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Patton is located in Cambria County<1>.

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

While we don't have a date for the founding of Patton, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1891.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Patton has a population of 1,597 people<3> (see below for details).

Patton is 1,820 feet [555 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Patton: (814)

Websites for Patton ...

Official Website:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Patton had an population of 1,597 people. This is a decrease of 9.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.06% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Patton had a population of 1,769 people. This makes Patton the county's 9th most populous community.

The population of Patton represents 0.01% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 467th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,769 people, the population of Patton decreased 12.56% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,023 people).

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

Communities Also Named Patton ...

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

Beyond Pennsylvania, there are 17 communities that are also named Patton - they are located in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas (2) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Patton ...

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

  • Altoona
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast)
  • Hollidaysburg
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
  • Northern Cambria
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • 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.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Northern Cambria
    • Northern Cambria is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,456 people
  • Ebensburg
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Barnesboro
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnesboro
    • Barnesboro is located in Cambria County
  • Nanty Glo
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Portage
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the south)
  • Spangler
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spangler
    • Spangler is located in Cambria County
  • Bellwood
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
    • Bellwood is located in Blair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,751 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellwood <5>
  • Cresson
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Patton ...

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

Adding Patton to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Patton post office opened in 1891.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Patton.

The official website for Patton:

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 Patton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Patton - 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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