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Our Genealogy Helper for State College ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about State College (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 State College. 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.

State College is located in Centre 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 Centre County: Blair, Cambria, Clearfield, Clinton, Huntingdon, Mifflin & Union.

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

  • Centre County     (The home county of State College)
    • Panorama Village [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panorama Village
      • Panorama Village [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panorama Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panorama Village
    • Houserville [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houserville
      • Houserville [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houserville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houserville
    • Lemont [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemont
      • Lemont [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lemont<3>
    • Boalsburg [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boalsburg
      • Boalsburg [Centre County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boalsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boalsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boalsburg<3>
    • Park Forest Village [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park Forest Village
      • Park Forest Village [Centre County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park Forest Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park Forest Village
    • Waddle [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waddle
      • Waddle [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waddle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waddle
    • Pine Grove Mills [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove Mills
      • Pine Grove Mills [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Grove Mills<3>
    • Julian [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Julian
      • Julian [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Julian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Julian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Julian<3>
    • Unionville [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 287 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<3>
    • Pleasant Gap [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Gap
      • Pleasant Gap [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Gap<3>
    • Ramblewood [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramblewood
      • Ramblewood [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramblewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramblewood
    • Stormstown [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stormstown
      • Stormstown [Centre County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stormstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stormstown
    • Bellefonte [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellefonte
      • Bellefonte [Centre County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,188 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefonte
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellefonte<3>
  • Blair County
    • Tyrone [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyrone
      • Tyrone [Blair County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,095 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyrone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyrone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyrone<3>
    • Tipton [Blair County]
    • Bellwood [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Blair County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,751 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Bellwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bellwood<3>
    • Williamsburg [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williamsburg
      • Williamsburg [Blair County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,167 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Williamsburg<3>
    • Altoona [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Altoona
      • Altoona [Blair County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42,989 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Altoona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Altoona<3>
    • Hollidaysburg [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollidaysburg
      • Hollidaysburg [Blair County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,632 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollidaysburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollidaysburg<3>
    • Duncansville [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duncansville
      • Duncansville [Blair County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • 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>
  • Cambria County
    • Fallentimber [Cambria County]
    • Flinton [Cambria County]
    • Ashville [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashville
      • Ashville [Cambria County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 207 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ashville<3>
  • Cameron County
    • Driftwood [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driftwood
      • Driftwood [Cameron County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Driftwood<3>
  • Clearfield County
    • Chester Hill [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester Hill
      • Chester Hill [Clearfield County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 820 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester Hill
    • Kylertown [Clearfield County]
    • Morrisdale [Clearfield County]
    • Osceola Mills [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola Mills
      • Osceola Mills [Clearfield County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,058 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osceola Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osceola Mills<3>
    • West Decatur [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Decatur
      • West Decatur [Clearfield County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of State College
      • West Decatur has also been known as:
      • Blue Ball
      • Decatur
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Decatur
    • Wallaceton [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wallaceton
      • Wallaceton [Clearfield County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 300 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wallaceton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wallaceton
    • Ashland [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Clearfield County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Parsonsville [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsonsville
      • Parsonsville [Clearfield County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsonsville
    • Brisbin [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brisbin
      • Brisbin [Clearfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 385 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brisbin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brisbin
    • Pottersdale [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottersdale
      • Pottersdale [Clearfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottersdale
    • Shiloh [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shiloh
      • Shiloh [Clearfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shiloh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shiloh
    • Houtzdale [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houtzdale
      • Houtzdale [Clearfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of State College
      • 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>
    • Ramey [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramey
      • Ramey [Clearfield County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 425 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramey
  • Clinton County
    • Abdera [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abdera
      • Abdera [Clinton County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abdera
    • Lamar [Clinton County]
    • Tylersville [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylersville
      • Tylersville [Clinton County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylersville
    • Beech Creek [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech Creek
      • Beech Creek [Clinton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 685 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beech Creek<3>
    • Mill Hall [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Hall
      • Mill Hall [Clinton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,586 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Hall
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Hall<3>
    • Salona [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salona
      • Salona [Clinton County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salona
    • Flemington [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flemington
      • Flemington [Clinton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,312 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flemington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flemington
    • Greenburr [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenburr
      • Greenburr [Clinton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenburr
    • Castanea [Clinton County]
    • Lock Haven [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lock Haven
      • Lock Haven [Clinton County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,694 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lock Haven
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lock Haven<3>
    • Loganton [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loganton
      • Loganton [Clinton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loganton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loganton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loganton<3>
    • Westport [Clinton County]
    • McElhattan [Clinton County]
  • Huntingdon County
    • Ennisville [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ennisville
      • Ennisville [Huntingdon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ennisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ennisville
    • Dungarvin [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dungarvin
      • Dungarvin [Huntingdon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dungarvin
    • Seven Stars [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Stars
      • Seven Stars [Huntingdon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Stars have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Stars
    • Donation [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donation
      • Donation [Huntingdon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donation
    • Petersburg [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Petersburg
      • Petersburg [Huntingdon County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • 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>
    • Birmingham [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birmingham
      • Birmingham [Huntingdon County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • 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
    • Alexandria [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
      • Alexandria [Huntingdon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 327 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alexandria have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<3>
    • Water Street [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Water Street
      • Water Street [Huntingdon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Water Street
    • Huntingdon [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntingdon
      • Huntingdon [Huntingdon County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of State College
      • 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>
    • Mill Creek [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Creek
      • Mill Creek [Huntingdon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 314 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mill Creek<3>
    • Birdville [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birdville
      • Birdville [Huntingdon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdville
    • Mapleton [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapleton
      • Mapleton [Huntingdon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 410 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapleton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapleton
    • Mount Union [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Union
      • Mount Union [Huntingdon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Union<3>
  • Juniata County
    • Mifflin [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mifflin
      • Mifflin [Juniata County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mifflin
    • Mifflintown [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mifflintown
      • Mifflintown [Juniata County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mifflintown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mifflintown<3>
    • Reeds Gap [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeds Gap
      • Reeds Gap [Juniata County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeds Gap
    • Peru Mills [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru Mills
      • Peru Mills [Juniata County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru Mills
    • Old Port [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Port
      • Old Port [Juniata County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Port
    • Port Royal [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Royal
      • Port Royal [Juniata County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Royal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Royal<3>
    • McAlisterville [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McAlisterville
      • McAlisterville [Juniata County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McAlisterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McAlisterville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McAlisterville<3>
    • Thompsontown [Juniata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thompsontown
      • Thompsontown [Juniata County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 660 people
      • 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
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thompsontown<3>
    • Richfield [Juniata County]
  • Mifflin County
    • Belleville [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belleville
      • Belleville [Mifflin County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belleville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belleville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belleville<3>
    • Milroy [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milroy
      • Milroy [Mifflin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milroy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milroy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milroy<3>
    • Menno [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Menno
      • Menno [Mifflin County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Menno
    • Lumber City [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber City
      • Lumber City [Mifflin County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumber City
    • Reedsville [Mifflin County]
    • Allensville [Mifflin County]
    • Yeagertown [Mifflin County]
    • Burnham [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnham
      • Burnham [Mifflin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,984 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnham
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnham<3>
    • Highland Park [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Park
      • Highland Park [Mifflin County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Park
    • Juniata Terrace [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniata Terrace
      • Juniata Terrace [Mifflin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 533 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juniata Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniata Terrace
    • Lewistown Junction [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown Junction
      • Lewistown Junction [Mifflin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown Junction
    • Lewistown [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewistown
      • Lewistown [Mifflin County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewistown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewistown<3>
    • Anderson [Mifflin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anderson
      • Anderson [Mifflin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anderson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anderson
  • Perry County
    • Millerstown [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millerstown
      • Millerstown [Perry County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 674 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millerstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millerstown<3>
  • Snyder County
    • McClure [Snyder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McClure
      • McClure [Snyder County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 919 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McClure have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McClure
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McClure<3>
    • Beavertown [Snyder County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beavertown
      • Beavertown [Snyder County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beavertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beavertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beavertown<3>
  • Union County
    • Hartleton [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartleton
      • Hartleton [Union County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 275 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartleton

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of State College ...

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 64 newspapers that have been published in the area around State College.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of State College. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of State College and those printed in the larger area surrounding State College.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 16 miles [25.7 km] of State College.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 State College:

  • 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 State College ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of State College.

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 State College covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Pine Hall Cemetery
  • Slab Cabin Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Slab Cabin Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Slab Cabin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slab Cabin Cemetery
  • Centre County Memorial Park
  • Shiloh Lutheran Church Cemetery
  • Benner Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Benner Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Benner Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benner Cemetery
  • Meyer Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Meyer Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Meyer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meyer Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Campbell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Campbell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Campbell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Campbell Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of State College.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Campbell Cemetery
    • Grays Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grays Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grays Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Grays Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of State College.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays Cemetery
    • Oak Ridge Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Ridge Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Ridge Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Oak Ridge Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of State College.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge Cemetery
    • Williams Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Williams Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Williams Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Williams Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of State College.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Cemetery
    • Bennett Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bennett Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bennett Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Bennett Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of State College.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennett Cemetery
    • Rudy Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Rudy Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rudy Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rudy Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of State College.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rudy Cemetery
    • Henderson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Henderson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Henderson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Henderson Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of State College.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henderson Cemetery
    • Pennsylvania Furnace Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pennsylvania Furnace Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pennsylvania Furnace Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Pennsylvania Furnace Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of State College.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsylvania Furnace Cemetery
    • St. Stephens Lutheran Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Stephens Lutheran Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Stephens Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Stephens Lutheran Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of State College.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Stephens Lutheran Cemetery

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>

While we didn't find State College in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of State College.

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

  • Krumrine [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krumrine
    • Krumrine [Centre County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of State College
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Krumrine had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Krumrine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Krumrine
  • Houserville [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houserville
    • Houserville [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 167 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Houserville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houserville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houserville
  • Boalsburg [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boalsburg
    • Boalsburg [Centre County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of State College
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 417 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Boalsburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boalsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boalsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boalsburg<3>
  • Fillmore [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fillmore
    • Fillmore [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of State College
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 63 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Fillmore had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fillmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fillmore
  • Pine Grove Mills [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove Mills
    • Pine Grove Mills [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of State College
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 362 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pine Grove Mills had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove Mills
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Grove Mills<3>
  • Dale Summit [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale Summit
    • Dale Summit [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Dale Summit had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale Summit
  • Continue List ...
    • Waddle [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waddle
      • Waddle [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of State College
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Waddle had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waddle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waddle
    • Linden Hall [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden Hall
      • Linden Hall [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of State College
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 95 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Linden Hall had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Linden Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden Hall
    • Buffalo Run [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Run
      • Buffalo Run [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of State College
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 120 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Buffalo Run had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Run
    • Fairbrook [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbrook
      • Fairbrook [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fairbrook had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairbrook
    • Julian [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Julian
      • Julian [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of State College
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 205 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Julian had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Julian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Julian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Julian<3>
    • Pleasant Gap [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Gap
      • Pleasant Gap [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of State College
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 230 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Gap had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Gap<3>
    • Unionville [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of State College
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 287 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Unionville had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<3>
    • Gatesburg [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatesburg
      • Gatesburg [Centre County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gatesburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatesburg
    • Musser [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Musser
      • Musser [Centre County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of State College
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Musser had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Musser have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Musser

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for State College ...

While our initial data about State College came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of State College in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about State College.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Rand McNally Map of Pennsylvania (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Pennsylvania (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We have found State College in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for State College for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for State College. See our Misc Page for State College for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Centre County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State College: www.gov.state-college.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- State College) 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 State College. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from State CollegeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in State College. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7966, Longitude: -77.8587    
<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 State College, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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