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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 Coolspring, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Coolspring 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 Coolspring:
    • 39.903687, -79.679765
    • 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 Coolspring
  • 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 Coolspring ...

We have found three communities that share the name Coolspring.

There are two communities within Pennsylvania that are also named Coolspring.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there is another community also named Coolspring in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Jefferson County
      • This Coolspring is located in Jefferson County and lies 84 miles [135.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Coolspring that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolspring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Coolspring.
    • Mercer County
      • This Coolspring is located in Mercer County and lies 100 miles [160.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Coolspring that is located in Fayette County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coolspring
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Coolspring.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax 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 Virginia community of Coolspring [Fairfax County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Coolspring ...

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.

  • Chalkhill [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chalkhill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalkhill
    • Chalkhill [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Coolspring
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalkhill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chalkhill<4>
  • Elm Grove [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Grove
    • Elm Grove [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Coolspring
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elm Grove
  • Evans [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evans have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evans
    • Evans [Fayette County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Coolspring
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evans
  • Factory Hill [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Factory Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Factory Hill
    • Factory Hill [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Coolspring
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Factory Hill
  • Continue List   (14 more) ...
    • Graham Crossing [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham Crossing
      • Graham Crossing [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Coolspring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham Crossing
    • Hardy Hill [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardy Hill
      • Hardy Hill [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Coolspring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardy Hill
    • Hays [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays
      • Hays [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Coolspring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hays
    • Hopwood [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopwood
      • Hopwood [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Coolspring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hopwood<4>
    • Irishtown [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irishtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irishtown
      • Irishtown [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Coolspring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irishtown
    • Little Summit [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Summit
      • Little Summit [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Coolspring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Summit
    • Meadowbrook [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Coolspring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Monarch [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monarch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monarch
      • Monarch [Fayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Coolspring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monarch
    • Mount Hope [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Coolspring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Mount Independence [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Independence
      • Mount Independence [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Coolspring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Independence
    • Oliphant Furnace [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliphant Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliphant Furnace
      • Oliphant Furnace [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Coolspring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliphant Furnace
    • Oliver [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver
      • Oliver [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Coolspring
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver
    • Sandy Hill [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hill
      • Sandy Hill [Fayette County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Coolspring
    • Uniontown [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Coolspring
      • Estimated population in 2019: 9,719 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uniontown<4>

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 Coolspring. 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 ...
    • 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).
      • Greensburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Coolspring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Charles Barclay<5>
    • Billy Barty     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at the age of 76. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Millsboro is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Coolspring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<5>
    • Earl Thomas Beal     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Donora (Pennsylvania) on Friday July 18, 1924 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday March 22, 2001 at the age of 76. He is buried at Mt. Zion Memorial Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Donora is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Coolspring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Thomas Beal<5>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 70. He is buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina).
      • Uniontown is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west of Coolspring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<5>
    • Ralph Chambers     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 1, 1892 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 10, 1968 at the age of 76. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Uniontown is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west of Coolspring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Chambers<5>
    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Hopkins (South Carolina) on Thursday March 13, 1913 and died in Jeannette (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 18, 1989 at the age of 75. He is buried at Brush Creek Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Jeannette is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Coolspring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Buster' Clarkson<5>
    • Stephen Paul Courson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 1, 1955 and died in Farmington (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 10, 2005 at the age of 50. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania).
      • Farmington is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Coolspring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Paul Courson<5>
    • Myrna J. Darby     (Actree)
      • Actree. She was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Friday April 10, 1908 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday September 26, 1929 at the age of 21. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Connellsville is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Coolspring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myrna J. Darby<5>
    • Joseph L. 'Jo Jo' Heath     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Belle Vernon (Pennsylvania) on Saturday March 9, 1957 and died in Charleroi (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 30, 2002 at the age of 45. He is buried at Belle Vernon Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Belle Vernon is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Coolspring.
      • Charleroi is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Coolspring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph L. 'Jo Jo' Heath<5>
    • Charles Cloyd 'Chuck' Hostetler     (Major League Baseball)
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Coolspring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<5>
    • Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at the age of 69.
      • Fairchance is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Coolspring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<5>
    • Matt McHugh     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 22, 1894 and died in Northridge (California) on Monday February 22, 1971 at the age of 77.
      • Connellsville is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Coolspring.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matt McHugh<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Uniontown, which is the Seat of Fayette County and lies just to the West.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 150 miles [241.4 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Coolspring to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 157 miles [252.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,964 miles [9,598.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,680 miles [10,750.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,555 miles [7,330.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Fayette County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fayette County: www.fayettepa.org

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Coolspring) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coolspring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9037, Longitude: -79.6798       In this case, the coordinates for Coolspring 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 Coolspring 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 Coolspring 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 309.419 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.331 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.479 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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