Founded in 1730. Shippensburg is the oldest community of the Cumberland Valley, and the second oldest west of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania. Named after Edward Shippen, a prominent resident of Lancaster who obtained the patent to the land from the heirs of William Penn. Shippensburg was envisioned as a trading center that would help to link the eastern plains with the Ohio Valley.


Founded in 1734 by Scots-Irish immigrant Benjamin Chambers. Chambersburg has long been known for its excellent location. Beautiful Memorial Fountain marks the cross-roads of the Lincoln Highway/US Route 30 and Molly Pitcher Hwy/Route 11. Chambersburg has the distinction of being the only Northern city that was burned in 1864 by the Confederate Army during the Civil War.


Old-fashioned charm and friendliness describe Greencastle perfectly. Greencastle is located near the Maryland state line along the I-81 corridor. Founded in 1782, by John Allison, a personal friend of George Washington, it is filled with early American history.


Founded in 1750. Named after Hugh Mercer, a general and hero in the American Revolutionary War. It is the boyhood home of 15th President James Buchanan and his niece Harriet Lane, who served as his First Lady. The town is rich in colonial, Underground Railroad, and Civil War history as well as authentic architecture.


Founded in 1749. Named after Anthony Wayne, nicknamed “Mad Anthony,” an American General for the Continental Army. Waynesboro was first called Mount Vernon, then Wallacetown, Waynesburg, and finally Waynesboro in 1831. It prospered as industries manufactured components of steam-powered farm equipment.


Originally named Middletown, it was renamed Biglerville in 1903 after William Bigler, the 12th Governor of Pennsylvania. Biglerville is best known for its wineries, fruit markets and nurseries. It is in the heart of Apple Country, where hundreds of acres of orchards bloom every spring.