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Welcome to Mercersburg ...

Mercersburg is located in Franklin County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Mercersburg, 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, Mercersburg has a population of 1,535 people<2> (see below for details).

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

The area code for Mercersburg: (717)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mercersburg had an population of 1,535 people. This is a decrease of 1.67% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 0.32% 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 total 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 (with a count of 1,540 people).

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

Communities near Mercersburg ...

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

  • Hagerstown
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 <4>
  • Chambersburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Waynesboro
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
  • Greencastle
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Williamsport
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsport have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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 <4>
  • Mont Alto
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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 <4>
  • Hancock
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hancock
    • Hancock is located in Washington County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,522 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hancock <4>
  • McConnellsburg
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McConnellsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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 <4>
  • Funkstown
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Clear Spring
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)

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.

Adding Mercersburg to Our Gazetteer ...

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.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mercersburg.

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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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