]
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    • Ephrata [Lancaster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Cornwall
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,801 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephrata<7>
  • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County]
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    • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Cornwall
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<7>
  • Columbia [Lancaster County]
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    • Columbia [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the south of Cornwall
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,295 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lititz [Lancaster County]
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      • Lititz [Lancaster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Cornwall
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,022 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lititz<7>
    • Middletown [Dauphin County]
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      • Middletown [Dauphin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Cornwall
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,623 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<7>
    • Mount Joy [Lancaster County]
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      • Mount Joy [Lancaster County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the south of Cornwall
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,264 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Joy<7>
    • Palmyra [Lebanon County]
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      • Palmyra [Lebanon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Cornwall
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<7>
    • Manheim [Lancaster County]
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      • Manheim [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Cornwall
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,816 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manheim
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manheim<7>
    • Hummelstown [Dauphin County]
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      • Hummelstown [Dauphin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Cornwall
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hummelstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hummelstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hummelstown<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cornwall ...

Looking for more information about Cornwall? 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 Cornwall, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cornwall.

Adding Cornwall to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cornwall 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 Cornwall was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Cornwall on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Lebanon County

About Pennsylvania

The official website for Cornwall: www.cornwallpa.com/

The official website for Lebanon County: www.lebcounty.org/

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 Lebanon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Cornwall refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Cornwall may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cornwall.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cornwall - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cornwall) 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 Cornwall. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from CornwallOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cornwall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2851, Longitude: -76.4089       In this case, the coordinates for Cornwall have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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