Place:Mercersburg, Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States


Coordinates39.829°N 77.902°W
Located inFranklin, Pennsylvania, United States
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Mercersburg is a borough in Franklin County, located near the southern border of Pennsylvania, United States. The borough is southwest of Harrisburg, the state capital.

Due to its location in a rural area, it had a relatively large percentage of African-American workers who had been enslaved from the Revolution. It was called "Black Town" in the early nineteenth century before incorporation under its current name. Refugee African Americans escaping from slavery in the South also settled here, and the area was known as "Little Africa".[1]

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