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Our Genealogy Helper for Bellefonte ...

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 Bellefonte (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Bellefonte. 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.

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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.

Bellefonte is located in Centre County and is the County Seat.

To see how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Centre County: Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Clinton, Huntingdon, Mifflin & Union.

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

  • Centre County     (The home county of Bellefonte)
    • Milesburg [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milesburg
      • Milesburg [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,064 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milesburg<2>
    • Central City [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
      • Central City [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
    • Wingate [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wingate
      • Wingate [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wingate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wingate
    • Pleasant Gap [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Gap
      • Pleasant Gap [Centre County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Gap<2>
    • Zion [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion
    • Unionville [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 287 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<2>
    • Centre Hall [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre Hall
      • Centre Hall [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centre Hall<2>
    • Houserville [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houserville
      • Houserville [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houserville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houserville
    • Lemont [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemont
      • Lemont [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemont have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lemont<2>
    • Howard [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
      • Howard [Centre County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 728 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howard<2>
    • Boalsburg [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boalsburg
      • Boalsburg [Centre County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boalsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boalsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boalsburg<2>
    • Panorama Village [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panorama Village
      • Panorama Village [Centre County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panorama Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panorama Village
    • Julian [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Julian
      • Julian [Centre County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Julian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Julian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Julian<2>
  • Blair County
    • Tyrone [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyrone
      • Tyrone [Blair County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyrone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyrone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyrone<2>
    • Tipton [Blair County]
    • Bellwood [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Blair County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,751 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellwood<2>
    • Williamsburg [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Blair County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<2>
  • Cambria County
  • Cameron County
    • Driftwood [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driftwood
      • Driftwood [Cameron County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Driftwood<2>
  • Clearfield County
    • Kylertown [Clearfield County]
    • Pottersdale [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottersdale
      • Pottersdale [Clearfield County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottersdale
    • Chester Hill [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester Hill
      • Chester Hill [Clearfield County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 820 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester Hill
    • Morrisdale [Clearfield County]
    • Osceola Mills [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola Mills
      • Osceola Mills [Clearfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,058 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osceola Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osceola Mills<2>
    • West Decatur [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Decatur
      • West Decatur [Clearfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte
      • West Decatur has also been known as:
      • Blue Ball
      • Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Decatur
    • Shiloh [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Clearfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Wallaceton [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallaceton
      • Wallaceton [Clearfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallaceton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallaceton
    • Ashland [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Clearfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Parsonsville [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsonsville
      • Parsonsville [Clearfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsonsville
    • Brisbin [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brisbin
      • Brisbin [Clearfield County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 385 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brisbin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brisbin
    • Houtzdale [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houtzdale
      • Houtzdale [Clearfield County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 739 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houtzdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houtzdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houtzdale<2>
    • Ramey [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramey
      • Ramey [Clearfield County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramey
  • Clinton County
    • Abdera [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abdera
      • Abdera [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abdera
    • Lamar [Clinton County]
    • Beech Creek [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Creek
      • Beech Creek [Clinton County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Creek<2>
    • Tylersville [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylersville
      • Tylersville [Clinton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylersville
    • Mill Hall [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Hall
      • Mill Hall [Clinton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,586 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Hall<2>
    • Salona [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salona
      • Salona [Clinton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salona
    • Flemington [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Clinton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flemington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
    • Greenburr [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenburr
      • Greenburr [Clinton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburr
    • Lock Haven [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lock Haven
      • Lock Haven [Clinton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lock Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lock Haven<2>
    • Castanea [Clinton County]
    • Dunnstown [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunnstown
      • Dunnstown [Clinton County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunnstown
    • Loganton [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loganton
      • Loganton [Clinton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loganton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loganton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loganton<2>
    • Cooks Run [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooks Run
      • Cooks Run [Clinton County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooks Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks Run
  • Huntingdon County
    • Ennisville [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennisville
      • Ennisville [Huntingdon County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennisville
    • Dungarvin [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dungarvin
      • Dungarvin [Huntingdon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dungarvin
    • Seven Stars [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Stars
      • Seven Stars [Huntingdon County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Stars have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Stars
    • Donation [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donation
      • Donation [Huntingdon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donation
    • Petersburg [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Huntingdon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<2>
    • Birmingham [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birmingham
      • Birmingham [Huntingdon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birmingham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
    • Alexandria [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
      • Alexandria [Huntingdon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexandria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<2>
    • Water Street [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Street
      • Water Street [Huntingdon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Street
    • Huntingdon [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntingdon
      • Huntingdon [Huntingdon County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntingdon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntingdon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntingdon<2>
    • Mill Creek [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
      • Mill Creek [Huntingdon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Creek<2>
    • Mount Union [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Union
      • Mount Union [Huntingdon County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Union<2>
    • Mapleton [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
      • Mapleton [Huntingdon County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
    • Hesston [Huntingdon County]
  • Juniata County
    • Mifflin [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mifflin
      • Mifflin [Juniata County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mifflin
    • Mifflintown [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mifflintown
      • Mifflintown [Juniata County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mifflintown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mifflintown<2>
    • McAlisterville [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAlisterville
      • McAlisterville [Juniata County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McAlisterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAlisterville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McAlisterville<2>
    • Port Royal [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
      • Port Royal [Juniata County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<2>
    • Richfield [Juniata County]
    • Thompsontown [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsontown
      • Thompsontown [Juniata County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 660 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsontown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompsontown<2>
  • Lycoming County
    • Salladasburg [Lycoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salladasburg
      • Salladasburg [Lycoming County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salladasburg
    • Hughesville [Lycoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughesville
      • Hughesville [Lycoming County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,024 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hughesville<2>
  • Mifflin County
    • Milroy [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milroy
      • Milroy [Mifflin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milroy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milroy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milroy<2>
    • Lumber City [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber City
      • Lumber City [Mifflin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumber City
    • Reedsville [Mifflin County]
    • Belleville [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
      • Belleville [Mifflin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belleville<2>
    • Yeagertown [Mifflin County]
    • Burnham [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnham
      • Burnham [Mifflin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnham<2>
    • Highland Park [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Park
      • Highland Park [Mifflin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Park
    • Menno [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menno
      • Menno [Mifflin County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menno
    • Juniata Terrace [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniata Terrace
      • Juniata Terrace [Mifflin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juniata Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniata Terrace
    • Lewistown Junction [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown Junction
      • Lewistown Junction [Mifflin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown Junction
    • Lewistown [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
      • Lewistown [Mifflin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<2>
    • Paintersville [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paintersville
      • Paintersville [Mifflin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paintersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paintersville
    • Allensville [Mifflin County]
  • Snyder County
    • McClure [Snyder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McClure
      • McClure [Snyder County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McClure have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McClure<2>
    • Troxelville [Snyder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troxelville
      • Troxelville [Snyder County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Troxelville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Troxelville
    • Beavertown [Snyder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beavertown
      • Beavertown [Snyder County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beavertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beavertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beavertown<2>
    • Penns Creek [Snyder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penns Creek
      • Penns Creek [Snyder County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penns Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penns Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Penns Creek<2>
    • Middleburg [Snyder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middleburg
      • Middleburg [Snyder County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middleburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middleburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middleburg<2>
  • Union County
    • Glen Iron [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Iron
      • Glen Iron [Union County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Iron
    • Laurelton [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurelton
      • Laurelton [Union County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurelton
    • Hartleton [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartleton
      • Hartleton [Union County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartleton
    • Mifflinburg [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mifflinburg
      • Mifflinburg [Union County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,445 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mifflinburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mifflinburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mifflinburg<2>
    • New Berlin [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Berlin
      • New Berlin [Union County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Estimated population in 2015: 867 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Berlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Berlin<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Bellefonte ...

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 73 newspapers that have been published in the area around Bellefonte.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Bellefonte. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Bellefonte and those printed in the larger area surrounding Bellefonte.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km] of Bellefonte.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

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

  • 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.
    • Stories from Pennsylvania

Cemeteries Near Bellefonte ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Bellefonte.

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 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 Bellefonte covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • St. Johns Cemetery
  • Union Cemetery
  • Trcziyulny Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Trcziyulny Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Trcziyulny Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trcziyulny Cemetery
  • Meyer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Meyer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Meyer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meyer Cemetery
  • Benner Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Benner Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Benner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benner Cemetery
  • Shiloh Lutheran Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Centre County Memorial Park
    • Oak Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Ridge Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge Cemetery
    • Slab Cabin Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Slab Cabin Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Slab Cabin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Slab Cabin Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab Cabin Cemetery
    • Union Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Union Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Cemetery
    • Schencks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Schencks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Schencks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Schencks Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Bellefonte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schencks Cemetery
    • Campbell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Campbell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Campbell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Campbell Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell Cemetery
    • Lick Run Presbyterian Church Cemetery
    • Pine Hall Cemetery
    • Lucas Cemetery

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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Bellefonte had a population of 3,946 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Bellefonte had a population of 6,188 people.

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

  • Bellefonte [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellefonte
    • Bellefonte [Centre County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,946 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,188 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bellefonte had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefonte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellefonte<2>
  • Axemann [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axemann
    • Axemann [Centre County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Axemann had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Axemann have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axemann
  • Milesburg [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milesburg
    • Milesburg [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Bellefonte
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,032 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,064 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Milesburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milesburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milesburg<2>
  • Wingate [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wingate
    • Wingate [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Bellefonte
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wingate had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wingate have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wingate
  • Pleasant Gap [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Gap
    • Pleasant Gap [Centre County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 230 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Gap had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Gap
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Gap<2>
  • Zion [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
    • Zion [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 473 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Zion had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion
  • Continue List ...
    • Curtin [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtin
      • Curtin [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Bellefonte
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Curtin had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curtin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtin
    • Dale Summit [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale Summit
      • Dale Summit [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dale Summit had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale Summit
    • Mount Eagle [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Eagle
      • Mount Eagle [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Bellefonte
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Eagle had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Eagle
    • Gum Stump [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Stump
      • Gum Stump [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Bellefonte
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gum Stump had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Stump have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gum Stump
    • Unionville [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 287 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Unionville had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<2>
    • Fillmore [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fillmore
      • Fillmore [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fillmore had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fillmore have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fillmore
    • Houserville [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houserville
      • Houserville [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 167 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Houserville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houserville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houserville
    • Centre Hall [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre Hall
      • Centre Hall [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 441 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,216 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Centre Hall had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centre Hall<2>
    • Linden Hall [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden Hall
      • Linden Hall [Centre County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 95 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Linden Hall had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linden Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden Hall

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Bellefonte. See our List of 1890's Communities around Bellefonte.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Bellefonte ...

While our initial data about Bellefonte came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Bellefonte 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 Bellefonte.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Bellefonte:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Bellefonte in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Bellefonte for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Bellefonte. See our Misc Page for Bellefonte for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Centre County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bellefonte: www.bellefonte.net/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bellefonte) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bellefonte. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BellefonteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bellefonte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9140, Longitude: -77.7755    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Bellefonte, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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