Cove Gap, Pennsylvania

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Cove Gap
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyFranklin
IncorporatedMay 30, 1795
Area
 • Total0.922 sq mi (2.39 km2)
Elevation
239 ft (73 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total64
 • Estimate 
(2016)[2]
64
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Websitehttp://www.downingtown.org

Cove Gap is an unincorporated community in Peters Township in Franklin County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania.[3] The community is located along Pennsylvania Route 16 in the western portion of the township near Buchanan's Birthplace State Park.

History[edit]

In 1878, Cove Gap had approximately 50 inhabitants.[4] A post office called Cove Gap was established in 1923, and remained in operation until 1938.[5]

Buchanan's Birthplace State Park is located in Cove Gap and honors the 15th US president, James Buchanan, who was born near the site on April 23, 1791.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
186050
1870107114.0%
1880100−6.5%
18901099.0%
190020−81.7%
191059195.0%
19206916.9%
193060−13.0%
19406813.3%
1950201195.6%
1960156−22.4%
197079−49.4%
198078−1.3%
199069−11.5%
200068−1.4%
201064−5.9%
Est. 2016640.0%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2016 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Aug 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  3. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Cove Gap, Pennsylvania
  4. ^ M'Cauley, I. H. (1878). Historical Sketch of Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Patriot. p. 207.
  5. ^ "Franklin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Cove Gap, Pennsylvania: James Buchanan Birthplace Pyramid". Roadside America. Retrieved 19 June 2017.

Coordinates: 39°51′57″N 77°56′33″W / 39.86583°N 77.94250°W / 39.86583; -77.94250