Tartown, Pennsylvania

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Remains of a stone wall at the Tartown site
Waynesboro Reservoir, location of Tartown

Tartown, formerly an unincorporated community, is now an extinct community in Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The remains of Tartown are located on property of the Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, Borough Authority[1] and in the adjacent Michaux State Forest in Hamiltonban Township. The locale has in part been inundated by the reservoir created by the Waynesboro Dam on the East Branch of the Antietam Creek. The name reportedly originates from the local production of pine tar. Wagamansville is a variant name.[2] [3]


  1. ^ "Adams County Parcel Locator". Archived from the original on 28 November 2012. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  2. ^ "GNIS Feature Detail". US Geological Survey. Retrieved 2 March 2013.
  3. ^ USGS 1:62500 Topographical Map. Fairfield, PA, Quadrangle. 1909.

Coordinates: 39°49′11″N 77°27′10″W / 39.81972°N 77.45278°W / 39.81972; -77.45278