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Welcome to Lonaconing ...

The town of Lonaconing is located in Allegany County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lonaconing has a population of 1,107 people<2> (see below for details).

Lonaconing is 1,520 feet [463 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Area codes for Lonaconing: (301) and (240)<4>

The ZIP code for Lonaconing: 21539<5>

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lonaconing had an population of 1,107 people. This is a decrease of 8.81% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.13% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lonaconing had a population of 1,214 people. This makes Lonaconing the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Lonaconing represents 0.02% of the total population of Maryland (which has 5,773,552 people), making it the state's 91st most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,214 people, the population of Lonaconing has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,205 people).

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

Communities near Lonaconing ...

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

  • Cumberland
  • Frostburg
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frostburg
    • Frostburg lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Lonaconing.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,465 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frostburg have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frostburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frostburg<7>
  • Keyser
  • Meyersdale
  • Westernport
  • Romney
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romney
    • Romney lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Lonaconing.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Romney<7>
  • Carpendale
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpendale
    • Carpendale lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northeast of Lonaconing.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpendale have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpendale
  • Grantsville
  • Piedmont
  • Salisbury

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lonaconing ...

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

Adding Lonaconing to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention that we've found for Lonaconing was the Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Lonaconing in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lonaconing.

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Maryland's counties, including Allegany, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lonaconing.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lonaconing - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (240) is an overlay for area code (301).
<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 town (such as Lonaconing). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lonaconing 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lonaconing) 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 Lonaconing. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LonaconingOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lonaconing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.5675, Longitude: -78.9795    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.




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