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    Letterkenny Army Depot, PA Local Information

    Chambersburg, Pennsylvania is the closest city to Letterkenny Army Depot. Chambersburg has about 20,000 people, and is in Franklin County, which has a population of about 151,000 people. Other nearby small communities include Greencastle (4,000), Mercersburg (2,000), Mont Alto (2,000), Shippensburg (6,000), Waynesboro (11,000), Fayetteville (3,000), and many smaller communities. The nearest major city is Harrisburg, the state capitol, with about 50,000 people, about an hour away.

    It is about 5 miles from downtown Chambersburg to the Depot; this takes about 11 minutes to commute. The average commute in Franklin County is about 24 minutes.

    Local Housing Rental Prices: The average apartment rent in the Franklin County area ranges from $620 to $1100 per month, with a median of about $800 per month.

    Local Housing Purchase Prices: The average price for a house in Franklin in the last few years was about $190,000, compared to $225,000 for Pennsylvania.

    Short Description of the Area: Franklin County is in south-central Pennsylvania, a rural area in the northern Appalachian Mountains, about an hour north of the Pennsylvania-Maryland Border / the Mason-Dixon Line. The local cities and towns are generally fairly small and in the valleys between mountain ridges. This is Pennsylvania Dutch territory, and includes Amish communities. Before the American Revolution this area was on the front of the French and Indian War, and was still the frontier during the War for Independence. Franklin County is historic in several ways; the county seat, Chambersburg, was where controversial abolitionist John Brown met with people he intended to recruit to his cause, and was later burned to the ground by Confederate troops during Lee's Gettysburg Campaign. Today this is a fairly quiet area in the Keystone State.

    Climate and Weather: The area has a borderline humid climate, with winter temperatures ranging from the high 30s to low 20s and summer temperatures running from the mid 80s to low 60s. The area has variable weather, including some winter snow and occasional thunderstorms running the local valleys.