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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 Corsica, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Corsica 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 Corsica:
    • 41.180064, -79.201706
    • 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 Corsica
  • 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 Corsica ...

We have found three communities that share the name Corsica.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Corsica is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Tattnall 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 Georgia community of Corsica [Tattnall County].
    • Ohio
      • Morrow 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 Ohio community of Corsica [Morrow County].
    • South Dakota
      • Douglas County
      • This Corsica is located in Douglas County and lies 990 miles [1,593.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Corsica that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corsica
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Corsica.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Corsica ...

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.

  • Alaska [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alaska have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alaska
    • Alaska [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Corsica
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alaska
  • Coder [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coder have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coder
    • Coder [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Corsica
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coder
  • Content [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Content have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Content
    • Content [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Corsica
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Content
  • Crates [Clarion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crates have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crates
    • Crates [Clarion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Corsica
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crates
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Day [Clarion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Day have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Day
      • Day [Clarion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Corsica
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Day
    • Fisher [Clarion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher
      • Fisher [Clarion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Corsica
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher
    • Heathville [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathville
      • Heathville [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Corsica
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathville
    • Kingsville [Clarion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsville
      • Kingsville [Clarion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Corsica
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsville
    • Mechanicsville [Clarion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Clarion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Corsica
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
    • Roseville [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Jefferson County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Corsica
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
    • Summerville [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Corsica
      • Estimated population in 2019: 505 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville

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 Corsica. 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 ...
    • Doug Buffone     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Yatesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday June 27, 1944 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 20, 2015 at the age of 70. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois).
      • Yatesboro is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Corsica.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Doug Buffone<4>
    • Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Laird Crossing (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 30, 1965 and died in Kittanning (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 11, 2008 at the age of 43. He is buried at Kittanning Cemetery (Armstrong County, Pennsylvania).
      • Laird Crossing is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the southwest of Corsica.
      • Kittanning is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Corsica.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte<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).
      • Punxsutawney is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Corsica.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble<4>
    • Ossee Freeman Schreckengost     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 11, 1875 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday July 9, 1914 at the age of 39. He is buried at Kittanning Cemetery (Armstrong County, Pennsylvania).
      • New Bethlehem is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Corsica.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossee Freeman Schreckengost<4>
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65.
      • Kaylor is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Corsica.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Brookville, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 136 miles [218.9 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Corsica to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 194 miles [312.2 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,889 miles [9,477.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,608 miles [10,634.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,484 miles [7,216.3 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 Corsica. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Corsica. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Corsica

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Corsica. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1801, Longitude: -79.2017       In this case, the coordinates for Corsica 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>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 Corsica 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 309.053 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.112 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.787 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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