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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 Copesville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Copesville 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 Copesville:
    • 39.958997, -75.656048
    • 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 Copesville
  • 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 Copesville ...

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.

  • Allegiance [Chester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allegiance have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allegiance
    • Allegiance [Chester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Copesville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allegiance
  • Chatwood [Chester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatwood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatwood
    • Chatwood [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Copesville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatwood
  • Coventry Village [Chester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry Village
    • Coventry Village [Chester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Copesville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry Village
  • Fair Meadow [Chester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fair Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fair Meadow
    • Fair Meadow [Chester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Copesville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fair Meadow
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    • Fern Hill [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern Hill
      • Fern Hill [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Copesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fern Hill
    • Gallagherville [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gallagherville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gallagherville
      • Gallagherville [Chester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Copesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gallagherville
    • Grace Villa [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace Villa have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace Villa
      • Grace Villa [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Copesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace Villa
    • Green Hill [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hill
      • Green Hill [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Copesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hill
    • Grove [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grove
      • Grove [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Copesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grove
    • Harmony Hill [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Hill
      • Harmony Hill [Chester County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Copesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Hill
    • Kirby Woods [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirby Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby Woods
      • Kirby Woods [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Copesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby Woods
    • Pleasant Grove [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Chester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Copesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Romansville [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Romansville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Romansville
      • Romansville [Chester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Copesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Romansville
    • Suburban Village [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suburban Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suburban Village
      • Suburban Village [Chester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Copesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suburban Village

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 Copesville. 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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    • David Hayes Agnew     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Christiana (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 24, 1818 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 22, 1892 at the age of 73. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Christiana is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Copesville.
      • Philadelphia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Copesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Hayes Agnew<3>
    • Coit Albertson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 14, 1880 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday December 13, 1953 at the age of 73. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Reading is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Copesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coit Albertson<3>
    • Lloyd Alexander     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Drexel Hill (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 17, 2007 at the age of 83. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Copesville.
      • Drexel Hill is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Copesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Alexander<3>
    • Paul Althouse     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 2, 1889 and died in New York (New York) on Monday February 15, 1954 at the age of 64. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Reading is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Copesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Althouse<3>
    • William Law Anderson     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in North Berwick (Scotland) on Tueday October 21, 1879 and died in Chestnut Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 25, 1910 at the age of 31. He is buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Chestnut Hill is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Copesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Law Anderson<3>
    • Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Bala-Cynwyd (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 15, 1892 and died in Toul (France) on Saturday December 21, 1918 at the age of 26. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Bala-Cynwyd is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Copesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker<3>
    • Samuel Barber     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in West Chester (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 9, 1910 and died in New York (New York) on Friday January 23, 1981 at the age of 70. He is buried at Oaklands Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • West Chester is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east of Copesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Barber<3>
    • James Barton     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Gloucester City (New Jersey) on Saturday November 1, 1890 and died in Mineola (New York) on Wednesday December 19, 1962 at the age of 72. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Gloucester City is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Copesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Barton<3>
    • Robert Montgomery Bird     (Playwright)
      • Playwright. He was born in New Castle (Delaware) on Wednesday February 5, 1806 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 23, 1854 at the age of 47. He is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • New Castle is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Copesville.
      • Philadelphia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Copesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Montgomery Bird<3>
    • Daniel Boone     (Frontiersman)
      • Frontiersman. He was born in Birdsboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 2, 1734 and died in Defiance (Missouri) on Tueday September 26, 1820 at the age of 85. He is buried at Frankfort Cemetery (Franklin County, Kentucky).
      • Birdsboro is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Copesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daniel Boone<3>
    • Joseph Emley Borden     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Jacobstown (New Jersey) on Tueday May 9, 1854 and died in Yeadon (Pennsylvania) on Monday October 14, 1929 at the age of 75. He is buried at Oaklands Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Yeadon is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Copesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Emley Borden<3>
    • Peter Boyle     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Norristown (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 18, 1935 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday December 12, 2006 at the age of 71. He is buried at Green River Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Norristown is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Copesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Boyle<3>
    • George Washington Bradley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Saturday July 13, 1850 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 2, 1931 at the age of 81. He is buried at Northwood Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Reading is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Copesville.
      • Philadelphia is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Copesville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Bradley<3>

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

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

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    • West Chester, which is the Seat of Chester County and lies just to the East.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 68 miles [109.4 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Copesville to Harrisburg, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 103 miles [165.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,794 miles [9,324.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,501 miles [10,462.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,377 miles [7,044.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Chester County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chester County: www.chesco.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Copesville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Copesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9590, Longitude: -75.6560       In this case, the coordinates for Copesville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Copesville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.994 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.588 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.702 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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