Thomasville, Pennsylvania

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Thomasville, Pennsylvania
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Coordinates: 39°53′43″N76°51′1″W / 39.89528°N 76.85028°W / 39.89528; -76.85028 Coordinates: 39°53′43″N76°51′1″W / 39.89528°N 76.85028°W / 39.89528; -76.85028
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Pennsylvania.svg  Pennsylvania
County York
Area
  Total 15.9446 sq mi (41.296 km2)
Population (2000)
  Total 3,647
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Zip code 17364

Thomasville is an unincorporated community in Jackson Township of York County, Pennsylvania, United States, west of the city of York. The community is home to Martin's Potato Chips. [1]

Unincorporated area Region of land not governed by own local government

In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not governed by a local municipal corporation; similarly an unincorporated community is a settlement that is not governed by its own local municipal corporation, but rather is administered as part of larger administrative divisions, such as a township, parish, borough, county, city, canton, state, province or country. Occasionally, municipalities dissolve or disincorporate, which may happen if they become fiscally insolvent, and services become the responsibility of a higher administration. Widespread unincorporated communities and areas are a distinguishing feature of the United States and Canada. In most other countries of the world, there are either no unincorporated areas at all, or these are very rare; typically remote, outlying, sparsely populated or uninhabited areas.

Jackson Township, York County, Pennsylvania Township in Pennsylvania, United States

Jackson Township is a township in York County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,494 at the 2010 census. It was founded in 1853 from parts of Paradise Township.

York County, Pennsylvania County in the United States

York County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 434,972. Its county seat is York. The county was created on August 19, 1749, from part of Lancaster County and named either after the Duke of York, an early patron of the Penn family, or for the city and shire of York in England.

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Schools

The community is located within the Spring Grove Area School District and administers the Paradise Elementary School with an enrollment of 355 students. [2]

Spring Grove Area School District

Spring Grove Area School District is a midsized, suburban, public school district located in Spring Grove, York County, Pennsylvania. It encompasses approximately 96 square miles (250 km2). According to 2000 federal census data, it serves a resident population of 24,401. By 2010, the district's population increased to 27,417 people. In 2009, the district residents’ per capita income was $20,078, while the median family income was $52,385. In the Commonwealth, the median family income was $49,501 and the United States median family income was $49,445, in 2010. According to District officials, in school year 2007–08, Spring Grove Area School District provided basic educational services to 3,829 pupils through the employment of 295 teachers, 161 full-time and part-time support personnel, and 20 administrators.

Transportation

The Lincoln Highway, U.S. Route 30, serves Thomasville. Thomasville is home to the privately owned, public-use York Airport which houses a STAT Medevac unit. [3]

Lincoln Highway historic long-distance highway in the United States

The Lincoln Highway was one of the earliest transcontinental highways for automobiles across the United States of America. Conceived in 1912 by Indiana entrepreneur Carl G. Fisher, and formally dedicated October 31, 1913, the Lincoln Highway ran coast-to-coast from Times Square in New York City west to Lincoln Park in San Francisco, originally through 13 states: New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, and California. In 1915, the "Colorado Loop" was removed, and in 1928, a realignment relocated the Lincoln Highway through the northern tip of West Virginia. Thus, there are a total of 14 states, 128 counties, and more than 700 cities, towns and villages through which the highway passed at some time in its history.

U.S. Route 30 highway in the United States

U.S. Route 30 is an east–west main route of the system of United States Numbered Highways, with the highway traveling across the northern tier of the country. It is the third longest U.S. route, after U.S. Route 20 and U.S. Route 6. The western end of the highway is at Astoria, Oregon; the eastern end is in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Despite long stretches of parallel and concurrent Interstate Highways, it has not been decommissioned unlike other long haul routes such as U.S. Route 66.

STAT Medevac

STAT MedEvac is a service of the Center for Emergency Medicine of Western Pennsylvania in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The primary function of STAT MedEvac is to provide air medical transport and as of July 2017 2 ground ambulances for patients with an injury or critical illness. STAT MedEvac is directed by a consortium of hospitals of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) that include UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, UPMC Altoona, UPMC Hamot, UPMC Mercy and the UPMC Presbyterian Shadyside. STAT MedEvac's base of operations is in West Mifflin, Pennsylvania, at the Allegheny County Airport. With 17 helicopter base sites in Pennsylvania, Ohio and surrounding states, it is one of the largest single operated and dispatched air-medical transport system in the United States.

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References

  1. "Martin's Potato Chips". grocery.com. 2017. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  2. "Paradise El Sch". Pennsylvania School Performance Profile. Pennsylvania Department of Education. 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2018.
  3. "General Information". Airport Info. York Aviation. 2018. Retrieved 18 April 2018.