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Welcome to Blain ...

Blain is located in Perry County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Blain has a population of 261 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Blain.

Blain is 670 feet [204 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Blain lies within the (717) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blain had an population of 261 people. This is a decrease of 0.76% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.57% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blain had a population of 263 people. This makes Blain the county's 6th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 263 people, the population of Blain increased 4.37% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 252 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Blain.

Communities near Blain ...

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

  • Harrisburg [Dauphin County]
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    • Harrisburg [Dauphin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Blain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,322 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<6>
  • Carlisle [Cumberland County]
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    • Carlisle [Cumberland County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Blain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,213 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<6>
  • Mechanicsburg [Cumberland County]
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    • Mechanicsburg [Cumberland County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Blain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,017 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsburg<6>
  • Camp Hill [Cumberland County]
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    • Camp Hill [Cumberland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Blain
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,919 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Hill<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lemoyne [Cumberland County]
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      • Lemoyne [Cumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Blain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemoyne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wormleysburg [Cumberland County]
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      • Wormleysburg [Cumberland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Blain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,062 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wormleysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Marysville [Perry County]
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      • Marysville [Perry County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Blain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Millersburg [Dauphin County]
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      • Millersburg [Dauphin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Blain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,514 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Shiremanstown [Cumberland County]
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      • Shiremanstown [Cumberland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southeast of Blain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,641 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiremanstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Newport [Perry County]
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      • Newport [Perry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Blain
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,585 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newport<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blain ...

Looking for more information about Blain? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Blain, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Blain.

Adding Blain to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Blain 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 Blain was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County: www.perryco.org/

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 Perry, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blain.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blain - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blain) 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 Blain. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlainOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4198, Longitude: -77.1869       In this case, the coordinates for Blain have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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