Summerdale, Pennsylvania

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Summerdale, Pennsylvania
Summerdale is located in Pennsylvania
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Summerdale is located in the United States
Summerdale (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°17′37″N 76°55′35″W / 40.29361°N 76.92639°W / 40.29361; -76.92639Coordinates: 40°17′37″N 76°55′35″W / 40.29361°N 76.92639°W / 40.29361; -76.92639
CountryUnited States
TownshipEast Pennsboro
 • Total0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)717
GNIS feature ID1189024

Summerdale is an unincorporated community located in East Pennsboro Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of 2000, the community had an estimated population of 479.[citation needed] Central Pennsylvania College and the Capital Area Intermediate Unit are located in Summerdale. It is part of the HarrisburgCarlisle Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Summerdale is located at 40°18'41" North, 76°55'54" West,[1] on the west side of U.S. Route 11/15 and the south side of Interstate 81. These two highways interchange just north of Summerdale.

Summerdale was founded in 1909. As people from Harrisburg came over the river during the summers, a dance hall was erected to support their need to party, thus, starting the town of Summerdale.[citation needed] In 2009, Summerdale held a Centennial Celebration. There was a parade, games, and a year-long celebration dedicated to the small town of Summerdale.


  1. ^ "Harrisburg West 7.5-minute quadrangle". U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved June 25, 2015.