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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 Cowden, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cowden 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 Cowden:
    • 40.317847, -80.197002
    • 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 Cowden
  • 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 Cowden ...

We have found four communities that share the name Cowden.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cowden is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Shelby County
      • This Cowden is located in Shelby County and lies 465 miles [748.3 km]<1> to the west of the Cowden that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Cowden.
    • Oklahoma
      • Washita County
      • This Cowden is located in Washita County and lies 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cowden that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washita County community of Cowden.
    • South Carolina
      • Aiken County
      • This Cowden is located in Aiken County and lies 493 miles [793.4 km]<1> to the south of the Cowden that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aiken County community of Cowden.
    • Tennessee
      • Marshall County
      • This Cowden is located in Marshall County and lies 487 miles [783.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Cowden that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Cowden.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cowden ...

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.

  • Bishop [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop
    • Bishop [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Cowden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
  • Cecil [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cecil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cecil
    • Cecil [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Cowden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cecil
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cecil<3>
  • Cokeburg [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cokeburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeburg
    • Cokeburg [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cowden
    • Estimated population in 2019: 605 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokeburg
  • Cool Valley [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cool Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool Valley
    • Cool Valley [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Cowden
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cool Valley
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Federal [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Federal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal
      • Federal [Allegheny County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cowden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Federal
    • Hill Church [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Church have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Church
      • Hill Church [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Cowden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Church
    • Muse [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muse
      • Muse [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Cowden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muse
    • Muse Junction [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muse Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muse Junction
      • Muse Junction [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Cowden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Muse Junction
    • National Hill [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for National Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for National Hill
      • National Hill [Allegheny County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Cowden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on National Hill
    • Noblestown [Allegheny County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noblestown
      • Noblestown [Allegheny County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Cowden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noblestown
    • Presto [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Presto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Presto
      • Presto [Allegheny County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cowden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Presto
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Presto<3>
    • Sturgeon [Allegheny County]
    • Weavertown [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weavertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weavertown
      • Weavertown [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Cowden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weavertown

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 Cowden. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Billy Barty     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at the age of 76. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Millsboro is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Cowden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<4>
    • Earl Thomas Beal     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Donora (Pennsylvania) on Friday July 18, 1924 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday March 22, 2001 at the age of 76. He is buried at Mt. Zion Memorial Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Donora is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Cowden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Thomas Beal<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Cowden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Dickson Boyce<4>
    • Don Brockett     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Thursday January 30, 1930 and died in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 2, 1995 at the age of 65. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lawrenceville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Cowden.
      • Lawrenceville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Cowden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Brockett<4>
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
      • Civil rights activist. He was born in Braddock (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 1, 1917 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday August 8, 1980 at the age of 62. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Braddock is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Cowden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<4>
    • Caitlin Clarke     (Actress, instructor)
      • Actress, instructor. She was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 3, 1952 and died in Sewickley (Pennsylvania) on Thursday September 9, 2004 at the age of 52. She is buried at Sewickley Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Pittsburgh is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Cowden.
      • Sewickley is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Cowden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Caitlin Clarke<4>
    • Lloyd Colteryahn     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Brentwood (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 26, 1931 and died in Dunedin (Florida) on Monday May 2, 2011 at the age of 79. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Brentwood is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Cowden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Colteryahn<4>
    • William Russell 'Russ' Craft     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in McEwen (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 15, 1919 and died in Wellsburg (West Virginia) on Monday January 12, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Franklin Cemetery (Brooke County, West Virginia).
      • Wellsburg is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Cowden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Russell 'Russ' Craft<4>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Cowden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Eythe<4>
    • Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Crime figure)
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Stephen Foster     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday July 4, 1826 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday January 13, 1864 at the age of 37. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lawrenceville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Cowden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Foster<4>
    • Thomas A. Franckhauser     (Professional football)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Washington, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cowden to Washington, 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 174 miles [280 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 194 miles [312.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,967 miles [9,603 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,685 miles [10,758.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,561 miles [7,340.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Washington County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cowden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cowden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3178, Longitude: -80.1970       In this case, the coordinates for Cowden 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>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 Cowden 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 309.717 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.732 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.56 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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