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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 Coaltown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Coaltown 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 Coaltown:
    • 41.044507, -79.972556
    • 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 Coaltown
  • 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 Coaltown ...

We have found one communities that share the name Coaltown.

There is one other community in Pennsylvania which is also named Coaltown.

Beyond Pennsylvania.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Lawrence County
      • This Coaltown is located in Lawrence County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of the Coaltown that is located in Butler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaltown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Coaltown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Coaltown ...

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.

  • Carter [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Butler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Coaltown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
  • Currys Mills [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Currys Mills
    • Currys Mills [Butler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Coaltown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Currys Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Currys Mills
  • Euclid [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Euclid
    • Euclid [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Coaltown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Euclid have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Euclid
  • Five Points [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Butler County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Coaltown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
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    • Forestville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
      • Forestville [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Coaltown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
    • Muddy Creek [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muddy Creek
      • Muddy Creek [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Coaltown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muddy Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muddy Creek
    • Queen Junction [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen Junction
      • Queen Junction [Butler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Coaltown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queen Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen Junction
    • Slippery Rock [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slippery Rock
      • Slippery Rock [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Coaltown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slippery Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slippery Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slippery Rock<3>
    • Whiskerville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiskerville
      • Whiskerville [Butler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Coaltown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiskerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiskerville
    • Wick [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wick
      • Wick [Butler County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Coaltown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wick

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 Coaltown. 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.

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    • Charles Wesley Bennett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Castle (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 21, 1854 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday February 24, 1927 at the age of 72.
      • New Castle is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Coaltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Wesley Bennett<4>
    • Joseph Stephen 'JS' Cullinan     (Founder of Texaco)
      • Founder of Texaco. He was born in Pulaski (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 31, 1860 and died in Palo Alto (California) on Thursday March 11, 1937 at the age of 76. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Pulaski is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Coaltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Stephen 'JS' Cullinan<4>
    • William Eythe     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Mars (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 7, 1918 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday January 26, 1957 at the age of 38. He is buried at St. Peters Cemetery (Butler County, Pennsylvania).
      • Mars is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Coaltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Eythe<4>
    • Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Laird Crossing (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 30, 1965 and died in Kittanning (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 11, 2008 at the age of 43. He is buried at Kittanning Cemetery (Armstrong County, Pennsylvania).
      • Laird Crossing is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Coaltown.
      • Kittanning is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Coaltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte<4>
    • Tony Lip     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Beaver Falls (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 30, 1930 and died in Teaneck (New Jersey) on Friday January 4, 2013 at the age of 82. He is buried at Maryrest Cemetery (Bergen County, New Jersey).
      • Beaver Falls is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Coaltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Lip<4>
    • Fred McCarren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Butler (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 12, 1951 and died in Butler (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 2, 2006 at the age of 55. He is buried at North Side Cemetery (Butler County, Pennsylvania).
      • Butler is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Coaltown.
      • Butler is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Coaltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred McCarren<4>
    • William Paul Pim     (Cartoonist, author)
      • Cartoonist, author. He was born in Freeport (Pennsylvania) on Tueday December 1, 1885 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday July 26, 1950 at the age of 64. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Freeport is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Coaltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Paul Pim<4>
    • Joseph L. Quest     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in New Castle (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 16, 1852 and died in San Diego (California) on Friday November 14, 1924 at the age of 72. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • New Castle is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Coaltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph L. Quest<4>
    • Robert Sterling     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in New Castle (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 13, 1917 and died in Brentwood (California) on Tueday May 30, 2006 at the age of 88.
      • New Castle is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Coaltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Sterling<4>
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65.
      • Kaylor is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Coaltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<4>
    • Terry 'Cotton Top' Turner     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Sandy Lake (Pennsylvania) on Monday February 28, 1881 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday July 18, 1960 at the age of 79. He is buried at Knollwood Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Sandy Lake is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Coaltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry 'Cotton Top' Turner<4>
    • Hack Wilson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellwood City (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 26, 1900 and died in Baltimore (Maryland) on Tueday November 23, 1948 at the age of 48. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Berkeley County, West Virginia).
      • Ellwood City is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Coaltown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hack Wilson<4>

How Far From Coaltown to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Butler, which is the Seat of Butler County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Coaltown to Butler, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 170 miles [273.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 214 miles [344.4 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,926 miles [9,537 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,646 miles [10,695.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,522 miles [7,277.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Butler County: www.co.butler.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Coaltown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coaltown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0445, Longitude: -79.9726       In this case, the coordinates for Coaltown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Coaltown 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 309.54 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.642 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.191 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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