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Welcome to Allentown ...

Allentown is located in Accomack County<1>.

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

When the people of Allentown refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Allentonian<3>

Allentown is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Allentown: (757)

Communities Also Named Allentown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 22 communities that are also named Allentown - they are located in Arizona, Connecticut (2), Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New York (2), Ohio (4), Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), South Carolina, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Allentown ...

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

  • Exmore [Northampton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Exmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Exmore
    • Exmore [Northampton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Allentown
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,378 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Exmore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Exmore
  • Onancock [Accomack County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Onancock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Onancock
    • Onancock [Accomack County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the west of Allentown
    • Estimated population for 2018: 1,215 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Onancock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Onancock
  • Parksley [Accomack County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parksley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parksley
    • Parksley [Accomack County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the north of Allentown
    • Estimated population for 2018: 814 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parksley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parksley
  • Tangier [Accomack County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tangier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tangier
    • Tangier [Accomack County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Allentown
    • Estimated population for 2018: 706 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tangier
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Belle Haven [Accomack County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belle Haven
      • Belle Haven [Accomack County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Allentown
      • Estimated population for 2018: 502 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belle Haven
    • Nassawadox [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nassawadox have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nassawadox
      • Nassawadox [Northampton County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Allentown
      • Estimated population for 2018: 479 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nassawadox
    • Melfa [Accomack County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melfa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melfa
      • Melfa [Accomack County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Allentown
      • Estimated population for 2018: 382 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melfa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melfa
    • Bloxom [Accomack County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloxom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloxom
      • Bloxom [Accomack County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Allentown
      • Estimated population for 2018: 369 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloxom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloxom
    • Saxis [Accomack County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saxis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saxis
      • Saxis [Accomack County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the north of Allentown
      • Estimated population for 2018: 234 people
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    • Wachapreague [Accomack County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wachapreague have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wachapreague
      • Wachapreague [Accomack County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Allentown
      • Estimated population for 2018: 223 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wachapreague
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wachapreague

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Allentown ...

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Virginia

About Accomack County

About Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Accomack County: www.co.accomack.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Virginia's counties, including Accomack, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Allentown refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Allentown may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Allentown - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Allentown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allentown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6957, Longitude: -75.6891       In this case, the coordinates for Allentown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






















 

 

 

 

 


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