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Welcome to Lock Haven ...

The city of Lock Haven is located in Clinton County<1> and is the County Seat for Clinton County.

A typical abbreviation for Lock Haven: Lock Hvn. (or less commonly used: Lock Havn.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lock Haven has a population of 8,777 people<2> (see below for details).

Lock Haven was established in 1769.

The community of Lock Haven is 560 feet [171 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Lock Haven: (570)

Websites for Lock Haven ...

Official Website:   www.lockhavencity.org/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.clintoncountyinfo.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lock Haven had an population of 8,777 people. This is a decrease of 10.18% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 4.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lock Haven had a population of 9,772 people (which is 24.9% of the total population of Clinton County). This makes Lock Haven the county's most populous community.

The population of Lock Haven represents 0.08% of the total population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 72nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 9,772 people, the population of Lock Haven increased 6.81% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 9,149 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lock Haven.

Communities Also Named Lock Haven ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Lock Haven - it's located in Illinois.

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

Communities near Lock Haven ...

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

  • Hughesville [Lycoming County]
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    • Hughesville [Lycoming County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Lock Haven
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,024 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughesville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hughesville<6>
  • Avis [Clinton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avis
    • Avis [Clinton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Lock Haven
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,476 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avis have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avis<6>
  • Millheim [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millheim
    • Millheim [Centre County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the south of Lock Haven
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 876 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millheim have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millheim
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millheim<6>
  • Howard [Centre County]
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    • Howard [Centre County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Lock Haven
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 728 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Howard<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Loganton [Clinton County]
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      • Loganton [Clinton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the southeast of Lock Haven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loganton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loganton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loganton<6>
    • Salladasburg [Lycoming County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salladasburg
      • Salladasburg [Lycoming County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Lock Haven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salladasburg
    • Farrandsville [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farrandsville
      • Farrandsville [Clinton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Lock Haven
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farrandsville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farrandsville
    • McElhattan [Clinton County]
    • Youngdale [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngdale
      • Youngdale [Clinton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the east of Lock Haven
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngdale
    • Beech Creek [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Creek
      • Beech Creek [Clinton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Lock Haven
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Creek<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 Lock Haven. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lock Haven.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lock Haven. Our list includes 28 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Lock Haven.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lock Haven ...

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

Adding Lock Haven to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Clinton County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lock Haven: www.lockhavencity.org/

The official website for Clinton County: www.clintoncountypa.com/

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 Clinton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lock Haven.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lock Haven - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lock Haven) 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 Lock Haven. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lock HavenOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lock Haven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1365, Longitude: -77.4491    
<5>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.
<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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