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Mercersburg is a borough in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, 73mi southwest of Harrisburg. Originally called Black Town, it was incorporated in 1831. In 1900, 956 people lived here, and in 1910, 1,410 people lived here. The population was 1,540 at the 2000 census.HistoryThe Mercersburg Historic District, Lane House, and Mercersburg Academy are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.GeographyMercersburg is located at .According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0sqmi, all of it land.Mercersburg is located at the foot of the Appalachian mountains just north of the Mason–Dixon line, which serves as the state border with Maryland. Whitetail Ski Resort is located near the town, opens around Christmas for the winter season.Pennsylvania state highways 16, 75 and 416 all pass through Mercersburg, which is approximately 10mi west of Interstate 81.DemographicsAs of the census of 2000, there were 1,540 people, 686 households, and 439 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,581.0 people per square mile (613.0/km²). There were 770 housing units at an average density of 790.5 per square mile (306.5/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 92.08% White, 6.49% African American, 0.58% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.36% of the population.Mercersburg is in Pennsylvania (PA). With our custom trip planner, United States vacations can be built around trips to Mercersburg and other destinations in United States.
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