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We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Allens Mills (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Allens Mills. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Name Variations for Allens Mills ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Allens Mills.

  • Typical abbreviation for Allens Mills: Allens Mls. (or less commonly used: Allens Mlls.)
  • While the name of this community is Allens Mills, be aware that it's the common practice for mapmakers to remove the apostrophe from possessive names. So Allens Mills may originally have been Allen's Mills.
  • Sometimes the trailing 's' might be dropped altogether, in which case Allens Mills might be written as Allen Mills.

Newspapers Published in Allens Mills ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Allens Mills.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Allens Mills, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Allens Mills.

Cemeteries Near Allens Mills ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Allens Mills.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Allens Mills covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Beechwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Sugar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Riggs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Munderf Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wildwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moorhead Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Tobias Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Lakelawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Reynoldsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Michaels Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Catherines Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Knoxdale Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Rumbarger Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Soldier Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Holy Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Brockport Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Allens Mills had a population of 237 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Allens Mills, with the one closest to Allens Mills listed first.

Coal Glen   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Allens Mills
 - Coal Glen had a post office and railroad service
Warsaw   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Allens Mills
 - 1895 population of 140 people
 - Warsaw had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Allens Mills
 - Sugar Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Hazen   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Allens Mills
 - Hazen had a post office and no railroad service
Sandy Valley   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Allens Mills
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Sandy Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Beechtree   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Allens Mills
 - 1895 population of 500 people
 - Beechtree had a post office and railroad service
Emerickville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Allens Mills
 - 1895 population of 94 people
 - Emerickville had a post office and no railroad service
Munderf   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Allens Mills
 - Munderf had a post office and no railroad service
Pancoast   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Allens Mills
 - 1895 population of 168 people
 - Pancoast had a post office and railroad service
Falls Creek   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Allens Mills
 - Falls Creek had a post office and railroad service
Harveys Run   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Allens Mills
 - Harveys Run had railroad service and no post office
McMinns Summit   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Allens Mills
 - McMinns Summit had railroad service and no post office
Lanes Mills   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Allens Mills
 - Lanes Mills had a post office and railroad service
Richardsville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Allens Mills
 - 1895 population of 110 people
 - Richardsville had a post office and no railroad service
Reynoldsville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Allens Mills
 - 1895 population of 2,789 people (with 2,672 people in 2017)
 - Reynoldsville had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Allens Mills. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Allens Mills in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Allens Mills is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Armstrong, Clarion, Clearfield, Elk, Forest & Indiana.

Below are the counties that are near Allens Mills. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Allens Mills:

Jefferson     (The home county for Allens Mills)
      Warsaw   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hazen   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Brockway   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Falls Creek   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Reynoldsville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brookville   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sykesville   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Green Valley   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Coolspring   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Corsica   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Summerville   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Timblin   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Eddyville   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      South Bethlehem   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Putneyville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dayton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rural Valley   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Atwood   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wattersonville   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Garmantown   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Barnesboro   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hastings   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Northern Cambria   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Spangler   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Thomas Mills   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Nicktown   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Weber City   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Huntley   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Emporium   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Waterson   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Strattanville   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hawthorn   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mechanicsville   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clarion   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Fairmont City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      New Bethlehem   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Wolfs Corners   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shippenville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Elk City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pine City   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      DuBois   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sandy   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Treasure Lake   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Helvetia   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Troutville   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Winterburn   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grampian   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mahaffey   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cherry Corner   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Curwensville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lumber City   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hyde   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lake City   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Horton City   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Kylers Corners   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ridgway   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Scattertown   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Johnsonburg   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Saint Marys   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Russell City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      James City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Windy City   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gilfoyle   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Iron City   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tionesta   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fagundus   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rossiter   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Trade City   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Mottarns Mill   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Glen Campbell   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smicksburg   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Marion Center   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Plumville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cherry Tree   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Purchase Line   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Commodore   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dicksonville   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Big Run   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Kane   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Coontown   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Jewett   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tallyho   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hill City   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Henrys Mills   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hoover   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Sheffield   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hermit Spring   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Allens Mills, see our County-by-County Page for Allens Mills.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Allens Mills:

These websites are specific to Pennsylvania:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Pennsylvania State Archives

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Pennsylvania to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Armstrong County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cambria County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cameron County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clarion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clearfield County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Elk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Forest County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Indiana County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McKean County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Venango County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Warren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Pennsylvania:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Pennsylvania,     of Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Pennsylvania     Cemetery Wiki for Pennsylvania
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Pennsylvania,     of Jefferson County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Pennsylvania

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Allens Mills ...

While our initial data for Allens Mills came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Allens Mills in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Allens Mills.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Allens Mills:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Allens Mills.
      See our Misc Page for Allens Mills for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Jefferson County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Allens Mills. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allens Mills) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allens Mills. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1995, Longitude: -78.9075     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Allens Mills have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>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 Allens Mills, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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