kids encyclopedia robot

Floradale, Pennsylvania facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
Flora Dale, Pennsylvania
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 Menallen
Area
 • Total 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
 • Land 0.06 sq mi (0.16 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
633 ft (193 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 38
 • Density 635/sq mi (245.1/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
17307
FIPS code 42-26328
GNIS feature ID 1203599

Floradale is an unincorporated community in Menallen Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. The U.S. Census Bureau records the community as the Flora Dale census-designated place. It is located on Pennsylvania Route 34 2 miles (3 km) north of Biglerville. As of the 2010 census the population was 38.

The post office was officially named, Flora Dale, 1861 to 1911, when it was briefly changed to Floradale, 1911 to 1926, then back to Flora Dale, 1926-1957. Contemporary newspapers used both spellings interchangeably throughout its history.

Flora Dale consists of a few houses along Pennsylvania Route 34, just north of Quaker Valley Road. The Flora Dale Post Office opened in 1861, with postmaster Elijah Wright and his wife Mary A. Wright serving until 1885. Three more postmasters, Amos G. Cook, Maria K. Cook, and Mary A. Hartman, served until 1919. The last two were sisters, Anna and Alice Black serving until it closed in 1957. The community's only signage was its name on the post office which was removed when it closed, and since there has been no sign to tell others of its name. The community remains marked on most maps.

Just beyond it is the Menallen Township Society of Friends Meeting House. It is the second meeting house, a brick structure built in 1880 to replace the first one built about 1838. It is surrounded by large white oak trees, whose trunks are over 2 feet (0.61 m) thick. Behind the Meeting House is a covered stable where one could tie up the horses. There is a cemetery immediately south of the Meeting House.

kids search engine
Floradale, Pennsylvania Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.