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Welcome to Shrewsbury ...

Shrewsbury is located in York County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Shrewsbury, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1818.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shrewsbury has a population of 3,855 people<3> (see below for details).

Shrewsbury is 990 feet [302 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Shrewsbury: (717)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shrewsbury had an population of 3,855 people. This is an increase of 0.84% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 14.12% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shrewsbury had a population of 3,823 people. This makes Shrewsbury the county's 7th most populous community.

The population of Shrewsbury represents 0.03% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 264th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,823 people, the population of Shrewsbury increased 13.17% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,378 people).

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

Communities Also Named Shrewsbury ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Shrewsbury - they are located in Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, New Jersey, Ohio, Ontario, Quebec, Vermont and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Shrewsbury ...

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

  • York
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
    • York is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,907 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York <5>
  • Hanover
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Hampstead
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hampstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hampstead
    • Hampstead is located in Carroll County (MD)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,426 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hampstead <5>
  • Red Lion
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • Manchester
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • New Freedom
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
  • West York
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West York have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West York
    • West York is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,602 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West York <5>
  • Dallastown
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
  • McSherrystown
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McSherrystown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McSherrystown
    • McSherrystown is located in Adams County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,080 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McSherrystown <5>
  • Hallam
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallam
    • Hallam is located in York County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,634 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shrewsbury ...

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

Adding Shrewsbury to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shrewsbury in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Shrewsbury was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Shrewsbury post office opened in 1818.

We also found Shrewsbury in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Shrewsbury.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shrewsbury. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for York County: www.york-county.org/

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 York, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shrewsbury.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shrewsbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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