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Welcome to Adams County ...

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

The community of Gettysburg is the Seat for Adams County.

Adams County was founded January 22, 1800 and was created by taking area from York County.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Adams had a population of 102,776 people. This is an increase of 1.35% since the last Census (which gave a population of 101,407 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Adams represented 0.8% of the total population of Pennsylvania.

Below are some of the communities located in Adams County:

  • Abbottstown
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abbottstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Abbottstown is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,024 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abbottstown <3>
  • Arendtsville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Bendersville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Bendersville
    • Bendersville is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 646 people
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  • Biglerville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Bonneauville
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
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    • Bonneauville is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,837 people
  • Carroll Valley
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest)
    • 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.
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    • Carroll Valley is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,930 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll Valley <3>
  • East Berlin
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • East Berlin is located in Adams County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,542 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Berlin <3>
  • Fairfield
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
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    • Gettysburg
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Littlestown
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • McSherrystown
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McSherrystown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McSherrystown
      • McSherrystown is located in Adams County (PA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,080 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McSherrystown <3>
    • New Oxford
      (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Oxford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Oxford
      • New Oxford is located in Adams County (PA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,808 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Oxford <3>
    • York Springs
      (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for York Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York Springs
      • York Springs is located in Adams County (PA)
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 775 people
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York Springs <3>

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2010 Census and the next count will be for the 2020 Census. For more information, please visit the U.S. Census Bureau.
<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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