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Welcome to Oberlin ...

Oberlin is located in Dauphin County<1>.

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

Oberlin is 570 feet [174 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Oberlin: (717)

Communities Also Named Oberlin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Oberlin - they are located in Alberta, Kansas, Louisiana (2), Michigan (2), North Carolina, Ohio and Oklahoma.

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

Communities near Oberlin ...

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

  • Harrisburg [Dauphin County]
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    • Harrisburg [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Oberlin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,322 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<5>
  • York [York County]
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    • York [York County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Oberlin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 43,907 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<5>
  • Carlisle [Cumberland County]
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    • Carlisle [Cumberland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the west of Oberlin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 19,213 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<5>
  • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County]
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    • Elizabethtown [Lancaster County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Oberlin
    • 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.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethtown<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Middletown [Dauphin County]
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      • Middletown [Dauphin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Oberlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,623 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Middletown<5>
    • Mechanicsburg [Cumberland County]
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      • Mechanicsburg [Cumberland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Oberlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,017 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsburg<5>
    • Mount Joy [Lancaster County]
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      • Mount Joy [Lancaster County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the southeast of Oberlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,264 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Joy<5>
    • Camp Hill [Cumberland County]
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      • Camp Hill [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the west of Oberlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,919 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camp Hill<5>
    • Palmyra [Lebanon County]
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      • Palmyra [Lebanon County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the northeast of Oberlin
      • 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<5>
    • New Cumberland [Cumberland County]
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      • New Cumberland [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the west of Oberlin
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Cumberland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Cumberland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Cumberland<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 Oberlin. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oberlin.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oberlin ...

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

Adding Oberlin to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Dauphin County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Dauphin, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Oberlin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Oberlin) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oberlin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2415, Longitude: -76.8147       In this case, the coordinates for Oberlin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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