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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 2,021 people<3> (see below for details).

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

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 2,021 people. This is an increase of 6.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 96.6% 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 total 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 (with 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Jonestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,725 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
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,494 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethtown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<6>
  • Palmyra [Lebanon County]
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    • Palmyra [Lebanon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Jonestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,528 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palmyra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palmyra
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palmyra<6>
  • Manheim [Lancaster County]
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    • Manheim [Lancaster County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the south of Jonestown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,816 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manheim
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manheim<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hummelstown [Dauphin County]
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      • Hummelstown [Dauphin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southwest of Jonestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,814 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hummelstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hummelstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hummelstown<6>
    • Cornwall [Lebanon County]
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      • Cornwall [Lebanon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Jonestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,382 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornwall<6>
    • Myerstown [Lebanon County]
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      • Myerstown [Lebanon County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the east of Jonestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,258 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
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,888 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Womelsdorf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • 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
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,225 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cleona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cleona<6>
    • Robesonia [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robesonia
      • Robesonia [Berks County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the east of Jonestown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,062 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robesonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robesonia<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.

Adding Jonestown to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Lebanon County

About Pennsylvania

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 things 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from JonestownOur 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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