Antrim Township is a municipality in Franklin County, located in South-Central Pennsylvania bordering the Mason-Dixon Line. Established in 1741, it was named after County Antrim in Northern Ireland. The area boasts a rich history featuring a prehistoric archeological site, early American pioneering, French and Indian War activity, participation in the Underground Railroad, and serving as a thoroughfare for Southern troops on their way to and from Gettysburg in the Civil War.
Though once encompassing all of Franklin County, Antrim Township is now 69.5 square miles governed by a Board of Supervisors comprised of 5 elected officials. The Supervisors, their staff and committees oversee transportation, parks, public sewer, water, stormwater, zoning, land planning and other projects to promote the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Antrim Township and to promote economic development. Agriculture continues to dominate the area providing a rural atmosphere.
Straddling Interstate-81 (with exits 1, 3, and 5) and being dissected by State Routes 11 and 16 has made Antrim Township an attractive location for residential and business growth. I-81 and Route 11 travel North to Chambersburg, PA and South to Hagerstown, MD. Route 16 leads west to Mercersburg, PA and east to Waynesboro, PA.
The residents of Antrim Township enjoy the rural atmosphere complimented by access to shopping in the Greencastle-Antrim area, with additional options in nearby Chambersburg and Hagerstown. Five major metropolitan regions are within a 2-to-4-hour drive and provide many cultural, entertainment and athletic venues. The Greencastle-Antrim School District is one of the most desirable in the region. Together, these aspects have spurred the Township's growing population to just over 15,000.
Antrim Township welcomes new business opportunities within our flourishing community. A growing list of industrial and logistics companies as well as an intermodal rail facility have made Antrim Township their new home. Easy access to major transportation networks and the availability of public utilities makes Antrim Township an attractive place to conduct business on both a small and large scale. Antrim Township Supervisors and staff are here to support the businesses we have and to welcome new business. Whether expanding an existing business or locating to Antrim for the first time, we are here to support and assist meeting business goals.
Antrim Township, from its founding to this day, remains a great place to live, work, and grow.