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Welcome to McSherrystown ...

McSherrystown is located in Adams County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of McSherrystown, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, McSherrystown has a population of 3,080 people<3> (see below for details).

McSherrystown is 580 feet [177 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

McSherrystown is located in the (717) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, McSherrystown had an population of 3,080 people. This is an increase of 1.38% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.46% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, McSherrystown had a population of 3,038 people. This makes McSherrystown the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of McSherrystown represents 0.02% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 315th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,038 people, the population of McSherrystown increased 12.89% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 2,691 people).

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

Communities Also Named McSherrystown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named McSherrystown - it's located in Ohio.

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

Communities near McSherrystown ...

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

  • York
    (18 miles [29 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 <5>
  • Westminster
    (15 miles [24.1 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 <5>
  • Gettysburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Taneytown
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Hampstead
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 <5>
  • Manchester
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
  • West York
    (16 miles [25.7 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 <5>
  • Littlestown
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Shrewsbury
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shrewsbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shrewsbury
    • Shrewsbury is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,847 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shrewsbury <5>
  • Emmitsburg
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmitsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmitsburg
    • Emmitsburg is located in Frederick County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,270 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmitsburg <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 McSherrystown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for McSherrystown.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for McSherrystown ...

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

Adding McSherrystown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of McSherrystown 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 McSherrystown was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found McSherrystown in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for McSherrystown.

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

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 Adams, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for McSherrystown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around McSherrystown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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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