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Pen Mar, Pennsylvania

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Welcome to Pen Mar ...

Pen Mar is primarily located in Franklin County. A portion of Pen Mar extends into Washington County (MD).

The origin (or the toponymy) of Pen Mar: The name Pen Mar is a portmanteau<1> and it reflects the fact that the town straddles the border of Pennsylvania and Maryland.

Pen Mar is 1,230 feet [375 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Pen Mar is located in the (717) area code.

The ZIP code for Pen Mar: 17268<3>

Communities near Pen Mar ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Pen Mar and not the distance if you are going to drive.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Hagerstown (MD)   [Map]   40,306   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Middletown (MD)   [Map]   4,615   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Taneytown (MD)   [Map]   6,789   E   18 miles [29 km]
Thurmont (MD)   [Map]   6,646   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Walkersville (MD)   [Map]   6,181   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Carroll Valley   [Map]   3,922   E   6 miles [9.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Pen Mar.

Communities Also Named Pen Mar ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Pen Mar - it's located in Maryland.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Pen Mar.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pen Mar. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Pen Mar. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Pen Mar.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Pen Mar:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Pen Mar ...

Looking for more information about Pen Mar? 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.

Looking for more information about Pen Mar? 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 Pen Mar, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Pen Mar.

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Footnotes ...

<1>A portmanteau (such as Pen Mar) is the combination or contraction of two (or more) words, their sound and the meaning of those words to create a new word. For example, camera and recorder becomes camcorder.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Pen Mar - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>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 Pen Mar). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Pen Mar or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<4>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- Pen Mar) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pen Mar. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pen Mar

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pen Mar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7205, Longitude: -77.5058     [Map].

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<5>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pen Mar.

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