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Welcome to Glendon ...

Glendon is located in Northampton County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Glendon, 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, Glendon has a population of 359 people<3> (see below for details).

Glendon is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Glendon had an population of 359 people. This is a decrease of 18.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.18% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Glendon had a population of 440 people. This makes Glendon the county's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 440 people, the population of Glendon increased 19.89% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 367 people).

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

Communities Also Named Glendon ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Glendon: This one is located in Northampton County and the other is located in Schuylkill County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 7 communities that are also named Glendon - they are located in Alberta, Iowa, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Glendon ...

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

  • Allentown
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Bethlehem
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
  • Emmaus
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Northampton
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • Quakertown
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
  • Catasauqua
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catasauqua have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catasauqua
    • Catasauqua is located in Lehigh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,606 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Catasauqua <5>
  • Hellertown
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Nazareth
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Bangor
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangor
    • Bangor is located in Northampton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,210 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bangor <5>
  • Fountain Hill
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Hill
    • Fountain Hill is located in Lehigh County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,713 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Glendon ...

Looking for more information about Glendon? 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 Glendon, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Glendon.

Adding Glendon to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Glendon.

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

The official website for Northampton County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Northampton, 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 Glendon.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Glendon - 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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