Elizabethtown is a thriving community of approximately 11,545 residents located in south central Pennsylvania. Situated in scenic northwestern Lancaster County, our historic downtown is 10 miles south of Hershey and 20 miles from Harrisburg, Lancaster and York. The Borough’s recently renovated train station is a major stop along the Amtrak Keystone Corridor between Harrisburg and Philadelphia, and we are less than 15 miles from the Harrisburg International Airport. Red Rose Transit has several bus stops in town providing service within the community and to Lancaster City. In addition to train, bus and plane, the Borough is easily accessed by car as we are just off I-283, and Route 230 passes through our downtown.
Within the Borough’s approximate 2.6 square miles you will find 40 miles of public roads and highways, the Amtrak Train Station, the Elizabethtown Public Library, boutique shops and restaurants, microbreweries and coffee shops, the Elizabethtown Area School District administrative offices, Mill Road and East High Street Elementary Schools, Elizabethtown Area High School and Bear Creek Middle School, the Elizabethtown College campus, the Mars Chocolate factory, Community Park and a growing pedestrian/bicycle pathway network.
Elizabethtown has an active Chamber of Commerce and is home to Continental Press, White Oak Mills (an animal feed plant), Nordstrom Distribution Center, Elizabethtown College, Mars Chocolate North America where Dove Promises are manufactured, and numerous smaller businesses. A portion of the Masonic Village retirement living campus is within Borough limits, adjacent to the Amtrak Train Station, and its extensive pathway network picks up at the station where the Borough’s pathway ends. Elizabethtown is a great place to work, live, and play!