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Around Shippensburg ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Harrisburg. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northeast of Shippensburg. Harrisburg has a population of 49,300 people.<1>.

The next largest community is Hagerstown (MD). It is located about 30 miles [ km] to the south of Shippensburg and has a population of 39,900 people.

For comparison, Shippensburg has a population of 5,700 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Shippensburg.<2>

  • Big Spring [Cumberland County]
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    • Big Spring [Cumberland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Shippensburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Spring
  • Brownsville [Franklin County]
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    • Brownsville [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Shippensburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
  • Caledonia Park [Franklin County]
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    • Caledonia Park [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Shippensburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caledonia Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Chambersburg [Franklin County]
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    • Chambersburg [Franklin County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Shippensburg
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,231 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chambersburg<4>
  • Fayetteville [Franklin County]
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    • Fayetteville [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Shippensburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayetteville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayetteville<4>
  • Green Village [Franklin County]
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    • Green Village [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Shippensburg
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  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Mount Union [Franklin County]
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      • Mount Union [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the south of Shippensburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Mowersville [Franklin County]
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      • Mowersville [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Shippensburg
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    • Newburg [Cumberland County]
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      • Newburg [Cumberland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Shippensburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<4>
    • Newville [Cumberland County]
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      • Newville [Cumberland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Shippensburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,351 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newville<4>
    • Orrstown [Franklin County]
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      • Orrstown [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Shippensburg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 258 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrstown<4>
    • Roxbury [Franklin County]
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      • Roxbury [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Shippensburg
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    • Trust [Adams County]
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      • Trust [Adams County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Shippensburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trust have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trust
    • Washington [Cumberland County]
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      • Washington [Cumberland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the north of Shippensburg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Washington
    • West Fayetteville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Fayetteville
      • West Fayetteville [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Shippensburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Fayetteville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Fayetteville

For more communities neighboring Shippensburg, please visit our County-by-County Page for Shippensburg.

Cumberland County ...

Shippensburg is primarily located in Cumberland County<5>. A portion of Shippensburg extends into Franklin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cumberland County: Adams, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry & York.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shippensburg ...

It seems like there is always a nearby community with a name that seems interesting, maybe familiar or just catches our attention in some other way. We've collected some names which strike us as being curious or interesting. Our list can be found on the Tidbits & Trivia Page for Shippensburg.

Airports Near Shippensburg ...

When a trip includes a flight, we try to find an airport that best fits our travel plans.<6> To that purpose, we've assembled a list of that are relatively close to Shippensburg and that information can be found on the Airports Page for Shippensburg.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shippensburg ...

Looking for more information about Shippensburg? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor page for Shippensburg. Their page will give you an overview and then additional links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the TripAdvisor page for Shippensburg, there are neighboring communities that also have TripAdvisor pages. A list of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shippensburg.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Pennsylvania

About Cumberland County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Shippensburg: www.borough.shippensburg.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shippensburg.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Shippensburg) 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 Shippensburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShippensburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shippensburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0515, Longitude: -77.5078       In this case, the coordinates for Shippensburg have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Cumberland, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<6>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Shippensburg), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.




 

 

 

 

 


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