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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 Cowan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cowan 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 Cowan:
    • 40.957583, -77.013581
    • 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 Cowan
  • 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 Cowan ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Cowan.

There is one other community in Pennsylvania which is also named Cowan.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eleven communities, ten are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Armstrong 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 Pennsylvania community of Cowan [Armstrong County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Marion County
      • This Cowan is located in Marion County and lies 904 miles [1,454.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Cowan that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Cowan.
    • Georgia
      • Morgan 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 Georgia community of Cowan [Morgan County].
    • Indiana
      • Delaware County
      • This Cowan is located in Delaware County and lies 443 miles [712.9 km]<2> to the west of the Cowan that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Cowan.
    • Kentucky
      • Fleming County
      • This Cowan is located in Fleming County and lies 405 miles [651.8 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Cowan that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fleming County community of Cowan.
    • Manitoba
      • This Cowan lies 1,349 miles [2,171 km]<2> to the northwest of the Cowan that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowan
    • Missouri
      • Christian County
      • This Cowan is located in Christian County and lies 905 miles [1,456.5 km]<2> to the west of the Cowan that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Christian County community of Cowan.
    • Montana
      • Gallatin County
      • This Cowan is located in Gallatin County and lies 1,733 miles [2,789 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Cowan that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallatin County community of Cowan.
    • Quebec
      • This Cowan lies 329 miles [529.5 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Cowan that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowan
    • Tennessee
      • Franklin County
      • This Cowan is located in Franklin County and lies 631 miles [1,015.5 km]<2> to the southwest of the Cowan that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Cowan.
    • Texas
      • Erath 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 Texas community of Cowan [Erath County].
    • Virginia
      • Pulaski County
      • This Cowan is located in Pulaski County and lies 322 miles [518.2 km]<2> to the southwest of the Cowan that is located in Union County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowan
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pulaski County community of Cowan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cowan ...

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.

  • Buffalo Crossroads [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Crossroads
    • Buffalo Crossroads [Union County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Cowan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Crossroads
  • College Park [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for College Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for College Park
    • College Park [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Cowan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on College Park
  • Dice [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dice have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dice
    • Dice [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Cowan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dice
  • Dry Valley Crossroads [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Valley Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Valley Crossroads
    • Dry Valley Crossroads [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Cowan
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Valley Crossroads
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Fairville [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairville
      • Fairville [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Cowan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairville
    • Johnstown [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
      • Johnstown [Union County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Cowan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
    • Kelly Crossroads [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly Crossroads
      • Kelly Crossroads [Union County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Cowan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Crossroads
    • Kelly Point [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kelly Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kelly Point
      • Kelly Point [Union County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Cowan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kelly Point
    • Lewisburg [Union County]
    • Pleasant Grove [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Cowan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Red Bank [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Bank
      • Red Bank [Union County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Cowan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Bank
    • Tannertown [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tannertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tannertown
      • Tannertown [Union County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Cowan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tannertown
    • Wildwood [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Union County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Cowan
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood

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 Cowan. 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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    • Walter Allen 'Heavy' Blair     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Landrus (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 13, 1883 and died in Lewisburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 20, 1948 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lewisburg Cemetery (Union County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lewisburg is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Cowan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Allen 'Heavy' Blair<5>
    • Stanley Anthony 'Stan' Coveleski     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Shamokin (Pennsylvania) on Saturday July 13, 1889 and died in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 20, 1984 at the age of 94. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Saint Joseph County, Indiana).
      • Shamokin is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Cowan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley Anthony 'Stan' Coveleski<5>
    • John 'Johnny Dio' Dioguardi     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (New York) on Wednesday April 29, 1914 and died in Lewisburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 12, 1979 at the age of 64. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Lewisburg is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Cowan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Johnny Dio' Dioguardi<5>
    • John Charles Lush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Williamsport (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 8, 1885 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday November 18, 1946 at the age of 61. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Williamsport is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Cowan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Charles Lush<5>
    • Carl Scheib     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gratz (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 1, 1927 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Saturday March 24, 2018 at the age of 91.
      • Gratz is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Cowan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Scheib<5>
    • John French Sloan     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Lock Haven (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 2, 1871 and died in Hanover (New Hampshire) on Friday September 7, 1951 at the age of 80.
      • Lock Haven is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Cowan.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John French Sloan<5>

How Far From Cowan to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lewisburg, which is the Seat of Union County and lies just to the East.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<2> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Cowan to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 142 miles [228.5 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,809 miles [9,348.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,523 miles [10,497.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,398 miles [7,077.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Union County: www.unionco.org/

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 Cowan 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- Cowan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cowan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9576, Longitude: -77.0136       In this case, the coordinates for Cowan 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 Cowan 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 307.727 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.575 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.885 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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