Mercersburg, Pennsylvania

Mercersburg: Borough of Pennsylvania


Mercersburg is a city located in the county of Franklin in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. Its population at the 2010 census was 1,561 and a population density of 1,734 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,527 inhabitants.

The city was created 244 years ago in 1779.

Mercersburg locator map
Location of Mercersburg on Pennsylvania map.

Quick Facts about Mercersburg

Population : 1,527 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Pennsylvania (United States)
County : Franklin County
Postal code : 17236
Area : 0.9 km2
Altitude : 1,831 feet / 558 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1780 (244 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 07:23:56 (23rd July 2024)
Density : 1,697 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.23% (2010-2020)
Mercersburg Borough Hall  FrankCo PA image
Mercersburg Borough Hall FrankCo PA
Mercersburg Borough Hall  FrankCo PA image


Mercersburg is located at 39°49'40"N 77°54'12"W (39.8278700, -77.9033300).

Mercersburg map


According to census records, the population of Mercersburg decreased by 2.23% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 1,561 - census
2011 1,549 -0.77% estimation process
2012 1,549 0% estimation process
2013 1,548 -0.06% estimation process
2014 1,549 0.06% estimation process
2015 1,544 -0.32% estimation process
2016 1,546 0.13% estimation process
2017 1,543 -0.19% estimation process
2018 1,537 -0.39% estimation process
2019 1,532 -0.33% estimation process
2020 1,527 -0.33% estimation process

Mercersburg zip code is 17236. County name: Franklin, County fips: 42055

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People born in Mercersburg (13)

People born in Mercersburg, including Acting First Lady of the United States Harriet Lane, First Lady of the United States Jane Irwin Harrison, politician William Findlay, .


  • James Findlay (American politician (1770–1835)) he was born in 12/10/1770
  • D. Elmer Hawbaker (American politician) he was born in 30/11/1916
  • David Schley Schaff (American clergyman and football player (1852-1941)) he was born in 17/10/1852
  • James A. Van Dyke (American mayor) he was born in 01/12/1813
  • James I. Brownson (American academic administrator and clergyman) he was born in 14/03/1817
  • John Findlay (American politician) he was born in 31/03/1766
  • Thomas Bard McFarland (California judge and politician) he was born in 19/04/1828
  • Blanche Nevin (American artist) she was born in 01/01/1841
  • Edward Young Buchanan (clergyman, brother of US President James Buchanan) he was born in 30/05/1811
  • Anne Eliza Foster Buchanan (sister of Stephen Foster; sister-in-law of James Buchanan) she was born in 12/01/1812

Schools in Mercersburg

College & universities near Mercersburg, PA

Code Name City ZIP
248633 Franklin County Career and Technology Center Chambersburg (PA) 17202

Stations (19)

Amtrak & bus stations near Mercersburg, PA

Code Name Address Type
HNK Hancock, MD 434 East Main Street BUS
HAG Hagerstown, MD 123 West Franklin Street BUS
MRB Martinsburg station 229 East Martin St. RAIL
HFY Harpers Ferry Potomac St. & Shenandoah St. RAIL
FRC Frederick, MD 100 South East Street RAIL

Post offices near Mercersburg

Post Office Name City ZIP
Mercersburg Post Office Mercersburg (PA) 17236

Other cities in Franklin County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Franklin County , PA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Chambersburg 21,231 Borough in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States
Waynesboro 10,906 Borough in Pennsylvania
Old Forge 7,838 City in Pennsylvania, United States of America
Salem 6,367 Township in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
Charlestown 6,328 Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania
Saint Thomas 6,039 Township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Quincy 5,451 City in Pennsylvania, United States
Greencastle 3,989 Borough of Pennsylvania
Wayne Heights 2,545 Census designated place
Mount Union 2,312 Borough of Pennsylvania
Brownsville 2,203 Borough in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, United States
Lurgan 2,173 City in United States of America
Metal 1,857 Township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania
Mont Alto 1,729 Borough of Pennsylvania
Marion 1,269 Census-designated place in Pennsylvania, United States
Concord 1,268 Human settlement in Pennsylvania, United States

Distance to Other Cities

Mercersburg distances to largest Pennsylvania cities