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Our Genealogy Helper for Ephrata ...

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 Ephrata (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 Ephrata. 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.

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.

Ephrata is located in Lancaster 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 Lancaster County: Cecil (MD), Harford (MD), Berks, Chester, Dauphin, Lebanon & York.

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

  • Lancaster County     (The home county of Ephrata)
    • Stevens [Lancaster County]
    • Reamstown [Lancaster County]
    • Hinkletown [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinkletown
      • Hinkletown [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinkletown
    • Denver [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denver
      • Denver [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,831 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denver have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver<2>
    • Clay [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
    • Brownstown [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownstown
      • Brownstown [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownstown
    • Rothsville [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rothsville
      • Rothsville [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rothsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rothsville
    • Hopeland [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeland
      • Hopeland [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopeland
    • Brunnerville [Lancaster County]
    • Bareville [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bareville
      • Bareville [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bareville
    • Leacock-Leola-Bareville [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leacock-Leola-Bareville
      • Leacock-Leola-Bareville [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leacock-Leola-Bareville
    • Kissell Hill [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kissell Hill
      • Kissell Hill [Lancaster County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kissell Hill
  • Berks County
    • Alleghenyville [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alleghenyville
      • Alleghenyville [Berks County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alleghenyville
    • Phoebe Berks Village [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoebe Berks Village
      • Phoebe Berks Village [Berks County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoebe Berks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoebe Berks Village
    • Wernersville [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wernersville
      • Wernersville [Berks County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,750 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wernersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wernersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wernersville<2>
    • Robesonia [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robesonia
      • Robesonia [Berks County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,062 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robesonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robesonia<2>
    • Womelsdorf [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Berks County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,888 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Womelsdorf<2>
    • Mohnton [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohnton
      • Mohnton [Berks County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,011 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohnton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohnton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mohnton<2>
    • Sinking Spring [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sinking Spring
      • Sinking Spring [Berks County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,095 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sinking Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sinking Spring<2>
    • Beckersville [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beckersville
      • Beckersville [Berks County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beckersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beckersville
    • Brownsville [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownsville
      • Brownsville [Berks County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownsville
    • Freemanville [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freemanville
      • Freemanville [Berks County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freemanville
    • Shillington [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shillington
      • Shillington [Berks County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,300 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shillington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shillington<2>
    • West Lawn [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Lawn
      • West Lawn [Berks County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Lawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Lawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Lawn<2>
  • Chester County
    • Cambridge [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cambridge
      • Cambridge [Chester County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cambridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cambridge
    • Honey Brook [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Brook
      • Honey Brook [Chester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,756 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Brook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honey Brook<2>
    • Dampman [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dampman
      • Dampman [Chester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dampman
    • Suplee [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suplee
      • Suplee [Chester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suplee
    • Compass [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Compass
      • Compass [Chester County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Compass
    • Elverson [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elverson
      • Elverson [Chester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elverson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elverson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elverson<2>
    • Birdell [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdell
      • Birdell [Chester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birdell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdell
    • Atglen [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atglen
      • Atglen [Chester County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,403 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atglen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atglen<2>
    • Parkesburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkesburg
      • Parkesburg [Chester County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,057 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkesburg<2>
    • Sadsburyville [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sadsburyville
      • Sadsburyville [Chester County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sadsburyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sadsburyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sadsburyville<2>
    • Stottsville [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stottsville
      • Stottsville [Chester County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stottsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stottsville
    • Coatesville [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coatesville
      • Coatesville [Chester County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,006 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coatesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coatesville<2>
  • Cumberland County
    • New Cumberland [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Cumberland
      • New Cumberland [Cumberland County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Cumberland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Cumberland<2>
    • Lemoyne [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemoyne
      • Lemoyne [Cumberland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,632 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemoyne have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemoyne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lemoyne<2>
    • Wormleysburg [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wormleysburg
      • Wormleysburg [Cumberland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,062 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wormleysburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wormleysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wormleysburg<2>
    • Camp Hill [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Hill
      • Camp Hill [Cumberland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,919 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camp Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Hill<2>
    • West Fairview [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Fairview
      • West Fairview [Cumberland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Fairview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Fairview
    • Enola [Cumberland County]
  • Dauphin County
    • Bachmanville [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bachmanville
      • Bachmanville [Dauphin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bachmanville
    • Hershey [Dauphin County]
    • Grantville [Dauphin County]
    • Shellsville [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shellsville
      • Shellsville [Dauphin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shellsville
    • Clifton [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton
      • Clifton [Dauphin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton
    • Hummelstown [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hummelstown
      • Hummelstown [Dauphin County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hummelstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hummelstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hummelstown<2>
    • Middletown [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Dauphin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,623 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<2>
    • Royalton [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royalton
      • Royalton [Dauphin County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,019 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royalton
    • Skyline View [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skyline View
      • Skyline View [Dauphin County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skyline View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skyline View
    • Highspire [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highspire
      • Highspire [Dauphin County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highspire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highspire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highspire<2>
    • Linglestown [Dauphin County]
    • Paxtang [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paxtang
      • Paxtang [Dauphin County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,546 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paxtang have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paxtang
  • Lebanon County
    • Johnstown [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
      • Johnstown [Lebanon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
    • Stricklerstown [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stricklerstown
      • Stricklerstown [Lebanon County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stricklerstown
    • Schaefferstown [Lebanon County]
    • Newmanstown [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newmanstown
      • Newmanstown [Lebanon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newmanstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newmanstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newmanstown<2>
    • Richland [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richland
      • Richland [Lebanon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,614 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richland<2>
    • Sheridan [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheridan
      • Sheridan [Lebanon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheridan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheridan
    • Burd Coleman Village [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burd Coleman Village
      • Burd Coleman Village [Lebanon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burd Coleman Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burd Coleman Village
    • Miners Village [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miners Village
      • Miners Village [Lebanon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miners Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miners Village
    • Cornwall [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall
      • Cornwall [Lebanon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornwall<2>
    • Avon Heights [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon Heights
      • Avon Heights [Lebanon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon Heights
    • Avon [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avon
      • Avon [Lebanon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avon
    • Mount Gretna Heights [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Gretna Heights
      • Mount Gretna Heights [Lebanon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Gretna Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Gretna Heights
  • Lehigh County
    • Alburtis [Lehigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alburtis
      • Alburtis [Lehigh County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,643 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alburtis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alburtis<2>
    • Macungie [Lehigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macungie
      • Macungie [Lehigh County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,183 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Macungie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macungie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Macungie<2>
  • Montgomery County
    • Bramcote [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bramcote
      • Bramcote [Montgomery County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bramcote have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bramcote
    • Stowe [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stowe
      • Stowe [Montgomery County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stowe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stowe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stowe<2>
    • West Pottsgrove [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Pottsgrove
      • West Pottsgrove [Montgomery County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Pottsgrove
    • Pottstown [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottstown
      • Pottstown [Montgomery County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,580 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pottstown<2>
    • Halfway House [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfway House
      • Halfway House [Montgomery County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Halfway House have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfway House
    • Pottsgrove [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottsgrove
      • Pottsgrove [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottsgrove
    • Gilbertsville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbertsville
      • Gilbertsville [Montgomery County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbertsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sanatoga [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sanatoga
      • Sanatoga [Montgomery County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sanatoga have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sanatoga
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    • New Hanover [Montgomery County]
    • Royersford [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royersford
      • Royersford [Montgomery County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,746 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royersford
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    • Limerick [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limerick
      • Limerick [Montgomery County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limerick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Schwenksville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schwenksville
      • Schwenksville [Montgomery County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,385 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schwenksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Schuylkill County
    • Moyers [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moyers
      • Moyers [Schuylkill County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moyers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moyers
    • Summit Station [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Station
      • Summit Station [Schuylkill County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Station
    • Marstown [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marstown
      • Marstown [Schuylkill County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marstown
    • Aucheys [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aucheys
      • Aucheys [Schuylkill County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aucheys have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aucheys
    • Irving [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irving
      • Irving [Schuylkill County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irving
    • Pine Grove [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove [Schuylkill County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,054 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Grove<2>
    • Jefferson [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Schuylkill County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
    • Lake Wynonah [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Wynonah
      • Lake Wynonah [Schuylkill County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Wynonah
    • Paradise [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Schuylkill County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Port Clinton [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Clinton
      • Port Clinton [Schuylkill County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 306 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Clinton<2>
    • Beuchler [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beuchler
      • Beuchler [Schuylkill County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beuchler
    • Suedberg [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suedberg
      • Suedberg [Schuylkill County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suedberg
  • York County
    • East Prospect [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Prospect
      • East Prospect [York County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 912 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Prospect
    • Craley [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craley
      • Craley [York County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craley
    • New Bridgeville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bridgeville
      • New Bridgeville [York County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Bridgeville
    • Hallam [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallam
      • Hallam [York County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,634 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallam have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallam
    • Yorkana [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkana
      • Yorkana [York County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorkana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkana
    • Airville [York County]
    • Bittersville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bittersville
      • Bittersville [York County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bittersville
    • Slab [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slab
      • Slab [York County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab
    • Springetts Manor-Yorklyn [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springetts Manor-Yorklyn
      • Springetts Manor-Yorklyn [York County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springetts Manor-Yorklyn
    • Windsor [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windsor
      • Windsor [York County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,480 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windsor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windsor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windsor<2>
    • Starview [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starview
      • Starview [York County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starview
    • York Haven [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York Haven
      • York Haven [York County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 691 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for York Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York Haven<2>
  • New Castle County (DE)
    • Yorklyn [New Castle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorklyn
      • Yorklyn [New Castle County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorklyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorklyn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yorklyn<2>
    • Hockessin [New Castle County]
    • Centreville [New Castle County]
    • Winterthur [New Castle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterthur
      • Winterthur [New Castle County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterthur have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterthur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winterthur<2>
  • Cecil County (MD)
    • Rising Sun [Cecil County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
      • Rising Sun [Cecil County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,784 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rising Sun<2>
    • Conowingo [Cecil County]
    • Colora [Cecil County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colora
      • Colora [Cecil County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colora<2>
    • Port Deposit [Cecil County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Deposit
      • Port Deposit [Cecil County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Ephrata
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Deposit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Deposit<2>
    • Elk Mills [Cecil County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mills
      • Elk Mills [Cecil County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Mills<2>
  • Harford County (MD)
    • Whiteford [Harford County]
    • Pylesville [Harford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pylesville
      • Pylesville [Harford County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pylesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pylesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pylesville<2>
    • Street [Harford County]
    • Darlington [Harford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darlington
      • Darlington [Harford County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Ephrata
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darlington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Darlington<2>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Ephrata ...

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 172 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ephrata.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Ephrata. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Ephrata and those printed in the larger area surrounding Ephrata.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 11 miles [17.7 km] of Ephrata.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Ephrata:

  • 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 Delaware
    • Stories from Maryland
    • Stories from Pennsylvania

Cemeteries Near Ephrata ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ephrata.

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

  • Bethany Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bethany Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bethany Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany Cemetery
  • Gross Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gross Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gross Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gross Cemetery
  • Cedar Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedar Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedar Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Hill Cemetery
  • Bowman Cemetery
  • Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Zion Cemetery
  • Continue List ...

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 Ephrata had a population of 2,796 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Ephrata had a population of 13,801 people.

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

  • Ephrata [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ephrata
    • Ephrata [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,796 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,801 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ephrata had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ephrata
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephrata<2>
  • Murrell [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murrell
    • Murrell [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Murrell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murrell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murrell
  • Hahnstown [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hahnstown
    • Hahnstown [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Ephrata
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hahnstown had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hahnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hahnstown
  • Stevens [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stevens
    • Stevens [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 368 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Stevens had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stevens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stevens<2>
  • Millway [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millway
    • Millway [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ephrata
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 127 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Millway had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millway have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millway
  • Farmersville [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmersville
    • Farmersville [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Ephrata
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 362 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Farmersville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmersville
  • Continue List ...
    • Fairmount [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmount
      • Fairmount [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 114 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairmount had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairmount have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairmount
    • Hinkletown [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hinkletown
      • Hinkletown [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 198 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hinkletown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hinkletown
    • Reamstown [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reamstown
      • Reamstown [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 539 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Reamstown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reamstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reamstown<2>
    • Rothsville [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rothsville
      • Rothsville [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ephrata
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 367 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rothsville had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rothsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rothsville
    • Vogansville [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vogansville
      • Vogansville [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Ephrata
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vogansville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vogansville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vogansville
    • Denver [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denver
      • Denver [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ephrata
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 742 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,831 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Denver had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denver have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denver
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denver<2>
    • Schoeneck [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schoeneck
      • Schoeneck [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Ephrata
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 272 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Schoeneck had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schoeneck have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schoeneck
    • Durlach [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Durlach
      • Durlach [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 154 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Durlach had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Durlach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Durlach
    • Clay [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
      • Clay [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ephrata
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 206 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Clay had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ephrata ...

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

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 Ephrata:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Map of the Lincoln Highway (1924)

North American Railroad Atlas - Northeast
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by RailfanDepot, 2020
(Available from Amazon.com)

Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Pennsylvania (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

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

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Ephrata: www.ephrataboro.org/

The official website for Lancaster County: www.co.lancaster.pa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ephrata) 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 Ephrata. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EphrataOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ephrata. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1797, Longitude: -76.1788    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Ephrata, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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