Tomstown, Pennsylvania

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Tomstown is an unincorporated community in Quincy Township in southeastern Franklin County, in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. [1]

Quincy Township, Franklin County, Pennsylvania Township in Pennsylvania, United States

Quincy Township is a township in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,541 at the 2010 census, down from 5,846 at the 2000 census.

Franklin County, Pennsylvania County in the United States

Franklin County is a county located in South Central Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 149,618. Its county seat is Chambersburg.

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History

A post office called Tomstown was established in 1892, and remained in operation until 1901. [2] The community was named after John Toms, a first settler. [3] A variant name is "Toms Town". [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Tomstown
  2. "Franklin County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 19 June 2017.
  3. M'Cauley, I. H. (1878). Historical Sketch of Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Patriot. p. 219.

Coordinates: 39°47′34″N77°33′42″W / 39.79278°N 77.56167°W / 39.79278; -77.56167

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