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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 Cowans Village, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cowans Village 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 Cowans Village:
    • 40.001755, -77.913888
    • 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 Cowans Village
  • 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 Cowans Village ...

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.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Lick
    • Bear Lick [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Cowans Village
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Lick
  • Boggstown [Franklin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boggstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boggstown
    • Boggstown [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Cowans Village
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggstown
  • Breezy Point [Fulton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breezy Point have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breezy Point
    • Breezy Point [Fulton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Cowans Village
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breezy Point
  • Burnt Cabins [Fulton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Cabins have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Cabins
    • Burnt Cabins [Fulton County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Cowans Village
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Cabins
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    • Decorum [Huntingdon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decorum have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decorum
      • Decorum [Huntingdon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Cowans Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decorum
    • Dutchtown [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutchtown
      • Dutchtown [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Cowans Village
      • 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.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edenville
      • Edenville [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Cowans Village
      • 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.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin Furnace
      • Franklin Furnace [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Cowans Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin Furnace
    • Freestone [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freestone have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freestone
      • Freestone [Franklin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Cowans Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freestone
    • Knobsville [Fulton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knobsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knobsville
      • Knobsville [Fulton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Cowans Village
      • 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.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metal
      • Metal [Franklin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Cowans Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metal
    • Sandy Hook [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Hook have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Hook
      • Sandy Hook [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Cowans Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Hook
    • Springtown [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springtown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springtown
      • Springtown [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Cowans Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springtown
    • Sweetwater [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Franklin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Cowans Village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater

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 Cowans Village. 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Cowans Village.
      • Waynesboro is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Cowans Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Max Bishop<3>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Cowans Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. John Stough Bobbs<3>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Cowans Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<3>
    • 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 south of Cowans Village.
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Cowans Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Don' Heffner<3>
    • 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 south of Cowans Village.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Chambersburg, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cowans Village to Chambersburg, with an average speed<4> 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 57 miles [91.7 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 over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 89 miles [143.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,887 miles [9,474.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,599 miles [10,620.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,474 miles [7,200.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cowans Village. 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>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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cowans Village) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cowans Village. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cowans Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cowans Village. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0018, Longitude: -77.9139       In this case, the coordinates for Cowans Village have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Cowans Village to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.342 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.123 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.664 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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