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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 Cookport, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cookport 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 Cookport:
    • 40.699510, -78.911975
    • 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 Cookport
  • 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 Cookport ...

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.

  • Buck Run [Indiana County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buck Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buck Run
    • Buck Run [Indiana County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Cookport
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck Run
  • Cherry Tree [Indiana County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Tree
    • Cherry Tree [Indiana County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Cookport
    • Estimated population in 2019: 338 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Tree
  • Commodore [Indiana County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Commodore have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Commodore
    • Commodore [Indiana County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Cookport
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Commodore
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Commodore<3>
  • Cush Cushion Crossing [Indiana County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cush Cushion Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cush Cushion Crossing
    • Cush Cushion Crossing [Indiana County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Cookport
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cush Cushion Crossing
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Diamondville [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamondville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondville
      • Diamondville [Indiana County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Cookport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondville
    • Greenwich [Cambria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwich
      • Greenwich [Cambria County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Cookport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwich
    • Learn Settlement [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Learn Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Learn Settlement
      • Learn Settlement [Indiana County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Cookport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Learn Settlement
    • Lovejoy [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lovejoy have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lovejoy
      • Lovejoy [Indiana County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Cookport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lovejoy
    • Purchase Line [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purchase Line
      • Purchase Line [Indiana County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Cookport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purchase Line
    • Spruce [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce
      • Spruce [Indiana County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Cookport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce
    • Starford [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Starford have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starford
      • Starford [Indiana County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Cookport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starford
    • Uniontown [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Indiana County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Cookport
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown

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 Cookport. 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 ...
    • Nellie Bly     (Journalist)
      • Journalist. She was born in Cochrans Mills (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 5, 1864 and died in Bronx (New York) on Friday January 27, 1922 at the age of 57. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Cochrans Mills is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Cookport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie Bly<4>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Cookport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Doug Buffone<4>
    • Patrick Michael 'Pat' Cummings     (Professional basketball)
    • Peter Nicholas 'Pete' Duranko     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Johnstown (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday December 15, 1943 and died in Windber (Pennsylvania) on Friday July 8, 2011 at the age of 67. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery (Cambria County, Pennsylvania).
      • Johnstown is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Cookport.
      • Windber is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the south of Cookport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Nicholas 'Pete' Duranko<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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cookport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble<4>
    • Albert Francis Gionfriddo     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Dysart (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 8, 1922 and died in Solvang (California) on Friday March 14, 2003 at the age of 81. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Dysart is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Cookport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Francis Gionfriddo<4>
    • Terry McGovern     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Johnstown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 9, 1880 and died in Brooklyn (New York) on Friday February 22, 1918 at the age of 37. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Johnstown is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Cookport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry McGovern<4>
    • Dr. Patricia Hilliard Robertson     (Astronaut)
      • Astronaut. She was born in Homer City (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 12, 1963 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday May 24, 2001 at the age of 38. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Indiana County, Pennsylvania).
      • Homer City is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Cookport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Patricia Hilliard Robertson<4>
    • George 'Germany' Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Tueday April 21, 1863 and died in Altoona (Pennsylvania) on Thursday December 1, 1927 at the age of 64. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Blair County, Pennsylvania).
      • Altoona is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Cookport.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Germany' Smith<4>
    • James 'Jimmy' Stewart     (Oscar winning actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Indiana, which is the Seat of Indiana County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cookport to Indiana, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 110 miles [177 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 159 miles [255.9 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,898 miles [9,491.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,615 miles [10,645.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,490 miles [7,226 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Indiana County: www.countyofindiana.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cookport) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cookport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6995, Longitude: -78.9120       In this case, the coordinates for Cookport 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 Cookport 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 308.905 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.869 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.839 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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