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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 Congress Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Congress Hill 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 Congress Hill:
    • 41.099225, -78.280292
    • 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 Congress Hill
  • 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 Congress Hill ...

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.

  • Dale [Clearfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale
    • Dale [Clearfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Congress Hill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale
  • Eden [Clearfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden [Clearfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Congress Hill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
  • Egypt [Clearfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Clearfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Congress Hill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Frenchville [Clearfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchville
    • Frenchville [Clearfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Congress Hill
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Gallows Harbor [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallows Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallows Harbor
      • Gallows Harbor [Clearfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Congress Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallows Harbor
    • Needful [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needful have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needful
      • Needful [Clearfield County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Congress Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needful
    • Palestine [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Clearfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Congress Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Pine Top [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Top have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Top
      • Pine Top [Clearfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Congress Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Top
    • Rolling Stone [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Stone have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Stone
      • Rolling Stone [Clearfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Congress Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Stone
    • Surveyor [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Surveyor have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surveyor
      • Surveyor [Clearfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Congress Hill
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surveyor

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 Congress Hill. 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 ...
    • George Grey Barnard     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Bellefonte (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 24, 1863 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 24, 1938 at the age of 74. He is buried at Harrisburg Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Bellefonte is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Congress Hill.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Grey Barnard<3>
    • Dr. Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde     (Scientist)
    • Robert A. 'Bob, the Hig' Higgins     (Professional football)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clearfield, which is the Seat of Clearfield County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Congress Hill to Clearfield, with an average speed<4> 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 92 miles [148.1 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 165 miles [265.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,855 miles [9,422.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,572 miles [10,576.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,447 miles [7,156.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Clearfield County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clearfield County: www.clearfieldco.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Congress Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Congress Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0992, Longitude: -78.2803       In this case, the coordinates for Congress Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Congress Hill to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.49 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.461 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.398 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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