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Welcome to Allentown ...

Allentown is located in Roane 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 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Telephone area codes for Allentown: (304) and (681)<5>

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, Virginia and Washington.

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.

  • Ravenswood [Jackson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravenswood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravenswood
    • Ravenswood [Jackson County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Allentown
    • Estimated population in 2018: 3,668 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ravenswood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ravenswood<7>
  • Ripley [Jackson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripley
    • Ripley [Jackson County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the west of Allentown
    • Estimated population in 2018: 3,185 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ripley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ripley<7>
  • Spencer [Roane County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spencer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spencer
    • Spencer [Roane County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Allentown
    • Estimated population in 2018: 2,088 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spencer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spencer<7>
  • Reedy [Roane County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
    • Reedy [Roane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Allentown
    • Estimated population in 2018: 163 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kentuck [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentuck
      • Kentuck [Jackson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southwest of Allentown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentuck
    • Cicerone [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cicerone
      • Cicerone [Roane County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the south of Allentown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cicerone
    • Odaville [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Odaville
      • Odaville [Jackson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Allentown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Odaville
    • Peewee [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peewee
      • Peewee [Wirt County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Allentown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peewee
    • Flatwoods [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwoods
      • Flatwoods [Jackson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Allentown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwoods
    • Liberty [Putnam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Putnam County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Allentown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty

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 ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Roane County

About West 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 State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of West Virginia's counties, including Roane, 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>Area code (681) is an overlay for area code (304).
<6>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 drawn 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: 38.7648, Longitude: -81.5126       In this case, the coordinates for Allentown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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