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Organizations, Churches, and Sports.




Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Manheim is approximately 4,701 (2004), 4858 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 2,104 (1990), 2017 (2010).
The amount of land area in Manheim is 3.72 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Manheim is 1.2 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Manheim to Washington DC is 93 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 27 miles. (as the crow flies)
Manheim is positioned 40.16 degrees north of the equator and 76.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Manheim elevation is 402 feet above sea level.
Manheim median income is $ 41,855 (2000).
The Manheim median home price is $ 103,000 (2000).


in southeast Pennsylvania about ten miles northwest of Lancaster. Other nearby communities include Salunga-Landisville, East Petersburg, Lititz, Mount Gretna Heights, Cornwall, Mount Gretna, Timber Hills and Quentin. .
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History & History Related Items

Manheim was named for the native city of Henry William Stiegel, founder of the borough. Stiegel came from Manheim, Germany.

Manheim was founded in 1762. The tract of land was originally a gift to James Logan, a secretary to William Penn, from Hannah Penn, Williamís widow in 1734. In 1762 it was sold to Henry William Stiegel, Charles and Alexander Stedman. The three men are said to be the founders of Manheim though Stiegel is the most well-known. Stiegel had specific ideas for his future in business and as he planned the community he kept this in mind. He built himself a mansion and office building in the center of town. In another area he built his plant for glassmaking. He called it a glasshouse and began production in 1764. More information may be found on the below mentioned history page.

Here is a good history page for Manheim from the local Historical Society. Also try this history page.
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Manheim Railroad Station and Museum
Phone: 717-664-3486
displays of model railroads and railroad memorabilia.

Shearerís Bridge
A covered bridge across the creek at Memorial Field.
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Manheim City Government

Manheim Borough
15 East High Street
Manheim, PA 17545
Phone: 717-665-2463
Fax: 717-665-7324

Manheim has a Council-Manager form of government with six council members who are elected to four-year, overlapping terms.

Manheim Chamber

Manheim Area Chamber of Commerce
13 East High Street
Manheim, PA 17545
Phone: 717-665-6330
Fax: 717-665-7656

Manheim Organizations

Manheim Area Chamber of Commerce
13 East High Street
Manheim, PA 17545
Phone: 717-665-6330
Fax: 717-665-7656

Manheim Libraries

Manheim Public Library
15 E. High St.
Manheim, PA 17545
Phone: 717-665-6700

Manheim Schools

Manheim Central School District
71 N. Hazel Street
Manheim, PA Manheim


The population of Manheim was:
1990 - 5,011
2000 - 4,784
2004 - 4,701 (estimate)

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