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Welcome to Oil City ...

Oil City is located in Cambria County<1>.

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

Oil City is 1,770 feet [539 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Oil City lies within the (814) area code.

Communities Also Named Oil City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Pennsylvania communities named Oil City: This one is located in Cambria County and the other is located in Venango County.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 18 communities that are also named Oil City - they are located in Alberta, California, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Texas, Washington, Wisconsin and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Oil City ...

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

  • Altoona [Blair County]
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    • Altoona [Blair County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,989 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altoona
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altoona<5>
  • Johnstown [Cambria County]
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    • Johnstown [Cambria County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the west of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,939 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johnstown<5>
  • Hollidaysburg [Blair County]
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    • Hollidaysburg [Blair County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,632 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollidaysburg<5>
  • Westmont [Cambria County]
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    • Westmont [Cambria County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the west of Oil City
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,625 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Windber [Somerset County]
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      • Windber [Somerset County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,789 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windber<5>
    • Northern Cambria [Cambria County]
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      • Northern Cambria [Cambria County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northwest of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,456 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northern Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Ebensburg [Cambria County]
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      • Ebensburg [Cambria County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,015 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ebensburg<5>
    • Barnesboro [Cambria County]
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      • Barnesboro [Cambria County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the northwest of Oil City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Nanty Glo [Cambria County]
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      • Nanty Glo [Cambria County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,438 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nanty Glo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nanty Glo<5>
    • Roaring Spring [Blair County]
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      • Roaring Spring [Blair County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the east of Oil City
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,399 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roaring Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roaring Spring<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 Oil City. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Oil City.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Oil City ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oil City. 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 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 Oil City - 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Oil City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Oil City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oil CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oil City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4023, Longitude: -78.6400       In this case, the coordinates for Oil City 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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