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Our Genealogy Helper for Portage ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Portage (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this our Genealogical Helper for Portage. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Portage is located in Cambria County.

To see how the shape of Pennsylvania's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Cambria County: Bedford, Blair, Centre, Clearfield, Indiana, Somerset & Westmoreland.

Below are the counties that are near Portage. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Portage:

  • Cambria County     (The home county of Portage)
    • Spring Hill [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Hill
      • Spring Hill [Cambria County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Hill
    • Oil City [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Cambria County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
    • Scarlan Hill [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarlan Hill
      • Scarlan Hill [Cambria County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarlan Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarlan Hill
    • Puritan [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puritan
      • Puritan [Cambria County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puritan
    • Beaverdale [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverdale
      • Beaverdale [Cambria County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverdale
    • Summerhill [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerhill
      • Summerhill [Cambria County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 439 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerhill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerhill<3>
    • Munster [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munster
      • Munster [Cambria County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munster
    • Sidman [Cambria County]
    • Ehrenfeld [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ehrenfeld
      • Ehrenfeld [Cambria County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ehrenfeld
    • Cresson [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cresson
      • Cresson [Cambria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cresson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cresson<3>
    • Dunlo [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunlo
      • Dunlo [Cambria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunlo
    • Saint Michael [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Michael
      • Saint Michael [Cambria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Michael
    • Cassandra [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cassandra
      • Cassandra [Cambria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cassandra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cassandra
  • Armstrong County
    • Atwood [Armstrong County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atwood
      • Atwood [Armstrong County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 100 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Atwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atwood
  • Bedford County
    • Pleasantville [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville [Bedford County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 205 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
    • Osterburg [Bedford County]
    • New Paris [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Paris
      • New Paris [Bedford County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 172 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Paris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Paris<3>
    • New Enterprise [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Enterprise
      • New Enterprise [Bedford County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Enterprise
    • Salemville [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salemville
      • Salemville [Bedford County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salemville
    • Waterside [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterside
      • Waterside [Bedford County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterside
    • Saint Clairsville [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clairsville
      • Saint Clairsville [Bedford County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 75 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Clairsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Clairsville
    • Woodbury [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodbury
      • Woodbury [Bedford County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodbury have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodbury
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodbury<3>
    • Schellsburg [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schellsburg
      • Schellsburg [Bedford County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schellsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schellsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schellsburg<3>
    • Wolfsburg [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfsburg
      • Wolfsburg [Bedford County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolfsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolfsburg
    • Yount [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yount
      • Yount [Bedford County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yount
    • Marble City [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marble City
      • Marble City [Bedford County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marble City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marble City
    • Yellow Creek [Bedford County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Creek
      • Yellow Creek [Bedford County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Creek
  • Blair County
    • Blue Knob [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Knob
      • Blue Knob [Blair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Knob
    • Puzzletown [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puzzletown
      • Puzzletown [Blair County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puzzletown
    • Newry [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newry
      • Newry [Blair County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 307 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newry<3>
    • Cotton Town [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Town
      • Cotton Town [Blair County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Town
    • Duncansville [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncansville
      • Duncansville [Blair County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duncansville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duncansville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Duncansville<3>
    • Claysburg [Blair County]
    • Roaring Spring [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaring Spring
      • Roaring Spring [Blair County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • 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<3>
    • Hollidaysburg [Blair County]
    • Frankstown [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frankstown
      • Frankstown [Blair County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frankstown
    • Altoona [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altoona
      • Altoona [Blair County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altoona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altoona<3>
    • Highland Fling [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Fling
      • Highland Fling [Blair County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Fling
    • Martinsburg [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsburg
      • Martinsburg [Blair County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsburg<3>
    • Clover Creek [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Creek
      • Clover Creek [Blair County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Creek
  • Clearfield County
    • Coalport [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalport
      • Coalport [Clearfield County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 486 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coalport<3>
    • Lyleville [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyleville
      • Lyleville [Clearfield County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyleville
    • Westover [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westover
      • Westover [Clearfield County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 374 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westover
    • Blain City [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blain City
      • Blain City [Clearfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blain City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blain City
    • Rosebud [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosebud
      • Rosebud [Clearfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosebud have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosebud
    • Utahville [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utahville
      • Utahville [Clearfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utahville
    • Irvona [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvona
      • Irvona [Clearfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 602 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvona<3>
    • Burnside [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnside
      • Burnside [Clearfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 220 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnside
    • Glen Hope [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Hope
      • Glen Hope [Clearfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Hope
    • Thompsontown [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsontown
      • Thompsontown [Clearfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thompsontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thompsontown
    • New Washington [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Washington
      • New Washington [Clearfield County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Washington
    • Newburg [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newburg
      • Newburg [Clearfield County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 94 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newburg
    • Houtzdale [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houtzdale
      • Houtzdale [Clearfield County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 739 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houtzdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houtzdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houtzdale<3>
  • Fulton County
    • Valley-Hi [Fulton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley-Hi
      • Valley-Hi [Fulton County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 15 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley-Hi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley-Hi
    • Waterfall [Fulton County]
  • Huntingdon County
    • Marklesburg [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marklesburg
      • Marklesburg [Huntingdon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 194 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marklesburg
    • Middletown [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middletown
      • Middletown [Huntingdon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middletown
    • Coalmont [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coalmont
      • Coalmont [Huntingdon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 98 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coalmont
    • Dudley [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dudley
      • Dudley [Huntingdon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 176 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dudley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dudley
    • Hesston [Huntingdon County]
    • Birmingham [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birmingham
      • Birmingham [Huntingdon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 87 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birmingham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birmingham
    • Water Street [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Street
      • Water Street [Huntingdon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Street
    • Broad Top City [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Broad Top City
      • Broad Top City [Huntingdon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 443 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Broad Top City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Broad Top City
    • Alexandria [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
      • Alexandria [Huntingdon County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<3>
    • Todd [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Todd
      • Todd [Huntingdon County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Todd
    • Cassville [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cassville
      • Cassville [Huntingdon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 137 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cassville
    • Huntingdon [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntingdon
      • Huntingdon [Huntingdon County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,879 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntingdon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntingdon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntingdon<3>
    • Petersburg [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Huntingdon County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 460 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Petersburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Petersburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Petersburg<3>
  • Indiana County
    • Rexis [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rexis
      • Rexis [Indiana County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rexis
    • Wehrum [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wehrum
      • Wehrum [Indiana County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wehrum
    • Dilltown [Indiana County]
    • Alverda [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alverda
      • Alverda [Indiana County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alverda
    • Nolo [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nolo
      • Nolo [Indiana County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nolo
    • Armagh [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armagh
      • Armagh [Indiana County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 115 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armagh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Armagh<3>
    • Heilwood [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heilwood
      • Heilwood [Indiana County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heilwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heilwood
    • Littletown [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littletown
      • Littletown [Indiana County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littletown
    • Suncliff [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suncliff
      • Suncliff [Indiana County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suncliff
    • Kenwood [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenwood
      • Kenwood [Indiana County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenwood
    • Claghorn [Indiana County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claghorn
      • Claghorn [Indiana County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claghorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Heshbon [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heshbon
      • Heshbon [Indiana County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heshbon
    • Uniontown [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Indiana County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
  • Somerset County
    • Ogletown [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ogletown
      • Ogletown [Somerset County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ogletown
    • Paint [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint
      • Paint [Somerset County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paint
    • Windber [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windber
      • Windber [Somerset County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,789 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windber
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Windber<3>
    • Tire Hill [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tire Hill
      • Tire Hill [Somerset County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tire Hill
    • Davidsville [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davidsville
      • Davidsville [Somerset County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davidsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davidsville<3>
    • Benson [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benson
      • Benson [Somerset County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benson
    • Hollsopple [Somerset County]
    • Blough [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blough
      • Blough [Somerset County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blough
    • Thomas Mill [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomas Mill
      • Thomas Mill [Somerset County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Mill
    • Central City [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central City
      • Central City [Somerset County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,021 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central City<3>
    • Hooversville [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooversville
      • Hooversville [Somerset County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooversville
    • Jerome [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Somerset County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
    • Buckstown [Somerset County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckstown
      • Buckstown [Somerset County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckstown
  • Westmoreland County
    • Seward [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seward
      • Seward [Westmoreland County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 458 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seward
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seward<3>
    • Robb [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robb
      • Robb [Westmoreland County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robb
    • New Florence [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Florence
      • New Florence [Westmoreland County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 640 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Florence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Florence<3>
    • West Fairfield [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Fairfield
      • West Fairfield [Westmoreland County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Fairfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Fairfield
    • Bolivar [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolivar
      • Bolivar [Westmoreland County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 432 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolivar
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bolivar<3>
    • Laurel Mountain [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Mountain
      • Laurel Mountain [Westmoreland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 153 people
      • Laurel Mountain has also been known as:
      • Laurel Mountain Park
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Mountain
    • Oak Grove [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Westmoreland County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Laughlintown [Westmoreland County]
    • Ligonier [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ligonier
      • Ligonier [Westmoreland County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,506 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ligonier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ligonier<3>
    • Rector [Westmoreland County]
    • Derry [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
      • Derry [Westmoreland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,495 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Derry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Derry<3>
    • Latrobe [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Latrobe
      • Latrobe [Westmoreland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,767 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latrobe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Latrobe<3>
    • Youngstown [Westmoreland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngstown
      • Youngstown [Westmoreland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 302 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Youngstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngstown<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Portage, see our County-by-County Page for Portage.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Portage ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Portage.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Portage. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Portage and those printed in the larger area surrounding Portage.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 13 miles [20.9 km] of Portage.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Portage:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Pennsylvania

Cemeteries Near Portage ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Portage.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Portage covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • St. Marys Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
  • Prospect Cemetery
  • Sacred Heart Cemetery
  • St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery
  • Mt. Union Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Union Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Union Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Union Cemetery
  • St. Bartholomew Catholic Church Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Sherbine Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sherbine Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sherbine Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sherbine Cemetery
    • Lillydale Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lillydale Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lillydale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lillydale Cemetery
    • Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery
    • St. Bridgids Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Bridgids Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Bridgids Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Bridgids Cemetery
    • Pringle Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pringle Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pringle Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pringle Hill Cemetery
    • St. Josephs Cemetery
    • St. Marys Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Marys Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Marys Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Marys Cemetery
    • South Fork Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the South Fork Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the South Fork Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Fork Cemetery
    • St. Michael Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Michael Catholic Cemetery
      • The St. Michael Catholic Cemetery is located less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Sidman.St. Michael Catholic Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest of Portage.
      • St. Michael Catholic Cemetery has also been known as:
      • St. Michael Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Michael Catholic Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2181255<4>

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Portage had a population of 564 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Portage had a population of 2,351 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Portage, with the one closest to Portage listed first.

  • Portage [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
    • Portage [Cambria County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Portage
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 564 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,351 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Portage had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portage<3>
  • Sonman [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sonman
    • Sonman [Cambria County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Portage
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sonman had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sonman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sonman
  • Puritan [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puritan
    • Puritan [Cambria County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Portage
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Puritan had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puritan
  • Bens Creek [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bens Creek
    • Bens Creek [Cambria County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Portage
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bens Creek had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bens Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bens Creek
  • Summerhill [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerhill
    • Summerhill [Cambria County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Portage
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 416 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 439 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Summerhill had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerhill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summerhill<3>
  • Ehrenfeld [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ehrenfeld
    • Ehrenfeld [Cambria County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Portage
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 567 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Ehrenfeld had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ehrenfeld
  • Continue List ...
    • Lucket [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucket
      • Lucket [Cambria County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Portage
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lucket had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucket have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucket
    • Munster [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munster
      • Munster [Cambria County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Munster had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munster
    • Cassandra [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cassandra
      • Cassandra [Cambria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 132 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cassandra had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cassandra have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cassandra
    • South Fork [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Fork
      • South Fork [Cambria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Portage
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,295 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 831 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, South Fork had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Fork<3>
    • Dunlo [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunlo
      • Dunlo [Cambria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Portage
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dunlo had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunlo
    • Blue Knob [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Knob
      • Blue Knob [Blair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Portage
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 67 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Blue Knob had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Knob
    • Cresson [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cresson
      • Cresson [Cambria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Portage
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 295 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,531 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cresson had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cresson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cresson<3>
    • Noel [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noel
      • Noel [Cambria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Portage
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Noel had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noel
    • Salix [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salix
      • Salix [Cambria County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Portage
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Salix had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salix

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Portage. See our List of 1890's Communities around Portage.

Mentions & References for Portage

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Cambria County

About Pennsylvania

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Portage. 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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Portage) 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 Portage. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PortageOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Portage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3875, Longitude: -78.6728    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Portage, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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