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Cortez, Pennsylvania
(Lackawanna County)

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Welcome to Cortez ...

Cortez is located in Lackawanna County<1>.

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

Cortez is 1,550 feet [472 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Communities Also Named Cortez ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Cortez: This one is located in Lackawanna County and the other is located in Jefferson County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 8 communities that are also named Cortez - they are located in California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico and Texas.

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

Communities near Cortez ...

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

  • Scranton [Lackawanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scranton
    • Scranton [Lackawanna County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the west of Cortez
    • Estimated population in 2019: 76,653 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scranton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scranton<5>
  • Dunmore [Lackawanna County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunmore
    • Dunmore [Lackawanna County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Cortez
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,954 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dunmore<5>
  • Carbondale [Lackawanna County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbondale
    • Carbondale [Lackawanna County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the north of Cortez
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,383 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbondale
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbondale<5>
  • Old Forge [Lackawanna County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Forge
    • Old Forge [Lackawanna County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Cortez
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,894 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Forge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Old Forge<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pittston [Luzerne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pittston
      • Pittston [Luzerne County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Cortez
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,802 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pittston<5>
    • Archbald [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archbald have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archbald
      • Archbald [Lackawanna County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Cortez
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,030 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archbald
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Archbald<5>
    • Blakely [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blakely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blakely
      • Blakely [Lackawanna County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the west of Cortez
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakely
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blakely<5>
    • Taylor [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Lackawanna County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the west of Cortez
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,913 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<5>
    • Moosic [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moosic have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moosic
      • Moosic [Lackawanna County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Cortez
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,832 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moosic
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moosic<5>
    • Dickson City [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson City
      • Dickson City [Lackawanna County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Cortez
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,761 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickson City<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 Cortez. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cortez.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cortez ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Lackawanna County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lackawanna County: www.lackawannacounty.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 Lackawanna, 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 Cortez - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cortez) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cortez. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4654, Longitude: -75.4571       In this case, the coordinates for Cortez 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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