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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<2>.

The location of Allentown has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

When the people of Allentown referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Allentonian<4>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Allentown is 1,600 feet [488 m] above sea level.<5>.

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

Allentown would have been located in the (541) & (458)<6> area codes.

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.

Communities near Allentown ...

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

  • Cave Junction [Josephine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Junction
    • Cave Junction [Josephine County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<7> to the north of Allentown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,986 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cave Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cave Junction
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cave Junction<8>
  • O'Brien [Josephine County]
  • Kerby [Josephine County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerby
    • Kerby [Josephine County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<7> to the north of Allentown
    • Former names for Kerby:
    • Kerbyville
    • Napoleon
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kerby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kerby<8>
  • Selma [Josephine County]
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Happy Camp [Siskiyou County]
    • Williams [Josephine County]
    • Gasquet [Del Norte County]
    • Copper [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copper
      • Copper [Jackson County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<7> to the east of Allentown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Wilderville [Josephine County]
    • Murphy [Josephine County]

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.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for 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.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Oregon's counties, including Josephine, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<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 (458) is an overlay for area code (541).
<7>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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       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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