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Mercersburg is a borough located in Franklin County in south-central Pennsylvania near the Maryland border. As of the 2000 census, the population was 1,410. Mercersburg is home to the Buchanan Hotel, located downtown on North Main Street. It was the childhood home of the 15th President of the United States, James Buchanan, Jr., built by James Buchanan Sr. in 1796. The home was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. The borough of Mercersburg is part of the Tuscarora Area of Pennsylvania, which is 206 square miles that stretches within the borders of Franklin County and includes Mercersburg and Montgomery, Peters, St. Thomas and Warren townships. Several main highways are in the area, including US Route 30, PA Route 16, Route 416 and Route 75. The entire Tuscarora area is primarily a rural, agricultural area with a total population of about 17,000 residents. According to the Tuscarora Chamber of Commerce: "Tuscarora, the name of our school district and the mountain ridge on the western boundary, is derived from the Tuscarora Tribe of the Iroquois Confederation. The Tribe came north from the Carolinas circa 1713 and settled for a time along the mountains. The name Tuscarora comes from the Indian name Skaruron or hemp gatherers. Conococheague, the name of the creek that flows through the District on its way from the Path Valley south to the Potomac River, is an Indian name from the Delaware Tribe meaning clear water."

Surrounding areas: Fort Loudon, Pennsylvania (6.0 mi), McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania (8.8 mi), Warfordsburg, Pennsylvania (16.0 mi), Fayetteville, Pennsylvania (19.6 mi), Bedford, Pennsylvania (34.5 mi), Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (35.7 mi), Raystown Lake, Pennsylvania (39.1 mi)

Mercersburg Vacation Rentals

Mercersburg Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Johnnie's Motel709 Lincolnway EMcconnellsburg, PA8.8 mi.(717) 485-3116
Travel Inn4840 Lincoln Way WSaint Thomas, PA10.1 mi.(717) 369-3128
Rodeway Inn10835 John Wayne DrGreencastle, PA10.6 mi.(717) 597-7762
Comfort Inn50 Pine DrGreencastle, PA10.8 mi.(717) 597-8164
Knights Inn18221 Mason Dixon RdHagerstown, MD11.4 mi.(301) 791-3560
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1097 Wayne AveChambersburg, PA14.6 mi.(717) 709-9009
Quality Inn & Suites1095 Wayne AveChambersburg, PA14.6 mi.(717) 263-3400
Fairfield Inn By Marriott Chambersburg1122 Wayne RdChambersburg, PA14.7 mi.(800) 228-2800
Hampton Inn955 Lesher RdChambersburg, PA14.7 mi.(717) 261-9185
Halfway Hagerstown Super 8 Motel16805 Blake RdHagerstown, MD14.8 mi.(301) 582-1992
Country Inn & Suites399 Bedington BlvdChambersburg, PA14.9 mi.(717) 261-0900
Days Inn Of Chambersburg30 Falling SPG RDdChambersburg, PA14.9 mi.(717) 263-1288
Super 8 Motel3648 Old Scotland RdChambersburg, PA14.9 mi.(717) 264-6288
Chambersburg Travelodge565 Lincoln Way EChambersburg, PA15.3 mi.(717) 264-4187
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites241 Railway LnHagerstown, MD15.4 mi.(301) 745-5644
Plaza Hotel1718 Underpass WayHagerstown, MD15.5 mi.(301) 797-2500
Four Points Hotel By Sheraton Chambersburg1123 Lincoln Way EastChambersburg, PA15.9 mi.(717) 263-9191
Motel 6 #125911321 Massey BlvdHagerstown, MD16.0 mi.(301) 582-4445
Best Western Chambersburg211 Walker RdChambersburg, PA16.0 mi.(717) 262-4994
Days InnRd #2Warfordsburg, PA16.0 mi.(814) 735-4347
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson17612 Vly Mall RdHagerstown, MD16.1 mi.(301) 582-5003
Hampton Inn18300 Peak CirHagerstown, MD16.1 mi.(240) 420-1970
Springhill Suites By Marriott Hagerstown17280 Vly Mall RdHagerstown, MD16.1 mi.(301) 582-0011
Days Inn Williamsport310 E Potomac StWilliamsport, MD16.3 mi.(301) 582-3500
Venice Inn431 Dual HwyHagerstown, MD16.6 mi.(301) 733-0830
Clarion Hotel & Conference CTR901 Dual HwyHagerstown, MD17.1 mi.(301) 733-5566
Quality Inn1101 Dual HwyHagerstown, MD17.3 mi.(301) 733-2700
Super 8-hagerstown1220 Dual HwyHagerstown, MD17.4 mi.(301) 739-5800
Super 8 Motel118 Limestone RdHancock, MD17.5 mi.(301) 678-6101
America's Best Value Inn2 Blue Hill RdHancock, MD17.6 mi.(301) 678-6108
Best Western Waynesboro239 W Main StWaynesboro, PA17.7 mi.(717) 762-9113
Sleep Inn & Suites18216 Col Henry K Douglas DrHagerstown, MD18.0 mi.(301) 766-9449
Hampton Inn1716 Dual HwyHagerstown, MD18.5 mi.(301) 739-6100
Days Inn Breezewood Se9648 Old 126Warfordsburg, PA18.5 mi.(814) 735-3860
Holiday Inn Express Martinsburg North1220 TJ Jackson DrFalling Waters, WV18.6 mi.(304) 274-6100
Comfort Suites Inn1801 Dual HwyHagerstown, MD18.7 mi.(301) 791-8100
Sheraton Inn Hagerstown Conference Center1910 Dual HwyHagerstown, MD19.0 mi.(301) 790-3010
Woods Resort TheMountain Lake Rd @ Rt 9Hedgesville, WV19.6 mi.(304) 754-7977
Sleep Inn & Suites1435 Doron DrChambersburg, PA19.7 mi.(717) 263-0596
Comfort Inn16550 Lincoln HwyBreezewood, PA19.8 mi.(814) 735-2200
Bed & Breakfast
Beaver Creek House Bed And Breakfast20432 Beaver CRK RdHagerstown, MD16.1 mi.(301) 797-4764

Mercersburg Weather & Climate

South Central Pennsylvania experiences four seasons, although there are variations depending on the area and altitude. Summers tend to be hot and humid, while winters are cold with snow; the mountainous areas are typically cooler in summer, and receive a lot more snow in the wintertime. July is usually the warmest month with temperatures averaging 80F (27C), although the southern part of the state is often hotter. The coldest time of year is January. Spring and autumn are the best times to travel, as they are moderate in temperature, with less humidity. Peak tornado season in the eastern U.S. is usually between May and July.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 39°F 21°F 2.80 in. -
February 43°F 23°F 2.43 in. -
March 52°F 29°F 3.66 in. -
April 65°F 38°F 3.72 in. -
May 74°F 47°F 4.34 in. -
June 83°F 56°F 4.16 in. -
July 87°F 60°F 3.70 in. -
August 85°F 58°F 3.95 in. -
September 78°F 51°F 3.72 in. -
October 66°F 39°F 3.50 in. -
November 54°F 32°F 3.42 in. -
December 42°F 24°F 3.15 in. -

Mercersburg Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Eastern Wv Regional Shepherd Field (MRB) located about 29 miles south of Mercersburg in Martinsburg, West Virginia, the John Murtha Johnstown Cambria County airport (JST) located approximately 59 miles northwest of Mercersburg in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, the Washington Dulles International airport (IAD) located roughly 65 miles south of Mercersburg in Washington, District Of Columbia, and finally the Harrisburg International airport (MDT) located around 65 miles east of Mercersburg in Harrisburg ( Middletown ), Pennsylvania.

Mercersburg Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Lakemont ParkAltoonaPA54.3 mi.
Williams Grove ParkMechanicsburgPA54.3 mi.
DelGrosso's Amusement ParkTiptonPA59.5 mi.
JeepersRockvilleMD65.2 mi.
HersheyparkHersheyPA73.4 mi.
Idlewild ParkLigonierPA76.2 mi.
JeepersParkvilleMD78.9 mi.
JeepersGreenbeltMD79.0 mi.
Dutch WonderlandLancasterPA85.9 mi.
Six Flags AmericaMitchellvilleMD87.9 mi.
Water Parks
Chesapeake Beach Water ParkChesapeake BeachMD107.6 mi.
Sandcastle Water ParkPittsburghPA118.4 mi.
Golf Courses
Whitetail Golf ResortMercersburgPA 
Great Cove Golf RecreationMcConnellsburgPA8.4 mi.
Greencastle Greens Golf ClubGreencastlePA10.1 mi.
Majestic Ridge Golf ClubChambersburgPA14.7 mi.
Rocky Spring Golf CourseChambersburgPA14.7 mi.
Black Rock Golf CourseHagerstownMD16.2 mi.
Hagerstown Municipal Golf CourseHagerstownMD16.2 mi.
Beaver Creek Country ClubHagerstownMD22.2 mi.
South Mountain Golf CourseSouth MountainPA22.5 mi.
Stonebridge Golf ClubMartinsburgWV26.3 mi.
Woodbrier Golf CourseMartinsburgWV26.3 mi.
Scenic Valley Golf CourseFinleyvillePA26.6 mi.
Down River Golf CourseEverettPA27.8 mi.
Musket Ridge Golf ClubMyersvilleMD29.1 mi.
Maple Run Golf CourseThurmontMD29.9 mi.
Ski Areas
Whitetail Ski ResortMercersburgPA 
Blue KnobClaysburgPA43.4 mi.
Wisp Ski AreaMchenryMD79.3 mi.
Bryce ResortBasyeVA85.1 mi.
MassanuttenHarrisonburgVA108.4 mi.
State Parks
Cowans Gap State ParkPA11.9 mi. 
Fort Frederick State ParkMD15.9 mi. 
Fort Tonoloy State ParkMD18.4 mi. 
Mont Alto State ParkPA19.8 mi. 
Berkeley Springs State ParkWV22.1 mi. 
Caledonia State ParkPA23.2 mi. 
Greenbrier State ParkMD25.5 mi. 
Washington Monument State ParkMD27.8 mi. 
Rumsey Monument State ParkWV28.0 mi. 
Cacapon State ParkWV30.5 mi. 
Warriors Path State ParkPA31.0 mi. 
Gathland State ParkMD32.7 mi. 
Big Spring State ParkPA32.7 mi. 
Gambrill State ParkMD33.1 mi. 
Fowler Hollow State ParkPA35.0 mi. 
Pine Grove Furnace State ParkPA35.1 mi. 
Trough Creek State ParkPA36.1 mi. 
Kings Gap State ParkPA37.7 mi. 
Old Bedford VillageBedfordPA34.5 mi.(History)
Schifferstadt Architectural MuseumFrederickMD38.8 mi.(History)
Juniata College Museum of ArtHuntingdonPA45.7 mi.(Art)
Loudoun MuseumLeesburgVA52.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
National Zoo Conservation & Research CenterFront RoyalVA64.8 mi.
ZOOAMERICA North American Wildlife ParkHersheyPA73.4 mi.
The Baltimore ZooBaltimoreMD78.2 mi.
National Aquarium in BaltimoreBaltimoreMD78.2 mi.
National Zoological ParkWashingtonDC79.4 mi.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland Ltd.AllenwoodPA103.0 mi.
Pittsburgh ZooPittsburghPA118.4 mi.
National Aviary in PittsburghPittsburghPA118.4 mi.

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