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Our Genealogy Helper for Driftwood ...

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 Driftwood (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 Driftwood. 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 northwest 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 north.

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 north 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.

Driftwood is located in Cameron 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 Cameron County: Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, McKean & Potter.

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

  • Cameron County     (The home county of Driftwood)
    • Huntley [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [Cameron County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
    • Emporium [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emporium
      • Emporium [Cameron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,816 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emporium have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporium
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emporium<3>
    • Weber City [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weber City
      • Weber City [Cameron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weber City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weber City
  • Centre County
    • Pine Glen [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Glen
      • Pine Glen [Centre County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Glen
    • Clarence [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
      • Clarence [Centre County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarence<3>
    • Pancake [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pancake
      • Pancake [Centre County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pancake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pancake
    • Poorman Side [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poorman Side
      • Poorman Side [Centre County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poorman Side
    • Snow Shoe [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Shoe
      • Snow Shoe [Centre County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Shoe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Shoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Shoe<3>
    • Casanova [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casanova
      • Casanova [Centre County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casanova
    • Monument [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monument
      • Monument [Centre County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monument have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monument
    • North Philipsburg [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Philipsburg
      • North Philipsburg [Centre County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Philipsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Philipsburg
    • Philipsburg [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philipsburg
      • Philipsburg [Centre County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,698 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Philipsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philipsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philipsburg<3>
    • South Philipsburg [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Philipsburg
      • South Philipsburg [Centre County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Philipsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Philipsburg
    • Milesburg [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milesburg
      • Milesburg [Centre County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,076 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milesburg<3>
    • Unionville [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Centre County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<3>
  • Clearfield County
    • Pottersdale [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottersdale
      • Pottersdale [Clearfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottersdale
    • Kylertown [Clearfield County]
    • Mount Joy [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Joy
      • Mount Joy [Clearfield County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Joy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Joy
    • Barrett [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barrett
      • Barrett [Clearfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barrett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barrett
    • Clearfield [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearfield
      • Clearfield [Clearfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,839 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clearfield<3>
    • Plymptonville [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plymptonville
      • Plymptonville [Clearfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plymptonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plymptonville
    • Winterburn [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterburn
      • Winterburn [Clearfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterburn
    • Morrisdale [Clearfield County]
    • Wallaceton [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallaceton
      • Wallaceton [Clearfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallaceton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallaceton
    • Hyde [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hyde
      • Hyde [Clearfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hyde have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hyde
    • West Decatur [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Decatur
      • West Decatur [Clearfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Driftwood
      • West Decatur has also been known as:
      • Blue Ball
      • Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Decatur
    • Chester Hill [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester Hill
      • Chester Hill [Clearfield County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 831 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester Hill
  • Clinton County
    • Bitumen [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitumen
      • Bitumen [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bitumen
    • Cooks Run [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooks Run
      • Cooks Run [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooks Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks Run
    • Westport [Clinton County]
    • Renovo [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renovo
      • Renovo [Clinton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,205 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renovo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Renovo<3>
    • South Renovo [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Renovo
      • South Renovo [Clinton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 426 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Renovo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Renovo
    • Farwell [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farwell
      • Farwell [Clinton County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farwell
    • Beech Creek [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Creek
      • Beech Creek [Clinton County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 692 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Creek<3>
    • Flemington [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Clinton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,326 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flemington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
    • Mill Hall [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Hall
      • Mill Hall [Clinton County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,608 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Hall<3>
    • Lock Haven [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lock Haven
      • Lock Haven [Clinton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,083 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lock Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lock Haven<3>
    • Lamar [Clinton County]
    • Castanea [Clinton County]
  • Elk County
    • Byrnedale [Elk County]
    • Scattertown [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scattertown
      • Scattertown [Elk County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scattertown
    • Saint Marys [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Marys
      • Saint Marys [Elk County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,260 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Marys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Marys
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Marys<3>
    • Kylers Corners [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kylers Corners
      • Kylers Corners [Elk County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kylers Corners
    • Challenge [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Challenge
      • Challenge [Elk County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Challenge
    • Johnsonburg [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnsonburg
      • Johnsonburg [Elk County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,291 people
      • Former name for Johnsonburg:
      • Quay
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnsonburg
    • Ridgway [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgway
      • Ridgway [Elk County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,751 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgway<3>
    • Lake City [Elk County]
  • Jefferson County
    • Brockway [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brockway
      • Brockway [Jefferson County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,033 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brockway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brockway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brockway<3>
    • Falls Creek [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falls Creek
      • Falls Creek [Jefferson County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 999 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falls Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falls Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Falls Creek<3>
    • Sykesville [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sykesville
      • Sykesville [Jefferson County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sykesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sykesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sykesville<3>
  • McKean County
    • Gardeau [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardeau
      • Gardeau [McKean County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardeau
    • Crosby [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [McKean County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
    • Port Allegany [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Allegany
      • Port Allegany [McKean County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,998 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Allegany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Allegany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Allegany<3>
    • Smethport [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smethport
      • Smethport [McKean County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smethport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smethport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smethport<3>
    • Mount Jewett [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Jewett
      • Mount Jewett [McKean County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 849 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Jewett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Jewett<3>
  • Potter County
    • Austin [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Austin
      • Austin [Potter County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Austin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Austin<3>
    • Inez [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inez
      • Inez [Potter County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inez
    • New Bergen [Potter County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bergen
      • New Bergen [Potter County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 826 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Bergen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Coudersport [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coudersport
      • Coudersport [Potter County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,404 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coudersport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coudersport<3>
    • Sweden Valley [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweden Valley
      • Sweden Valley [Potter County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden Valley
    • Galeton [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galeton
      • Galeton [Potter County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,077 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Galeton<3>
    • Oswayo [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oswayo
      • Oswayo [Potter County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Driftwood
      • Estimated population in 2019: 131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oswayo

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Driftwood ...

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 35 newspapers that have been published in the area around Driftwood.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Driftwood. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Driftwood and those printed in the larger area surrounding Driftwood.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km] of Driftwood.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Driftwood:

  • 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 Pennsylvania

Cemeteries Near Driftwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Driftwood.

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 Driftwood covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Miller Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Miller Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Miller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Cemetery
  • Grove Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grove Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grove Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove Hill Cemetery
  • Wyle Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wyle Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wyle Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyle Cemetery
  • Mix Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mix Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mix Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mix Cemetery
  • Pine St. Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine St. Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine St. Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine St. Cemetery
  • Mason Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mason Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mason Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason Hill Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Hicks Run Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hicks Run Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hicks Run Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hicks Run Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks Run Cemetery
    • Smith Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Smith Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Driftwood.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
    • Gilmore Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gilmore Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gilmore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gilmore Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Driftwood.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilmore Cemetery
    • Nelson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Nelson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Nelson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Nelson Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Driftwood.
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    • Johnson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Johnson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Johnson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Johnson Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood.
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    • St. Marks Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marks Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marks Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Marks Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Driftwood.
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    • Summerson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Summerson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Summerson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Summerson Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Driftwood.
      • Summerson Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Valentine Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerson Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #46434<4>
    • McCoy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the McCoy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the McCoy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • McCoy Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Driftwood.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCoy Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #45377<4>
    • Ganoe Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ganoe Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ganoe Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Ganoe Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Driftwood.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ganoe Cemetery

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 Driftwood had a population of 628 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Driftwood had a population of 58 people.

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

  • Driftwood [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driftwood
    • Driftwood [Cameron County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Driftwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 628 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Driftwood had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Driftwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Driftwood<3>
  • Huntley [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
    • Huntley [Cameron County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Driftwood
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Huntley had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
  • Wyside [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyside
    • Wyside [Cameron County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Driftwood
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wyside had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyside
  • Mix Run [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mix Run
    • Mix Run [Cameron County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mix Run had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mix Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mix Run
  • Sterling Run [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling Run
    • Sterling Run [Cameron County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Driftwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 430 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sterling Run had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterling Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterling Run
  • Dents Run [Elk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dents Run
    • Dents Run [Elk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 110 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dents Run had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dents Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dents Run
  • Continue List ...
    • Cameron [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cameron
      • Cameron [Cameron County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Driftwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 262 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cameron had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cameron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cameron
    • First Fork [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for First Fork
      • First Fork [Cameron County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Driftwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 44 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, First Fork had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for First Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on First Fork
    • Grant [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant
      • Grant [Elk County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grant had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant
    • Pottersdale [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottersdale
      • Pottersdale [Clearfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Driftwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pottersdale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottersdale
    • Emporium [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emporium
      • Emporium [Cameron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Driftwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,147 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,816 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Emporium had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emporium have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporium
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emporium<3>
    • Hammersley Fork [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammersley Fork
      • Hammersley Fork [Clinton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Driftwood
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 246 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hammersley Fork had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hammersley Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammersley Fork
    • Keating [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keating
      • Keating [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Driftwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Keating had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keating have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keating
    • Cooks Run [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooks Run
      • Cooks Run [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Driftwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cooks Run had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooks Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks Run
    • Bitumen [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitumen
      • Bitumen [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Driftwood
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bitumen had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bitumen

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Driftwood ...

While our initial data about Driftwood came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Driftwood 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 Driftwood.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

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

Note for Driftwood:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Driftwood in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Driftwood for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Pennsylvania

About Cameron County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Driftwood) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Driftwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Driftwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Driftwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3412, Longitude: -78.1345       In this case, the coordinates for Driftwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Driftwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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