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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 Bellefonte, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bellefonte and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Bellefonte:
    • 40.913996, -77.775514
    • 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 Bellefonte
  • 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 Bellefonte ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Bellefonte.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Bellefonte is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jackson County
      • This Bellefonte is located in Jackson County and lies 617 miles [993 km]<1> to the southwest of the Bellefonte that is located in Centre County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefonte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Bellefonte.
    • Arkansas
      • Boone County
      • This Bellefonte is located in Boone County and lies 884 miles [1,422.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Bellefonte that is located in Centre County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefonte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boone County community of Bellefonte.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Bellefonte is located in New Castle County and lies 143 miles [230.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Bellefonte that is located in Centre County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefonte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Bellefonte.
    • Kentucky
      • Boyd County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Bellefonte [Boyd County].
      • Greenup County
      • This Bellefonte is located in Greenup County and lies 309 miles [497.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Bellefonte that is located in Centre County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefonte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenup County community of Bellefonte.
    • Maryland
      • Prince George's County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Bellefonte [Prince George's County].
    • Missouri
      • Pulaski County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Bellefonte [Pulaski County].
    • Rhode Island
      • Providence County
      • This Bellefonte is located in Providence County and lies 335 miles [539.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bellefonte that is located in Centre County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bellefonte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Providence County community of Bellefonte.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bellefonte ...

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.

  • Axemann [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Axemann
    • Axemann [Centre County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Axemann have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Axemann
  • Big Spring [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Spring
    • Big Spring [Centre County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Spring
  • Curtin [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtin
    • Curtin [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Bellefonte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curtin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtin
  • Dry Top [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Top
    • Dry Top [Centre County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Bellefonte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Top have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Top
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    • Fishermans Paradise [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishermans Paradise
      • Fishermans Paradise [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishermans Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishermans Paradise
    • Forest [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Hunter Park [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Park
      • Hunter Park [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Park
    • Lyonstown [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyonstown
      • Lyonstown [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyonstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyonstown
    • Milesburg [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milesburg
      • Milesburg [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Bellefonte
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,064 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milesburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Milesburg<4>
    • Peru [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
      • Peru [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
    • Pleasant Gap [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Gap
      • Pleasant Gap [Centre County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Gap<4>
    • Pleasant View [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Centre County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Runville [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Runville
      • Runville [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Bellefonte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Runville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Runville
    • Zion [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Bellefonte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Bellefonte. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • George Grey Barnard     (Artist)
    • Dr. Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde     (Scientist)
    • James W.H. 'Jim' Brown     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/04/17:1886/07/28)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/04/17:1886/07/28. He was born in Lock Haven (PA) on December 12, 1860 (a Wednesday) and died in Williamsport (PA) on April 6, 1908 (a Monday) at the age of 47. He is buried at Highland Cemetery (Clinton County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lock Haven is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Bellefonte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James W.H. 'Jim' Brown<5>
    • Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
    • Robert A. 'Bob, the Hig' Higgins     (Professional football)
    • John French Sloan     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Lock Haven (PA) on August 2, 1871 (a Wednesday) and died in Hanover (NH) on September 7, 1951 (a Friday) at the age of 80. The body was cremated.
      • Lock Haven is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Bellefonte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John French Sloan<5>
    • Steve Suhey     (Professional football)
    • Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Bellefonte 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 Bellefonte to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 64 miles [103 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Bellefonte to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 144 miles [231.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,842 miles [9,401.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,558 miles [10,554.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,433 miles [7,134.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Bellefonte: www.bellefonte.net/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Bellefonte) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bellefonte. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BellefonteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bellefonte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9140, Longitude: -77.7755    
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Bellefonte could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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.
<7>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 Bellefonte to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.194 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.097 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.244 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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