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Welcome to Lilly ...

Lilly is located in Cambria County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Lilly, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1890.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lilly has a population of 881 people<3> (see below for details).

Lilly is 1,470 feet [448 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Lilly: (814)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lilly had an population of 881 people. This is a decrease of 8.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 7.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lilly had a population of 968 people. This makes Lilly the county's 17th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 968 people, the population of Lilly increased 2.11% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 948 people).

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

Communities Also Named Lilly ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Lilly - they are located in Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Lilly ...

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

  • Windber
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
  • Blairsville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Ebensburg
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Derry
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
    • Derry is located in Westmoreland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,495 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry <5>
  • Nanty Glo
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Portage
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Geistown
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geistown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Geistown
    • Geistown is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,242 people
  • Homer City
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Ligonier
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
  • Central City
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
    • Central City is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,021 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City <5>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lilly ...

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

Adding Lilly to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lilly 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 Lilly was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Lilly post office opened in 1890.

We also found Lilly in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Lilly.

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

The official website for Cambria County:

The official website for State of Pennsylvania:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties, including Cambria, 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 Lilly.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lilly - 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.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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