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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 Dagus, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dagus 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 Dagus:
    • 41.361728, -78.615857
    • 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 Dagus
  • 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 Dagus ...

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.

  • Boot Jack [Elk County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boot Jack have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boot Jack
    • Boot Jack [Elk County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Dagus
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boot Jack
  • Brandy Camp [Elk County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brandy Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brandy Camp
    • Brandy Camp [Elk County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Dagus
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brandy Camp
  • Challenge [Elk County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Challenge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Challenge
    • Challenge [Elk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Dagus
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Challenge
  • Coal Hollow [Elk County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Hollow
    • Coal Hollow [Elk County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Dagus
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Hollow
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Earlyville [Elk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earlyville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earlyville
      • Earlyville [Elk County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Dagus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earlyville
    • Five Points [Elk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
      • Five Points [Elk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Dagus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
    • Four Points [Elk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Points have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Points
      • Four Points [Elk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Dagus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Points
    • Grandview [Elk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
      • Grandview [Elk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Dagus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
    • Lynchville [Elk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynchville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynchville
      • Lynchville [Elk County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Dagus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynchville
    • Squab Hollow [Elk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Squab Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squab Hollow
      • Squab Hollow [Elk County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Dagus
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squab Hollow

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 Dagus. 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 ...
    • Maryanne Amacher     (Composer)
      • Composer. She was born in Kane (Pennsylvania) on Friday February 25, 1938 and died in Rhinebeck (New York) on Thursday October 22, 2009 at the age of 71. She is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Kane is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Dagus.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maryanne Amacher<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ridgway, which is the Seat of Elk County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 117 miles [188.3 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Dagus to Harrisburg, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 189 miles [304.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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 5,857 miles [9,425.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,576 miles [10,583 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,452 miles [7,164.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Elk County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Elk County: www.co.elk.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dagus) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dagus. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3617, Longitude: -78.6159       In this case, the coordinates for Dagus 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 Dagus 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 308.679 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.715 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.448 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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