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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 Cereal, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cereal 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 Cereal:
    • 40.314514, -79.723655
    • 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 Cereal
  • 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 Cereal ...

We found four communities that share the name Cereal.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cereal is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Cereal lies 1,662 miles [2,674.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Cereal that is located in Westmoreland County.
    • Illinois
      • Livingston County
      • This Cereal is located in Livingston County and lies 453 miles [729 km]<1> to the west of the Cereal that is located in Westmoreland County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Cereal.
    • Minnesota
      • Watonwan 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 Minnesota community of Cereal [Watonwan County].
    • Texas
      • Floyd County
      • This Cereal is located in Floyd County and lies 1,266 miles [2,037.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cereal that is located in Westmoreland County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Cereal.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cereal ...

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.

  • Alpsville
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alpsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpsville
    • Alpsville is located in Allegheny County
  • Circleville
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Circleville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circleville
    • Circleville is located in Westmoreland County
  • Dick
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dick
    • Dick is located in Westmoreland County
  • Emblem
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emblem have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emblem
    • Emblem is located in Allegheny County
  • Evanstown
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evanstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evanstown
    • Evanstown is located in Westmoreland County
  • Herminie
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herminie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herminie
    • Herminie is located in Westmoreland County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Herminie <4>
  • Industry
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Industry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industry
    • Industry is located in Allegheny County
  • Irwin
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
    • Irwin is located in Westmoreland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,716 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Irwin <4>
  • Jacktown
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacktown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacktown
    • Jacktown is located in Westmoreland County
  • Keystone
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
    • Keystone is located in Westmoreland County
  • Manor
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manor
    • Manor is located in Westmoreland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,322 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manor <4>
  • Paintertown
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paintertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paintertown
    • Paintertown is located in Westmoreland County
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Robbins
      (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robbins have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robbins
      • Robbins is located in Westmoreland County
    • Scab Hill
      (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scab Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scab Hill
      • Scab Hill is located in Westmoreland County
    • Sunset Valley
      (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Valley
      • Sunset Valley is located in Westmoreland County
    • Vista
      (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista
      • Vista is located in Westmoreland County

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

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

  • Greensburg, which is the Seat of Westmoreland County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Cereal to Greensburg, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 149 miles [239.8 km] to the east (E). 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 White House (Washington, DC) is 173 miles [278.4 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,948 miles [9,572.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,665 miles [10,726.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,540 miles [7,306.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Westmoreland County: www.co.westmoreland.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 '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- Cereal) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cereal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3145, Longitude: -79.7237       In this case, the coordinates for Cereal 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 Cereal 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 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>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 Cereal 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 309.426 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.401 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.348 degrees.









 

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