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Welcome to East Petersburg ...

East Petersburg is located in Lancaster County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, East Petersburg has a population of 4,504 people<2> (see below for details).

East Petersburg is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for East Petersburg: (717)

The ZIP code for East Petersburg: 17520<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, East Petersburg had an population of 4,504 people (or an increase of 1.21% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, East Petersburg had a population of 4,506 people. This makes East Petersburg the county's 10th most populous community.

The population of East Petersburg represents 0.04% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 218th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 4,506 people, the population of East Petersburg increased 1.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 4,450 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for East Petersburg.

Communities near East Petersburg ...

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

  • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
    • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of East Petersburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,265 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<6>
  • Lebanon [Lebanon County]
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    • Lebanon [Lebanon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the north of East Petersburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,879 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<6>
  • Ephrata [Lancaster County]
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    • Ephrata [Lancaster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of East Petersburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,862 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephrata<6>
  • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County]
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    • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of East Petersburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,445 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Columbia [Lancaster County]
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      • Columbia [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of East Petersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,355 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<6>
    • Lititz [Lancaster County]
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      • Lititz [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of East Petersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,465 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lititz<6>
    • Millersville [Lancaster County]
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      • Millersville [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of East Petersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,359 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millersville<6>
    • Mount Joy [Lancaster County]
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      • Mount Joy [Lancaster County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of East Petersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Joy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Joy<6>
    • Palmyra [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
      • Palmyra [Lebanon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of East Petersburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,587 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<6>
    • Red Lion [York County]
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      • Red Lion [York County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of East Petersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lion<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 East Petersburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for East Petersburg.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for East Petersburg ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Lancaster County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for East Petersburg. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Lancaster County: www.co.lancaster.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 Lancaster, 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 East Petersburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around East Petersburg - 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 East Petersburg). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether East Petersburg 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- East Petersburg) 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 East Petersburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from East Petersburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in East Petersburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1000, Longitude: -76.3541    
<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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