Bainbridge, Pennsylvania

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Bainbridge, Pennsylvania
Bainbridge is located in Pennsylvania
Bainbridge
Bainbridge
Location in Pennsylvania
Bainbridge is located in the United States
Bainbridge
Bainbridge
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 40°05′27″N 76°40′03″W / 40.09083°N 76.66750°W / 40.09083; -76.66750Coordinates: 40°05′27″N 76°40′03″W / 40.09083°N 76.66750°W / 40.09083; -76.66750
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyLancaster
TownshipConoy
Area
 • Total2.30 sq mi (5.96 km2)
 • Land2.28 sq mi (5.91 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
Elevation
310 ft (90 m)
Population
 • Total1,355
 • Density594/sq mi (229.4/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
17502
Area code(s)717 and 223
FIPS code42-03800
GNIS feature ID1168585
Aerial view from the north of the Susquehanna River at Bainbridge (on left bank), with the Brunner Island Steam Electric Station (on right bank island)

Bainbridge is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Conoy Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States, with a ZIP code of 17502. Bainbridge is located along Pennsylvania Route 441. As of the 2010 census the popululation was 1,355.[2]

Before European settlement, Bainbridge was the site of a Conoy village in the first decades of the 18th century, possibly called Conejoholo.[3][4]

History[edit]

Bainbridge became home to the Conoy and Nanticoke tribes in the early 1700s when English settlers pushed them out of their original homes. Before the move, the Conoys lived in the area that is now Baltimore, and the Nanticokes lived across the Chesapeake Bay in what is now Delaware. In 1632, there were about 2,500 among the tribes, and by 1697 there were only about 300 due to diseases brought over by the English.

Geography[edit]

Bainbridge is in western Lancaster County, in the southern part of Conoy Township. Pennsylvania Route 441 passes through the community northeast of the downtown, leading northwest (upstream along the Susquehanna River) 9 miles (14 km) to Middletown and southeast (downstream) 10 miles (16 km) to Columbia.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Bainbridge CDP has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.05 km2), or 0.85%, are water.[1]

Tourism[edit]

White Cliffs[edit]

The White Cliffs of Conoy, south of Bainbridge, are open to the public. The cliffs look out over the Susquehanna River and are the direct result of a limestone quarry.

Koser Park[edit]

Koser Park is the starting point of a paved trail that stretches 15 miles (24 km) long. The trail goes through Marietta and Columbia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Places: Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Bainbridge CDP, Pennsylvania". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved September 14, 2020.
  3. ^ "NPAP Where/When Demo Opening Map Page". Hiddenhistory.com. Retrieved 2013-12-25.
  4. ^ "C- Pennsylvania Indian Villages, Towns and Settlements". Access Genealogy. 2013-10-18. Retrieved 2013-12-25.