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Welcome to Petrolia ...

Petrolia is located in Butler County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Petrolia has a population of 198 people<3> (see below for details).

Petrolia is 1,170 feet [357 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Petrolia had an population of 198 people. This is a decrease of 6.6% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.17% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Petrolia had a population of 212 people. This makes Petrolia the county's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 212 people, the population of Petrolia decreased 2.75% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 218 people).

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

Communities Also Named Petrolia ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 7 communities that are also named Petrolia - they are located in California, Illinois, Kansas, Montana, New York, Ontario and Texas.

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

Communities near Petrolia ...

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

  • Butler [Butler County]
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    • Butler [Butler County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Petrolia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,885 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Butler<6>
  • Kittanning [Armstrong County]
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    • Kittanning [Armstrong County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Petrolia
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,722 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kittanning<6>
  • Slippery Rock [Butler County]
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    • Slippery Rock [Butler County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Petrolia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slippery Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,531 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slippery Rock<6>
  • Ford City [Armstrong County]
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    • Ford City [Armstrong County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Petrolia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ford City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,764 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ford City<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Saxonburg [Butler County]
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      • Saxonburg [Butler County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Petrolia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saxonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,438 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saxonburg<6>
    • Prospect [Butler County]
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      • Prospect [Butler County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Petrolia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prospect have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,109 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prospect<6>
    • West Kittanning [Armstrong County]
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      • West Kittanning [Armstrong County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Petrolia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Kittanning have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,090 people
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    • Knox [Clarion County]
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      • Knox [Clarion County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northeast of Petrolia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,069 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Knox<6>
    • Chicora [Butler County]
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      • Chicora [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the south of Petrolia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chicora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 957 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chicora<6>
    • East Brady [Clarion County]
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      • East Brady [Clarion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the southeast of Petrolia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Brady have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Estimated population in 2019: 906 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Brady
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Brady<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 Petrolia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Petrolia.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Petrolia ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Butler County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Butler County: www.co.butler.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 Butler, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Petrolia.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Petrolia - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Petrolia) 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 Petrolia. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Petrolia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Petrolia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0178, Longitude: -79.7159       In this case, the coordinates for Petrolia have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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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