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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 Collomsville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Collomsville 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 Collomsville:
    • 41.147576, -77.143024
    • 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 Collomsville
  • 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 Collomsville ...

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.

  • Castle Rocks [Clinton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rocks
    • Castle Rocks [Clinton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Collomsville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rocks
  • French Settlement [Lycoming County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Settlement
    • French Settlement [Lycoming County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Collomsville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Settlement
  • Garden View [Lycoming County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden View have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden View
    • Garden View [Lycoming County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Collomsville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden View
  • Hughesville [Lycoming County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughesville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughesville
    • Hughesville [Lycoming County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Collomsville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,029 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hughesville<3>
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    • Larrys Creek [Lycoming County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larrys Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larrys Creek
      • Larrys Creek [Lycoming County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Collomsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larrys Creek
    • Larryville [Lycoming County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Larryville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Larryville
      • Larryville [Lycoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Collomsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Larryville
    • Level Corner [Lycoming County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Level Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Level Corner
      • Level Corner [Lycoming County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Collomsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Level Corner
    • Oriole [Lycoming County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oriole have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oriole
      • Oriole [Lycoming County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Collomsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oriole
    • Oval [Lycoming County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oval have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oval
      • Oval [Lycoming County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Collomsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oval
    • Pine Run [Lycoming County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Run
      • Pine Run [Lycoming County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Collomsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Run
    • Shakespeare Club [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shakespeare Club have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shakespeare Club
      • Shakespeare Club [Centre County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Collomsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shakespeare Club

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 Collomsville. 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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    • Walter Allen 'Heavy' Blair     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Landrus (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 13, 1883 and died in Lewisburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 20, 1948 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lewisburg Cemetery (Union County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lewisburg is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Collomsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Allen 'Heavy' Blair<4>
    • John 'Johnny Dio' Dioguardi     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (New York) on Wednesday April 29, 1914 and died in Lewisburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 12, 1979 at the age of 64. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Lewisburg is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Collomsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Johnny Dio' Dioguardi<4>
    • John Charles Lush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Williamsport (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 8, 1885 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday November 18, 1946 at the age of 61. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Williamsport is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Collomsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Charles Lush<4>
    • John French Sloan     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Lock Haven (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 2, 1871 and died in Hanover (New Hampshire) on Friday September 7, 1951 at the age of 80.
      • Lock Haven is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Collomsville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John French Sloan<4>

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

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

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    • Williamsport, which is the Seat of Lycoming County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Collomsville to Williamsport, 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 61 miles [98.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 155 miles [249.4 km] to the south (S). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,807 miles [9,345.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,521 miles [10,494.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,397 miles [7,076.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lycoming County: www.lyco.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Collomsville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Collomsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1476, Longitude: -77.1430       In this case, the coordinates for Collomsville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Collomsville 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 307.79 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.676 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.865 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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