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Cashtown, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Location in Adams County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Location in Adams County and the state of Pennsylvania.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Adams
Township Franklin
Area
 • Total 1.51 sq mi (3.92 km2)
 • Land 1.50 sq mi (3.89 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
Elevation 746 ft (227 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 459
 • Density 305/sq mi (117.9/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 17310
FIPS code 42-11576
GNIS feature ID 1171306

Cashtown is a census-designated place in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The community was part of the Cashtown-McKnightstown CDP, until it was split into two separate CDPs for the 2010 census. As of 2010, the population of Cashtown was 459.

A post office called Cashtown has been in operation since 1833. According to tradition, the community was named for the fact a local tavern owner required that payment be made in cash.

Geography

Cashtown is located west of Gettysburg in western Adams County. U.S. Route 30 bypasses the center of the community and forms the northern edge of the CDP. Old U.S. 30, the original Lincoln Highway, is the main street of Cashtown. McKnightstown is 1.5 miles (2.4 km) to the east.


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