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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 Couchtown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Couchtown 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 Couchtown:
    • 40.324528, -77.462209
    • 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 Couchtown
  • 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 Couchtown ...

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.

  • Bears Crossroads [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bears Crossroads
    • Bears Crossroads [Cumberland County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Couchtown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bears Crossroads
  • Centre [Perry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centre have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centre
    • Centre [Perry County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Couchtown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centre
  • Doubling Gap [Cumberland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doubling Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doubling Gap
    • Doubling Gap [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Couchtown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doubling Gap
  • Elliottsburg [Perry County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliottsburg
    • Elliottsburg [Perry County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Couchtown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliottsburg
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    • Honey Grove [Juniata County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Grove
      • Honey Grove [Juniata County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Couchtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Honey Grove<3>
    • Milltown [Perry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milltown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milltown
      • Milltown [Perry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Couchtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milltown
    • Mount Hope [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Cumberland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Couchtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Mount Pleasant [Perry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Perry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Couchtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Oakgrove [Perry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakgrove
      • Oakgrove [Perry County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Couchtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakgrove
    • Pleasant View [Juniata County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Juniata County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Couchtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Reeds Gap [Juniata County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reeds Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeds Gap
      • Reeds Gap [Juniata County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Couchtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeds Gap
    • Seven Pines [Juniata County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Pines
      • Seven Pines [Juniata County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Couchtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Pines
    • Spruce Hill [Juniata County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Hill
      • Spruce Hill [Juniata County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Couchtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Hill
    • Stony Point [Perry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Point
      • Stony Point [Perry County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Couchtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Point

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 Couchtown. 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 ...
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Couchtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. John Stough Bobbs<4>
    • Walter C. 'Walt' Brown     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Springfield (New York) on Saturday December 30, 1911 and died in Carlisle (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 29, 1951 at the age of 39. He is buried at St. Charles RC Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Carlisle is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Couchtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter C. 'Walt' Brown<4>
    • William Harrison 'Billy' Myers     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Enola (Pennsylvania) on Sunday August 14, 1910 and died in Carlisle (Pennsylvania) on Monday April 10, 1995 at the age of 84.
      • Enola is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Couchtown.
      • Carlisle is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Couchtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Harrison 'Billy' Myers<4>

How Far From Couchtown to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Couchtown to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • New Bloomfield, which is the Seat of Perry County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Couchtown to New Bloomfield, with an average speed<5> 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 30 miles [48.3 km] to the east (E). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 101 miles [162.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,855 miles [9,422.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,567 miles [10,568.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,442 miles [7,148.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Perry County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Perry County: www.perryco.org/

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- Couchtown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Couchtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3245, Longitude: -77.4622       In this case, the coordinates for Couchtown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Couchtown 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 308.047 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.839 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.339 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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