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Welcome to Galeton ...

Galeton is located in Potter County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Galeton has a population of 1,076 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Galeton.

Galeton is 1,310 feet [399 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Galeton is located in the (814) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Galeton had an population of 1,076 people. This is a decrease of 6.35% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.79% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Galeton had a population of 1,149 people (which is 6.58% of the total population of Potter County). This makes Galeton the county's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,149 people, the population of Galeton decreased 13.28% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,325 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Galeton.

Communities Also Named Galeton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Galeton - they are located in Colorado and Ontario.

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

Communities near Galeton ...

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

  • Wellsboro (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellsboro
    • Wellsboro lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the east of Galeton and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,205 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellsboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellsboro<6>
  • Coudersport (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coudersport
    • Coudersport lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Galeton and is located in Potter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,388 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coudersport
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coudersport<6>
  • Westfield (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westfield
    • Westfield lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Galeton and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,027 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westfield<6>
  • New Bergen (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest) - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bergen
    • New Bergen was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Galeton and is located in Potter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 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.
  • Knoxville (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
    • Knoxville lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Galeton and is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 594 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knoxville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knoxville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knoxville<6>
  • Ulysses (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ulysses
    • Ulysses lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northwest of Galeton and is located in Potter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 578 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ulysses
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ulysses<6>
  • Manhattan (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manhattan
    • Manhattan lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the east of Galeton and is located in Tioga County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manhattan
  • Gurnee (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurnee
    • Gurnee lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Galeton and is located in Tioga County
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gurnee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurnee
  • Hector (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hector
    • Hector lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Galeton and is located in Potter County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hector
  • Ansonia (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Galeton. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Galeton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Galeton ...

Looking for more information about Galeton? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Galeton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Galeton.

Adding Galeton to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Galeton 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 Galeton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

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

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 Potter, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Galeton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Galeton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Galeton) 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 Galeton. 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 GaletonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Galeton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7326, Longitude: -77.6411       In this case, the coordinates for Galeton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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