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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 Centre Hall, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Centre Hall 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 Centre Hall:
    • 40.844505, -77.683436
    • 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 Centre Hall
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Centre Hall ...

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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Centre Hall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Axemann have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Centre Hall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Spring
  • Dale Summit [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale Summit
    • Dale Summit [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Centre Hall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale Summit
  • Farmers Mills [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmers Mills
    • Farmers Mills [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Centre Hall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmers Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmers Mills
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    • Fishermans Paradise [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishermans Paradise
      • Fishermans Paradise [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Centre Hall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishermans Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Centre Hall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Fruittown [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruittown
      • Fruittown [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Centre Hall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruittown
    • Locust Grove [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Centre Hall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
    • Mingoville [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mingoville
      • Mingoville [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Centre Hall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mingoville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mingoville
    • Peru [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
      • Peru [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Centre Hall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 northwest of Centre Hall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Gap
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Gap<3>
    • Potters Mills [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potters Mills
      • Potters Mills [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Centre Hall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potters Mills
    • Red Mill [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mill
      • Red Mill [Centre County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Centre Hall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Mill
    • Spring Mills [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Mills
      • Spring Mills [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Centre Hall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Mills<3>
    • Zion [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion
      • Zion [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Centre Hall
      • 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 Centre Hall. 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 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Centre Hall.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James W.H. 'Jim' Brown<4>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Centre Hall.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John French Sloan<4>
    • Steve Suhey     (Professional football)
    • Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bellefonte, which is the Seat of Centre County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 57 miles [91.7 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Centre Hall to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5> 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 over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 138 miles [222.1 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 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> 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).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,432 miles [7,132.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Centre County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Centre Hall) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Centre Hall. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Centre HallOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Centre Hall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8445, Longitude: -77.6834    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Centre Hall to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.143 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.029 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.23 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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