Other Local History Resources

Local Resources

Franklin County has a wealth of local historical societies and museums that preserve and bring to life Franklin County’s rich history:

Antietam Historical Association

Coyle Free Library

Franklin County Historical Society

Allison-Antrim Museum

Waynesboro Historical Society

Mercersburg Historical Society

Mont Alto Historical Society

Shippensburg History Center

Middleburg/Mason-Dixon Line Historical Society

Conococheague Institute

Fort Loudon

Renfrew Park and Museum

Battle of Monterey Pass Park and Museum

Franklin County Veterans and 9/11 Memorial Park

Wilson College Archives

The Fendrick Library

Greater Chambersburg Chamber of Commerce’s Heritage Center

Other Resources

Pennsylvania State Archives

Franklin County was formed from Cumberland County in 1784. For records prior to 1784, please visit the Cumberland County Archives.

Cumberland County was formed from Lancaster County in 1750. For records prior to 1750, please visit the Lancaster County Archives.

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Franklin County Archives 
340 N. Second Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201

(717) 261-3154


Public Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, 9 am - 4 pm

Outside business hours, please email or contact Archives.

Closed on weekends and all County-observed holidays.

To better assist you, we recommend making an appointment.