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Welcome to Bellevue ...

Although we found mention of Bellevue during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Bellevue was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

While we are confident that Bellevue was located in Lackawanna County, we don't know its actual location within the county.

We've added Bellevue to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. We would especially like to find the location of Bellevue - knowing its coordinates, we can explore things like its relationship to neighboring communities, nearby cemeteries, etc. If you can help us with Bellevue, please Contact Us.


Time Zone: The area where we believe that Bellevue might be (or was) located is in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Communities Also Named Bellevue ...

While we believe that this Bellevue is located in Lackawanna County, we know of another 4 Pennsylvania communities named Bellevue. Those communities are located in the following counties: Allegheny, Philadelphia, Washington and York County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 52 communities that are also named Bellevue - they are located in Alabama (2), Alberta, Arizona, Arkansas, California (2), Colorado, Delaware, Georgia (2), Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (4), Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New York (2), Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio, Ontario (2), Oregon, Prince Edward Island, Quebec (6), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Adding Bellevue to Our Gazetteer ...

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Bellevue was the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bellevue.

The official website for Lackawanna County: www.lackawannacounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Bellevue and then turned east". While Bellevue could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Bellevue as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bellevue could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.




 

 

 

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