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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 Confluence, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Confluence 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 Confluence:
    • 39.810633, -79.357535
    • 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 Confluence
  • 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 Confluence ...

We have found three communities that share the name Confluence.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Confluence is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Confluence is located in Lauderdale County and lies 551 miles [886.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Confluence that is located in Somerset County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Confluence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Confluence.
    • Kentucky
      • Leslie County
      • This Confluence is located in Leslie County and lies 279 miles [449 km]<1> to the southwest of the Confluence that is located in Somerset County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Confluence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leslie County community of Confluence.
    • West Virginia
      • Lewis 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 West Virginia community of Confluence [Lewis County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Confluence ...

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.

  • Draketown [Somerset County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Draketown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Draketown
    • Draketown [Somerset County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Confluence
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Draketown
  • Elk Park [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Park
    • Elk Park [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Confluence
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Park
  • Flat Rock [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
    • Flat Rock [Fayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Confluence
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
  • Kingwood [Somerset County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
    • Kingwood [Somerset County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Confluence
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Mineral Spring [Garrett County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mineral Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mineral Spring
      • Mineral Spring [Garrett County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Confluence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mineral Spring
    • Paddytown [Somerset County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paddytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paddytown
      • Paddytown [Somerset County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Confluence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paddytown
    • Pinkerton [Somerset County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinkerton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinkerton
      • Pinkerton [Somerset County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Confluence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinkerton
    • Savage [Somerset County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Savage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savage
      • Savage [Somerset County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Confluence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savage
    • Stonerville [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonerville
      • Stonerville [Fayette County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Confluence
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonerville

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 Confluence. 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 ...
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Confluence.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Confluence.
      • 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 west of Confluence.
      • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Confluence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myrna J. Darby<4>
    • Robert 'Lefty' Grove     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lonaconing (Maryland) on Tueday March 6, 1900 and died in Norwalk (Ohio) on Thursday May 22, 1975 at the age of 75. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Lonaconing is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Confluence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Lefty' Grove<4>
    • Charles Cloyd 'Chuck' Hostetler     (Major League Baseball)
    • Edward Mallory     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Cumberland (Maryland) on Saturday June 14, 1930 and died in Salisbury (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 4, 2007 at the age of 76. He is buried at St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Cumberland is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the east of Confluence.
      • Salisbury is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Confluence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Mallory<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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Confluence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matt McHugh<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 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Confluence.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Y. Woodruff<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Somerset, which is the Seat of Somerset County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Confluence to Somerset, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 134 miles [215.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). 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 White House (Washington, DC) is 139 miles [223.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving 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 5,955 miles [9,583.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,669 miles [10,732.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,545 miles [7,314.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Somerset County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Somerset County: www.co.somerset.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Confluence) 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 Confluence. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Confluence

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Confluence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8106, Longitude: -79.3575       In this case, the coordinates for Confluence 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 Confluence 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 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 Confluence 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 309.228 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.099 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.37 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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