Founded: 1764, incorporated 1803

Name origin: Named after Benjamin Chambers, the first white settler to build a log cabin and sawmill where the Falling Spring flows into the Conococheague Creek. In 1764, Chambers laid out the town on 523 acres.

Population: 20,268 (2010 census)

Borough office: 100 S. Second St., Chambersburg, Pa. 17201

Mayor: Darren Brown

Borough council: Allen B. Coffman, president; Heath E. Talhelm, vice president; Thomas L. Newcomer, finance chairman; Sharon A. Bigler, assistant finance chairman; William F. McLaughlin, John "Sean" A. Scott III; Elaine M. Swartz; Louisa "Lou" Cowles; Jeremy D. Cate and Bradley J. Elter.

Council meeting: Second and fourth Mondays of the month, 7 p.m., borough office.

Open records officer: Jamia Wright.

Phone: 264-5151

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