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Welcome to Shenandoah ...

Shenandoah is located in Schuylkill County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Shenandoah, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1865.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shenandoah has a population of 4,759 people<2> (see below for details).

Shenandoah is 1,270 feet [387 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The ZIP code for Shenandoah: 17976<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shenandoah had an population of 4,759 people. This is a decrease of 6.15% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 15.38% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shenandoah had a population of 5,071 people. This makes Shenandoah the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Shenandoah represents 0.04% of the population of Pennsylvania (which has 12,702,379 people), making it the state's 194th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 5,071 people, the population of Shenandoah decreased 9.83% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 5,624 people).

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

Communities Also Named Shenandoah ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 20 communities that are also named Shenandoah - they are located in Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia (3), Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana (2), New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia (5).

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

Communities near Shenandoah ...

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

  • Hazleton
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Bloomsburg
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Pottsville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
  • Berwick
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
  • Shamokin
    (18 miles [29 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamokin
    • Shamokin is located in Northumberland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,909 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shamokin <5>
  • Tamaqua
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tamaqua have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tamaqua
    • Tamaqua is located in Schuylkill County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,633 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tamaqua <5>
  • Mount Carmel
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Carmel have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Carmel
    • Mount Carmel is located in Northumberland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,708 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Carmel <5>
  • Schuylkill Haven
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schuylkill Haven have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schuylkill Haven
    • Schuylkill Haven is located in Schuylkill County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,086 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Schuylkill Haven <5>
  • West Hazleton
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Hazleton have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Hazleton
    • West Hazleton is located in Luzerne County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,318 people
  • Minersville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minersville have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minersville
    • Minersville is located in Schuylkill County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,133 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minersville <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 Shenandoah. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shenandoah.

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shenandoah. Our list includes 17 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Shenandoah.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shenandoah ...

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

Adding Shenandoah to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shenandoah 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 Shenandoah was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Shenandoah post office opened in 1865.

We also found Shenandoah in the book titled List of Post Offices in the United States (1870).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Shenandoah.

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

The official website for Schuylkill County: www.co.schuylkill.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 Schuylkill, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shenandoah.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shenandoah - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Shenandoah). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shenandoah or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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