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Welcome to Jonestown ...

Jonestown is located in Lebanon County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jonestown has a population of 2,028 people<3> (see below for details).

Jonestown is 450 feet [137 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Jonestown: (717)

Websites for Jonestown ...

Official Website: www.jonestownpa.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jonestown had an population of 2,028 people. This is an increase of 6.46% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 97.28% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jonestown had a population of 1,905 people. This makes Jonestown the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Jonestown represents 0.01% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 444th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,905 people, the population of Jonestown increased 85.31% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,028 people).

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

Communities Also Named Jonestown ...

While we believe that this Jonestown is located in Lebanon County, we know of another 3 Pennsylvania communities named Jonestown. Those communities are located in the following counties: Columbia, Schuylkill and Washington County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 23 communities that are also named Jonestown - they are located in Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland (3), Mississippi (4), North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), South Carolina, Tennessee (2), Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Jonestown ...

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

  • Lebanon [Lebanon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lebanon
    • Lebanon [Lebanon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Jonestown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 25,879 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lebanon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lebanon<6>
  • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethtown
    • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Jonestown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,445 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<6>
  • Palmyra [Lebanon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palmyra
    • Palmyra [Lebanon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Jonestown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 7,587 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<6>
  • Manheim [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manheim
    • Manheim [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Jonestown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,849 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manheim
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manheim<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hummelstown [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hummelstown
      • Hummelstown [Dauphin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Jonestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hummelstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,823 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hummelstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hummelstown<6>
    • Cornwall [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall
      • Cornwall [Lebanon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Jonestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,376 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornwall<6>
    • Myerstown [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Myerstown
      • Myerstown [Lebanon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Jonestown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,251 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Myerstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Myerstown<6>
    • Womelsdorf [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Womelsdorf
      • Womelsdorf [Berks County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the east of Jonestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,907 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Womelsdorf
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Womelsdorf<6>
    • Cleona [Lebanon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cleona
      • Cleona [Lebanon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the south of Jonestown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cleona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,219 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleona<6>
    • Pine Grove [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove [Schuylkill County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the northeast of Jonestown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,069 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Grove<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jonestown ...

Looking for more information about Jonestown? 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 Jonestown, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jonestown.

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About Lebanon County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Jonestown: www.jonestownpa.org/

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>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 Jonestown.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jonestown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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- Jonestown) 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 Jonestown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jonestown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jonestown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4154, Longitude: -76.4777       In this case, the coordinates for Jonestown 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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