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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 Davidson Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Davidson Heights and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Davidson Heights:
    • 40.583400, -80.259783
    • 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 Davidson Heights
  • 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 Davidson Heights ...

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.

  • Byersdale [Beaver County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byersdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byersdale
    • Byersdale [Beaver County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Davidson Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byersdale
  • Economy [Beaver County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Economy have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Economy
    • Economy [Beaver County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Davidson Heights
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,098 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Economy
  • Fairoaks [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairoaks have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairoaks
    • Fairoaks [Allegheny County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Davidson Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairoaks
  • Gringo [Beaver County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gringo
    • Gringo [Beaver County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Davidson Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gringo
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Haysville [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haysville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysville
      • Haysville [Allegheny County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Davidson Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 74 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haysville
    • Independence [Beaver County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Beaver County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Davidson Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Moon [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moon
      • Moon [Allegheny County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Davidson Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon
    • Moon Crest [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moon Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moon Crest
      • Moon Crest [Allegheny County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Davidson Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moon Crest
    • Shields [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shields have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shields
      • Shields [Allegheny County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Davidson Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shields
    • Stoops Ferry [Allegheny County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoops Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoops Ferry
      • Stoops Ferry [Allegheny County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Davidson Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoops Ferry
    • Woodlawn [Beaver County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Beaver County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Davidson Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Davidson Heights. 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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    • Charles Wesley Bennett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Castle (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 21, 1854 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday February 24, 1927 at the age of 72.
      • New Castle is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Davidson Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Wesley Bennett<3>
    • William Dickson Boyce     (Founder of the Boy Scouts of America)
      • Founder of the Boy Scouts of America. He was born in New Texas (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 16, 1858 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday June 11, 1929 at the age of 71. He is buried at Ottawa Ave. Cemetery (La Salle County, Illinois).
      • New Texas is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Davidson Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Dickson Boyce<3>
    • Don Brockett     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Thursday January 30, 1930 and died in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 2, 1995 at the age of 65. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lawrenceville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Davidson Heights.
      • Lawrenceville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Davidson Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Brockett<3>
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
      • Civil rights activist. He was born in Braddock (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 1, 1917 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday August 8, 1980 at the age of 62. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Braddock is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Davidson Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<3>
    • Caitlin Clarke     (Actress, instructor)
      • Actress, instructor. She was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 3, 1952 and died in Sewickley (Pennsylvania) on Thursday September 9, 2004 at the age of 52. She is buried at Sewickley Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Pittsburgh is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Davidson Heights.
      • Sewickley is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Davidson Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Caitlin Clarke<3>
    • Lloyd Colteryahn     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Brentwood (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 26, 1931 and died in Dunedin (Florida) on Monday May 2, 2011 at the age of 79. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Brentwood is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Davidson Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Colteryahn<3>
    • William Russell 'Russ' Craft     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in McEwen (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 15, 1919 and died in Wellsburg (West Virginia) on Monday January 12, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Franklin Cemetery (Brooke County, West Virginia).
      • Wellsburg is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Davidson Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Russell 'Russ' Craft<3>
    • William Eythe     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Mars (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 7, 1918 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday January 26, 1957 at the age of 38. He is buried at St. Peters Cemetery (Butler County, Pennsylvania).
      • Mars is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Davidson Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Eythe<3>
    • Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Crime figure)
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Stephen Foster     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday July 4, 1826 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday January 13, 1864 at the age of 37. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lawrenceville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Davidson Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Foster<3>
    • Thomas A. Franckhauser     (Professional football)
    • Gary Michael Jeter     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at the age of 61.
      • Weirton is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Davidson Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter<3>

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

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

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    • Beaver, which is the Seat of Beaver County and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 178 miles [286.5 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Davidson Heights to Harrisburg, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 206 miles [331.5 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,958 miles [9,588.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,677 miles [10,745.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,553 miles [7,327.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Beaver County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Beaver County: www.co.beaver.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 '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- Davidson Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Davidson Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5834, Longitude: -80.2598       In this case, the coordinates for Davidson Heights 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 Davidson Heights 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 309.743 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.802 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.492 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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