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Welcome to West Decatur ...

West Decatur is located in Clearfield County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for West Decatur: W. Decatur

The community of West Decatur has also been called Blue Ball. and Decatur. For more information about the names of West Decatur, see The Names of West Decatur on our Genealogy Page.

West Decatur is 1,520 feet [463 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

West Decatur lies within the (814) area code.

Adding West Decatur to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of West Decatur in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of West Decatur elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for West Decatur on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named West Decatur ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named West Decatur - it's located in Alabama.

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

Communities near West Decatur ...

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

  • Clearfield [Clearfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearfield
    • Clearfield [Clearfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the northwest of West Decatur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,839 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearfield
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clearfield<5>
  • Tyrone [Blair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyrone
    • Tyrone [Blair County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the south of West Decatur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,139 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyrone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyrone
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyrone<5>
  • Philipsburg [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philipsburg
    • Philipsburg [Centre County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southeast of West Decatur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,698 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Philipsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philipsburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Philipsburg<5>
  • Curwensville [Clearfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curwensville
    • Curwensville [Clearfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of West Decatur
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,385 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curwensville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curwensville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Curwensville<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Osceola Mills [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osceola Mills
      • Osceola Mills [Clearfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of West Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,069 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osceola Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osceola Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osceola Mills<5>
    • Chester Hill [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester Hill
      • Chester Hill [Clearfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southeast of West Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 831 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chester Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester Hill
    • Snow Shoe [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Shoe
      • Snow Shoe [Centre County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<3> to the northeast of West Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Shoe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Shoe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Snow Shoe<5>
    • Houtzdale [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houtzdale
      • Houtzdale [Clearfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the southwest of West Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Houtzdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Houtzdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houtzdale<5>
    • Irvona [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irvona
      • Irvona [Clearfield County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southwest of West Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irvona
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irvona<5>
    • Port Matilda [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Matilda
      • Port Matilda [Centre County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<3> to the southeast of West Decatur
      • Estimated population in 2019: 587 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Matilda have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Matilda
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Matilda<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 West Decatur. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for West Decatur.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for West Decatur ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Pennsylvania

About Clearfield County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clearfield County: www.clearfieldco.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 Clearfield, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around West Decatur - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- West Decatur) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for West Decatur. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from West Decatur

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Decatur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9295, Longitude: -78.2798    
<4>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.
<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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