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Welcome to Scotland ...

Scotland is located in Franklin County<1>.

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

Scotland is 690 feet [210 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Scotland is within the (717) area code.

Communities Also Named Scotland ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Scotland - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana (2), Maine (2), Maryland (2), Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, Ohio, Ontario, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Scotland ...

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

  • Chambersburg [Franklin County]
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    • Chambersburg [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southwest of Scotland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,231 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chambersburg<5>
  • Waynesboro [Franklin County]
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    • Waynesboro [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Scotland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,906 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waynesboro<5>
  • Shippensburg [Cumberland County]
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    • Shippensburg [Cumberland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Scotland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,682 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shippensburg 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 Shippensburg<5>
  • Greencastle [Franklin County]
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    • Greencastle [Franklin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Scotland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,989 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greencastle<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Carroll Valley [Adams County]
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      • Carroll Valley [Adams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Scotland
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carroll Valley<5>
    • Mont Alto [Franklin County]
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      • Mont Alto [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Scotland
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mont Alto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mont Alto<5>
    • Mercersburg [Franklin County]
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      • Mercersburg [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Scotland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,527 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mercersburg<5>
    • Newville [Cumberland County]
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      • Newville [Cumberland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Scotland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newville<5>
    • Biglerville [Adams County]
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      • Biglerville [Adams County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the east of Scotland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,214 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biglerville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Biglerville<5>
    • Arendtsville [Adams County]

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Scotland ...

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

Adding Scotland to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Franklin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Scotland. 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>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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Scotland - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Scotland) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Scotland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9687, Longitude: -77.5872       In this case, the coordinates for Scotland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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