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Welcome to Boswell ...

Boswell is located in Somerset County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Boswell, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1902.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Boswell has a population of 1,187 people<3> (see below for details).

Boswell is 2,460 feet [750 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Boswell is about ½ mile above sea level.

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

Boswell lies within the (814) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Boswell had an population of 1,187 people. This is a decrease of 7.05% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Boswell had a population of 1,277 people. This makes Boswell the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Boswell represents 0.01% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 543rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,277 people, the population of Boswell decreased 6.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,364 people).

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

Communities Also Named Boswell ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 9 communities that are also named Boswell - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas (2), British Columbia, Indiana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma and Virginia.

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

Communities near Boswell ...

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

  • Somerset
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Somerset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Somerset
    • Somerset is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,817 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Somerset <5>
  • Windber
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast)
  • Meyersdale
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Berlin
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
    • Berlin is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,931 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berlin <5>
  • Ferndale
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • 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 <5>
  • Central City
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
    • Central City is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,021 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City <5>
  • Paint
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint
    • Paint is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
  • Hyndman
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyndman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyndman
    • Hyndman is located in Bedford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 854 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hyndman <5>
  • Rockwood
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Scalp Level
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scalp Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scalp Level
    • Scalp Level is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 691 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 Boswell. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Boswell.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Boswell ...

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

Adding Boswell to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Boswell 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 Boswell was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Boswell post office opened in 1902.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Boswell.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Boswell. 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Boswell.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Boswell - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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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