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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 Bloomingdale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bloomingdale 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 Bloomingdale:
    • 40.824813, -75.850197
    • 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 Bloomingdale
  • 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 Bloomingdale ...

We found 23 communities that share the name Bloomingdale.

There are two communities within Pennsylvania that are also named Bloomingdale.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 21 communities, 22 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Lancaster County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Lancaster County and lies 56 miles [90.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Luzerne County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Luzerne County and lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Luzerne County community of Bloomingdale.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Hillsborough County and lies 963 miles [1,549.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Georgia
      • Chatham County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Chatham County and lies 672 miles [1,081.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chatham County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Illinois
      • DuPage County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in DuPage County and lies 638 miles [1,026.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DuPage County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Indiana
      • Parke County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Parke County and lies 603 miles [970.4 km]<1> to the west of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parke County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Kansas
      • Barton 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 Kansas community of Bloomingdale [Barton County].
      • McPherson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Bloomingdale [McPherson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clark County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Clark County and lies 485 miles [780.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Maryland
      • Queen Anne's County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Queen Anne's County and lies 128 miles [206 km]<1> to the south of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Queen Anne's County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Worcester County and lies 233 miles [375 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Michigan
      • Van Buren County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Van Buren County and lies 538 miles [865.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Bloomingdale.
    • New Jersey
      • Passaic 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 New Jersey community of Bloomingdale [Passaic County].
      • Somerset County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Somerset County and lies 66 miles [106.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Bloomingdale.
    • New York
      • Essex County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Essex County and lies 263 miles [423.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Bloomingdale.
    • North Carolina
      • Robeson County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Robeson County and lies 473 miles [761.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Robeson County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Ohio
      • Jefferson County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Jefferson County and lies 262 miles [421.6 km]<1> to the west of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Bloomingdale.
      • Wayne County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Wayne County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Ontario
      • This Bloomingdale lies 299 miles [481.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
    • South Dakota
      • Clay County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Clay County and lies 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Sullivan County and lies 462 miles [743.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Virginia
      • Henrico 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 Virginia community of Bloomingdale [Henrico County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Vernon County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Vernon County and lies 786 miles [1,264.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Carbon County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Bloomingdale.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bloomingdale ...

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.

  • Beaver Meadows
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Meadows
    • Beaver Meadows is located in Carbon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 832 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver Meadows <5>
  • Chain
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chain
    • Chain is located in Schuylkill County
  • Coaldale
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
    • Coaldale is located in Schuylkill County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,131 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coaldale <5>
  • Dry Tavern
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Tavern have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Tavern
    • Dry Tavern is located in Carbon County
  • Germans
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germans have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germans
    • Germans is located in Carbon County
  • Hometown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hometown
    • Hometown is located in Schuylkill County
  • Hoppers Mill
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoppers Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoppers Mill
    • Hoppers Mill is located in Schuylkill County
  • Jamestown
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown is located in Carbon County
  • Jim Thorpe
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jim Thorpe
    • Jim Thorpe is located in Carbon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,650 people
    • Former names for Jim Thorpe:
    • East Mauch Chunk
    • Mauch Chunk
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jim Thorpe <5>
  • Normal Square
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Normal Square have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Normal Square
    • Normal Square is located in Carbon County
  • Summit Hill
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Hill
    • Summit Hill is located in Carbon County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,975 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summit Hill <5>

How Far From Bloomingdale to ...

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

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

  • Jim Thorpe, which is the Seat of Carbon County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 65 miles [104.6 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Bloomingdale 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 147 miles [236.6 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 5,767 miles [9,281.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,477 miles [10,423.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,353 miles [7,005.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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

The official website for Carbon County: www.carboncounty.com/

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 from Point A (ie- Bloomingdale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bloomingdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8248, Longitude: -75.8502       In this case, the coordinates for Bloomingdale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Bloomingdale 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Bloomingdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 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.
<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 Bloomingdale 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 307.034 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.77 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.423 degrees.









 

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