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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 Dahoga, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dahoga 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 Dahoga:
    • 41.599228, -78.723917
    • 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 Dahoga
  • 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 Dahoga ...

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.

  • Coontown [McKean County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coontown
    • Coontown [McKean County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Dahoga
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coontown
  • Freeman [McKean County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeman
    • Freeman [McKean County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Dahoga
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeman
  • Glen Hazel [Elk County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Hazel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Hazel
    • Glen Hazel [Elk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Dahoga
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Hazel
  • James City [Elk County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James City
    • James City [Elk County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Dahoga
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for James City<3>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Jo Jo [McKean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jo Jo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jo Jo
      • Jo Jo [McKean County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Dahoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jo Jo
    • Kane [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kane
      • Kane [McKean County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Dahoga
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,446 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kane
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kane<3>
    • Sergeant [McKean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sergeant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sergeant
      • Sergeant [McKean County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Dahoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sergeant
    • Windy City [Elk County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windy City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windy City
      • Windy City [Elk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Dahoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windy 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 Dahoga. 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Dahoga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maryanne Amacher<4>
    • Sherwood Robert 'Sherry' Magee     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Clarendon (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 6, 1884 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 13, 1929 at the age of 44. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Clarendon is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Dahoga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sherwood Robert 'Sherry' Magee<4>
    • George Edward 'Rube' Waddell     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ridgway, which is the Seat of Elk County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Dahoga to Ridgway, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 132 miles [212.4 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 206 miles [331.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,852 miles [9,417.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,571 miles [10,575 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,447 miles [7,156.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Elk County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dahoga. 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>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- Dahoga) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dahoga. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5992, Longitude: -78.7239       In this case, the coordinates for Dahoga 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 Dahoga 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 308.729 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.809 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.404 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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