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Welcome to Greencastle ...

Greencastle is located in Franklin County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Greencastle has a population of 4,026 people<1> (see below for details).

Greencastle is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The telephone area code for Greencastle: (717)

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Greencastle had a population of 3,996 people. This makes Greencastle the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Greencastle represents 0.03% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 254th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,996 people, the population of Greencastle increased 7.36% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,722 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Greencastle had an population of 4,026 people. This is an increase of 0.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 8.17% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Greencastle ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   2017
Population
DirectionDistance
Boonsboro (MD)   [Map]   3,553   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Hagerstown (MD)   [Map]   40,306   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Smithsburg (MD)   [Map]   2,977   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Williamsport (MD)   [Map]   2,113   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Carroll Valley   [Map]   3,922   E   18 miles [29 km]
Chambersburg   [Map]   20,878   N   10 miles [16.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Greencastle.

Communities Also Named Greencastle ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 6 communities that are also named Greencastle - they are located in Indiana, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio and West Virginia (2).

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Greencastle. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Greencastle. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Greencastle. Our list includes 9 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Greencastle:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Greencastle ...

Looking for more information about Greencastle? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Franklin County: www.co.franklin.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: www.state.pa.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Greencastle.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greencastle - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in Greencastle. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Greencastle) 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 Greencastle. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Greencastle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Greencastle. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7890, Longitude: -77.7269     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Greencastle have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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