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Upper Strasburg, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Methodist church
Methodist church
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Franklin
Township Letterkenny
Elevation 728 ft (222 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 17265
Area code(s) 717
GNIS feature ID 1190256

Upper Strasburg is an unincorporated community in Letterkenny Township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States.

Upper Strasburg is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 533, State Route 4004 (Mountain Road/Valley Road), and Community Road northwest of Chambersburg and north of the Letterkenny Army Depot.

The road from Upper Strasburg to Fannettsburg and on to Burnt Cabins was built about 1790 and for many years formed part of the main road from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh. The road is now part of SR 4004 and was known as Three Mountain Road or Horse Valley Road but is generally known as Upper Strasburg Road now.

The town was laid out in 1789 by Dewalt Keefer and serviced Conestoga wagons and travelers crossing the mountains. It was originally known simply as Strasburg, but its early post office was known as Upper Strasburg to distinguish it from towns in eastern Pennsylvania. The post office was established before 1830. In 1873 the town had three churches, "one hotel, one steam tannery, one sawmill, two stores, two blacksmith, two shoe-maker, two cabinet-maker, one tailor and one saddler shops, and two hundred ninety-three inhabitants."

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