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Welcome to Buckhorn ...

Buckhorn is located in Columbia County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Buckhorn, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1830.

Buckhorn is 600 feet [183 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Buckhorn is within the boundaries of the (570) area code.

Communities Also Named Buckhorn ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Buckhorn: This one is located in Columbia County and the other is located in Cambria County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 39 communities that are also named Buckhorn - they are located in Alabama (2), Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Florida (3), Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Michigan (3), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), Ontario, Texas (2), Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming (2).

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

Communities near Buckhorn ...

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

  • Berwick
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Sunbury
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunbury
    • Sunbury is located in Northumberland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,322 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sunbury <3>
  • Shamokin
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamokin
    • Shamokin is located in Northumberland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,909 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shamokin <3>
  • Milton
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milton have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milton
    • Milton is located in Northumberland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,550 people
  • Mount Carmel
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel
    • Mount Carmel is located in Northumberland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,708 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Carmel <3>
  • Danville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
  • Northumberland
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest)
  • Kulpmont
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kulpmont have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kulpmont
    • Kulpmont is located in Northumberland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,735 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kulpmont <3>
  • Ashland
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Muncy
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muncy
    • Muncy is located in Lycoming County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,406 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Muncy <3>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buckhorn ...

Looking for more information about Buckhorn? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Buckhorn, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Buckhorn.

Adding Buckhorn to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Buckhorn 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 Buckhorn was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Buckhorn post office opened in 1830.

We also found Buckhorn in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Buckhorn.

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

The official website for Columbia County: www.columbiapa.org/county/

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 Columbia, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buckhorn - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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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