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Welcome to Sylvania ...

Sylvania is located in Bradford County<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Sylvania, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1851.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sylvania has a population of 210 people<3> (see below for details).

Sylvania is 1,370 feet [418 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Sylvania: (570)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sylvania had an population of 210 people. This is a decrease of 4.11% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 5% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sylvania had a population of 219 people. This makes Sylvania the county's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 219 people, the population of Sylvania increased 9.5% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 200 people).

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

Communities Also Named Sylvania ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 14 communities that are also named Sylvania - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Sylvania ...

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

  • Mansfield
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mansfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansfield
    • Mansfield is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,972 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansfield <5>
  • Canton
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Blossburg
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Troy
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Troy
    • Troy is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,229 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Troy <5>
  • Tioga
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Lawrenceville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawrenceville
    • Lawrenceville is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 633 people
  • Wellsburg
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wellsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wellsburg
    • Wellsburg is located in Chemung County (NY)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 528 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wellsburg <5>
  • Roseville
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
    • Roseville is located in Tioga County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
  • Alba
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alba
    • Alba is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 147 people
  • Burlington
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burlington
    • Burlington is located in Bradford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 146 people

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sylvania ...

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

Adding Sylvania to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Sylvania 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 Sylvania was in the book titled Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851).

We also found Sylvania in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Sylvania.

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

The official website for Bradford County: www.bradfordcountypa.org/

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 Bradford, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sylvania.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sylvania - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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