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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 Cooperstown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cooperstown 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 Cooperstown:
    • 41.500056, -79.872279
    • 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 Cooperstown
  • 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 Cooperstown ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Cooperstown.

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

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Butler County
      • This Cooperstown is located in Butler County and lies 54 miles [86.9 km]<1> to the south of the Cooperstown that is located in Venango County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Cooperstown.
    • Westmoreland County
      • This Cooperstown is located in Westmoreland County and lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Cooperstown that is located in Venango County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Cooperstown.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Stanislaus County
      • This Cooperstown is located in Stanislaus County and lies 2,158 miles [3,473 km]<1> to the west of the Cooperstown that is located in Venango County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stanislaus County community of Cooperstown.
    • Georgia
      • Habersham 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 Georgia community of Cooperstown [Habersham County].
    • Illinois
      • Brown County
      • This Cooperstown is located in Brown County and lies 571 miles [918.9 km]<1> to the west of the Cooperstown that is located in Venango County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Cooperstown.
    • Kentucky
      • Logan County
      • This Cooperstown is located in Logan County and lies 490 miles [788.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Cooperstown that is located in Venango County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Cooperstown.
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington County
      • This Cooperstown is located in Burlington County and lies 278 miles [447.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Cooperstown that is located in Venango County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burlington County community of Cooperstown.
    • New York
      • Otsego County
      • This Cooperstown is located in Otsego County and lies 266 miles [428.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Cooperstown that is located in Venango County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Cooperstown.
    • North Dakota
      • Griggs County
      • This Cooperstown is located in Griggs County and lies 985 miles [1,585.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cooperstown that is located in Venango County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Griggs County community of Cooperstown.
    • Ohio
      • Sandusky County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Sandusky County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sandusky County community of Cooperstown.
    • Wisconsin
      • Manitowoc County
      • This Cooperstown is located in Manitowoc County and lies 444 miles [714.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cooperstown that is located in Venango County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooperstown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Manitowoc County community of Cooperstown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cooperstown ...

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.

  • Chapmanville [Venango County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapmanville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapmanville
    • Chapmanville [Venango County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Cooperstown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapmanville
  • Cherrytree [Venango County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherrytree have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherrytree
    • Cherrytree [Venango County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Cooperstown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherrytree
  • Diamond [Venango County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
    • Diamond [Venango County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cooperstown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond
  • Franklin [Venango County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Venango County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Cooperstown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,013 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<5>
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    • Galena Hill [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galena Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena Hill
      • Galena Hill [Venango County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Cooperstown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena Hill
    • Gurney Hill [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gurney Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurney Hill
      • Gurney Hill [Venango County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Cooperstown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurney Hill
    • Kaneville [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kaneville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kaneville
      • Kaneville [Venango County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Cooperstown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kaneville
    • Mapledale [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapledale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapledale
      • Mapledale [Venango County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Cooperstown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapledale
    • Mason [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Venango County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Cooperstown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
    • Mount Hope [Crawford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Crawford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Cooperstown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Plum Corner [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Corner
      • Plum Corner [Venango County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Cooperstown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Corner
    • Rocky Grove [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Grove
      • Rocky Grove [Venango County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Cooperstown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Grove
    • Sugarcreek [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugarcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugarcreek
      • Sugarcreek [Venango County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cooperstown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,904 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugarcreek
    • Uniontown [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Venango County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Cooperstown
      • 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 Cooperstown. 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 ...
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Cooperstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Foster<6>
    • William Drapper Harkins     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. He was born in Titusville (Pennsylvania) on Sunday December 28, 1873 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday March 7, 1951 at the age of 77. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Titusville is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Cooperstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Drapper Harkins<6>
    • Terry 'Cotton Top' Turner     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Sandy Lake (Pennsylvania) on Monday February 28, 1881 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday July 18, 1960 at the age of 79. He is buried at Knollwood Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Sandy Lake is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Cooperstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry 'Cotton Top' Turner<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Franklin, which is the Seat of Venango County and lies just to the South.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 177 miles [284.9 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Cooperstown to Harrisburg, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 233 miles [375 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,902 miles [9,498.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,624 miles [10,660.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,500 miles [7,242 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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About Venango County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Venango County: www.co.venango.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 '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- Cooperstown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cooperstown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cooperstown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cooperstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5001, Longitude: -79.8723       In this case, the coordinates for Cooperstown 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 Cooperstown 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cooperstown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Cooperstown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.451 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.611 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.973 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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