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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 Collier, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Collier 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 Collier:
    • 39.850354, -79.778659
    • 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 Collier
  • 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 Collier ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Collier.

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

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Blair County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Collier [Blair County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Marshall County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Collier [Marshall County].
    • California
      • Contra Costa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Collier [Contra Costa County].
      • Los Angeles 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 California community of Collier [Los Angeles County].
    • Georgia
      • Monroe County
      • This Collier is located in Monroe County and lies 525 miles [844.9 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Collier that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Collier.
    • North Carolina
      • Person County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Collier [Person County].
    • Texas
      • Reeves County
      • This Collier is located in Reeves County and lies 1,460 miles [2,349.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Collier that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Reeves County community of Collier.
    • Virginia
      • Dinwiddie County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Collier [Dinwiddie County].
      • Wythe County
      • This Collier is located in Wythe County and lies 223 miles [358.9 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Collier that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wythe County community of Collier.
    • West Virginia
      • Brooke County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Collier [Brooke County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Collier ...

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.

  • East Fairchance [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Fairchance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Fairchance
    • East Fairchance [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Collier
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Fairchance
  • Hays [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
    • Hays [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Collier
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays
  • Highhouse [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highhouse
    • Highhouse [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Collier
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highhouse
  • Meadowbrook [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
    • Meadowbrook [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Collier
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Newcomer [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newcomer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newcomer
      • Newcomer [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Collier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newcomer
    • Oliphant Furnace [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliphant Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliphant Furnace
      • Oliphant Furnace [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Collier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliphant Furnace
    • Smiley [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smiley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smiley
      • Smiley [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Collier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smiley
    • Woodside [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodside
      • Woodside [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Collier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodside
    • York Run [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for York Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York Run
      • York Run [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Collier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York Run
    • York Run Junction [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for York Run Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York Run Junction
      • York Run Junction [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Collier
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York Run Junction

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 Collier. 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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    • Billy Barty     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at the age of 76. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Millsboro is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Collier.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<4>
    • Earl Thomas Beal     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Donora (Pennsylvania) on Friday July 18, 1924 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday March 22, 2001 at the age of 76. He is buried at Mt. Zion Memorial Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Donora is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Collier.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Thomas Beal<4>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 70. He is buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina).
      • Uniontown is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Collier.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<4>
    • Ralph Chambers     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 1, 1892 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 10, 1968 at the age of 76. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Uniontown is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast of Collier.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Chambers<4>
    • Stephen Paul Courson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 1, 1955 and died in Farmington (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 10, 2005 at the age of 50. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania).
      • Farmington is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Collier.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Paul Courson<4>
    • Myrna J. Darby     (Actree)
      • Actree. She was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Friday April 10, 1908 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday September 26, 1929 at the age of 21. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Connellsville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Collier.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myrna J. Darby<4>
    • Joseph L. 'Jo Jo' Heath     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Belle Vernon (Pennsylvania) on Saturday March 9, 1957 and died in Charleroi (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 30, 2002 at the age of 45. He is buried at Belle Vernon Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Belle Vernon is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Collier.
      • Charleroi is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Collier.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph L. 'Jo Jo' Heath<4>
    • Charles Cloyd 'Chuck' Hostetler     (Major League Baseball)
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Collier.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<4>
    • Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at the age of 69.
      • Fairchance is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Collier.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<4>
    • Matt McHugh     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 22, 1894 and died in Northridge (California) on Monday February 22, 1971 at the age of 77.
      • Connellsville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Collier.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matt McHugh<4>
    • Olive Thomas     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Charleroi (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 20, 1894 and died in Neuilly-sur-Marne (France) on Friday September 10, 1920 at the age of 25. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Charleroi is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Collier.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Olive Thomas<4>
    • John Y. Woodruff     (Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 5, 1915 and died in Fountain Hills (Arizona) on Tueday October 30, 2007 at the age of 92. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Connellsville is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Collier.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Y. Woodruff<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Uniontown, which is the Seat of Fayette County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 156 miles [251.1 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Collier to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 160 miles [257.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,971 miles [9,609.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,686 miles [10,760.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,561 miles [7,340.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Fayette County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fayette County: www.fayettepa.org

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Collier 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.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Collier) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Collier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8504, Longitude: -79.7787       In this case, the coordinates for Collier have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Collier 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 309.482 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.395 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.542 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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