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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 Courtney, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Courtney 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 Courtney:
    • 40.218682, -79.968662
    • 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 Courtney
  • 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 Courtney ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Courtney.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Courtney is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Brevard County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Courtney [Brevard County].
    • Missouri
      • Jackson County
      • This Courtney is located in Jackson County and lies 769 miles [1,237.6 km]<2> to the west of the Courtney that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Courtney.
    • North Carolina
      • Yadkin County
      • This Courtney is located in Yadkin County and lies 289 miles [465.1 km]<2> to the south of the Courtney that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yadkin County community of Courtney.
    • Oklahoma
      • Love County
      • This Courtney is located in Love County and lies 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Courtney that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Love County community of Courtney.
    • Texas
      • Grimes County
      • This Courtney is located in Grimes County and lies 1,135 miles [1,826.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Courtney that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grimes County community of Courtney.
      • Martin County
      • This Courtney is located in Martin County and lies 1,338 miles [2,153.3 km] to the west southwest of the Courtney that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtney
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Martin County community of Courtney.
    • Virginia
      • Henrico County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Courtney [Henrico County].
    • West Virginia
      • Putnam County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Courtney [Putnam County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Courtney ...

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.

  • Black Diamond [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Diamond
    • Black Diamond [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Courtney
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Diamond
  • Cracker Jack [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cracker Jack have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cracker Jack
    • Cracker Jack [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Courtney
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cracker Jack
  • Elkhorn [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
    • Elkhorn [Allegheny County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Courtney
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
  • Fisher [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisher have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher
    • Fisher [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Courtney
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Ginger Hill [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ginger Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ginger Hill
      • Ginger Hill [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Courtney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ginger Hill
    • New Eagle [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Eagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Eagle
      • New Eagle [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Courtney
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,085 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Eagle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Eagle<4>
    • Pierce [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierce have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Allegheny County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Courtney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
    • River View [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River View
      • River View [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Courtney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River View
    • Riverview [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Courtney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Shire Oaks [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shire Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shire Oaks
      • Shire Oaks [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Courtney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shire Oaks
    • Sunny Side [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunny Side have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Side
      • Sunny Side [Allegheny County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Courtney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Side
    • Victory Hills [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Victory Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Victory Hills
      • Victory Hills [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Courtney
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Victory Hills

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 Courtney. 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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    • John Charles Barclay     (Inventor)
      • Inventor. He was born in Greensburg (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 17, 1856 and died in Easton (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 24, 1934 at the age of 78. He is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Greensburg is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Courtney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Charles Barclay<5>
    • Billy Barty     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at the age of 76. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Millsboro is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Courtney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<5>
    • Earl Thomas Beal     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Donora (Pennsylvania) on Friday July 18, 1924 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday March 22, 2001 at the age of 76. He is buried at Mt. Zion Memorial Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Donora is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Courtney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Thomas Beal<5>
    • William Dickson Boyce     (Founder of the Boy Scouts of America)
      • Founder of the Boy Scouts of America. He was born in New Texas (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 16, 1858 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday June 11, 1929 at the age of 71. He is buried at Ottawa Ave. Cemetery (La Salle County, Illinois).
      • New Texas is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Courtney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Dickson Boyce<5>
    • Don Brockett     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Thursday January 30, 1930 and died in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 2, 1995 at the age of 65. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lawrenceville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Courtney.
      • Lawrenceville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Courtney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Brockett<5>
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
      • Civil rights activist. He was born in Braddock (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 1, 1917 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday August 8, 1980 at the age of 62. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Braddock is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Courtney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<5>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 70. He is buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina).
      • Uniontown is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Courtney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<5>
    • Ralph Chambers     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 1, 1892 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 10, 1968 at the age of 76. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Uniontown is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Courtney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Chambers<5>
    • Caitlin Clarke     (Actress, instructor)
      • Actress, instructor. She was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 3, 1952 and died in Sewickley (Pennsylvania) on Thursday September 9, 2004 at the age of 52. She is buried at Sewickley Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Pittsburgh is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Courtney.
      • Sewickley is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Courtney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Caitlin Clarke<5>
    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Hopkins (South Carolina) on Thursday March 13, 1913 and died in Jeannette (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 18, 1989 at the age of 75. He is buried at Brush Creek Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Jeannette is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Courtney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Buster' Clarkson<5>
    • Lloyd Colteryahn     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Brentwood (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 26, 1931 and died in Dunedin (Florida) on Monday May 2, 2011 at the age of 79. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Brentwood is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Courtney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Colteryahn<5>
    • Myrna J. Darby     (Actree)
      • Actree. She was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Friday April 10, 1908 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday September 26, 1929 at the age of 21. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Connellsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Courtney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myrna J. Darby<5>
    • Stephen Foster     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday July 4, 1826 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday January 13, 1864 at the age of 37. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lawrenceville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Courtney.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Foster<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Washington, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Courtney to Washington, with an average speed<6> 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 162 miles [260.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 180 miles [289.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,962 miles [9,594.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,679 miles [10,748.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,555 miles [7,330.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.pa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Courtney 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Courtney) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Courtney. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2187, Longitude: -79.9687       In this case, the coordinates for Courtney have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Courtney 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 309.581 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.563 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.493 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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