Kinzers, Pennsylvania

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Kinzers, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Nickname(s): Kinzer
Kinzers is located in Pennsylvania
Kinzers is located in the US
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 39°59′54″N 76°03′42″W / 39.99833°N 76.06167°W / 39.99833; -76.06167Coordinates: 39°59′54″N 76°03′42″W / 39.99833°N 76.06167°W / 39.99833; -76.06167
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Township Paradise and Salisbury
Population (2000)
 • Total 60
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17535
Area code(s) 717

Kinzers is an unincorporated community located in Salisbury Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1]

Kinzers was named after Harry Kinzer, a descendant of Huguenot settlers, and was founded in 1835. The Town of Kinzers was originally called Kinzer's it was not until July 1962, when the use of ZIP codes became mandated, that Kinzer's lost the apostrophe and instead of being referred to as Kinzer it became known as Kinzers. Kinzers is located 72% in Salisbury and 28% in Paradise Townships.

Kinzers is located on U.S. Route 30 (Lincoln Highway East) and was a part of the original Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike.

In the Salisbury Township portion of Kinzers is the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association, which is noted for its steam engine display and thresherman's reunion backtracking from the third Saturday in August to the previous Wednesday. In the Paradise Township portion of Kinzers is the National Christmas Center and the Vintage Sales Stables named for the unincorporated village of Vintage.

The Cambrian Kinzers Formation (dominantly marble and shale) is named after the town, and the type section is located at a nearby railroad cut.


  1. ^ "Kinzers (in Lancaster County, PA): Populated Place Profile". PA HomeTownLocator. Retrieved April 15, 2012.  External link in |publisher= (help)