Place:Millersville, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameMillersville
TypeBorough
Coordinates40.006°N 76.351°W
Located inLancaster, Pennsylvania, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Millersville Mennonite Cemetery
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Millersville is a borough in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. At the 2000 census the population was 7,774.

History

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Originally farmland in then Manor Township owned by John Miller. Millerstown was a crossroads for goods and sales brought from the local farming communities into Lancaster City. Later the towns name was changed to Millersville and was incorporated as a separate borough in Lancaster County. Millersville is the location of the first teachers academy, established in 1854. Later, in 1855, it was chartered as a state normal school. Today, the college is Millersville University, which is part of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

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