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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Ashtola, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ashtola and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Ashtola:
    • 40.197022, -78.779743
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Ashtola
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Ashtola ...

We found one communities that share the name Ashtola.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Ashtola is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there is another community also named Ashtola in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Texas
      • Donley County
      • This Ashtola is located in Donley County and lies 1,265 miles [2,035.8 km]<1> to the west of the Ashtola that is located in Somerset County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Donley County community of Ashtola.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ashtola ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Beaverdale
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverdale
    • Beaverdale is located in Cambria County
  • Crumb
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crumb have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crumb
    • Crumb is located in Somerset County
  • Davidsville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davidsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davidsville
    • Davidsville is located in Somerset County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Davidsville <3>
  • Elton
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elton
    • Elton is located in Cambria County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elton <3>
  • Ferndale
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferndale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferndale
    • Ferndale is located in Cambria County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,474 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferndale <3>
  • Forward
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forward have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forward
    • Forward is located in Somerset County
  • Helixville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helixville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helixville
    • Helixville is located in Bedford County
  • Jerome Junction
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome Junction
    • Jerome Junction is located in Somerset County
  • Lovely
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovely
    • Lovely is located in Bedford County
  • Maple Ridge
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Ridge
    • Maple Ridge is located in Somerset County
  • Paint
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paint have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paint
    • Paint is located in Somerset County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 930 people
  • Pleasantville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
    • Pleasantville is located in Bedford County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 205 people
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Reels Corners
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reels Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reels Corners
      • Reels Corners is located in Somerset County
    • Scalp Level
      (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scalp Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scalp Level
      • Scalp Level is located in Cambria County
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 691 people
    • Stonycreek
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonycreek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonycreek
      • Stonycreek is located in Cambria County
    • Walnut Grove
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove is located in Cambria County

How Far From Ashtola to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Ashtola to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Ashtola and extending to:

  • Somerset, which is the Seat of Somerset County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Ashtola to Somerset, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 129 miles [207.6 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,914 miles [9,517.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,629 miles [10,668.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,504 miles [7,248.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Somerset County: www.co.somerset.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ashtola) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ashtola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1970, Longitude: -78.7797       In this case, the coordinates for Ashtola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Ashtola to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.855 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.735 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.971 degrees.









 

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