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McKnightstown, 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 Franklin
 • Total 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Land 0.9 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
640 ft (200 m)
 • Total 226
 • Density 253/sq mi (97.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
17343 (established 1860)[1]
FIPS code 42-46312
GNIS feature ID 2630025

McKnightstown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States. It was formerly part of the Cashtown-McKnightstown CDP as of the 2000 census, and was then split into two separate CDPs for the 2010 census. As of the 2010 census the population was 226.

The founder of the Eshelman manufacturing company was born in the town, and the 1919 Motor Transport Corps convoy travelled through the town on the Lincoln Highway before a modern highway bypassed the town in 1948-9.

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