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Neffsville, Pennsylvania

Neffsville, Pennsylvania
Suburban community
Thanksgiving in the Earle Landis home, 1942
Thanksgiving in the Earle Landis home, 1942
Neffsville, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Neffsville, Pennsylvania
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Lancaster
Township Manheim
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 17601
Area code(s) 717 Exchange: 569
GNIS feature ID 1182217[1]

Neffsville is a suburban community in Manheim Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Being unincorporated, Neffsville has no boundaries. The U.S. Geological Survey Place Names database locates Neffsville at 40°6'0"N 76°18'20"W. The retailer and restaurant center of Neffsville is near 2500 Lititz Pike.

Manheim Township High School, on School Road is considered to be in Neffsville. Manheim Township school district serves 5400 students with 637 employees, 423 of them holding teaching certificates.

According to local tradition, Neffsville was named for the family of Johan Christian Neff, originally from Gerolsheim, Germany, who was aboard the ship Lydia when she arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 19, 1743. Johan moved to Lampeter Township in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, married the former Frena Howery, and they had three children there - Christian in 1750, Henry in 1754, and Esther in 1757. All three married in Lancaster County, but Christian's life ended in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania and Esther's in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania. An elementary school on School Road was named for Henry Holt.


  • Shank's extracts 1
  • Notable Neffsville residents 2
  • Popular culture 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Shank's extracts

Shank's Extracts bottle design predates 1923

Jacob Shank, a Neffsville pharmacist, introduced "Shank's Compound Flavoring of Vanilla Bean" in 1899 to improve the taste of his medicines. The product is still made today, and Shank's is now the second-largest primary vanilla supplier in North America, as well as supplying other extracts, flavorings and spices. The Shanks family sold the business in 1959, and it is no longer in Neffsville, but many collectors prize their old extract bottles that read "Shank's Extracts - Neffsville, Pa."

Notable Neffsville residents

Popular culture

Neffsville, Pennsylvania also appears in the animated movie Free Birds

See also


  1. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Neffsville, Pennsylvania

External links

  • Shank's Extracts
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