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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 Curwensville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Curwensville 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 Curwensville:
    • 40.974225, -78.523913
    • 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 Curwensville
  • 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 Curwensville ...

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.

  • Bells Landing [Clearfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bells Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bells Landing
    • Bells Landing [Clearfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Curwensville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bells Landing
  • Boardman [Clearfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boardman have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boardman
    • Boardman [Clearfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Curwensville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boardman
  • Chestnut Grove [Clearfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Grove
    • Chestnut Grove [Clearfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Curwensville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Grove
  • Grampian [Clearfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grampian have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grampian
    • Grampian [Clearfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Curwensville
    • Estimated population in 2019: 325 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grampian
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grampian<3>
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Greenville [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Clearfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Curwensville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Irishtown [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irishtown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irishtown
      • Irishtown [Clearfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Curwensville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irishtown
    • Kellytown [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellytown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellytown
      • Kellytown [Clearfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Curwensville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellytown
    • Krebs [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Krebs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krebs
      • Krebs [Clearfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Curwensville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Krebs
    • Leonard [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leonard have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonard
      • Leonard [Clearfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Curwensville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonard
    • Lumber City [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lumber City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumber City
      • Lumber City [Clearfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Curwensville
      • Estimated population in 2015: 75 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumber City
    • Mount Hope [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Clearfield County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Curwensville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Mount Joy [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Joy have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Joy
      • Mount Joy [Clearfield County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Curwensville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Joy
    • Riverview [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Clearfield County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Curwensville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview

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 Curwensville. 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 ...
    • Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Renovo (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 29, 1910 and died in Punxsutawney (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday October 5, 1994 at the age of 84. He is buried at Morningside Cemetery (Clearfield County, Pennsylvania).
      • Punxsutawney is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Curwensville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble<4>
    • Albert Francis Gionfriddo     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Dysart (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 8, 1922 and died in Solvang (California) on Friday March 14, 2003 at the age of 81. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Dysart is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Curwensville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Francis Gionfriddo<4>

How Far From Curwensville to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clearfield, which is the Seat of Clearfield County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 98 miles [157.7 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Curwensville to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 163 miles [262.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,870 miles [9,446.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,587 miles [10,600.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,463 miles [7,182.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Clearfield County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clearfield County: www.clearfieldco.org/

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 '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- Curwensville) 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 Curwensville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Curwensville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Curwensville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9742, Longitude: -78.5239       In this case, the coordinates for Curwensville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Curwensville 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 308.649 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.621 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.558 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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