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Allentown, Oregon

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Welcome to Allentown ...

So far, we have found very little information about Allentown. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Allentown to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Allentown, please Contact Us.

Allentown would have been located within present day Josephine County.

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

When the people of Allentown referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Allentonian<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Allentown is 1,600 feet [488 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Allentown was located is in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Allentown once stood is in the (541) & (458)<5> area codes.

Communities near Allentown ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Allentown and not the distance if you drove.<6>.

Community   2017<7>
Gasquet (CA)   [Map]   ---   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Happy Camp (CA)   [Map]   ---   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Seiad Valley (CA)   [Map]   ---   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Cave Junction   [Map]   1,971   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kerby   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Murphy   [Map]   ---   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Allentown.

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, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New York (2), Ohio (4), Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Allentown. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Allentown.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Allentown:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Oregon

About Josephine County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Josephine County:

The official website for State of Oregon:

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Allentown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>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.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allentown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>Area code (458) is an overlay for area code (541).

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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: 42.0443, Longitude: -123.6262     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allentown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<7>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Allentown.

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