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Welcome to Custer ...

Custer is located in Lehigh County<1>.

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

Custer is 430 feet [131 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Telephone area codes for Custer: (610) & (484)<4>

Communities Also Named Custer ...

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

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 22 communities that are also named Custer - they are located in Arkansas, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma (2), South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Custer ...

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

  • Allentown [Lehigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allentown
    • Allentown [Lehigh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Custer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121,442 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allentown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Allentown<6>
  • Bethlehem [Northampton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethlehem
    • Bethlehem [Northampton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Custer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 75,815 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethlehem
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethlehem<6>
  • Emmaus [Lehigh County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmaus
    • Emmaus [Lehigh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Custer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,467 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmaus
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emmaus<6>
  • Northampton [Northampton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northampton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northampton
    • Northampton [Northampton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Custer
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,870 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Northampton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Northampton<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Tamaqua [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tamaqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tamaqua
      • Tamaqua [Schuylkill County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Custer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tamaqua
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tamaqua<6>
    • Catasauqua [Lehigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catasauqua
      • Catasauqua [Lehigh County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the southeast of Custer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,599 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Catasauqua
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catasauqua<6>
    • Hellertown [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hellertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hellertown
      • Hellertown [Northampton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Custer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,831 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hellertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hellertown<6>
    • Nazareth [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nazareth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nazareth
      • Nazareth [Northampton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Custer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nazareth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nazareth<6>
    • Palmerton [Carbon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmerton
      • Palmerton [Carbon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the north of Custer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmerton
    • Lehighton [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lehighton
      • Lehighton [Carbon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Custer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,313 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lehighton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lehighton<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Custer ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Lehigh County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lehigh County: www.lehighcounty.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 Lehigh, 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 Custer - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Area code (484) is an overlay for area code (610).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Custer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Custer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7418, Longitude: -75.6388       In this case, the coordinates for Custer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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