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Welcome to Sonman ...

Sonman is located in Cambria County<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Sonman, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Sonman, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1836.

Sonman is 1,730 feet [527 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Sonman lies within the (814) area code.

Communities near Sonman ...

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

  • Altoona
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
  • Johnstown
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
  • Hollidaysburg
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Westmont
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westmont have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westmont
    • Westmont is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,625 people
  • Windber
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Northern Cambria
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Northern Cambria have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Barnesboro
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnesboro
    • Barnesboro is located in Cambria County
  • Nanty Glo
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Roaring Spring
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaring Spring
    • Roaring Spring is located in Blair County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,399 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roaring Spring <4>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sonman ...

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

Adding Sonman to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From that list, the Sonman post office opened in 1836.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sonman.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sonman. 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sonman - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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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