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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 Dawn Acres, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dawn Acres 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 Dawn Acres:
    • 41.337583, -75.507130
    • 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 Dawn Acres
  • 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 Dawn Acres ...

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.

  • Daleville [Lackawanna County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Daleville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daleville
    • Daleville [Lackawanna County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Dawn Acres
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daleville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daleville<3>
  • Elmdale [Lackawanna County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmdale
    • Elmdale [Lackawanna County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Dawn Acres
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmdale
  • Fells Corners [Lackawanna County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fells Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fells Corners
    • Fells Corners [Lackawanna County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Dawn Acres
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fells Corners
  • Harmony Hills [Lackawanna County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Hills
    • Harmony Hills [Lackawanna County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Dawn Acres
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Hills
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    • Maple Lake [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Lake
      • Maple Lake [Lackawanna County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Dawn Acres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Lake
    • Moscow [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
      • Moscow [Lackawanna County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Dawn Acres
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,035 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow<3>
    • Quicktown [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quicktown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quicktown
      • Quicktown [Lackawanna County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Dawn Acres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quicktown
    • Rockdale [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdale
      • Rockdale [Lackawanna County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Dawn Acres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockdale
    • Spring Brook [Lackawanna County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Brook
      • Spring Brook [Lackawanna County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Dawn Acres
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Brook

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 Dawn Acres. 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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    • Edie Adams     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Kingston (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 16, 1927 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday October 15, 2008 at the age of 81. She is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Kingston is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Dawn Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edie Adams<4>
    • Nick Adams     (Actor, screenwriter)
      • Actor, screenwriter. He was born in Nanticoke (Pennsylvania) on Friday July 10, 1931 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Tueday February 6, 1968 at the age of 36.
      • Nanticoke is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Dawn Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nick Adams<4>
    • Thomas Everett 'Tom' Burns     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Honesdale (Pennsylvania) on Monday March 30, 1857 and died in Jersey City (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 19, 1902 at the age of 45. He is buried at St. Michaels Cemetery (Hampden County, Massachusetts).
      • Honesdale is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Dawn Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Everett 'Tom' Burns<4>
    • Adam Anthony Comorosky     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Swoyersville (Pennsylvania) on Saturday December 9, 1905 and died in Swoyersville (Pennsylvania) on Friday March 2, 1951 at the age of 45. He is buried at St. Ignatius Cemetery (Luzerne County, Pennsylvania).
      • Swoyersville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Dawn Acres.
      • Swoyersville is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Dawn Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adam Anthony Comorosky<4>
    • Pete Gray     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nanticoke (Pennsylvania) on Saturday March 6, 1915 and died in Nanticoke (Pennsylvania) on Sunday June 30, 2002 at the age of 87.
      • Nanticoke is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Dawn Acres.
      • Nanticoke is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Dawn Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pete Gray<4>
    • Peter J. 'Pete' Gray     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Nanticoke (Pennsylvania) on Saturday March 6, 1915 and died in Nanticoke (Pennsylvania) on Sunday June 30, 2002 at the age of 87.
      • Nanticoke is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Dawn Acres.
      • Nanticoke is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Dawn Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter J. 'Pete' Gray<4>
    • Hugh Jennings     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pittston (Pennsylvania) on Friday April 2, 1869 and died in Scranton (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 1, 1928 at the age of 58.
      • Pittston is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Dawn Acres.
      • Scranton is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Dawn Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Jennings<4>
    • Russell Johnson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Ashley (Pennsylvania) on Monday November 10, 1924 and died in Bainbridge Island (Washington) on Thursday January 16, 2014 at the age of 89.
      • Ashley is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Dawn Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Johnson<4>
    • Marion Lorne     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in West Pittston (Pennsylvania) on Sunday August 12, 1883 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday May 9, 1968 at the age of 84. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • West Pittston is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Dawn Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marion Lorne<4>
    • Charles Emmett Mack     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Scranton (Pennsylvania) on Sunday November 25, 1900 and died in Riverside (California) on Thursday March 17, 1927 at the age of 26. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Scranton is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Dawn Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Emmett Mack<4>
    • John Albert Macy     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Tueday April 10, 1877 and died in Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 26, 1932 at the age of 55. He is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Stroudsburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Dawn Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Albert Macy<4>
    • Christopher 'Christy' Mathewson     (Major League Baseball)
    • Pat O'Malley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Forest City (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday September 3, 1890 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Saturday May 21, 1966 at the age of 75. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Forest City is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Dawn Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pat O'Malley<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Scranton, which is the Seat of Lackawanna County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Dawn Acres to Scranton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 102 miles [164.2 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 186 miles [299.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,731 miles [9,223.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,443 miles [10,369 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,318 miles [6,949.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lackawanna County: www.lackawannacounty.org/

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' (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- Dawn Acres) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dawn Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3376, Longitude: -75.5071       In this case, the coordinates for Dawn Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Dawn Acres 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 306.779 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.563 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.05 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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