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County Courthouse

Register & Recorders Office
Courthouse Annex
157 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg, PA 17201


Named for Benjamin Franklin.

Parent County

9 September 1784: Franklin County was created from Cumberland County. [1]

Boundary Changes

Record Loss


Populated Places

Neighboring Counties

Adams | Cumberland | Fulton | Huntingdon | Juniata | Perry | Maryland counties: Frederick | Washington




LDS Ward and Branch Records

  • Blue Ridge Dest
  • Fairview (Waynesboro)



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Local Histories

  • Franklin County USGenWeb Project This site has several local histories online for Franklin County, including the 1887 History of Franklin County, Pennsylvania by Bates (1110 pgs).


Ancestor Tracks has posted free downloadable images from the Atlas of Franklin County, Pennsylvania, from Actual Surveys under the Direction of D.G. Beers, published by Pomeroy & Beers, 1868.  This atlas located in the Library of Congress shows major landowners and geographic sites at the date of publishing. While the physical maps are in the public domain, the images we have taken of the maps belong to us and are not to be used commercially.  We hereby give permission to use them strictly for personal use; please attribute to Ancestor Tracks.


An interesting study, called the Valley of the Shadow Project, has collected military and private papers detailing the experience of the Civil War in Franklin County, Pennsylvania and Augusta County,Virginia.



Students in the Soldiers' Orphan Schools from Franklin County, Pennsylvania June 1, 1902



Vital Records

Societies, Libraries and Museums

Family History Centers

Web Sites

  • Franklin County USGenWeb Project This site has several maps, cemetery records, name indexes, local and family histories and other information for Franklin County online.
  • FamilyHart Online Database This is an online family database of over 630,000 linked records. There are many Franklin County families in this database. The database grows by 1,000 names per week and is updated online quarterly.


  1. Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America, 10th ed. (Draper, Utah: Everton Pub., 2002), [FHL book 973 D27e 2002].