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Neffsville, Pennsylvania
Thanksgiving in the Earle Landis home, 1942
Thanksgiving in the Earle Landis home, 1942
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Coordinates: 40°06′00″N 76°18′20″W / 40.10000°N 76.30556°W / 40.10000; -76.30556Coordinates: 40°06′00″N 76°18′20″W / 40.10000°N 76.30556°W / 40.10000; -76.30556
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Township Manheim
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
17601
Area code(s) 717 Exchange: 569
GNIS feature ID 1182217

Neffsville is an unincorporated community in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. Being unincorporated, Neffsville has no boundaries. The U.S. Geological Survey place names database locates Neffsville at 40°6'0"N 76°18'20"W. The retail and restaurant center of Neffsville is near 2500 Lititz Pike (Pennsylvania Route 501). Via PA 501, Lancaster, the county seat, is 4.5 miles (7.2 km) to the south, and Lititz is 4 miles (6 km) to the north. Pennsylvania Route 722 leads west 3 miles (5 km) to East Petersburg and east 3 miles (5 km) to Pennsylvania Route 272 at Oregon.

Manheim Township High School on School Road is considered to be in Neffsville. The Manheim Township School District serves 5,400 students with 637 employees, 423 of them holding teaching certificates.

Shank's extracts

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Shank's Extracts bottle design predates 1923

Jacob Shank, a Neffsville pharmacist, introduced "Shank's Compound Flavoring of Vanilla Bean" in 1899 to improve the taste of his medicines. The product is still made today, and Shank's is now the second-largest primary vanilla supplier in North America, as well as supplying other extracts, flavorings and spices. The Shanks family sold the business in 1959, and it is no longer in Neffsville, but many collectors prize their old extract bottles that read "Shank's Extracts - Neffsville, Pa."

Popular culture

Neffsville, Pennsylvania also appears in the animated movie Free Birds

Notable Neffsville residents

  • Jim Furyk, professional golfer
  • Don Gehman, record producer
  • Taylor Kinney, television actor, model
  • Brad Rutter, second-winningest game show contestant in history
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