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Adams County Pennsylvania Genealogy and History

Founded: January 22, 1800

Named for: John Adama

County Seat: Gettysburg

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Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following boroughs and townships are located in Adams County, as well as unincorporated areas and CDPs:

Boroughs: Abbottstown, Arendtsville, Bendersville, Biglerville, Bonneauville, Carroll Valley, East Berlin, Fairfield, Gettysburg (county seat), Littlestown, McSherrystown, New Oxford, York Springs.

Townships: Berwick, Butler, Conewago, Cumberland, Franklin, Freedom, Germany, Hamilton, Hamiltonban, Highland, Huntington, Latimore, Liberty, Menallen, Mount Joy, Mount Pleasant, Oxford, Reading, Straban, Tyrone, Union.

Census-designated places: Aspers, Cashtown, Gardners, Hampton, Heidlersburg, Hunterstown, Idaville, Lake Heritage, Lake Meade, Midway, McKnightstown, Orrtanna, Table Rock.

Unincorporated areas: Advance, Barlow, Beechersville, Berlin Junction, Bermudian, Bittinger, Bridgeport, Brush Run, Brushtown, Brysonia, Cedar Ridge, Centennial, Center Mills, Charnita, Cross Keys, Deardorffs Mill, Edgegrove, Fairplay, Floradale, Fountain Dale, Gargol, Georgetown, Germantown, Gladhill, Goldenville, Green Springs, Greenmount, Greenstone, Guernsey, Guldens, Hershey Heights, Hilltown, Indian Village, Irishtown, Iron Springs, Jacks Mountain, Kingsdale, Knoxlyn, Latimore, Maria Furnace, Menges Mill, Mount Hope, Mount Misery, Mount Pleasant, Mount Tabor, Mummasburg, New Chester, Oak Grove, Peach Glen, Plainview, Quaker Valley, Sedgwick, Sell, Seven Stars, Shanks Mill, Slate Ridge, Square Corner, Stremmels, The Pines, Two Taverns, Virginia Mills, Wenksville, Whitehall, Zora.

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