Hempfield, Pennsylvania

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Hempfield, Pennsylvania
Hempfield, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Hempfield, Pennsylvania
Hempfield, Pennsylvania
Location within the U.S. state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°03′17″N 76°26′20″W / 40.05472°N 76.43889°W / 40.05472; -76.43889Coordinates: 40°03′17″N 76°26′20″W / 40.05472°N 76.43889°W / 40.05472; -76.43889
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)

Hempfield is an unincorporated community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Hempfield is a tiny locale in West Hempfield Township a few miles west of Lancaster, Pennsylvania


Hempfield Township was one of the original townships set off when the boundaries of Lancaster County were surveyed in 1729. At that time, it included the present areas of East Hempfield Township, West Hempfield Township, Manor Township, and the Boroughs of Columbia, Mountville, and East Petersburg.

Hempfield is said to be so named on account of the hemp fields that used to be in the area.[1]

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  1. ^ "Early history". Reading Eagle. Jun 9, 1896. p. 25. Retrieved 18 October 2015.
  2. ^ Gerard C. Wertkin (2 August 2004). Encyclopedia of American Folk Art. Routledge. ISBN 978-1-135-95614-1.

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