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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 Covalt, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Covalt 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 Covalt:
    • 39.822589, -78.145007
    • 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 Covalt
  • 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 Covalt ...

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.

  • Big Cove Tannery [Fulton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Cove Tannery have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Cove Tannery
    • Big Cove Tannery [Fulton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Covalt
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Cove Tannery
  • Dickeys Mountain [Fulton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickeys Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickeys Mountain
    • Dickeys Mountain [Fulton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Covalt
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickeys Mountain
  • Dogtown [Fulton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dogtown
    • Dogtown [Fulton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Covalt
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dogtown
  • Emmaville [Fulton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmaville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmaville
    • Emmaville [Fulton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Covalt
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmaville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Flickerville [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flickerville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flickerville
      • Flickerville [Fulton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Covalt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flickerville
    • Needmore [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needmore have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Fulton County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Covalt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Needmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Needmore<3>
    • Pleasant Ridge [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge
      • Pleasant Ridge [Fulton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Covalt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge
    • Plum Run [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Run
      • Plum Run [Fulton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Covalt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Run
    • Stanley [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanley
      • Stanley [Washington County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Covalt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanley
    • Timber Ridge Heights [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Ridge Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Ridge Heights
      • Timber Ridge Heights [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Covalt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Ridge Heights

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 Covalt. 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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    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Martinsburg is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Covalt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<4>
    • James Buchanan     (15th President of the US (1857 - 1861))
      • 15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Cove Gap is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Covalt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<4>
    • Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1910 and died in West Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday December 21, 1971 at the age of 61. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Martinsburg is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Covalt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<4>
    • Jane Harrison     (Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893))
      • Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at the age of 41.
      • Mercersburg is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Covalt.
    • Harriet Lane     (Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861))
      • Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 9, 1830 and died in Narragansett (Rhode Island) on Friday July 3, 1903 at the age of 73. She is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Mercersburg is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Covalt.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<4>

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

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

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    • McConnellsburg, which is the Seat of Fulton County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Covalt to McConnellsburg, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). 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 87 miles [140 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,904 miles [9,501.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,616 miles [10,647.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,492 miles [7,229.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Fulton County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Covalt) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Covalt. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8226, Longitude: -78.1450       In this case, the coordinates for Covalt have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Covalt 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 308.493 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.266 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.834 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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