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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania

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Cumberland County was first settled by a majority of Scots-Irish immigrants who arrived in this area about 1730. English and German settlers constituted about ten percent of the early population.

The General Assembly (legislature) of the Pennsylvania colony on January 27, 1750, created Cumberland County from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, naming it for Cumberland, England. The county also lies within the Cumberland Valley adjoining the Susquehanna River at its eastern border, stretching approximately 42 miles from the borough of Shippensburg on the west to the Susquehanna River in east Cumberland County.

The United States Army War College is a United States Army school located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on the 500 acre campus of the historic Carlisle Barracks, a military post dating back to the 1770s. It caters to high-level military personnel and civilians and prepares them for strategic leadership responsibilities. It is the U. S. Army's most senior military educational institution.

Adjacent Counties


  • Camp Hill
  • Carlisle (County Seat)
  • Lemoyne
  • Mechanicsburg
  • Mount Holly Springs
  • New Cumberland
  • Newburg
  • Newville
  • Shippensburg (part)
  • Shiremanstown
  • Wormleysburg

Other Townships & Communities: Bloserville, Boiling Springs, Cooke, Dickinson, East Pennsboro, Enola, Grantham, Hampden, Hogestown, Hopewell, Huntsdale, Lisburn, Lower Allen, Lower Frankford, Lower Mifflin, Messiah College, Middlesex, Monroe, New Kingstown, North Middleton, North Newton, Penn, Plainfield, Schlusser, Shippensburg University, Silver Spring, South Middleton, South Newton, Southampton, Summerdale, Upper Allen, Upper Frankford, Upper Mifflin, West Fairview and West Pennsboro



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