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Franklin County is a beautiful county located midway between Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The county's southern boundary is also the Pennsylvania-Maryland boundary, known as the Mason-Dixon Line.

Founded in 1784, Franklin County possesses a rich history. Chambersburg, a town located in Franklin County, was the only northern town to suffer during the Civil War, when it was burnt by Confederate soldiers.

Come Live in Franklin County!

If your family enjoys outdoor activities, you'll be pleased to learn that Franklin County residents are able to enjoy Whitetail Ski Resort, numerous golf courses, the Falling Spring for trout fishing, and even Caledonia State Park!

Enjoy breathtaking mountain views!

Although the county's commercial economy has experienced much growth over the years, the farm industry still plays a crucial role in Franklin County's economy.

Franklin County encompasses 754 square miles and has an estimated population of 129,318.

The District Attorney's Office is the Chief Law Enforcement Agency in the county. The District Attorney handles all prosecution of adult and juvenile criminal cases and is elected by the voters every four years.

Franklin County possesses six public school districts and numerous private schools as well.

Franklin County has many shopping venues and is continually expanding its variety of stores. The county has numerous shopping complexes and one indoor mall in Chambersburg.

Franklin County possesses a variety of job opportunities, including many government related jobs at Letterkenny Army Depot, warehousing jobs, and heavy equipment manufacturing jobs at Volvo and Manitowoc Cranes.

Franklin County provides many different choices for dining, including numerous specialty restaurants, coffee shops, bakeries, and all of your favorite chains! If eating at home is more your style, Franklin County also has numerous grocery stores and some specialized meat shops.

Franklin County contains numerous churches of all different varieties of denominations.


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