Antrim Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania

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Antrim Township, Franklin County,
Martin's Mill Covered Bridge over Conococheague Creek
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Antrim Township
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania highlighting Antrim Township
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Map of Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Franklin
Settled 1741
 • Total 70.31 sq mi (182.11 km2)
 • Land 70.24 sq mi (181.93 km2)
 • Water 0.07 sq mi (0.18 km2)
Population (2010)
 • Total 14,893
 • Estimate (2016)[2] 15,547
 • Density 221.33/sq mi (85.46/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 717
FIPS code 42-055-02696
Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 12,504
2010 14,893 19.1%
Est. 2016 15,547 [2] 4.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]

Antrim Township is a township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 14,893 at the 2010 census,[4] up from 12,504 at the 2000 census. It was named after County Antrim in Northern Ireland.[5]


The Martin's Mill Covered Bridge, Old Brown's Mill School, Spring Grove Farm and Distillery, and Stover-Winger Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]


Antrim Township lies along the southern edge of Franklin County, bordered to the south by Washington County in Maryland. The township surrounds the borough of Greencastle, a separate municipality. The unincorporated community of State Line sits along the southern edge of the township. Other unincorporated communities in the township include Bushtown, Coseytown, Worleytown, Milnor, Johnston, Kauffman, Browns Mills, Clay Hill, Shady Grove, Waynecastle, and Wingerton.

U.S. Route 11 and Interstate 81 cross the township, leading north to Chambersburg, the county seat, and south to Hagerstown, Maryland. I-81 has three exits (numbers 1, 3, and 5) in the township. Pennsylvania Route 16 runs at right angles to the other two highways, leading east to Waynesboro and west to Mercersburg.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 70.3 square miles (182.1 km2), of which 70.2 square miles (181.9 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km2), or 0.10%, is water.[4] Conococheague Creek, a south-flowing tributary of the Potomac River, forms the western boundary of the township in two places.


As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 12,504 people, 4,472 households, and 3,640 families residing in the township. The population density was 178.5 people per square mile (68.9/km²). There were 4,598 housing units at an average density of 65.6/sq mi (25.3/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 97.91% White, 0.78% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

There were 4,472 households, out of which 38.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.9% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 18.6% were non-families. 15.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 5.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the township the population was spread out, with 27.6% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.9 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $46,050, and the median income for a family was $49,632. Males had a median income of $34,884 versus $22,035 for females. The per capita income for the township was $18,590. About 4.1% of families and 4.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.7% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001), Antrim township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania". American FactFinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ History Of Antrim
  6. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 39°44′00″N 77°42′59″W / 39.73333°N 77.71639°W / 39.73333; -77.71639