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Greencastle Borough

Franklin County, Pennsylvania

Borough municipal offices are located at 60 North Washington Street, Greencastle PA 17225; phone 717‑597‑2047.

Greencastle was incorporated in 1805.

Beginnings [1]

Greencastle was laid out in 1782 by Colonel John Allison and named for his native town, a tiny seaport in County Donegal Ireland. It is a somnolent town of red brick and white paint, with a paved central square. Among its industrial plants are a textile mill, a machinery factory, and a cannery. The bulk of the population is of Scotch-Irish descent.

South of Greencastle is flat, rocky country devoted chiefly to sheep raising.

  1. Writers Project, Works Project Administration, Pennsylvania, A Guide to the Keystone State, 1940, Federal Works Agency, John M. Carmody, Administrator