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Welcome to Mount Gretna ...

Mount Gretna is located in Lebanon County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Mount Gretna has a population of 208 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Mount Gretna is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Mount Gretna lies within the (717) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Mount Gretna had an population of 208 people. This is an increase of 6.12% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 14.05% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Mount Gretna had a population of 196 people. This makes Mount Gretna the county's 8th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 196 people, the population of Mount Gretna decreased 19.01% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 242 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Mount Gretna.

Communities near Mount Gretna ...

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

  • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
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    • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Mount Gretna
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,990 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<6>
  • Lebanon [Lebanon County]
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    • Lebanon [Lebanon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Mount Gretna
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,725 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<6>
  • Ephrata [Lancaster County]
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    • Ephrata [Lancaster County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Mount Gretna
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,801 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephrata<6>
  • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County]
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    • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Mount Gretna
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Columbia [Lancaster County]
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      • Columbia [Lancaster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the south of Mount Gretna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<6>
    • Lititz [Lancaster County]
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      • Lititz [Lancaster County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Mount Gretna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,022 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lititz<6>
    • Middletown [Dauphin County]
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      • Middletown [Dauphin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the west of Mount Gretna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,623 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<6>
    • Millersville [Lancaster County]
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      • Millersville [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Mount Gretna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,289 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millersville<6>
    • Mount Joy [Lancaster County]
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      • Mount Joy [Lancaster County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Mount Gretna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,264 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Joy<6>
    • Palmyra [Lebanon County]
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      • Palmyra [Lebanon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Mount Gretna
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Gretna ...

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

Adding Mount Gretna to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Mount Gretna was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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About Lebanon County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lebanon County: www.lebcounty.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 Lebanon, 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 have 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 Mount Gretna.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Gretna - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mount Gretna) 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 Mount Gretna. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mount GretnaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mount Gretna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2456, Longitude: -76.4825       In this case, the coordinates for Mount Gretna have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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