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Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce

Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce 2020/21
Online Community Profile

Welcome to the Chambersburg County Online Community Profile! We hope you enjoy learning more about our wonderful community. If there is any other information that you need, please click the logo above to visit our website or give us a call at 717.264.7101.

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Welcome to Chambersburg

“What do you know about Chambersburg?”

When visitors are asked this question, the answer is often “Peaches!” or, in the case of history buffs, “The only northern town burned by Confederates in the Civil War.” To locals, however, Chambersburg encompasses these things and so much more.

Located at the intersection of U.S. Routes 11 and 30, two of the nation’s oldest and most important transportation routes, Chambersburg is known to its residents as beautiful yet bustling, quaint yet industrial and unique yet representative of “small-town America.” In Chambersburg, activity, diversity and history collide to form a mosaic that’s impossible to ignore. 

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Home to bountiful acres of farmland as well as impressive business industries, Chambersburg is the county seat of Franklin County, Pennsylvania. It is a town with a unique ability to offer the best of both worlds: green grass and fresh air, along with a highly developed economy and a charming downtown. Residents and visitors can enjoy anything from golf courses and ski slopes to seasonal festivals, community art projects and more. There is no shortage of shopping, dining or recreational options, and Chambersburg’s proximity to Interstate 81 makes it a perfect place to just stop by or to “kick off your shoes and stay awhile.”

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Chambersburg is not only an ideal place to live and work; it is also home to people who care about one another and about the prosperity of their community. As one of the fastest growing areas in Pennsylvania, Chambersburg has a historic past, a blossoming present and a bright future.

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Township Information

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LETTERKENNY TOWNSHIP

Area: 70.4 square miles • Total Population: 2,426 • Median Family Income: $69,388
Elected Officials: Township Supervisors
Zip Codes: 17201 & 17202 Chambersburg, 17244 Orrstown, 17246 Pleasant Hall & 17265 Upper Strasburg
Township Office: 4924 Orrstown Road • Orrstown, PA 17244 • 717-532-8716letterkenny@embarqmail.com • letterkennytownship.org

The township is named after Letterkenny in County Donegal, Ireland. The Horse Valley Bridge, Rocky Spring Presbyterian Church and Skinner Tavern are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP

Area: 35.7 square miles • Total Population: 11,084 • Median Family Income: $83,614
Elected Officials: Township Supervisors
Zip Codes: 17201 & 17202 Chambersburg
Township Office: 1270 Crottlestown Road • Chambersburg, PA 17202 • 717-264-8959htmapa.com

The township was named after James Hamilton, mayor of Philadelphia and lieutenant-governor of Pennsylvania.

The 100-foot long, multi-span stone arch bridge between Guilford and Hamilton Townships was built before 1860 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. 

Source: U.S. Census – 2014-2018 American Community Survey
Population Estimates &  American Community Survey
Selected Economic Characteristics

ST. THOMAS TOWNSHIP

Area: 51.7 square miles • Total Population: 5,992 • Median Family Income: $72,010
Elected Officials: Township Supervisors
Zip Codes: 17202 Chambersburg, 17225 Greencastle & 17252 St. Thomas
Township Office: 965 Hade Road • Chambersburg, PA 17202 • 717-369-2144stthomastwp@comcast.net

It is the birthplace of both Baseball Hall of Fame member Nellie Fox and U.S. Army Brigadier General and Legislator Charles Thomas Campbell.

The town was named St. Thomas in 1818 to honor Thomas Campbell, but reportedly the “Saint” was added as a joke due to  Thomas Campbell’s tendency to swear. 

GUILFORD TOWNSHIP

Area: 51 square miles • Total Population: 14,793 • Median Family Income: $78,145
Elected Officials: Township Supervisors
Zip Codes: 17201 & 17202 Chambersburg, 17222 Fayetteville, 17235 Marion & 17261 South Mountain
Township Office: 115 Spring Valley Road • Chambersburg, PA 17202 • 717-264-6626gtsups@guilfordtwp.us • guilfordtwp.us

The land known as Norlo Park began as 143 acres of farmland in the Village of Fayetteville. It was purchased in 1998 by Guilford Township Supervisors after 130 years in the Sollenberger Family. 

The township has a total area of 51 square miles and has the following communities within it: Duffield, East Fayetteville, Guilford Springs, Marion, New Franklin, Social Island, Stoufferstown and others.

LURGAN TOWNSHIP

Area: 32.9 square miles • Total Population: 2,242 • Median Family Income: $65,833
Elected Officials: Township Supervisors
Zip Codes: 17232 Lurgan, 17240 Newburg, 17244 Orrstown, 17251 Roxbury & 17257 Shippensburg
Township Office: 8650 McClays Mill Road • Newburg, PA 17240 • 717-532-7460lurgantwp@embarqmail.com • lurgantownship.org

Lurgan can be traced to Northern Ireland; early land-owners carried familiar Scotch-Irish names that were typical of the colonial period. 

The Pomeroys were prominent early settlers in the area. Others included the McAllisters, Leephars, Coles, Reynolds, Jones and others of Scotch origin.

GREENE TOWNSHIP

Area: 56.8 square miles • Total Population: 17,588 • Median Family Income: $72,937
Elected Officials: Township Supervisors
Zip Codes: 17201 & 17202 Chambersburg, 17222 Fayetteville, 17254 Scotland & 17257 Shippensburg
Township Office: 1145 Garver Lane, Chambersburg, PA 17202 • 717-263-9160greene@greenetwp.us • twp.greene.franklin.pa.us

 Late in the 19th century, part of Greene Township known as Scotland was selected as the location for the Pennsylvania Soldier’s Orphans’ Industrial School, which was later known as the Scotland School for Veterans’ Children.

The land was planted in 1773 with more than 200 apple trees, which created a thriving fruit industry that still exists today.