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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>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Galeton, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

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

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 (with 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 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)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Wellsboro
    • Wellsboro is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,205 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellsboro <5>
  • Coudersport
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
  • Westfield
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • New Bergen ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • 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.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Bergen
    • New Bergen is located in Potter County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 818 people
  • Knoxville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Knoxville
    • Knoxville is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 594 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knoxville <5>
  • Ulysses
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Manhattan
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manhattan
    • Manhattan is located in Tioga County
  • Sunderlinville
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunderlinville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunderlinville
    • Sunderlinville is located in Potter County
  • Gurnee
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Gurnee
    • Gurnee is located in Tioga County
  • Hector
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hector
    • Hector is located in Potter County

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.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Galeton was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Galeton.

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 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>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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