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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 Corliss, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Corliss 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 Corliss:
    • 40.453958, -80.065055
    • 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 Corliss
  • 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 Corliss ...

We have found five communities that share the name Corliss.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Corliss is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Johnson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Corliss [Johnson County].
    • Quebec
      • This Corliss lies 521 miles [838.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Corliss that is located in Allegheny County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corliss
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This Corliss is located in Fayette County and lies 172 miles [276.8 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Corliss that is located in Allegheny County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corliss
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Corliss.
    • Wisconsin
      • Marinette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Corliss [Marinette County].
      • Racine County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Corliss [Racine County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Corliss ...

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.

  • City View [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for City View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for City View
    • City View [Allegheny County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Corliss
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on City View
  • Fairywood [Allegheny County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairywood
    • Fairywood [Allegheny County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Corliss
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairywood
  • Fineview [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fineview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fineview
    • Fineview [Allegheny County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Corliss
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fineview
  • Forest Grove [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 northwest of Corliss
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Grove
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Gayly [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gayly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 west of Corliss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayly
    • Green Tree [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Tree
      • Green Tree [Allegheny County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Corliss
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,832 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Tree
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green Tree<4>
    • Ivory Avenue [Allegheny County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivory Avenue
      • Ivory Avenue [Allegheny County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Corliss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivory Avenue
    • Marshall Shadeland [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Shadeland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Shadeland
      • Marshall Shadeland [Allegheny County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Corliss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshall Shadeland
    • Moon Run [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moon Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moon Run
      • Moon Run [Allegheny County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Corliss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon Run
    • Rook [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rook
      • Rook [Allegheny County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Corliss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rook
    • Spring Garden [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Garden
      • Spring Garden [Allegheny County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Corliss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Garden
    • Summer Hill [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer Hill
      • Summer Hill [Allegheny County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Corliss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer Hill
    • Windgap [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windgap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windgap
      • Windgap [Allegheny County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Corliss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windgap
    • Woods Run [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Run
      • Woods Run [Allegheny County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Corliss
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Run

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 Corliss. 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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    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Corliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Charles Barclay<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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Corliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Thomas Beal<5>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Corliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Dickson Boyce<5>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Corliss.
      • Lawrenceville is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Corliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Brockett<5>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Corliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<5>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Corliss.
      • Sewickley is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Corliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Caitlin Clarke<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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Corliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Buster' Clarkson<5>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Corliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Colteryahn<5>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Corliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Eythe<5>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Corliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Foster<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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Corliss.
      • Charleroi is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Corliss.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph L. 'Jo Jo' Heath<5>

How Far From Corliss to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pittsburgh, which is the Seat of Allegheny County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 167 miles [268.8 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Corliss to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about 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 193 miles [310.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,956 miles [9,585.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,674 miles [10,740.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,549 miles [7,320.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Allegheny County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Corliss. 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>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 Corliss 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.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Corliss) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Corliss. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4540, Longitude: -80.0651       In this case, the coordinates for Corliss have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Corliss 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 309.629 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.653 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.451 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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