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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 Conrad, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Conrad 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 Conrad:
    • 41.610066, -77.890552
    • 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 Conrad
  • 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 Conrad ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Conrad.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Conrad is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nine communities, eight are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Conrad lies 2,147 miles [3,455.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Conrad that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad
    • Florida
      • Volusia County
      • This Conrad is located in Volusia County and lies 881 miles [1,417.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Conrad that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Volusia County community of Conrad.
    • Illinois
      • Calhoun County
      • This Conrad is located in Calhoun County and lies 694 miles [1,116.9 km]<1> to the west of the Conrad that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Conrad.
    • Indiana
      • Newton County
      • This Conrad is located in Newton County and lies 496 miles [798.2 km]<1> to the west of the Conrad that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newton County community of Conrad.
    • Iowa
      • Grundy County
      • This Conrad is located in Grundy County and lies 770 miles [1,239.2 km]<1> to the west of the Conrad that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Conrad.
    • Michigan
      • Mason 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 Michigan community of Conrad [Mason County].
    • Montana
      • Pondera County
      • This Conrad is located in Pondera County and lies 1,711 miles [2,753.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Conrad that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pondera County community of Conrad.
    • Oklahoma
      • Cimarron County
      • This Conrad is located in Cimarron County and lies 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km]<1> to the west of the Conrad that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conrad
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cimarron County community of Conrad.
    • South Carolina
      • Newberry 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 South Carolina community of Conrad [Newberry County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Conrad ...

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.

  • Burrows [Potter County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrows
    • Burrows [Potter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Conrad
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrows
  • Cross Fork [Potter County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Fork
    • Cross Fork [Potter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Conrad
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Fork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Fork<4>
  • Five Points [Potter County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Potter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Conrad
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Gravel Lick [Potter County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Lick
    • Gravel Lick [Potter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Conrad
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Lick
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Ice Mine [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ice Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ice Mine
      • Ice Mine [Potter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Conrad
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ice Mine
    • Inez [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inez
      • Inez [Potter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Conrad
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inez
    • Short Run [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Short Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short Run
      • Short Run [Potter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Conrad
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Short Run
    • Sweden Valley [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweden Valley
      • Sweden Valley [Potter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Conrad
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden Valley

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 Conrad. 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 ...
    • 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).
      • Renovo is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Conrad.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble<5>
    • Riki Lindhome     (Actress, musician, comedian)
      • Actress, musician, comedian. She was born in Coudersport (Pennsylvania) on Monday March 5, 1979
      • Coudersport is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Conrad.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Coudersport, which is the Seat of Potter County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Conrad to Coudersport, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 192 miles [309 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,817 miles [9,361.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,536 miles [10,518.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,411 miles [7,098.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Potter County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Conrad) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Conrad. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6101, Longitude: -77.8906       In this case, the coordinates for Conrad 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 Conrad 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Conrad to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.212 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.226 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.016 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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