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Welcome to Orrstown ...

Orrstown is located in Franklin County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Orrstown has a population of 258 people<2> (see below for details).

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

Orrstown is 680 feet [207 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Orrstown is within the boundaries of the (717) area code.

The ZIP code for Orrstown: 17244<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Orrstown had an population of 258 people. This is a decrease of 1.53% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.69% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Orrstown had a population of 262 people. This makes Orrstown the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 262 people, the population of Orrstown increased 13.42% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 231 people).

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

Communities near Orrstown ...

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

  • Chambersburg [Franklin County]
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    • Chambersburg [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the south of Orrstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,231 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chambersburg<6>
  • Shippensburg [Cumberland County]
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    • Shippensburg [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Orrstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,682 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shippensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shippensburg<6>
  • Greencastle [Franklin County]
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    • Greencastle [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Orrstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,989 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greencastle<6>
  • Mont Alto [Franklin County]
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    • Mont Alto [Franklin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Orrstown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,729 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mont Alto have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Alto<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newville [Cumberland County]
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      • Newville [Cumberland County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Orrstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newville<6>
    • Arendtsville [Adams County]
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      • Arendtsville [Adams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Orrstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 956 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arendtsville<6>
    • Bendersville [Adams County]
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      • Bendersville [Adams County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the east of Orrstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 646 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bendersville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bendersville<6>
    • Orbisonia [Huntingdon County]
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      • Orbisonia [Huntingdon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Orrstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 399 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orbisonia<6>
    • Rockhill [Huntingdon County]
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      • Rockhill [Huntingdon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northwest of Orrstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 361 people
      • Rockhill has also been known as:
      • Rockhill Furnace
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    • Newburg [Cumberland County]
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      • Newburg [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Orrstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<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 Orrstown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Orrstown.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Orrstown ...

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

Adding Orrstown to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Orrstown 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 Orrstown was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Orrstown. 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 Orrstown.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Orrstown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Orrstown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Orrstown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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- Orrstown) 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 Orrstown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from OrrstownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orrstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0588, Longitude: -77.6102    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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