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Kinzers, Pennsylvania
Kinzers, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Kinzers, Pennsylvania
Kinzers, Pennsylvania
Location in Pennsylvania
Kinzers, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Kinzers, Pennsylvania
Kinzers, Pennsylvania
Location in the United States
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Townships Paradise and Salisbury
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 717

Kinzers is an unincorporated community located in Paradise and Salisbury townships, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Kinzers was named after Harry Kinzer, a descendant of Palatine German settlers, and was founded in 1835. The town was originally called "Kinzer's" until July 1962, when the use of ZIP Codes became mandated, and "Kinzer's" lost its apostrophe. The compact settlement of Kinzers is primarily in Paradise Township, extending east into Salisbury Township.

Kinzers is located on U.S. Route 30 (Lincoln Highway), part of the original Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike.

In the Salisbury Township portion of Kinzers is the Rough and Tumble Engineers Historical Association, which is noted for its steam engine display and thresherman's reunion backtracking from the third Saturday in August to the previous Wednesday. In the Paradise Township portion of Kinzers is the Vintage Sales Stables, named for the neighboring unincorporated village of Vintage.

The Cambrian Kinzers Formation (dominantly marble and shale) is named after the town, and the type section is located at a nearby railroad cut.

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