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Welcome to Mercersburg ...

Mercersburg is located in Franklin County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mercersburg has a population of 1,532 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Mercersburg.

Mercersburg is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Mercersburg is located in the (717) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mercersburg had an population of 1,532 people. This is a decrease of 1.86% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.52% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mercersburg had a population of 1,561 people. This makes Mercersburg the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Mercersburg represents 0.01% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 495th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,561 people, the population of Mercersburg increased 1.36% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,540 people).

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

Adding Mercersburg to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Mercersburg elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Mercersburg on our Genealogy Page.

Communities near Mercersburg ...

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

  • Hagerstown [Washington County]
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    • Hagerstown [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southeast of Mercersburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 40,100 people
    • Former name for Hagerstown:
    • Hager's Town
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hagerstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hagerstown<5>
  • Chambersburg [Franklin County]
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    • Chambersburg [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Mercersburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,143 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambersburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chambersburg<5>
  • Waynesboro [Franklin County]
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    • Waynesboro [Franklin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Mercersburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,886 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waynesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<5>
  • Greencastle [Franklin County]
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    • Greencastle [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the east of Mercersburg
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,986 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greencastle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greencastle<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Williamsport [Washington County]
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      • Williamsport [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Mercersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,089 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Williamsport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsport<5>
    • Mont Alto [Franklin County]
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      • Mont Alto [Franklin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Mercersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,729 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Mont Alto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Alto<5>
    • Hancock [Washington County]
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      • Hancock [Washington County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the southwest of Mercersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,529 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hancock have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hancock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hancock<5>
    • McConnellsburg [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnellsburg
      • McConnellsburg [Fulton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the northwest of Mercersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,002 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on McConnellsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McConnellsburg<5>
    • Funkstown [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Funkstown
      • Funkstown [Washington County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Mercersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 871 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Funkstown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Funkstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Funkstown<5>
    • Clear Spring [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Spring
      • Clear Spring [Washington County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the south of Mercersburg
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clear Spring<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 Mercersburg. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mercersburg.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Mercersburg. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Mercersburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mercersburg ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Franklin County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mercersburg. 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 Mercersburg.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mercersburg - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Mercersburg) 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 Mercersburg. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mercersburg

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mercersburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8270, Longitude: -77.9022    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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