West Fairview, Pennsylvania

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West Fairview
CDP
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West Fairview is located in Pennsylvania
West Fairview
West Fairview
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°16′25″N 76°54′59″W / 40.27361°N 76.91639°W / 40.27361; -76.91639Coordinates: 40°16′25″N 76°54′59″W / 40.27361°N 76.91639°W / 40.27361; -76.91639
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Cumberland
Area
 • Total 0.319 sq mi (0.827 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,282
 • Density 4,000/sq mi (1,600/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 17025 (Enola post office)
Area code(s) 717

West Fairview, formerly a borough, is now a census-designated place (CDP) located along the Susquehanna River in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a total population of 1,282.

General information[edit]

  • Zip code: 17025 (Enola post office)
  • Area code: 717

Geography[edit]

West Fairview is located at 40.273538° North, 76.916346° West (40.273538, -76.916346).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.513 square miles (0.827 km²), all of which is land. It is located on the west shore of the Susquehanna River facing Harrisburg. U.S. Route 11/15 runs north-to-south through West Fairview and Route 944 has its eastern terminus there on 11/15.

History[edit]

This former borough is by far the oldest of the East Pennsboro Township, Pennsylvania. The merger of the former Borough with East Pennsboro Township was spearheaded by Mr. & Mrs. Leonard A. Portzline of West Fairview. The couple and other citizens were interested in the pursuit of greater cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and improvement in the delivery of local governmental services. The merger has become a model used by other communities across the state.

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