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Welcome to Joppa ...

Joppa is located in Harford County<1>.

The location of Joppa has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Joppa is 140 feet [43 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area Codes for Joppa: (410), (443)<4> & (667)

The ZIP code for Joppa: 21085<5>

Communities Also Named Joppa ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Joppa - they are located in Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Joppa ...

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

  • Baltimore (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baltimore
    • Baltimore lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Joppa and is located in Baltimore City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 586,131 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baltimore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baltimore<7>
  • Aberdeen (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Joppa and is located in Harford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,964 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aberdeen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<7>
  • Havre de Grace (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havre de Grace
    • Havre de Grace lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Joppa and is located in Harford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,147 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havre de Grace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havre de Grace
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Havre de Grace<7>
  • Bel Air (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bel Air
    • Bel Air lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Joppa and is located in Harford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,266 people
    • Former names for Bel Air:
    • Belle Air
    • Belle Aire
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bel Air
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bel Air<7>
  • Perryville (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perryville
    • Perryville lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Joppa and is located in Cecil County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,449 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perryville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perryville<7>
  • Port Deposit (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Deposit
    • Port Deposit lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northeast of Joppa and is located in Cecil County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Deposit
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Deposit<7>
  • Betterton (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Betterton
    • Betterton lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Joppa and is located in Kent County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 311 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Betterton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Betterton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Betterton<7>
  • Abingdon (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abingdon
    • Abingdon lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the northeast of Joppa and is located in Harford County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abingdon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abingdon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abingdon<7>
  • Bird River Beach (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bird River Beach
    • Bird River Beach lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Joppa and is located in Baltimore County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bird River Beach
  • Chase (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase
    • Chase lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the south of Joppa and is located in Baltimore County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase

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 Joppa. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Joppa.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Joppa. 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 Joppa.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Joppa ...

Looking for more information about Joppa? 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 Joppa, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Joppa.

Adding Joppa to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Joppa was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Joppa

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Maryland

About Harford County

About Maryland

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

The official website for Harford County: www.co.ha.md.us/

The official website for State of Maryland: www.maryland.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Harford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Joppa - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Joppa, area code (443, 667) is an overlay.
<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 community (such as Joppa). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Joppa 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Joppa) 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 Joppa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JoppaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Joppa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4337, Longitude: -76.3577       In this case, the coordinates for Joppa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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