Franklin County Archives

From the area's beginnings as the first frontier of the colonies to the battleground for many wars and onto today, Franklin County has a rich and varied history. The Franklin County Archives is dedicated to safeguarding and preserving its history and heritage as well as providing the public with access to the documents and records pertaining to the history, administration and operation of the County.

Briana Etzweiler

Processing/Scanning Clerk

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Frances C.  Golden

Processing/Scanning Clerk

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Trenton J. Morgan

Processing/Scanning Clerk

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Cecilia Scott

Processing/Scanning Clerk

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Heather A.  Wade MA, CAE


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Starting at the close of business on March 20th, 2020, the Franklin County Archives will be restricting public access until further notice.

To contact Archives, please call (717) 261-3154 or email:

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Franklin County Archives 
340 N. Second Street
Chambersburg, PA 17202

(717) 261-3154

Office Hours: M - F 9:00am - 4:00pm

Public Hours: Monday, Thursday, and Friday   9:00am - 4:00pm

Closed on weekends and all County observed holidays.

We welcome visitors at any time during our public hours. To better assist you, we recommend making an appointment.