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Welcome to Plainview ...

Plainview is located in Adams County<1>.

Plainview is 550 feet [168 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Plainview is located in the (717) area code.

Communities Also Named Plainview ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 47 communities that are also named Plainview - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (4), California, Colorado, Georgia (3), Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (3), Nebraska, New Mexico (2), New York (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma (3), Oregon (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (8) and Virginia.

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

Communities near Plainview ...

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

  • Carlisle [Cumberland County]
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    • Carlisle [Cumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the north of Plainview
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,213 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<4>
  • Hanover [York County]
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    • Hanover [York County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Plainview
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,783 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hanover<4>
  • Gettysburg [Adams County]
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    • Gettysburg [Adams County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Plainview
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,708 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gettysburg<4>
  • Taneytown [Carroll County]
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    • Taneytown [Carroll County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the south of Plainview
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,846 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taneytown<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Littlestown [Adams County]
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      • Littlestown [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the south of Plainview
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,498 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Littlestown<4>
    • Carroll Valley [Adams County]
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      • Carroll Valley [Adams County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the southwest of Plainview
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carroll Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Emmitsburg [Frederick County]
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      • Emmitsburg [Frederick County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Plainview
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,270 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmitsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • McSherrystown [Adams County]
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      • McSherrystown [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the southeast of Plainview
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,080 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McSherrystown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dillsburg [York County]
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      • Dillsburg [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Plainview
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,579 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillsburg<4>
    • Wrightsville [York County]
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      • Wrightsville [York County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the east of Plainview
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,282 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wrightsville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wrightsville<4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Plainview ...

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

Adding Plainview to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Plainview. 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 Adams, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Plainview - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Plainview) 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 Plainview. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PlainviewOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plainview. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9230, Longitude: -77.1663    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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