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Welcome to Blue Ball ...

Blue Ball is located in Lancaster County<1>.

The community of Blue Ball was previously named Earl Town. Going back to its beginning, Blue Ball was originally named Earl Town. For more information about the names of Blue Ball, see The Names of Blue Ball on our Genealogy Page.

Blue Ball is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Blue Ball lies within the (717) area code.

Communities Also Named Blue Ball ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 3 communities that are also named Blue Ball - they are located in Arkansas, Delaware and Ohio.

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

Communities near Blue Ball ...

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

  • Reading [Berks County]
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    • Reading [Berks County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the north of Blue Ball
    • Estimated population in 2019: 88,375 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reading
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reading<4>
  • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
    • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the west of Blue Ball
    • Estimated population in 2019: 59,265 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<4>
  • Ephrata [Lancaster County]
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    • Ephrata [Lancaster County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<3> to the northwest of Blue Ball
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,862 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephrata
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephrata<4>
  • Coatesville [Chester County]
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    • Coatesville [Chester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the southeast of Blue Ball
    • Estimated population in 2019: 13,069 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coatesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coatesville<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Wyomissing [Berks County]
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      • Wyomissing [Berks County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the north of Blue Ball
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,635 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyomissing have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyomissing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wyomissing<4>
    • Lititz [Lancaster County]
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      • Lititz [Lancaster County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Blue Ball
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,465 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lititz<4>
    • Millersville [Lancaster County]
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      • Millersville [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the southwest of Blue Ball
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,359 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millersville<4>
    • Downingtown [Chester County]
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      • Downingtown [Chester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<3> to the east of Blue Ball
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downingtown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Downingtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Downingtown<4>
    • Shillington [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shillington
      • Shillington [Berks County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the north of Blue Ball
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shillington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shillington<4>
    • Birdsboro [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdsboro
      • Birdsboro [Berks County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Blue Ball
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,143 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Birdsboro<4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blue Ball ...

Looking for more information about Blue Ball? 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 Blue Ball, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Blue Ball.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster County: www.co.lancaster.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 Lancaster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blue Ball - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue Ball) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blue Ball. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blue Ball

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue Ball. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1183, Longitude: -76.0479    
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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