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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cottage 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 Cottage:
    • 40.620901, -77.984448
    • 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
  • 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 ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Cottage.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cottage is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Cottage is located in Cook County and lies 505 miles [812.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cottage that is located in Huntingdon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Cottage.
    • Iowa
      • Hardin 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 [Hardin County].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook 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 Maine community of Cottage [Aroostook County].
    • Missouri
      • Macon County
      • This Cottage is located in Macon County and lies 769 miles [1,237.6 km]<1> to the west of the Cottage that is located in Huntingdon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macon County community of Cottage.
    • New York
      • Cattaraugus County
      • This Cottage is located in Cattaraugus County and lies 136 miles [218.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Cottage that is located in Huntingdon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cattaraugus County community of Cottage.
    • Quebec
      • This Cottage lies 377 miles [606.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Cottage that is located in Huntingdon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage
    • South Carolina
      • Berkeley County
      • This Cottage is located in Berkeley County and lies 528 miles [849.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Cottage that is located in Huntingdon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottage
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berkeley County community of Cottage.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cottage ...

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.

  • Charteroak [Huntingdon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charteroak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charteroak
    • Charteroak [Huntingdon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cottage
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charteroak
  • Cold Spring [Huntingdon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring [Huntingdon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Cottage
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Fairbrook [Centre County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbrook
    • Fairbrook [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Cottage
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairbrook
  • Graysville [Huntingdon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
    • Graysville [Huntingdon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cottage
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysville
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Manor Hill [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manor Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manor Hill
      • Manor Hill [Huntingdon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Cottage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manor Hill
    • Pennsylvania Furnace [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennsylvania Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennsylvania Furnace
      • Pennsylvania Furnace [Huntingdon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Cottage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsylvania Furnace
    • Ramblewood [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramblewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramblewood
      • Ramblewood [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Cottage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramblewood
    • Rockspring [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockspring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockspring
      • Rockspring [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Cottage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockspring
    • Seven Stars [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Stars have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Stars
      • Seven Stars [Huntingdon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cottage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Stars
    • Spruce Creek [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Creek
      • Spruce Creek [Huntingdon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Cottage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spruce Creek<4>
    • Warrior Ridge [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrior Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrior Ridge
      • Warrior Ridge [Huntingdon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Cottage
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrior Ridge

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. 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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    • George Grey Barnard     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Bellefonte (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 24, 1863 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 24, 1938 at the age of 74. He is buried at Harrisburg Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Bellefonte is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Cottage.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Grey Barnard<5>
    • Dr. Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde     (Scientist)
    • Albert Francis Gionfriddo     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Dysart (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 8, 1922 and died in Solvang (California) on Friday March 14, 2003 at the age of 81. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Dysart is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Cottage.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Francis Gionfriddo<5>
    • Robert A. 'Bob, the Hig' Higgins     (Professional football)
    • Hedda Hopper     (Actress, journalist)
      • Actress, journalist. She was born in Hollidaysburg (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 2, 1885 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday February 1, 1966 at the age of 80. She is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Blair County, Pennsylvania).
      • Hollidaysburg is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Cottage.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hedda Hopper<5>
    • George 'Germany' Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Tueday April 21, 1863 and died in Altoona (Pennsylvania) on Thursday December 1, 1927 at the age of 64. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Blair County, Pennsylvania).
      • Altoona is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Cottage.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Germany' Smith<5>
    • Steve Suhey     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jamesville (New York) on Sunday January 8, 1922 and died in State College (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 8, 1977 at the age of 55. He is buried at Centre County Memorial Park (Centre County, Pennsylvania).
      • State College is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Cottage.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Steve Suhey<5>
    • Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in State College (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 22, 1897 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Thursday December 12, 1963 at the age of 66. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Lucas County, Ohio).
      • State College is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Cottage.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas<5>
    • Dr. Daniel Hale Williams     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Hollidaysburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 18, 1856 and died in Idlewild (Michigan) on Tueday August 4, 1931 at the age of 75. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois).
      • Hollidaysburg is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Cottage.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Huntingdon, which is the Seat of Huntingdon County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 62 miles [99.8 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Cottage to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 129 miles [207.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,864 miles [9,437.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,578 miles [10,586.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,453 miles [7,166.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Huntingdon County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Huntingdon County: www.huntingdoncounty.net/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottage. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6209, Longitude: -77.9844       In this case, the coordinates for Cottage 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 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>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 Cottage 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 308.343 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.22 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.454 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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