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Welcome to Paxtang ...

Paxtang is located in Dauphin County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Paxtang, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Paxtang has a population of 1,545 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Paxtang is 370 feet [113 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Paxtang is located in the (717) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Paxtang had an population of 1,545 people. This is a decrease of 1.02% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Paxtang had a population of 1,561 people. This makes Paxtang the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Paxtang represents 0.01% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 494th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,561 people, the population of Paxtang has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,570 people).

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

Communities near Paxtang ...

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

  • Carlisle [Cumberland County]
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    • Carlisle [Cumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Paxtang
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,213 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<6>
  • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County]
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    • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Paxtang
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<6>
  • Middletown [Dauphin County]
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    • Middletown [Dauphin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Paxtang
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,623 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<6>
  • Mechanicsburg [Cumberland County]
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    • Mechanicsburg [Cumberland County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the west of Paxtang
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,017 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsburg<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Camp Hill [Cumberland County]
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      • Camp Hill [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the west of Paxtang
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,919 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Hill<6>
    • Palmyra [Lebanon County]
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      • Palmyra [Lebanon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the east of Paxtang
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra 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 Palmyra<6>
    • Hummelstown [Dauphin County]
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      • Hummelstown [Dauphin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Paxtang
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hummelstown 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 Hummelstown<6>
    • Manchester [York County]
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      • Manchester [York County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Paxtang
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,766 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manchester<6>
    • Dillsburg [York County]
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      • Dillsburg [York County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Paxtang
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillsburg<6>
    • Marysville [Perry County]
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      • Marysville [Perry County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Paxtang
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marysville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marysville<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 Paxtang. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Paxtang.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Paxtang ...

Looking for more information about Paxtang? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Paxtang, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Paxtang.

Adding Paxtang to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Paxtang. 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 Dauphin, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Paxtang.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Paxtang - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Paxtang) 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 Paxtang. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PaxtangOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paxtang. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2590, Longitude: -76.8319       In this case, the coordinates for Paxtang 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.
<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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