John Hayward, Gazetteer of the United States of America… (Philadelphia: James L. Gihon, 1854), 320.
Chambersburg, Pa., c. h. Franklin co. Watered by Conecocheague and Falling Spring Creeks, tributaries of the Potomac River. S. W. from Harrisburg 45 miles. A large and prosperous place, having a good water power improved for propelling cotton and woollen factories, flouring mills, paper mills, &c.