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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 Coraopolis, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Coraopolis 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 Coraopolis:
    • 40.514790, -80.163669
    • 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 Coraopolis
  • 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 Coraopolis ...

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.

  • Fairoaks [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairoaks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairoaks
    • Fairoaks [Allegheny County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Coraopolis
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairoaks
  • Fairywood [Allegheny County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairywood
    • Fairywood [Allegheny County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Coraopolis
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairywood
  • Forest Grove [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Grove
    • Forest Grove [Allegheny County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Coraopolis
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Grove
  • Gayly [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gayly have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayly
    • Gayly [Allegheny County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Coraopolis
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayly
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    • Gringo [Beaver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gringo
      • Gringo [Beaver County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Coraopolis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gringo
    • Haysville [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haysville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysville
      • Haysville [Allegheny County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Coraopolis
      • Estimated population in 2019: 74 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haysville
    • Highcliff [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highcliff
      • Highcliff [Allegheny County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Coraopolis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highcliff
    • Imperial [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imperial have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imperial
      • Imperial [Allegheny County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Coraopolis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imperial
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Imperial<3>
    • Moon [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moon
      • Moon [Allegheny County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Coraopolis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon
    • Moon Crest [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moon Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moon Crest
      • Moon Crest [Allegheny County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Coraopolis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon Crest
    • Moon Run [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moon Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moon Run
      • Moon Run [Allegheny County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Coraopolis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon Run
    • Shields [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shields have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shields
      • Shields [Allegheny County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Coraopolis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shields
    • Stoops Ferry [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoops Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoops Ferry
      • Stoops Ferry [Allegheny County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Coraopolis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoops Ferry
    • Windgap [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windgap have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windgap
      • Windgap [Allegheny County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Coraopolis
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windgap

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 Coraopolis. 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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    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Coraopolis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Thomas Beal<4>
    • William Dickson Boyce     (Founder of the Boy Scouts of America)
      • Founder of the Boy Scouts of America. He was born in New Texas (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 16, 1858 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday June 11, 1929 at the age of 71. He is buried at Ottawa Ave. Cemetery (La Salle County, Illinois).
      • New Texas is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Coraopolis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Dickson Boyce<4>
    • Don Brockett     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Thursday January 30, 1930 and died in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 2, 1995 at the age of 65. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lawrenceville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Coraopolis.
      • Lawrenceville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Coraopolis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Brockett<4>
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
      • Civil rights activist. He was born in Braddock (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 1, 1917 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday August 8, 1980 at the age of 62. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Braddock is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Coraopolis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<4>
    • Caitlin Clarke     (Actress, instructor)
      • Actress, instructor. She was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 3, 1952 and died in Sewickley (Pennsylvania) on Thursday September 9, 2004 at the age of 52. She is buried at Sewickley Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Pittsburgh is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Coraopolis.
      • Sewickley is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Coraopolis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Caitlin Clarke<4>
    • Lloyd Colteryahn     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Brentwood (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 26, 1931 and died in Dunedin (Florida) on Monday May 2, 2011 at the age of 79. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Brentwood is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Coraopolis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Colteryahn<4>
    • William Russell 'Russ' Craft     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in McEwen (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 15, 1919 and died in Wellsburg (West Virginia) on Monday January 12, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Franklin Cemetery (Brooke County, West Virginia).
      • Wellsburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Coraopolis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Russell 'Russ' Craft<4>
    • William Eythe     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Mars (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 7, 1918 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday January 26, 1957 at the age of 38. He is buried at St. Peters Cemetery (Butler County, Pennsylvania).
      • Mars is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Coraopolis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Eythe<4>
    • Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Crime figure)
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Stephen Foster     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday July 4, 1826 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday January 13, 1864 at the age of 37. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lawrenceville is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Coraopolis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Foster<4>
    • Thomas A. Franckhauser     (Professional football)
    • 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 31 miles [49.9 km] to the southeast of Coraopolis.
      • Charleroi is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Coraopolis.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph L. 'Jo Jo' Heath<4>

How Far From Coraopolis to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Coraopolis to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pittsburgh, which is the Seat of Allegheny County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Coraopolis to Pittsburgh, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 200 miles [321.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,957 miles [9,586.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,676 miles [10,744 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,551 miles [7,324.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Allegheny County: www.county.allegheny.pa.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Coraopolis) 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 Coraopolis. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Coraopolis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coraopolis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5148, Longitude: -80.1637       In this case, the coordinates for Coraopolis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Coraopolis 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 309.687 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.728 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.473 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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