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Welcome to Greencastle ...

Greencastle is located in Franklin County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Greencastle, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Greencastle has a population of 3,996 people<2> (see below for details).

Greencastle is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Greencastle is located in the (717) area code.

The ZIP code for Greencastle: 17225<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Greencastle had an population of 3,996 people (or an increase of 7.36% since the 2000 Census).

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 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 (with a count of 3,722 people).

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

Communities Also Named Greencastle ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Greencastle ...

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

  • Hagerstown
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hagerstown
    • Hagerstown is located in Washington County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 39,918 people
    • Former name for Hagerstown:
    • Hager's Town
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hagerstown <5>
  • Chambersburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
  • Waynesboro
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Carroll Valley
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carroll Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carroll Valley
    • Carroll Valley is located in Adams County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,930 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll Valley <5>
  • Boonsboro
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boonsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boonsboro
    • Boonsboro is located in Washington County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,655 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boonsboro <5>
  • Smithsburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
  • Williamsport
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsport have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsport
    • Williamsport is located in Washington County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,074 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsport <5>
  • Mont Alto
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mont Alto
    • Mont Alto is located in Franklin County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,729 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Alto <5>
  • Mercersburg
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • McConnellsburg
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McConnellsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnellsburg
    • McConnellsburg is located in Fulton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 999 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McConnellsburg <5>

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Greencastle.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Greencastle. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you 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.

Adding Greencastle to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Greencastle in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Greencastle was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Greencastle.

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: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Franklin, 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 Greencastle.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Greencastle - 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 Greencastle). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Greencastle or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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