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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 Darby, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Darby 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 Darby:
    • 39.917776, -75.255960
    • 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 Darby
  • 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 Darby ...

We have found eleven communities that share the name Darby.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Darby is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another eleven communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eleven communities, ten are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Pasco County
      • This Darby is located in Pasco County and lies 894 miles [1,438.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Darby that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darby
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pasco County community of Darby.
    • Idaho
      • Teton County
      • This Darby is located in Teton County and lies 1,846 miles [2,970.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Darby that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darby
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Teton County community of Darby.
    • Iowa
      • Appanoose 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 Iowa community of Darby [Appanoose County].
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan 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 Kentucky community of Darby [Harlan County].
      • Warren County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Darby [Warren County].
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Martin Parish
      • This Darby is located in Saint Martin Parish and lies 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Darby that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darby
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Martin Parish community of Darby.
    • Montana
      • Ravalli County
      • This Darby is located in Ravalli County and lies 1,990 miles [3,202.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Darby that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darby
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ravalli County community of Darby.
    • North Carolina
      • Wilkes County
      • This Darby is located in Wilkes County and lies 428 miles [688.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Darby that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darby
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilkes County community of Darby.
    • North Dakota
      • Ramsey County
      • This Darby is located in Ramsey County and lies 1,300 miles [2,092.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Darby that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darby
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ramsey County community of Darby.
    • Quebec
      • This Darby lies 401 miles [645.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Darby that is located in Delaware County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darby
    • West Virginia
      • Boone 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 Darby [Boone County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Darby ...

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.

  • Bywood [Delaware County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bywood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bywood
    • Bywood [Delaware County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Darby
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bywood
  • Californian [Delaware County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Californian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Californian
    • Californian [Delaware County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Darby
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Californian
  • Cedar Park [Philadelphia County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Park
    • Cedar Park [Philadelphia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Darby
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Park
  • Garden Court [Philadelphia County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Court have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Court
    • Garden Court [Philadelphia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Darby
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Court
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    • Grays Ferry [Philadelphia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grays Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grays Ferry
      • Grays Ferry [Philadelphia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Darby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grays Ferry
    • Kellyville [Delaware County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellyville
      • Kellyville [Delaware County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Darby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellyville
    • Lester [Delaware County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lester have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lester
      • Lester [Delaware County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Darby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lester<4>
    • Oak Lane [Delaware County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Lane
      • Oak Lane [Delaware County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Darby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Lane
    • Packer Park [Philadelphia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Packer Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packer Park
      • Packer Park [Philadelphia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Darby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Packer Park
    • Pilgrim Gardens [Delaware County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilgrim Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilgrim Gardens
      • Pilgrim Gardens [Delaware County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Darby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilgrim Gardens
    • Point Breeze [Philadelphia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Breeze have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Breeze
      • Point Breeze [Philadelphia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Darby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Breeze
    • Spruce Hill [Philadelphia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Hill
      • Spruce Hill [Philadelphia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Darby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Hill
    • Summits Edge [Delaware County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summits Edge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summits Edge
      • Summits Edge [Delaware County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Darby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summits Edge
    • University City [Philadelphia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for University City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for University City
      • University City [Philadelphia County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Darby
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on University 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 Darby. 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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    • Lloyd Alexander     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Drexel Hill (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 17, 2007 at the age of 83. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Darby.
      • Drexel Hill is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest of Darby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Alexander<5>
    • William Law Anderson     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in North Berwick (Scotland) on Tueday October 21, 1879 and died in Chestnut Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 25, 1910 at the age of 31. He is buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Chestnut Hill is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Darby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Law Anderson<5>
    • Edward Enoch 'Jersey' Bakeley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Blackwood (New Jersey) on Sunday April 17, 1864 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 17, 1915 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenmount Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Blackwood is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Darby.
      • Philadelphia is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Darby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Enoch 'Jersey' Bakeley<5>
    • Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Bala-Cynwyd (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 15, 1892 and died in Toul (France) on Saturday December 21, 1918 at the age of 26. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Bala-Cynwyd is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Darby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker<5>
    • Samuel Barber     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in West Chester (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 9, 1910 and died in New York (New York) on Friday January 23, 1981 at the age of 70. He is buried at Oaklands Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • West Chester is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Darby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Barber<5>
    • James Barton     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Gloucester City (New Jersey) on Saturday November 1, 1890 and died in Mineola (New York) on Wednesday December 19, 1962 at the age of 72. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Gloucester City is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Darby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Barton<5>
    • Charles J. Bastian     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 4, 1860 and died in Pennsauken (New Jersey) on Monday January 18, 1932 at the age of 71. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Darby.
      • Pennsauken is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Darby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles J. Bastian<5>
    • Robert Montgomery Bird     (Playwright)
      • Playwright. He was born in New Castle (Delaware) on Wednesday February 5, 1806 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 23, 1854 at the age of 47. He is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • New Castle is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Darby.
      • Philadelphia is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Darby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Montgomery Bird<5>
    • Joseph Emley Borden     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Jacobstown (New Jersey) on Tueday May 9, 1854 and died in Yeadon (Pennsylvania) on Monday October 14, 1929 at the age of 75. He is buried at Oaklands Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Yeadon is located Less than 2 miles to the north of Darby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Emley Borden<5>
    • Peter Boyle     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Norristown (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 18, 1935 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday December 12, 2006 at the age of 71. He is buried at Green River Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Norristown is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Darby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Boyle<5>
    • Carroll William Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Woodbury (New Jersey) on Wednesday February 2, 1887 and died in Burlington (New Jersey) on Tueday February 8, 1977 at the age of 90. He is buried at Laurel Memorial Park (Atlantic County, New Jersey).
      • Woodbury is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Darby.
      • Burlington is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Darby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carroll William Brown<5>
    • Lawrence Lloyd Brown, Sr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Sunday November 5, 1944 and died in Chester (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 6, 2008 at the age of 63. He is buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Darby.
      • Chester is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest of Darby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Lloyd Brown, Sr.<5>
    • William Havon 'Bill' Bruton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lisman (Alabama) on Tueday December 22, 1925 and died in Marshallton (Delaware) on Tueday December 5, 1995 at the age of 70. He is buried at Gracelawn Memorial Park (New Castle County, Delaware).
      • Marshallton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Darby.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Havon 'Bill' Bruton<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Media, which is the Seat of Delaware County and lies just to the West.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Darby to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6>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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 118 miles [189.9 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,779 miles [9,300.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,484 miles [10,435 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,361 miles [7,018.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Delaware County: www.co.delaware.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Darby) 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 Darby. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Darby

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Darby. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9178, Longitude: -75.2560    
<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 Darby 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>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Darby 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 306.761 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.317 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.548 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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