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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 Cooks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cooks 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 Cooks:
    • 40.211469, -78.087227
    • 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 Cooks
  • 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 Cooks ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Cooks.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cooks 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 ...
    • Alabama
      • Montgomery County
      • This Cooks is located in Montgomery County and lies 700 miles [1,126.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Cooks that is located in Huntingdon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Cooks.
    • Kentucky
      • Rockcastle 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 Kentucky community of Cooks [Rockcastle County].
    • Maine
      • Sagadahoc 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 Maine community of Cooks [Sagadahoc County].
    • Michigan
      • Sanilac 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 Cooks [Sanilac County].
      • Schoolcraft County
      • This Cooks is located in Schoolcraft County and lies 577 miles [928.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Cooks that is located in Huntingdon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schoolcraft County community of Cooks.
    • New Mexico
      • Grant 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 New Mexico community of Cooks [Grant County].
    • New York
      • Steuben 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 New York community of Cooks [Steuben County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Cooks.
    • Washington
      • Skamania 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 Washington community of Cooks [Skamania County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cooks ...

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.

  • Beavertown [Huntingdon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beavertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beavertown
    • Beavertown [Huntingdon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Cooks
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beavertown
  • Defiance [Bedford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Defiance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Defiance
    • Defiance [Bedford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Cooks
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Defiance
  • Hickory Hill [Bedford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Hill
    • Hickory Hill [Bedford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Cooks
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Hill
  • Knightsville [Huntingdon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knightsville
    • Knightsville [Huntingdon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cooks
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knightsville
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Meadow Gap [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Gap
      • Meadow Gap [Huntingdon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Cooks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Gap
    • Paradise Furnace [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Furnace
      • Paradise Furnace [Huntingdon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Cooks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Furnace
    • Pogue [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pogue have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pogue
      • Pogue [Huntingdon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Cooks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pogue
    • Round Knob [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Round Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Round Knob
      • Round Knob [Bedford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cooks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Round Knob
    • Salter [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salter have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salter
      • Salter [Huntingdon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cooks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salter
    • Stonerstown [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonerstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonerstown
      • Stonerstown [Bedford County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Cooks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonerstown
    • Three Springs [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Springs
      • Three Springs [Huntingdon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Cooks
      • Estimated population in 2019: 433 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Three Springs<4>
    • Trough Creek [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trough Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trough Creek
      • Trough Creek [Huntingdon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cooks
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trough Creek
    • Waterfall [Fulton County]

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 Cooks. 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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    • Dr. John Stough Bobbs     (Medical pioneer, state senator)
      • Medical pioneer, state senator. He was born in Green Village (Pennsylvania) on Friday December 22, 1809 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday May 1, 1870 at the age of 60. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Green Village is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Cooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. John Stough Bobbs<5>
    • James Buchanan     (15th President of the US (1857 - 1861))
      • 15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Cove Gap is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Cooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<5>
    • Jane Harrison     (Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893))
      • Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at the age of 41.
      • Mercersburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Cooks.
    • Hedda Hopper     (Actress, journalist)
      • Actress, journalist. She was born in Hollidaysburg (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 2, 1885 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday February 1, 1966 at the age of 80. She is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Blair County, Pennsylvania).
      • Hollidaysburg is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Cooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hedda Hopper<5>
    • Harriet Lane     (Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861))
      • Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 9, 1830 and died in Narragansett (Rhode Island) on Friday July 3, 1903 at the age of 73. She is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Mercersburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Cooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Cooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Germany' Smith<5>
    • Dr. Daniel Hale Williams     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Hollidaysburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 18, 1856 and died in Idlewild (Michigan) on Tueday August 4, 1931 at the age of 75. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois).
      • Hollidaysburg is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Cooks.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Huntingdon, which is the Seat of Huntingdon County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Cooks to Huntingdon, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 63 miles [101.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 106 miles [170.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,885 miles [9,471 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,598 miles [10,618.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,474 miles [7,200.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Huntingdon County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Huntingdon County: www.huntingdoncounty.net/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cooks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2115, Longitude: -78.0872       In this case, the coordinates for Cooks 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 Cooks 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 Cooks 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 308.433 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.259 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.659 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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