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Our Genealogy Helper for Defiance ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Defiance (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Defiance. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Defiance is located in Bedford County.

To see how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bedford County: Allegany (MD), Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon & Somerset.

Below are the counties that are near Defiance. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Defiance:

  • Bedford County     (The home county of Defiance)
    • Saxton [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saxton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saxton
      • Saxton [Bedford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 681 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saxton<3>
    • Coaldale [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
      • Coaldale [Bedford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 151 people
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    • Marble City [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marble City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble City
      • Marble City [Bedford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
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    • Woodbury [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
      • Woodbury [Bedford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 264 people
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    • Hopewell [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Hopewell [Bedford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 239 people
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    • Waterside [Bedford County]
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      • Waterside [Bedford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
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    • Breezewood [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breezewood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Breezewood [Bedford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Defiance
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    • Mount Dallas [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Dallas have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Mount Dallas [Bedford County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Defiance
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    • Penn Wood [Bedford County]
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      • Penn Wood [Bedford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Defiance
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    • Yount [Bedford County]
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      • Yount [Bedford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Defiance
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    • Saint Clairsville [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Clairsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Saint Clairsville [Bedford County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 75 people
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    • Everett [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Everett have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Everett [Bedford County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,719 people
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    • Ott Town [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ott Town have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Ott Town [Bedford County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Defiance
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  • Blair County
    • Martinsburg [Blair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Martinsburg [Blair County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,836 people
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    • Beavertown [Blair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beavertown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Beavertown [Blair County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Defiance
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    • Claysburg [Blair County]
    • Cotton Town [Blair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Town have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Cotton Town [Blair County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
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    • Roaring Spring [Blair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Roaring Spring [Blair County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,436 people
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    • Newry [Blair County]
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      • Newry [Blair County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 286 people
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    • Williamsburg [Blair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Williamsburg [Blair County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the north of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,177 people
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    • Hollidaysburg [Blair County]
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      • Hollidaysburg [Blair County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,674 people
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    • Puzzletown [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puzzletown
      • Puzzletown [Blair County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
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    • Blue Knob [Blair County]
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      • Blue Knob [Blair County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
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    • Duncansville [Blair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncansville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Duncansville [Blair County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,163 people
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    • Altoona [Blair County]
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      • Altoona [Blair County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 43,364 people
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    • Bellwood [Blair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Bellwood [Blair County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the north of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,751 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellwood<3>
  • Cambria County
    • Puritan [Cambria County]
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      • Puritan [Cambria County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
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    • Beaverdale [Cambria County]
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      • Beaverdale [Cambria County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
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    • Oil City [Cambria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Cambria County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
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    • Scarlan Hill [Cambria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarlan Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Scarlan Hill [Cambria County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
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    • Spring Hill [Cambria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Spring Hill [Cambria County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
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    • Cresson [Cambria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cresson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Cresson [Cambria County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,553 people
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    • Portage [Cambria County]
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      • Portage [Cambria County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,383 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portage<3>
    • Sankertown [Cambria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sankertown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Sankertown [Cambria County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 614 people
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    • Buckhorn [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhorn
      • Buckhorn [Cambria County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
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    • Gallitzin [Cambria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallitzin have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Gallitzin [Cambria County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,534 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gallitzin<3>
    • Salix [Cambria County]
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      • Salix [Cambria County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
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    • Munster [Cambria County]
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      • Munster [Cambria County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
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    • Summerhill [Cambria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerhill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Summerhill [Cambria County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 444 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerhill<3>
  • Cumberland County
    • Newburg [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Newburg [Cumberland County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the east of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 335 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newburg<3>
    • Shippensburg [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shippensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Shippensburg [Cumberland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the east of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,565 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shippensburg<3>
  • Franklin County
    • Cowans Village [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowans Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Cowans Village [Franklin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
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    • Fort Loudon [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Loudon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Fort Loudon [Franklin County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
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    • Cove Gap [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove Gap
      • Cove Gap [Franklin County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
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    • Doylestown [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doylestown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Doylestown [Franklin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Defiance
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    • Mercersburg [Franklin County]
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      • Mercersburg [Franklin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,532 people
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    • Saint Thomas [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Thomas have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Saint Thomas [Franklin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
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    • Roxbury [Franklin County]
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      • Roxbury [Franklin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the east of Defiance
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    • Orrstown [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Orrstown [Franklin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the east of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 260 people
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    • Cashtown [Franklin County]
    • Chambersburg [Franklin County]
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      • Chambersburg [Franklin County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,143 people
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    • Greencastle [Franklin County]
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      • Greencastle [Franklin County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,986 people
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    • Fayetteville [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayetteville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Fayetteville [Franklin County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
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  • Fulton County
    • Waterfall [Fulton County]
    • Valley-Hi [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley-Hi have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Valley-Hi [Fulton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15 people
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    • Harrisonville [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Harrisonville [Fulton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
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    • Fort Littleton [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Littleton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Fort Littleton [Fulton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
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    • McConnellsburg [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McConnellsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • McConnellsburg [Fulton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,002 people
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    • Websters Mill [Fulton County]
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      • Websters Mill [Fulton County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
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  • Huntingdon County
    • Coalmont [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalmont have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Coalmont [Huntingdon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 101 people
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    • Dudley [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Dudley [Huntingdon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
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    • Middletown [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Middletown [Huntingdon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Defiance
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    • Broad Top City [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broad Top City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Broad Top City [Huntingdon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 447 people
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    • Todd [Huntingdon County]
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      • Todd [Huntingdon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Defiance
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    • Saltillo [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saltillo have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Saltillo [Huntingdon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the east of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 331 people
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    • Three Springs [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Three Springs [Huntingdon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 433 people
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    • Cassville [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cassville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Cassville [Huntingdon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 138 people
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    • Marklesburg [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marklesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marklesburg
      • Marklesburg [Huntingdon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 196 people
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    • Orbisonia [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orbisonia
      • Orbisonia [Huntingdon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 403 people
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    • Rockhill [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockhill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Rockhill [Huntingdon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the east of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
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    • Shirleysburg [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shirleysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirleysburg
      • Shirleysburg [Huntingdon County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 139 people
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    • Birdville [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdville
      • Birdville [Huntingdon County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Defiance
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  • Mifflin County
    • Newton Hamilton [Mifflin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newton Hamilton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newton Hamilton
      • Newton Hamilton [Mifflin County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 197 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newton Hamilton
    • Allensville [Mifflin County]
    • McVeytown [Mifflin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McVeytown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McVeytown
      • McVeytown [Mifflin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 331 people
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    • Belleville [Mifflin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
      • Belleville [Mifflin County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Defiance
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  • Somerset County
    • Central City [Somerset County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
      • Central City [Somerset County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,029 people
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    • New Baltimore [Somerset County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Baltimore have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Baltimore
      • New Baltimore [Somerset County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Baltimore
    • Windber [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windber
      • Windber [Somerset County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,816 people
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    • Paint [Somerset County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint
      • Paint [Somerset County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 935 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paint
    • Indian Lake [Somerset County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Lake
      • Indian Lake [Somerset County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 378 people
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    • Hooversville [Somerset County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hooversville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooversville
      • Hooversville [Somerset County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 594 people
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    • Benson [Somerset County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benson have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
      • Benson [Somerset County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 186 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson
    • Fairhope [Somerset County]
    • Davidsville [Somerset County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davidsville
      • Davidsville [Somerset County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
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    • Shanksville [Somerset County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shanksville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shanksville
      • Shanksville [Somerset County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 212 people
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    • Johnsburg [Somerset County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsburg
      • Johnsburg [Somerset County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Defiance
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    • Stoystown [Somerset County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoystown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoystown
      • Stoystown [Somerset County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 319 people
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    • Boswell [Somerset County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boswell have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boswell
      • Boswell [Somerset County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,186 people
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  • Allegany County (MD)
    • Flintstone [Allegany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flintstone have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flintstone
      • Flintstone [Allegany County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Defiance
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    • Little Orleans [Allegany County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Orleans have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Orleans
      • Little Orleans [Allegany County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the south of Defiance
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  • Washington County (MD)
    • Hancock [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hancock have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hancock
      • Hancock [Washington County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<2> to the south of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,529 people
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    • Big Pool [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Pool have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Pool
      • Big Pool [Washington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the south of Defiance
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    • Clear Spring [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Spring
      • Clear Spring [Washington County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 362 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clear Spring<3>
  • Morgan County (WV)
    • Bath [Morgan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
      • Bath [Morgan County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the south of Defiance
      • Estimated population in 2019: 596 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Defiance, see our County-by-County Page for Defiance.

Newspapers Published in Defiance ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 20 newspapers that have been published in the area around Defiance.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Defiance, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Defiance.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Defiance:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Maryland
    • Stories from Pennsylvania
    • Stories from West Virginia

Cemeteries Near Defiance ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Defiance.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Defiance covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Duvalls Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Duvalls Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Duvalls Cemetery
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  • Hopewell Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hopewell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hopewell Cemetery
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  • Evans Cemetery
  • Colmont Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Colmont Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Bunker Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bunker Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • St. Michaels Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Michaels Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Ave Maria Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ave Maria Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dudley Methodist Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dudley Methodist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rhoat Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rhoat Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Granview Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Granview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. Pauls Cemetery
    • St. Lukes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Lukes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Lukes Cemetery
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    • Broad Top IOOF Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Broad Top IOOF Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Steele Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Steele Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Steele Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Defiance.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Steele Cemetery
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    • Robertsdale Italian Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robertsdale Italian Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Robertsdale Italian Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Defiance.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robertsdale Italian Cemetery
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Defiance had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Defiance, with the one closest to Defiance listed first.

  • Defiance [Bedford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Defiance have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Defiance
    • Defiance [Bedford County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Defiance
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Defiance had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Defiance
  • Kearney [Bedford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kearney have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kearney
    • Kearney [Bedford County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Defiance
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kearney had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kearney
  • Riddlesburg [Bedford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riddlesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riddlesburg
    • Riddlesburg [Bedford County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Defiance
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 245 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Riddlesburg had a post office and railroad service
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  • Saxton [Bedford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saxton have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saxton
    • Saxton [Bedford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 712 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 681 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saxton had a post office and railroad service
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  • Dudley [Huntingdon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudley
    • Dudley [Huntingdon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Defiance
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 281 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 180 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dudley had a post office and railroad service
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  • Coalmont [Huntingdon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coalmont have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalmont
    • Coalmont [Huntingdon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Defiance
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 219 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 101 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Coalmont had a post office and railroad service
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  • Continue List ...
    • Yellow Creek [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Creek
      • Yellow Creek [Bedford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 193 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Yellow Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Creek
    • Wells Tannery [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wells Tannery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wells Tannery
      • Wells Tannery [Fulton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 91 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Wells Tannery had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wells Tannery
    • Woodbury [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
      • Woodbury [Bedford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Defiance
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 260 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 264 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Woodbury had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Cypher [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypher have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypher
      • Cypher [Bedford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Defiance
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cypher had a post office and railroad service
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    • Hopewell [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Bedford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Defiance
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 562 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 239 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hopewell had a post office and railroad service
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    • Robertsdale [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robertsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robertsdale
      • Robertsdale [Huntingdon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Defiance
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 651 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Robertsdale had a post office and railroad service
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    • Graceville [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graceville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graceville
      • Graceville [Bedford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Defiance
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Graceville had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Enid [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enid have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enid
      • Enid [Fulton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Defiance
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Enid had a post office and no railroad service
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    • New Grenada [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Grenada have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Grenada
      • New Grenada [Fulton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Defiance
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 91 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Grenada had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Grenada

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Defiance. See our List of 1890's Communities around Defiance.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Defiance ...

While our initial data about Defiance came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Defiance in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Defiance.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Defiance:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Defiance. See our Misc Page for Defiance for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Defiance) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Defiance. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1612, Longitude: -78.2297       In this case, the coordinates for Defiance have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
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<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Defiance, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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