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Allentown, Georgia

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Welcome to Allentown ...

The city of Allentown is primarily located in Wilkinson County<1>. A portion of Allentown extends into Twiggs County, Bleckley County and Laurens County.

When the people of Allentown refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Allentonian<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Allentown has a population of 154 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Allentown.

Allentown is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Allentown lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Allentown is located in the (478) area code.

The ZIP code for Allentown: 31003<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Allentown had an population of 154 people. This is a decrease of 8.88% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 46.34% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Allentown had a population of 169 people. This makes Allentown the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 169 people, the population of Allentown decreased 41.11% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 287 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Allentown.

Adding Allentown to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Allentown in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Allentown elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Allentown on a .

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Allentown on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Allentown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Allentown - they are located in Arizona, Connecticut (2), Florida, Illinois, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New York (2), Ohio (4), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Allentown.

Communities near Allentown ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Allentown.

  • Royal [Bleckley County]
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    • Royal [Bleckley County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Allentown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,571 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal
  • Dedrich [Wilkinson County]
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    • Dedrich [Wilkinson County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Allentown
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 2,146 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dedrich have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Montrose [Laurens County]
  • Dudley [Laurens County]
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    • Jeffersonville [Twiggs County]
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      • Jeffersonville [Twiggs County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Allentown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeffersonville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jeffersonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jeffersonville<8>
    • Marion [Twiggs County]
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      • Marion [Twiggs County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Allentown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
    • Chester [Dodge County]
    • Dexter [Laurens County]
    • Irwinton [Wilkinson County]
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      • Irwinton [Wilkinson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Allentown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwinton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irwinton<8>
    • Yonkers [Dodge County]
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      • Yonkers [Dodge County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the south of Allentown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yonkers

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Allentown. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Allentown.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Allentown. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Allentown.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Allentown. See our Newspapers Page for Allentown.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Allentown ...

Looking for more information about Allentown? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Allentown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Allentown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Georgia

About Wilkinson County

About Georgia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Allentown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Georgia:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Wilkinson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Allentown refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Allentown may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Allentown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allentown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Allentown). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Allentown or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Allentown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Allentown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Allentown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allentown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5929, Longitude: -83.2257    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






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