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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 Cotton Town, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cotton Town 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 Cotton Town:
    • 40.279521, -78.480849
    • 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 Cotton Town
  • 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 Cotton Town ...

We have found three communities that share the name Cotton Town.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cotton Town is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Logan County
      • This Cotton Town is located in Logan County and lies 892 miles [1,435.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cotton Town that is located in Blair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Cotton Town.
      • Yell County
      • This Cotton Town is located in Yell County and lies 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the west southwest of the Cotton Town that is located in Blair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yell County community of Cotton Town.
    • Virginia
      • Cumberland County
      • This Cotton Town is located in Cumberland County and lies 199 miles [320.3 km]<1> to the south of the Cotton Town that is located in Blair County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Town
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Cotton Town.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cotton Town ...

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.

  • Blue Knob [Blair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Knob
    • Blue Knob [Blair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Cotton Town
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Knob
  • Claysburg [Blair County]
  • Fredericksburg [Blair County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fredericksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fredericksburg
    • Fredericksburg [Blair County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cotton Town
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fredericksburg
  • Friesville [Blair County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friesville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friesville
    • Friesville [Blair County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Cotton Town
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friesville
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • King [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King
      • King [Bedford County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Cotton Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King
    • Maria [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maria
      • Maria [Bedford County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cotton Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maria
    • Musselman Grove [Blair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Musselman Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Musselman Grove
      • Musselman Grove [Blair County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Cotton Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Musselman Grove
    • Puzzletown [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Puzzletown
      • Puzzletown [Blair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Cotton Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Puzzletown
    • Queen [Bedford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen
      • Queen [Bedford County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Cotton Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen
    • Roaring Spring [Blair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaring Spring
      • Roaring Spring [Blair County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cotton Town
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,436 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roaring Spring
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roaring Spring<2>
    • Rodman [Blair County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rodman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodman
      • Rodman [Blair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cotton Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodman

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 Cotton Town. 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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    • Patrick Michael 'Pat' Cummings     (Professional basketball)
    • Peter Nicholas 'Pete' Duranko     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Johnstown (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday December 15, 1943 and died in Windber (Pennsylvania) on Friday July 8, 2011 at the age of 67. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery (Cambria County, Pennsylvania).
      • Johnstown is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Cotton Town.
      • Windber is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Cotton Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Nicholas 'Pete' Duranko<4>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Cotton Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Francis Gionfriddo<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Cotton Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hedda Hopper<4>
    • Terry McGovern     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Johnstown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 9, 1880 and died in Brooklyn (New York) on Friday February 22, 1918 at the age of 37. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Johnstown is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Cotton Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry McGovern<4>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Cotton Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Germany' Smith<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Cotton Town.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hollidaysburg, which is the Seat of Blair County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cotton Town to Hollidaysburg, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 122 miles [196.3 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,899 miles [9,493.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,613 miles [10,642.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,488 miles [7,222.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Blair County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Cotton Town) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cotton Town. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2795, Longitude: -78.4808       In this case, the coordinates for Cotton Town have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Cotton Town 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 308.668 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.536 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.807 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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