Place:Hempfield, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameHempfield
Alt namesRohrerstownsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Rohrestownsource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42021985
TypeCommunity
Coordinates40.05°N 76.35°W
Located inLancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Hempfield, Pennsylvania is an unincorporated community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Hempfield is a tiny locale in West Hempfield Township a few miles west of Lancaster, Pennsylvania at 40°03'17" north latitude, 76°26'20" west longitude.

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Hempfield Township was one of the original townships set off when the boundaries of Lancaster County were surveyed in 1729. At that time, it included the present areas of East Hempfield Township, West Hempfield Township, Manor Township, and the Boroughs of Columbia, Mountville, and East Petersburg.

Hempfield is named after the hemp fields that used to be in the area.

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