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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 Cyrus, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cyrus 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 Cyrus:
    • 41.239782, -79.809219
    • 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 Cyrus
  • 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 Cyrus ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Cyrus.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cyrus is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Ness County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Ness County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ness County community of Cyrus.
      • Trego County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Cyrus [Trego County].
    • Kentucky
      • Magoffin County
      • This Cyrus is located in Magoffin County and lies 293 miles [471.5 km]<3> to the southwest of the Cyrus that is located in Venango County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cyrus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Magoffin County community of Cyrus.
    • Minnesota
      • Pope County
      • This Cyrus is located in Pope County and lies 852 miles [1,371.2 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Cyrus that is located in Venango County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cyrus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pope County community of Cyrus.
    • Missouri
      • Stoddard County
      • This Cyrus is located in Stoddard County and lies 634 miles [1,020.3 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Cyrus that is located in Venango County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cyrus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stoddard County community of Cyrus.
    • Nebraska
      • Cheyenne County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Cheyenne County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheyenne County community of Cyrus.
    • North Carolina
      • Onslow County
      • This Cyrus is located in Onslow County and lies 466 miles [750 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Cyrus that is located in Venango County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cyrus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Onslow County community of Cyrus.
    • Texas
      • Bosque County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Cyrus [Bosque County].
    • West Virginia
      • Roane County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Cyrus [Roane County].
      • Wayne County
      • This Cyrus is located in Wayne County and lies 250 miles [402.3 km]<3> to the southwest of the Cyrus that is located in Venango County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cyrus
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Cyrus.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cyrus ...

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.

  • Ajax [Venango County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ajax have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ajax
    • Ajax [Venango County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the north of Cyrus
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ajax
  • Cherry Valley [Butler County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Valley
    • Cherry Valley [Butler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the south of Cyrus
    • Estimated population in 2019: 62 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Valley
  • Coal City [Venango County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal City
    • Coal City [Venango County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Cyrus
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal City
  • Five Points [Venango County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Venango County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Cyrus
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Lisbon [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Venango County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the south of Cyrus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
    • Nectarine [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nectarine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nectarine
      • Nectarine [Venango County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southwest of Cyrus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nectarine
    • Pearl [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Venango County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the west of Cyrus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl
    • Pecan [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pecan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pecan
      • Pecan [Venango County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Cyrus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pecan
    • Riddle Crossroads [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riddle Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riddle Crossroads
      • Riddle Crossroads [Venango County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southwest of Cyrus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riddle Crossroads
    • Rockland [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockland
      • Rockland [Venango County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Cyrus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockland
    • Sandy Point [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Point
      • Sandy Point [Butler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the southeast of Cyrus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point

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 Cyrus. 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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    • Donald Foster     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Oil City (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 31, 1889 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday December 23, 1969 at the age of 80. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Oil City is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Cyrus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Foster<5>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of Cyrus.
      • Kittanning is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the southeast of Cyrus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte<5>
    • William Drapper Harkins     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. He was born in Titusville (Pennsylvania) on Sunday December 28, 1873 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday March 7, 1951 at the age of 77. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Titusville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Cyrus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Drapper Harkins<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Cyrus.
      • Butler is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Cyrus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred McCarren<5>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Cyrus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossee Freeman Schreckengost<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Cyrus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<5>
    • Terry 'Cotton Top' Turner     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Sandy Lake (Pennsylvania) on Monday February 28, 1881 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday July 18, 1960 at the age of 79. He is buried at Knollwood Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Sandy Lake is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of Cyrus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry 'Cotton Top' Turner<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Franklin, which is the Seat of Venango County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<3> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Cyrus to Franklin, with an average speed<6> 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 166 miles [267.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). 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 218 miles [350.8 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,911 miles [9,512.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,632 miles [10,673.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,507 miles [7,253.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Venango County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Venango County: www.co.venango.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cyrus, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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 Cyrus 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.
<3>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- Cyrus) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cyrus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.2398, Longitude: -79.8092       In this case, the coordinates for Cyrus have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>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.
<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 Cyrus 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 309.427 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.544 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.043 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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