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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 Cowansville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cowansville 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 Cowansville:
    • 40.887842, -79.588380
    • 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 Cowansville
  • 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 Cowansville ...

We have found one communities that share the name Cowansville.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cowansville is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there is another community also named Cowansville in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Quebec
      • This Cowansville lies 455 miles [732.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Cowansville that is located in Armstrong County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowansville

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cowansville ...

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.

  • Craigsville [Armstrong County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigsville
    • Craigsville [Armstrong County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Cowansville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craigsville
  • Frenchs Corners [Armstrong County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchs Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchs Corners
    • Frenchs Corners [Armstrong County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Cowansville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchs Corners
  • Frogtown [Armstrong County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frogtown
    • Frogtown [Armstrong County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cowansville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frogtown
  • Furnace Run [Armstrong County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furnace Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furnace Run
    • Furnace Run [Armstrong County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cowansville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furnace Run
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Grandview [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
      • Grandview [Armstrong County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cowansville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
    • Greenville [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Armstrong County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cowansville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Hooks [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hooks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooks
      • Hooks [Armstrong County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cowansville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooks
    • Shadyside Village [Armstrong County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shadyside Village
      • Shadyside Village [Armstrong County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cowansville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shadyside Village
    • Tidal [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tidal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tidal
      • Tidal [Armstrong County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cowansville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tidal
    • Walkchalk [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkchalk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkchalk
      • Walkchalk [Armstrong County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Cowansville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkchalk
    • Wick City [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wick City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wick City
      • Wick City [Armstrong County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cowansville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wick City

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 Cowansville. 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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    • Nellie Bly     (Journalist)
      • Journalist. She was born in Cochrans Mills (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 5, 1864 and died in Bronx (New York) on Friday January 27, 1922 at the age of 57. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Cochrans Mills is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Cowansville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie Bly<3>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Cowansville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Dickson Boyce<3>
    • Doug Buffone     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Yatesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday June 27, 1944 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 20, 2015 at the age of 70. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois).
      • Yatesboro is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Cowansville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Doug Buffone<3>
    • William Eythe     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Mars (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 7, 1918 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday January 26, 1957 at the age of 38. He is buried at St. Peters Cemetery (Butler County, Pennsylvania).
      • Mars is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Cowansville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Eythe<3>
    • Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Laird Crossing (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 30, 1965 and died in Kittanning (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 11, 2008 at the age of 43. He is buried at Kittanning Cemetery (Armstrong County, Pennsylvania).
      • Laird Crossing is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Cowansville.
      • Kittanning is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Cowansville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte<3>
    • Fred McCarren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Butler (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 12, 1951 and died in Butler (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 2, 2006 at the age of 55. He is buried at North Side Cemetery (Butler County, Pennsylvania).
      • Butler is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Cowansville.
      • Butler is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Cowansville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred McCarren<3>
    • William Paul Pim     (Cartoonist, author)
      • Cartoonist, author. He was born in Freeport (Pennsylvania) on Tueday December 1, 1885 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday July 26, 1950 at the age of 64. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Freeport is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Cowansville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Paul Pim<3>
    • Ossee Freeman Schreckengost     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 11, 1875 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday July 9, 1914 at the age of 39. He is buried at Kittanning Cemetery (Armstrong County, Pennsylvania).
      • New Bethlehem is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Cowansville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossee Freeman Schreckengost<3>
    • James 'Jimmy' Stewart     (Oscar winning actor)
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65.
      • Kaylor is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Cowansville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<3>
    • Wallace Ignatius 'Bucky' Williams     (Negro League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kittanning, which is the Seat of Armstrong County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 147 miles [236.6 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Cowansville to Harrisburg, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 192 miles [309 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,917 miles [9,522.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,636 miles [10,679.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,512 miles [7,261.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Armstrong County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cowansville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cowansville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8878, Longitude: -79.5884       In this case, the coordinates for Cowansville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Cowansville 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 309.311 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.358 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.074 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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