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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 Dauphin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dauphin 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 Dauphin:
    • 40.369254, -76.931086
    • 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 Dauphin
  • 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 Dauphin ...

We have found two communities that share the name Dauphin.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Dauphin is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Manitoba
      • This Dauphin lies 1,330 miles [2,140.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Dauphin that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dauphin
    • Texas
      • Henderson County
      • This Dauphin is located in Henderson County and lies 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Dauphin that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dauphin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Dauphin.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dauphin ...

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.

  • Cove [Perry County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cove
    • Cove [Perry County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Dauphin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cove
  • Ellendale Forge [Dauphin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ellendale Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ellendale Forge
    • Ellendale Forge [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Dauphin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ellendale Forge
  • Enola [Cumberland County]
  • Fort Hunter [Dauphin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Hunter
    • Fort Hunter [Dauphin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Dauphin
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Hunter
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    • Glenvale [Perry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenvale
      • Glenvale [Perry County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Dauphin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenvale
    • Haven Croft [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haven Croft have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haven Croft
      • Haven Croft [Dauphin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Dauphin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haven Croft
    • Marysville [Perry County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marysville
      • Marysville [Perry County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Dauphin
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,559 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marysville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marysville<3>
    • Overview [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overview
      • Overview [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Dauphin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overview
    • Rockville [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Dauphin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Dauphin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Singersville [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Singersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Singersville
      • Singersville [Dauphin County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Dauphin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Singersville
    • Stone Glen [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Glen
      • Stone Glen [Dauphin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Dauphin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Glen
    • Summerdale [Cumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerdale
      • Summerdale [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Dauphin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerdale

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 Dauphin. 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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    • Walter C. 'Walt' Brown     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Springfield (New York) on Saturday December 30, 1911 and died in Carlisle (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 29, 1951 at the age of 39. He is buried at St. Charles RC Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Carlisle is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Dauphin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter C. 'Walt' Brown<4>
    • Samuel Byrem 'Red' Crane     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) on Thursday September 13, 1894 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday November 12, 1955 at the age of 61. He is buried at Hillside Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Harrisburg is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Dauphin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Byrem 'Red' Crane<4>
    • G. Alan Dawson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Marietta (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 14, 1929 and died in Lexington (Massachusetts) on Friday February 23, 1996 at the age of 66. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Marietta is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Dauphin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: G. Alan Dawson<4>
    • William Harrison 'Billy' Myers     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Enola (Pennsylvania) on Sunday August 14, 1910 and died in Carlisle (Pennsylvania) on Monday April 10, 1995 at the age of 84.
      • Enola is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Dauphin.
      • Carlisle is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Dauphin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Harrison 'Billy' Myers<4>
    • Carl Scheib     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gratz (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 1, 1927 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Saturday March 24, 2018 at the age of 91.
      • Gratz is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Dauphin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Scheib<4>
    • Helen Twelvetrees     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Middletown (Pennsylvania) on Thursday February 13, 1958 at the age of 49. She is buried at Middletown Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Middletown is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Dauphin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Twelvetrees<4>
    • Lewis De Witt 'Snake' Wiltse     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bouckville (New York) on Tueday December 5, 1871 and died in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) on Saturday August 25, 1928 at the age of 56. He is buried at Paxtang Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Harrisburg is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Dauphin.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lewis De Witt 'Snake' Wiltse<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Harrisburg, which is the Seat of Dauphin County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies just to the south southeast (SSE).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 101 miles [162.5 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Dauphin to White House, 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 shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,831 miles [9,384.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,542 miles [10,528.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,417 miles [7,108.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Dauphin County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dauphin) 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 Dauphin. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dauphin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dauphin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3693, Longitude: -76.9311       In this case, the coordinates for Dauphin 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 Dauphin 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 307.723 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.479 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.088 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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