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Welcome to Acosta ...

Acosta is located in Somerset County<1>.

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

Acosta is 1,850 feet [564 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Acosta is located in the (814) area code.

Adding Acosta to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Acosta 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 Acosta was on a map titled Map of Pennsylvania (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Communities Also Named Acosta ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Acosta - it's located in Texas.

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

Communities near Acosta ...

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

  • Johnstown [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
    • Johnstown [Cambria County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Acosta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 19,195 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnstown<5>
  • Somerset [Somerset County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerset
    • Somerset [Somerset County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the south of Acosta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,855 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Somerset
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somerset<5>
  • Westmont [Cambria County]
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    • Westmont [Cambria County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Acosta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,685 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westmont
  • Windber [Somerset County]
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    • Windber [Somerset County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Acosta
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,816 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windber
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windber<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Derry [Westmoreland County]
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      • Derry [Westmoreland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Acosta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,512 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry<5>
    • Geistown [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geistown
      • Geistown [Cambria County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Acosta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geistown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Geistown
    • Southmont [Cambria County]
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      • Southmont [Cambria County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Acosta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,076 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southmont
    • Berlin [Somerset County]
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      • Berlin [Somerset County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Acosta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,941 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berlin<5>
    • Ligonier [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ligonier
      • Ligonier [Westmoreland County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Acosta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,510 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ligonier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ligonier<5>
    • Ferndale [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
      • Ferndale [Cambria County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Acosta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferndale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferndale<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Acosta ...

Looking for more information about Acosta? 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 Acosta, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Acosta.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Pennsylvania

About Somerset County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Somerset County: www.co.somerset.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Somerset, 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 Acosta - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Acosta) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acosta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1104, Longitude: -79.0689       In this case, the coordinates for Acosta 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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