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Welcome to Fontana ...

Fontana is located in Lebanon County<1>.

We aren't confident of the location of Fontana, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>

Fontana is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Fontana lies within the (717) area code.

Communities Also Named Fontana ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Fontana - they are located in California, Kansas, Kentucky and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Fontana ...

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

  • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
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    • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Fontana
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,990 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<5>
  • Lebanon [Lebanon County]
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    • Lebanon [Lebanon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Fontana
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,725 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<5>
  • Ephrata [Lancaster County]
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    • Ephrata [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Fontana
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,801 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ephrata<5>
  • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County]
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    • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Fontana
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Columbia [Lancaster County]
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      • Columbia [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Fontana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,295 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Columbia have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<5>
    • Lititz [Lancaster County]
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      • Lititz [Lancaster County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southeast of Fontana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,022 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lititz<5>
    • Middletown [Dauphin County]
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      • Middletown [Dauphin County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Fontana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,623 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<5>
    • Mount Joy [Lancaster County]
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      • Mount Joy [Lancaster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the south of Fontana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,264 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Joy<5>
    • Palmyra [Lebanon County]
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      • Palmyra [Lebanon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northwest of Fontana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,528 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<5>
    • Steelton [Dauphin County]
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      • Steelton [Dauphin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the west of Fontana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,957 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steelton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Steelton<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Fontana. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Fontana.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Fontana. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Fontana.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fontana ...

Looking for more information about Fontana? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Fontana, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Fontana.

Adding Fontana to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Fontana in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Fontana was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Fontana on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Fontana on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lebanon County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lebanon County: www.lebcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Lebanon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fontana - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fontana) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Fontana. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FontanaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fontana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2841, Longitude: -76.4988       In this case, the coordinates for Fontana have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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