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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 Conifer, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Conifer 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 Conifer:
    • 41.083120, -79.138649
    • 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 Conifer
  • 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 Conifer ...

We have found four communities that share the name Conifer.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Conifer is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Elmore 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 Conifer [Elmore County].
    • Colorado
      • Jefferson County
      • This Conifer is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,377 miles [2,216.1 km]<2> to the west of the Conifer that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conifer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Conifer.
    • New York
      • Saint Lawrence County
      • This Conifer is located in Saint Lawrence County and lies 315 miles [506.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Conifer that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conifer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Lawrence County community of Conifer.
    • South Carolina
      • Berkeley County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Conifer [Berkeley County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Conifer ...

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.

  • Coder [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coder have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coder
    • Coder [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Conifer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coder
  • Colon [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colon
    • Colon [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Conifer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colon
  • Content [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Content have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Content
    • Content [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Conifer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Content
  • Coolspring [Jefferson County]
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Green Valley [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Valley
      • Green Valley [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Conifer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Valley
    • Heathville [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathville
      • Heathville [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Conifer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathville
    • Norman [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norman
      • Norman [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Conifer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norman
    • Pansy [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pansy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pansy
      • Pansy [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Conifer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pansy
    • Summerville [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Conifer
      • Estimated population in 2019: 505 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville

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 Conifer. 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 ...
    • Doug Buffone     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Yatesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday June 27, 1944 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 20, 2015 at the age of 70. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois).
      • Yatesboro is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Conifer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Doug Buffone<6>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Conifer.
      • Kittanning is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Conifer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte<6>
    • Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Renovo (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 29, 1910 and died in Punxsutawney (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday October 5, 1994 at the age of 84. He is buried at Morningside Cemetery (Clearfield County, Pennsylvania).
      • Punxsutawney is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Conifer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble<6>
    • Ossee Freeman Schreckengost     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 11, 1875 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday July 9, 1914 at the age of 39. He is buried at Kittanning Cemetery (Armstrong County, Pennsylvania).
      • New Bethlehem is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Conifer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossee Freeman Schreckengost<6>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Conifer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Brookville, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 130 miles [209.2 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Conifer to Harrisburg, with an average speed<7>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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 187 miles [300.9 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,891 miles [9,480.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,609 miles [10,636.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,485 miles [7,217.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Conifer 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 '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- Conifer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Conifer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0831, Longitude: -79.1386       In this case, the coordinates for Conifer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Conifer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Conifer to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.021 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.059 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.795 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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