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Welcome to Allentown ...

Allentown is located in Allen County<1>.

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

The pronunciation of Allentown: AL-ehn-town<3>

When the people of Allentown refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Allentonian<4>

Allentown is 790 feet [241 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Telephone area codes for Allentown: (419) & (567)<6>

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 George F. Cram Map (1901).

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

Communities Also Named Allentown ...

While we believe that this Allentown is located in Allen County, we know of another 3 Ohio communities named Allentown. Those communities are located in the following counties: Clark, Fayette and Scioto County.

Beyond Ohio, there are 22 communities that are also named Allentown - they are located in Arizona, Connecticut (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New York (2), 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.

  • Lima [Allen County]
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    • Lima [Allen County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<7> to the east of Allentown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 36,659 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lima
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lima<8>
  • Wapakoneta [Auglaize County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wapakoneta
    • Wapakoneta [Auglaize County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<7> to the south of Allentown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,698 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wapakoneta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wapakoneta<8>
  • Saint Marys [Auglaize County]
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    • Saint Marys [Auglaize County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<7> to the southwest of Allentown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,160 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<8>
  • Delphos [Allen County]
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    • Delphos [Allen County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<7> to the northwest of Allentown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,937 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delphos
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delphos<8>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ada [Hardin County]
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      • Ada [Hardin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the east of Allentown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,544 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ada have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ada<8>
    • Ottawa [Putnam County]
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      • Ottawa [Putnam County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<7> to the northeast of Allentown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,357 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ottawa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ottawa<8>
    • Bluffton [Allen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluffton
      • Bluffton [Allen County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<7> to the northeast of Allentown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluffton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bluffton<8>
    • Fort Shawnee [Allen County]
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      • Fort Shawnee [Allen County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<7> to the southeast of Allentown
      • Estimated population in 2012: 3,643 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Shawnee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Shawnee
    • Spencerville [Allen County]
    • Columbus Grove [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbus Grove
      • Columbus Grove [Putnam County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<7> to the northeast of Allentown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,079 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbus Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbus Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbus Grove<8>

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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Allentown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Allentown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Allen County

About Ohio

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 Allen County: www.co.allen.oh.us/

The official website for State of Ohio: https://ohio.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Ohio's counties, including Allen, 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 pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Allentown. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<4>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 community'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.
<5>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allentown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<6>Area code (567) is an overlay for area code (419).
<7>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Allentown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allentown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7548, Longitude: -84.1947       In this case, the coordinates for Allentown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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