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Welcome to Ashtola ...

Ashtola is located in Somerset County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Ashtola, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1898.

Ashtola is 2,210 feet [674 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Ashtola is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Ashtola lies within the (814) area code.

Communities Also Named Ashtola ...

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

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

Communities near Ashtola ...

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

  • Johnstown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Westmont
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Westmont
    • Westmont is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,625 people
  • Windber
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
  • Nanty Glo
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
  • Portage
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Geistown
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Geistown
    • Geistown is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,242 people
  • Southmont
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Southmont
    • Southmont is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,048 people
  • Ferndale
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
    • Ferndale is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,474 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferndale <4>
  • Boswell
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boswell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boswell
    • Boswell is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,180 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boswell <4>
  • Dale
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale
    • Dale is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,110 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Ashtola ...

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

Adding Ashtola to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Ashtola in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Ashtola was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Ashtola post office opened in 1898.

We also found Ashtola on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Ashtola.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ashtola. 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 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 Ashtola - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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