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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:
    • 41.238658, -76.198414
    • 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 ...
    • Carbon County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Carbon County and lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Bloomingdale.
    • Lancaster County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Lancaster County and lies 80 miles [128.7 km]<1> to the south of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Bloomingdale.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Hillsborough County and lies 982 miles [1,580.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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 689 miles [1,108.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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 615 miles [989.7 km]<1> to the west of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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 587 miles [944.7 km]<1> to the west of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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 481 miles [774.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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 156 miles [251.1 km]<1> to the south of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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 238 miles [383 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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 514 miles [827.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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 95 miles [152.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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 243 miles [391.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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 493 miles [793.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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 249 miles [400.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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 267 miles [429.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne County.
    • South Dakota
      • Clay County
      • This Bloomingdale is located in Clay County and lies 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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 466 miles [750 km]<1> to the southwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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 760 miles [1,223.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Bloomingdale that is located in Luzerne 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.

  • Fades
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fades have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fades
    • Fades is located in Luzerne County
  • Five Points
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points is located in Columbia County
  • Harveyville
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harveyville
    • Harveyville is located in Luzerne County
  • Hughs
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughs
    • Hughs is located in Luzerne County
  • Marshall Hollow
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Hollow
    • Marshall Hollow is located in Luzerne County
  • Mossville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mossville
    • Mossville is located in Luzerne County
  • Red Hill
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
    • Red Hill is located in Luzerne County
  • Red Rock
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
    • Red Rock is located in Luzerne County
  • Register
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Register have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Register
    • Register is located in Luzerne County
  • Ripple ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ripple have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ripple
    • Ripple is located in Luzerne County
  • Roaring Brook
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaring Brook
    • Roaring Brook is located in Luzerne County
  • Silkworth
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silkworth have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silkworth
    • Silkworth is located in Luzerne County
  • Sweet Valley
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Valley
    • Sweet Valley is located in Luzerne County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sweet Valley <5>
  • Town Hill
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Hill
    • Town Hill is located in Luzerne County

How Far From Bloomingdale 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 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:

  • Wilkes-Barre, which is the Seat of Luzerne County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Bloomingdale to Wilkes-Barre, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 167 miles [268.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,764 miles [9,276.3 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 4,352 miles [7,003.9 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 Luzerne County: www.luzernecounty.org/

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 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: 41.2387, Longitude: -76.1984       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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 307.207 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.031 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.402 degrees.









 

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