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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 Coolbaugh, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Coolbaugh 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 Coolbaugh:
    • 41.062595, -75.068787
    • 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 Coolbaugh
  • 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 Coolbaugh ...

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.

  • Bushkill [Monroe County]
  • Craigs Meadow [Monroe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigs Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigs Meadow
    • Craigs Meadow [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Coolbaugh
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigs Meadow
  • Echo Lake [Monroe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Lake
    • Echo Lake [Monroe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Coolbaugh
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Lake
  • Marshalls Creek [Monroe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshalls Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshalls Creek
    • Marshalls Creek [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Coolbaugh
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshalls Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marshalls Creek<2>
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    • Oak Grove [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Monroe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Coolbaugh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Poplar Bridge [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Bridge
      • Poplar Bridge [Monroe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Coolbaugh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Bridge
    • Saw Creek [Pike County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saw Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saw Creek
      • Saw Creek [Pike County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Coolbaugh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saw Creek
    • Shoemakers [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoemakers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoemakers
      • Shoemakers [Monroe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Coolbaugh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoemakers
    • Turn Villa [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turn Villa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turn Villa
      • Turn Villa [Monroe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Coolbaugh
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turn Villa

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 Coolbaugh. 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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    • John Charles Barclay     (Inventor)
      • Inventor. He was born in Greensburg (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 17, 1856 and died in Easton (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 24, 1934 at the age of 78. He is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Easton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Coolbaugh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Charles Barclay<4>
    • William Chauvenet     (Mathematician, professor)
      • Mathematician, professor. He was born in Milford (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 24, 1820 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday December 13, 1870 at the age of 50. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Milford is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Coolbaugh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Chauvenet<4>
    • Judge Joseph Crater     (New York State Supreme Court judge - disappeared and never found)
      • New York State Supreme Court judge - disappeared and never found. He was born in Easton (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 5, 1889
      • Easton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Coolbaugh.
    • Dr. Samuel David Gross     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Easton (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 8, 1805 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 6, 1884 at the age of 78. He is buried at Woodlands Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Easton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Coolbaugh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Samuel David Gross<4>
    • Herbert 'Herb' Kalin     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Port Jervis (New York) on Friday February 16, 1934 and died in Waldorf (Maryland) on Friday July 21, 2006 at the age of 72. He is buried at Trinity Memorial Gardens (Charles County, Maryland).
      • Port Jervis is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Coolbaugh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbert 'Herb' Kalin<4>
    • John Albert Macy     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Tueday April 10, 1877 and died in Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 26, 1932 at the age of 55. He is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Stroudsburg is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Coolbaugh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Albert Macy<4>
    • John 'John the Eagle' Riggi     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Elizabeth (New Jersey) on Sunday February 1, 1925 and died in Edison (New Jersey) on Monday August 3, 2015 at the age of 90.
      • Edison is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Coolbaugh.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'John the Eagle' Riggi<4>

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

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

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    • Stroudsburg, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 109 miles [175.4 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Coolbaugh to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 182 miles [292.9 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,724 miles [9,211.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,434 miles [10,354.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,310 miles [6,936.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Monroe County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County: www.co.monroe.pa.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coolbaugh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0626, Longitude: -75.0688       In this case, the coordinates for Coolbaugh have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Coolbaugh 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 306.542 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.251 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.975 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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