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Welcome to Iron Ridge ...

Iron Ridge is located in York County<1>.


The location of Iron Ridge has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Iron Ridge, 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.

A typical abbreviation for Iron Ridge: Iron Rdg. (or less commonly used: Iron Rdge. or Iron Ridg.)

Iron Ridge is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Iron Ridge is within the (717) area code.

Communities Also Named Iron Ridge ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Iron Ridge - it's located in Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Iron Ridge ...

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

  • York
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
    • York is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,907 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York <4>
  • Westminster
    (18 miles [29 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westminster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westminster
    • Westminster is located in Carroll County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,712 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westminster <4>
  • Hanover
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Gettysburg
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Taneytown
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Hampstead
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampstead
    • Hampstead is located in Carroll County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,426 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampstead <4>
  • Red Lion
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
  • Manchester
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
  • West York
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West York have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West York
    • West York is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,602 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West York <4>
  • Littlestown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Iron Ridge ...

Looking for more information about Iron Ridge? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Iron Ridge, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Iron Ridge.

Adding Iron Ridge to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Iron Ridge 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 Iron Ridge was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Iron Ridge.

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

The official website for York County: www.york-county.org/

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 York, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Iron Ridge - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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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