McKnightstown, Pennsylvania

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Not to be confused with McKnightstown Station.
McKnightstown, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
McKnightstown and Cashtown were part of the former Cashtown-McKnightstown CDP
McKnightstown and Cashtown were part of the former Cashtown-McKnightstown CDP
McKnightstown is located in Pennsylvania
McKnightstown
McKnightstown
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°52′07″N 77°19′39″W / 39.86861°N 77.32750°W / 39.86861; -77.32750Coordinates: 39°52′07″N 77°19′39″W / 39.86861°N 77.32750°W / 39.86861; -77.32750
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Adams
Township Franklin
Area
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 640 ft (200 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 226
 • Density 253/sq mi (97.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17343[1] (established 1860)[1]
FIPS code 42-46312
GNIS feature ID 2630025

McKnightstown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] It was formerly part of the Cashtown-McKnightstown CDP as of the 2000 census, and was then split into two separate CDPs for the 2010 census. As of the 2010 census the population was 226.[2]

The founder of the Eshelman manufacturing company was born in the town, and the 1919 Motor Transport Corps convoy travelled through the town on the Lincoln Highway before a modern highway bypassed the town in 1948-9.[3]

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