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Welcome to Mineral Point ...

Mineral Point is located in Cambria County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Mineral Point, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1855.

A typical abbreviation for Mineral Point: Mineral Pt.

Mineral Point is 1,370 feet [418 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Mineral Point: (814)

The ZIP code for Mineral Point: 15942<3>

Communities Also Named Mineral Point ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named Mineral Point - they are located in Colorado (2), Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia and Wisconsin (2).

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

Communities near Mineral Point ...

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

  • Johnstown
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Westmont
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westmont have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westmont
    • Westmont is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,625 people
  • Windber
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Northern Cambria
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northern Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northern Cambria
    • Northern Cambria is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,456 people
  • Ebensburg
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Barnesboro
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnesboro
    • Barnesboro is located in Cambria County
  • Nanty Glo
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
  • Portage
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the east)
  • Geistown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Geistown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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
  • Spangler
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spangler
    • Spangler is located in Cambria County

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mineral Point ...

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

Adding Mineral Point to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Mineral Point post office opened in 1855.

We also found Mineral Point in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mineral Point.

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

The official website for Cambria County: www.co.cambria.pa.us/

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 Cambria, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mineral Point - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Mineral Point). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mineral Point or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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