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Encyclopedia > Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Seal of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Map
Map of Pennsylvania highlighting Franklin County
Location in the state of Pennsylvania
Map of the U.S. highlighting Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded September 9, 1784
Seat Chambersburg
Largest city Chambersburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

773 sq mi (2,002 km²)
772 sq mi (1,999 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.09%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

129,313
168/sq mi (65/km²)
Website: www.co.franklin.pa.us

Franklin County is a county located in the south-central part of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 129,313. As of Janurary 2008, the population was 143,236 Image File history File links Map_of_Pennsylvania_highlighting_Franklin_County. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_PA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pennsylvania ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Chambersburg is a borough in Pennsylvania, United States. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... 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. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Franklin County was created on September 9, 1784 from part of Cumberland County and named in honor of Benjamin Franklin. is the 252nd day of the year (253rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1784 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790) was one of the most well known Founding Fathers of the United States. ...


Its county seat is Chambersburg[1]. A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Chambersburg is a borough in Pennsylvania, United States. ...


A large part of Franklin County lies within the Cumberland Valley. Counties comprising The Cumberland Valley Region The Cumberland Valley is a geographic region that lies between South Mountain and the Ridge and Valley Province of central Pennsylvania and western Maryland, United States. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 773 square miles (2,001 km²), of which, 772 square miles (1,999 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (2 km²) of it (0.09%) 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 mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Adjacent counties

Juniata County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ... Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania and is one of four counties comprising the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. ... Adams County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Frederick County is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. ... Washington County is a county located in the U.S. state of Maryland. ... Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Huntingdon County is a county located in the state of Pennsylvania. ...

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 129,313 people, 50,633 households, and 36,405 families residing in the county. The population density was 168 people per square mile (65/km²). There were 53,803 housing units at an average density of 70 per square mile (27/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.33% White, 2.33% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.55% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.74% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 1.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 40.2% were of German, 19.4% American, 7.6% Irish and 6.0% English ancestry according to Census 2000. 96.0% spoke English and 2.1% Spanish as their first language. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... A stereotypical German The Germans (German: die Deutschen), or the German people, are a nation in the meaning an ethnos (in German: Volk), defined more by a sense of sharing a common German culture and having a German mother tongue, than by citizenship or by being subjects to any particular... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...

A farm in Franklin County, Pennsylvania

There were 50,633 households out of which 30.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94. A farm in Franklin County, Pennsylvania From http://www. ... A farm in Franklin County, Pennsylvania From http://www. ... Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 16.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.


Municipalities

Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).

Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Franklin County: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... List of cities in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ...


Boroughs

Chambersburg is a borough in Pennsylvania, United States. ... Greencastle is a borough located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Mercersburg is a borough located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, 73 miles (117 km) southwest of Harrisburg. ... Mont Alto is a borough located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Orrstown is a borough located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Settled in 1749, Shippensburg is a borough located in Pennsylvania, 41 miles (66 km) southwest of Harrisburg. ... Waynesboro is a small town in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, 78 miles (126 km) northwest of Baltimore, Maryland Waynesboro had been chiefly an industrial town in the early years of the twentieth century. ...

Townships

Antrim Township is a township located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Fannett Township is a township located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Greene Township is a township located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 12,284. ... Guilford Township is a township located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Hamilton Township is a township located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Letterkenny Township is a township located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Lurgan Township is a township located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Metal Township is a township located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Montgomery Township is a township located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Peters Township is a township located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Quincy Township is a township located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Southampton Township is a township located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... St. ... Warren Township is a township located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Washington Township is a township located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ...

Census-designated places

Census-designated places are geographical areas designated by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purposes of compiling demographic data. They are not actual jurisdictions under Pennsylvania law. Other unincorporated communities, such as villages, may be listed here as well. A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ...

Fayetteville is a census-designated place located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Guilford is a census-designated place located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Rouzerville is a census-designated place located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ... Wayne Heights is a census-designated place located in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. ...

Other

Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania School Districts
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania School Districts

There are three towns named State Line, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...

Education

Public School Districts

  • Chambersburg Area School District
  • Fannett-Metal School District
  • Greencastle-Antrim School District
  • Shippensburg Area School District
  • Tuscarora School District
  • Waynesboro Area School District

References

  1. ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Franklin County official website

Recreation

There are three Pennsylvania state parks in Franklin County. This is a list of state parks in Pennsylvania. ...

Coordinates: 39°56′N 77°43′W / 39.93, -77.72 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Franklin County Recorder of Deeds has Land Records from 1784 and is located at 157 Lincoln Way East, Located on the 1st Floor of the Court House, Chambersburg, PA 17201; Phone: (717)261-3872.
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