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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 Cottage Grove, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove:
    • 41.094226, -80.317564
    • 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 Cottage Grove
  • 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 Cottage Grove ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Cottage Grove.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cottage Grove is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Coosa County
      • This Cottage Grove is located in Coosa County and lies 652 miles [1,049.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Cottage Grove that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coosa County community of Cottage Grove.
    • California
      • Siskiyou County
      • This Cottage Grove is located in Siskiyou County and lies 2,215 miles [3,564.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cottage Grove that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Siskiyou County community of Cottage Grove.
    • Connecticut
      • Hartford County
      • This Cottage Grove is located in Hartford County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km]<1> to the east of the Cottage Grove that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hartford County community of Cottage Grove.
    • Illinois
      • Cook 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 Illinois community of Cottage Grove [Cook County].
      • Saline County
      • This Cottage Grove is located in Saline County and lies 489 miles [787 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cottage Grove that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Cottage Grove.
    • Indiana
      • Union County
      • This Cottage Grove is located in Union County and lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cottage Grove that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Cottage Grove.
    • Iowa
      • Polk 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 Iowa community of Cottage Grove [Polk County].
    • Kansas
      • Allen 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 Kansas community of Cottage Grove [Allen County].
    • Maryland
      • Somerset County
      • This Cottage Grove is located in Somerset County and lies 322 miles [518.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Cottage Grove that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Cottage Grove.
    • Michigan
      • Roscommon 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 Cottage Grove [Roscommon County].
      • Wayne 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 Michigan community of Cottage Grove [Wayne County].
    • Minnesota
      • Washington County
      • This Cottage Grove is located in Washington County and lies 686 miles [1,104 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cottage Grove that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Cottage Grove.
    • Nebraska
      • Richardson County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Richardson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richardson County community of Cottage Grove.
    • Ohio
      • Summit County
      • This Cottage Grove is located in Summit County and lies 62 miles [99.8 km]<1> to the west of the Cottage Grove that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Cottage Grove.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Cottage Grove is located in Lane County and lies 2,161 miles [3,477.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cottage Grove that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Cottage Grove.
    • Tennessee
      • Henry County
      • This Cottage Grove is located in Henry County and lies 546 miles [878.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cottage Grove that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Cottage Grove.
    • Wisconsin
      • Dane County
      • This Cottage Grove is located in Dane County and lies 475 miles [764.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cottage Grove that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dane County community of Cottage Grove.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cottage Grove ...

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.

  • Carbon [Mercer County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cottage Grove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
  • Clover [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
    • Clover [Lawrence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Cottage Grove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
  • Grahms [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grahms have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grahms
    • Grahms [Lawrence County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Cottage Grove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grahms
  • Harbor [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor
    • Harbor [Lawrence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cottage Grove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harbor
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Indian Run [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Run
      • Indian Run [Mercer County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cottage Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Run
    • Leesburg [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesburg
      • Leesburg [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cottage Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesburg
    • Lyle [Mercer County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyle
      • Lyle [Mercer County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Cottage Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyle
    • Mayville [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayville
      • Mayville [Lawrence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Cottage Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayville
    • Painter Hill [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Painter Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Painter Hill
      • Painter Hill [Lawrence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Cottage Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Painter Hill
    • Sunset Valley [Lawrence County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Valley
      • Sunset Valley [Lawrence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Cottage Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Valley

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 Cottage Grove. 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 ...
    • Chris Alcaide     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Youngstown (Ohio) on Monday October 23, 1922 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Wednesday June 30, 2004 at the age of 81. He is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Youngstown is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Cottage Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Alcaide<5>
    • Charles Wesley Bennett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Castle (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 21, 1854 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday February 24, 1927 at the age of 72.
      • New Castle is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Cottage Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Wesley Bennett<5>
    • George Henry Burns     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Niles (Ohio) on Tueday January 31, 1893 and died in Kirkland (Washington) on Saturday January 7, 1978 at the age of 85.
      • Niles is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Cottage Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Henry Burns<5>
    • Nick Ceroli     (Musician)
    • Joseph Stephen 'JS' Cullinan     (Founder of Texaco)
      • Founder of Texaco. He was born in Pulaski (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 31, 1860 and died in Palo Alto (California) on Thursday March 11, 1937 at the age of 76. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Pulaski is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of Cottage Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Stephen 'JS' Cullinan<5>
    • Ralph Goldston, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Campbell (Ohio) on Monday February 25, 1929 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Saturday July 9, 2011 at the age of 82. He is buried at Tod Homestead Cemetery (Mahoning County, Ohio).
      • Campbell is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Cottage Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Goldston, Sr.<5>
    • Tony Lip     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Beaver Falls (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 30, 1930 and died in Teaneck (New Jersey) on Friday January 4, 2013 at the age of 82. He is buried at Maryrest Cemetery (Bergen County, New Jersey).
      • Beaver Falls is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Cottage Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Lip<5>
    • Ty Longley     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Sharon (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 4, 1971 and died in West Warwick (Rhode Island) on Thursday February 20, 2003 at the age of 31.
      • Sharon is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Cottage Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ty Longley<5>
    • Fred McCarren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Butler (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 12, 1951 and died in Butler (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 2, 2006 at the age of 55. He is buried at North Side Cemetery (Butler County, Pennsylvania).
      • Butler is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Cottage Grove.
      • Butler is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Cottage Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred McCarren<5>
    • Alexander Hamilton McGuffey     (Author)
    • William McKinley     (25th President of the US (1897 - 1901, died in office by assassination))
      • 25th President of the US (1897 - 1901, died in office by assassination). He was born in Niles (Ohio) on Sunday January 29, 1843 and died in Buffalo (New York) on Saturday September 14, 1901 at the age of 58.
      • Niles is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Cottage Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William McKinley<5>
    • Joseph L. Quest     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in New Castle (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 16, 1852 and died in San Diego (California) on Friday November 14, 1924 at the age of 72. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • New Castle is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the south of Cottage Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph L. Quest<5>
    • Ralph Orlando 'Socks' Seybold     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Washingtonville (Ohio) on Wednesday November 23, 1870 and died in Greensburg (Pennsylvania) on Thursday December 22, 1921 at the age of 51. He is buried at Brush Creek Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Washingtonville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Cottage Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Orlando 'Socks' Seybold<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • New Castle, which is the Seat of Lawrence County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 188 miles [302.6 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Cottage Grove to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 230 miles [370.1 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,938 miles [9,556.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,659 miles [10,716.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,535 miles [7,298.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Lawrence County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lawrence County: www.co.lawrence.pa.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottage Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0942, Longitude: -80.3176       In this case, the coordinates for Cottage Grove 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 Cottage Grove 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cottage Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Cottage Grove 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 309.752 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.89 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.331 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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