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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 Cook Tomb, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cook Tomb 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 Cook Tomb:
    • 41.328674, -79.196430
    • 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 Cook Tomb
  • 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 Cook Tomb ...

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.

  • Cooksburg [Clarion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooksburg
    • Cooksburg [Clarion County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Cook Tomb
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cooksburg<3>
  • Crown [Clarion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown
    • Crown [Clarion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Cook Tomb
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown
  • Fisher [Clarion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher
    • Fisher [Clarion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Cook Tomb
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher
  • Gravel Lick [Clarion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Lick
    • Gravel Lick [Clarion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Cook Tomb
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Lick
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    • Helen Furnace [Clarion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helen Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helen Furnace
      • Helen Furnace [Clarion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Cook Tomb
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helen Furnace
    • Hominy Ridge [Forest County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hominy Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hominy Ridge
      • Hominy Ridge [Forest County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Cook Tomb
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hominy Ridge
    • Leeper [Clarion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leeper have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leeper
      • Leeper [Clarion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Cook Tomb
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leeper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leeper<3>
    • Millstone [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millstone
      • Millstone [Elk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Cook Tomb
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millstone
    • Scotch Hill [Clarion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotch Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotch Hill
      • Scotch Hill [Clarion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Cook Tomb
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotch Hill
    • Turkey Ridge [Clarion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Ridge
      • Turkey Ridge [Clarion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Cook Tomb
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Ridge

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 Cook Tomb. 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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    • Donald Foster     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Oil City (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 31, 1889 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday December 23, 1969 at the age of 80. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Oil City is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Cook Tomb.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Foster<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Cook Tomb.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble<4>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Cook Tomb.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossee Freeman Schreckengost<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tionesta, which is the Seat of Forest County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cook Tomb to Tionesta, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). 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 202 miles [325.1 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,882 miles [9,466.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,602 miles [10,624.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,478 miles [7,206.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Forest County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cook Tomb) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cook Tomb. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3287, Longitude: -79.1964       In this case, the coordinates for Cook Tomb 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 Cook Tomb 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 309.041 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.12 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.727 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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