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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 Corbett, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Corbett and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Corbett:
    • 41.682845, -77.775825
    • 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 Corbett
  • 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 Corbett ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Corbett.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Corbett is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nine communities, eight are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Corbett is located in Baltimore County and lies 157 miles [252.7 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Corbett that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbett
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Corbett.
      • Washington 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 Maryland community of Corbett [Washington County].
    • Michigan
      • Houghton 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 Michigan community of Corbett [Houghton County].
    • New York
      • Delaware County
      • This Corbett is located in Delaware County and lies 143 miles [230.1 km]<1> to the east of the Corbett that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbett
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Corbett.
    • North Carolina
      • Caswell County
      • This Corbett is located in Caswell County and lies 383 miles [616.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Corbett that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbett
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caswell County community of Corbett.
    • Oklahoma
      • Cleveland County
      • This Corbett is located in Cleveland County and lies 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Corbett that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbett
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cleveland County community of Corbett.
    • Ontario
      • This Corbett lies 226 miles [363.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Corbett that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbett
    • Oregon
      • Multnomah County
      • This Corbett is located in Multnomah County and lies 2,212 miles [3,559.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Corbett that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corbett
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Multnomah County community of Corbett.
    • Wyoming
      • Big Horn 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 Wyoming community of Corbett [Big Horn County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Corbett ...

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.

  • Burrows [Potter County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrows
    • Burrows [Potter County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Corbett
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrows
  • Fox Hill [Potter County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Hill
    • Fox Hill [Potter County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Corbett
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Hill
  • Gravel Lick [Potter County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Lick
    • Gravel Lick [Potter County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Corbett
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Lick
  • Ice Mine [Potter County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ice Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ice Mine
    • Ice Mine [Potter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Corbett
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ice Mine
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marshlands [Tioga County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshlands have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshlands
      • Marshlands [Tioga County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Corbett
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshlands
    • Raymond [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Potter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Corbett
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
    • Short Run [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Short Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short Run
      • Short Run [Potter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Corbett
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Short Run
    • Sweden [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweden
      • Sweden [Potter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Corbett
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden
    • Sweden Valley [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweden Valley
      • Sweden Valley [Potter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Corbett
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden Valley
    • Telescope [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Telescope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Telescope
      • Telescope [Potter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Corbett
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Telescope

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 Corbett. 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 ...
    • Walter Allen 'Heavy' Blair     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Landrus (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 13, 1883 and died in Lewisburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 20, 1948 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lewisburg Cemetery (Union County, Pennsylvania).
      • Landrus is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Corbett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Allen 'Heavy' Blair<4>
    • Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Renovo (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 29, 1910 and died in Punxsutawney (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday October 5, 1994 at the age of 84. He is buried at Morningside Cemetery (Clearfield County, Pennsylvania).
      • Renovo is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Corbett.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble<4>
    • Gabby Hayes     (Actor)
    • Riki Lindhome     (Actress, musician, comedian)
      • Actress, musician, comedian. She was born in Coudersport (Pennsylvania) on Monday March 5, 1979
      • Coudersport is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Corbett.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Coudersport, which is the Seat of Potter County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Corbett to Coudersport, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 196 miles [315.4 km] to the south (S). 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 5,810 miles [9,350.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,528 miles [10,505.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,403 miles [7,085.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Potter County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Corbett) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Corbett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6828, Longitude: -77.7758       In this case, the coordinates for Corbett 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Corbett 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>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 Corbett 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 308.135 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.151 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.933 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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