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Carlisle, PA

Central Square, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, 1860, detail

Carlisle, Pa., c. h. Cumberland co. 15 miles W. by S. from Harrisburg, on the Cumberland Valley Railroad, which extends from Harrisburg through this place to Chambersburg. It is regularly laid out, with a spacious public square in the "centre, and wide streets crossing each other at right angles. It is well built, mostly with brick and stone. It has 9 or 10 churches. Dickinson College is located here, and its buildings occupy a commanding situation in the W. part of the village. About half a mile from the village are the United States barracks, built in 1777, chiefly by the Hessians captured at Trenton. The government have established a cavalry school here. (Gazetteer of the United States of America, 1854)

CARLISLE, c.h., p.v., seat of justice of Cumberland co., Pa., 15 ms. w. by s. of Harrisburgh; from W. 103 ms.  Seat of Dickinson College.  Pop. 4,581.  (Fanning's, 1853)


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