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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 Coseytown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Coseytown 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 Coseytown:
    • 39.729539, -77.785828
    • 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 Coseytown
  • 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 Coseytown ...

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.

  • Clearview [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview
    • Clearview [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Coseytown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview
  • Countryside [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Countryside have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Countryside
    • Countryside [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Coseytown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Countryside
  • Gardenspot [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardenspot have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardenspot
    • Gardenspot [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Coseytown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardenspot
  • Gristmill Hill [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gristmill Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gristmill Hill
    • Gristmill Hill [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Coseytown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gristmill Hill
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    • Long Meadow [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Meadow have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Meadow
      • Long Meadow [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Coseytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Meadow
    • Martins Crossroads [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Crossroads
      • Martins Crossroads [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Coseytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Crossroads
    • Mason and Dixon [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason and Dixon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason and Dixon
      • Mason and Dixon [Franklin County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Coseytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason and Dixon
    • Nova [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nova have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nova
      • Nova [Franklin County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Coseytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nova
    • Orchard Hills [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Hills
      • Orchard Hills [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Coseytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Hills
    • Rockdale [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdale
      • Rockdale [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Coseytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockdale
    • Welsh Run [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welsh Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welsh Run
      • Welsh Run [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Coseytown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welsh 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 Coseytown. 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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    • Max Bishop     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 5, 1899 and died in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday February 24, 1962 at the age of 62.
      • Waynesboro is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Coseytown.
      • Waynesboro is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Coseytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Max Bishop<3>
    • Dr. John Stough Bobbs     (Medical pioneer, state senator)
      • Medical pioneer, state senator. He was born in Green Village (Pennsylvania) on Friday December 22, 1809 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday May 1, 1870 at the age of 60. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Green Village is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Coseytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. John Stough Bobbs<3>
    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Martinsburg is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Coseytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<3>
    • James Buchanan     (15th President of the US (1857 - 1861))
      • 15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Cove Gap is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Coseytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<3>
    • Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1910 and died in West Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday December 21, 1971 at the age of 61. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Martinsburg is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Coseytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<3>
    • Jane Harrison     (Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893))
      • Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at the age of 41.
      • Mercersburg is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Coseytown.
    • Donald 'Don' Heffner     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Rouzerville (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 8, 1911 and died in Pasadena (California) on Tueday August 1, 1989 at the age of 78. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Rouzerville is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Coseytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Don' Heffner<3>
    • Harriet Lane     (Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861))
      • Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 9, 1830 and died in Narragansett (Rhode Island) on Friday July 3, 1903 at the age of 73. She is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Mercersburg is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Coseytown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<3>

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

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

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    • Chambersburg, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Coseytown to Chambersburg, with an average speed<4> 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 61 miles [98.2 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 70 miles [112.7 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,893 miles [9,483.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,604 miles [10,628.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,480 miles [7,209.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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About Franklin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Franklin County: www.co.franklin.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' (or 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- Coseytown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Coseytown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7295, Longitude: -77.7858       In this case, the coordinates for Coseytown 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 Coseytown 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 308.282 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.013 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.713 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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