Cashtown-McKnightstown, Pennsylvania

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Cashtown redirects here, for other uses, see Cashtown (disambiguation)

Cashtown-McKnightstown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Franklin Township, Adams County, Pennsylvania, United States consisting of the unincorporated communities of Cashtown and McKnightstown. The population was 753 at the 2000 census.



Cashtown-McKnightstown is located at 39°52′33″N 77°20′17″W / 39.87583°N 77.33806°W / 39.87583; -77.33806 (39.875934, -77.338137)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), all of it land.


In 1863 during the Civil War, General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia passed through Cashtown on its way to Gettysburg, and a few generals made their headquarters at the Cashtown Inn during the battle. After Lee's failure to defeat General Meade and the Army of the Potomac at the Battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3), Lee once again passed through Cashtown during the early morning hours of July 4th, 1863 in heavy rain in his retreat to Virginia.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 753 people, 289 households, and 223 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 315.9 people per square mile (122.2/km²). There were 300 housing units at an average density of 125.9/sq mi (48.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.75% White, 1.73% African American, 0.93% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.93% of the population.

There were 289 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.8% were non-families. 20.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.03.

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