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Welcome to Cereal ...

Cereal is located in Westmoreland County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Cereal, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1907.

Cereal is 1,080 feet [329 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Cereal ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 4 communities that are also named Cereal - they are located in Alberta, Illinois, Minnesota and Texas.

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

Communities near Cereal ...

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

  • Pittsburgh
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Bethel Park
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel Park
    • Bethel Park is located in Allegheny County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,212 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethel Park <4>
  • Monroeville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Plum
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum
    • Plum is located in Allegheny County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 26,993 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plum <4>
  • West Mifflin
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Mifflin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Mifflin
    • West Mifflin is located in Allegheny County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,588 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Mifflin <4>
  • Murrysville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Baldwin
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baldwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baldwin
    • Baldwin is located in Allegheny County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,419 people
  • McKeesport
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Wilkinsburg
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilkinsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilkinsburg
    • Wilkinsburg is located in Allegheny County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,186 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilkinsburg <4>
  • Greensburg
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cereal ...

Looking for more information about Cereal? 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 Cereal, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Cereal.

Adding Cereal to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Cereal post office opened in 1907.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cereal.

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

The official website for Westmoreland County: www.co.westmoreland.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 Westmoreland, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cereal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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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