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Welcome to South Wales ...

South Wales is located in Erie County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for South Wales: S. Wales

South Wales is 930 feet [283 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

South Wales is within the boundaries of the (716) area code.

Communities Also Named South Wales ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named South Wales - it's located in Virginia.

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

Communities near South Wales ...

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

  • Buffalo [Erie County]
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    • Buffalo [Erie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of South Wales
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 254,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<5>
  • Cheektowaga [Erie County]
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    • Cheektowaga [Erie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of South Wales
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,452 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheektowaga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hamburg [Erie County]
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    • Hamburg [Erie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of South Wales
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,800 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • West Seneca [Erie County]
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    • West Seneca [Erie County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of South Wales
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,117 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Seneca have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lancaster [Erie County]
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      • Lancaster [Erie County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of South Wales
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,325 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lancaster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Orchard Park [Erie County]
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      • Orchard Park [Erie County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of South Wales
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,713 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lackawanna [Erie County]
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      • Lackawanna [Erie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of South Wales
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,632 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lackawanna<5>
    • Depew [Erie County]
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      • Depew [Erie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northwest of South Wales
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,940 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Depew
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Depew<5>
    • Aurora [Erie County]
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      • Aurora [Erie County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the northwest of South Wales
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,783 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aurora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aurora
    • Elma [Erie County]
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      • Elma [Erie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the north of South Wales
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,752 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for South Wales ...

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

Adding South Wales to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of South Wales 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 South Wales was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found South Wales on a map titled Rand McNally Map of New York (1897).

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Erie County: www.erie.gov/

The official website for State of New York: https://www.ny.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of New York's counties, including Erie, 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 South Wales - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- South Wales) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Wales. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.7089, Longitude: -78.5781       In this case, the coordinates for South Wales have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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