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Welcome to Franklin County ...

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

The community of Chambersburg is the Seat for Franklin County.

Franklin County was founded September 9, 1784 and was created by taking area from Cumberland County.

From the Census Estimates for 2019, <1> Franklin had a population of 155,522 people. This is an increase of 3.95% since the last Census (which gave a population of 149,618 people in 2010).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Franklin represented 1.18% of the total population of Pennsylvania.

Below are some of the communities located in Franklin County:

  • Chambersburg
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
  • Greencastle
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Mercersburg
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Mont Alto
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Alto
    • Mont Alto is located in Franklin County (PA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,729 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Alto <2>
  • Orrstown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
  • Waynesboro
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)

Websites of Interest ...

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.
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.


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