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Welcome to Congo ...

Congo is located in Montgomery County<1>.

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

Congo is 420 feet [128 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Congo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Congo - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio (2) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Congo ...

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

  • Allentown [Lehigh County]
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    • Allentown [Lehigh County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Congo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121,442 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allentown<5>
  • Reading [Berks County]
  • Pottstown [Montgomery County]
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    • Pottstown [Montgomery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Congo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,600 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pottstown<5>
  • Lansdale [Montgomery County]
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    • Lansdale [Montgomery County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Congo
    • Estimated population in 2019: 17,083 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lansdale<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Phoenixville [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoenixville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenixville
      • Phoenixville [Chester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the south of Congo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16,968 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Phoenixville<5>
    • Emmaus [Lehigh County]
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      • Emmaus [Lehigh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the north of Congo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,467 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmaus<5>
    • Quakertown [Bucks County]
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      • Quakertown [Bucks County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the northeast of Congo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,784 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quakertown<5>
    • Perkasie [Bucks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Perkasie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Perkasie
      • Perkasie [Bucks County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the east of Congo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,738 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Perkasie<5>
    • Souderton [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Souderton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Souderton
      • Souderton [Montgomery County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Congo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,082 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Souderton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Souderton<5>
    • Collegeville [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collegeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collegeville
      • Collegeville [Montgomery County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Congo
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,174 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collegeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collegeville<5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Congo ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Montgomery County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montcopa.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 Montgomery, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Congo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Congo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Congo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3509, Longitude: -75.5838       In this case, the coordinates for Congo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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