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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 Cove Gap, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cove Gap 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 Cove Gap:
    • 39.865792, -77.942520
    • 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 Cove Gap
  • 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 Cove Gap ...

We have found one communities that share the name Cove Gap.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cove Gap is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there is another community also named Cove Gap in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • West Virginia
      • Wayne County
      • This Cove Gap is located in Wayne County and lies 261 miles [420 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cove Gap that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove Gap
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Cove Gap.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cove Gap ...

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.

  • Bear Lick [Franklin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Lick
    • Bear Lick [Franklin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Cove Gap
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Lick
  • Big Cove Tannery [Fulton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Cove Tannery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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]<1> to the west of Cove Gap
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Cove Tannery
  • Breezy Point [Fulton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breezy Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breezy Point
    • Breezy Point [Fulton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cove Gap
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breezy Point
  • Cashtown [Franklin County]
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    • Claylick [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claylick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claylick
      • Claylick [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Cove Gap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claylick
    • Dickey [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickey
      • Dickey [Franklin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Cove Gap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickey
    • Dickeys Mountain [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickeys Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickeys Mountain
      • Dickeys Mountain [Fulton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Cove Gap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickeys Mountain
    • Dutchtown [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchtown
      • Dutchtown [Franklin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Cove Gap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutchtown
    • Edenville [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edenville
      • Edenville [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cove Gap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edenville
    • Franklin Furnace [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin Furnace
      • Franklin Furnace [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cove Gap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin Furnace
    • Knobsville [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knobsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knobsville
      • Knobsville [Fulton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Cove Gap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knobsville
    • Metal [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metal
      • Metal [Franklin County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Cove Gap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metal
    • Needmore [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Needmore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Needmore
      • Needmore [Fulton County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Cove Gap
      • 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.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Ridge
      • Pleasant Ridge [Fulton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Cove Gap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Ridge
    • Rockdale [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdale
      • Rockdale [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Cove Gap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockdale
    • Welsh Run [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welsh Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welsh Run
      • Welsh Run [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Cove Gap
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welsh Run

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 Cove Gap. 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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    • Max Bishop     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 5, 1899 and died in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday February 24, 1962 at the age of 62.
      • Waynesboro is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Cove Gap.
      • Waynesboro is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Cove Gap.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Max Bishop<4>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Cove Gap.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. John Stough Bobbs<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Cove Gap.
      • 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 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).
      • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Cove Gap.
      • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Cove Gap.
    • Donald 'Don' Heffner     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Rouzerville (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 8, 1911 and died in Pasadena (California) on Tueday August 1, 1989 at the age of 78. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Rouzerville is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Cove Gap.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Don' Heffner<4>
    • 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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast of Cove Gap.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<4>

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

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

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    • Chambersburg, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cove Gap to Chambersburg, 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 63 miles [101.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 82 miles [132 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 5,894 miles [9,485.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,605 miles [10,629.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,481 miles [7,211.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Franklin County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Franklin County: www.co.franklin.pa.us/

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cove Gap) 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 Cove Gap. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cove Gap

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cove Gap. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8658, Longitude: -77.9425    
<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 Cove Gap 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 308.368 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.131 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.729 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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