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Encyclopedia > Boiling Springs, Pennsylvania
Lake in the center of Boiling Springs
Lake in the center of Boiling Springs

Boiling Springs is a census-designated place (CDP) in South Middleton Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 2,769 at the 2000 census. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,048 × 1,536 pixels, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,048 × 1,536 pixels, file size: 1. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... South Middleton Township is a township located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ...

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Geography

Boiling Springs is located at 40°9′25″N, 77°7′57″W (40.156884, -77.132609)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.5 km² (2.5 mi²). 6.5 km² (2.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.40% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Boiling Springs gets its name from the prominent natural artesian well springs, known locally as "the bubble", located in and around the town. The local high school adopted these springs as a unique mascot, the "Bubblers." Another story of the name comes from how the lake in the center of the town steams (as if boiling) in the winter time. This is because the water in the lake stays at a constant 52 degrees Fahrenheit year round, and the air around it is at a lower temperature. The town's situation on the Appalachian Trail is perhaps its most notable geographic feature otherwise. Geological strata giving rise to an Artesian well An artesian aquifer is an aquifer whose water is overpressurized. ... The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, generally known as the Appalachian Trail or simply The A.T., is a marked hiking trail in the eastern United States, extending between Springer Mountain in Georgia and Mount Katahdin in Maine. ...


Boiling Springs was settled prior to 1737. An iron forge in the center of the town produced cannon for the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. The village also played a prominent role in the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War. Around the turn of the century, Boiling Springs became a tourist destination with a small zoo and a swimming pool that grew with time to three waterslides, and four pools.


The town remains quaint and picturesque to this day. The Appalachian Trail runs through the center of town and one of the ATs regional offices is located in the center of town. Fly fishing in the Yellow Breeches Creek also draws people to the village. Foundry Day, celebrated the first Saturday in June, is a craft show.


"The Bubble"

The bublle.
The bublle.

This beautiful body of water was formed by blocking the brook fed from 30 natural springs. This stream of clear water literally bubbles like boiling water to the surface (hence the name)-- from caverns that are guessed to be almost 2000 feet below the surface. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


Entertainment

Allenberry Playhouse

Allenberry Playhouse opened in the summer of 1949 and has become a leading attraction and activity at Allenberry Resort. The playhouse opened with a summer stock run of just 10 weeks. Today the season lasts more than 40 weeks, starting in March and running through December. For more than 50 years Allenberry has presented professional casts perform Broadway productions. Charles A.B. Heinze was the founder of the Allenberry Players and Richard North Gage was the original managing director.


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 2,769 people, 1,035 households, and 838 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 427.6/km² (1,108.0/mi²). There were 1,070 housing units at an average density of 165.3/km² (428.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 97.98% White, 0.65% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.18% Pacific Islander, 0.07% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,035 households out of which 39.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.7% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.0% were non-families or non-traditional families. 16.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 2.99. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the CDP the population was spread out with 28.1% under the age of 18, 5.5% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 28.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.


The median income for a household in the CDP was $57,708, and the median income for a family was $62,154. Males had a median income of $43,594 versus $28,958 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $23,857. About 7.1% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.4% of those under age 18 and 10.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


See also

South Middleton Township is a township located in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. ...

External links

Coordinates: 40.156884° N 77.132609° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


Residents of Boiling Springs, PA attend the South Middleton School District. [1]


 
 

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