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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 Dawson Run, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dawson Run 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 Dawson Run:
    • 41.536729, -79.439769
    • 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 Dawson Run
  • 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 Dawson Run ...

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.

  • Crystal Springs [Forest County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
    • Crystal Springs [Forest County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Dawson Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
  • Endeavor [Forest County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Endeavor have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Endeavor
    • Endeavor [Forest County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Dawson Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Endeavor
  • Hunter [Forest County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter
    • Hunter [Forest County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Dawson Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter
  • Little Hickory [Forest County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Hickory
    • Little Hickory [Forest County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Dawson Run
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Hickory
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    • Nebraska [Forest County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebraska have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebraska
      • Nebraska [Forest County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Dawson Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nebraska
    • Pithole City [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pithole City have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pithole City
      • Pithole City [Venango County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Dawson Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pithole City
    • Pleasantville [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasantville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasantville
      • Pleasantville [Venango County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Dawson Run
      • Estimated population in 2019: 812 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasantville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasantville<3>
    • President [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for President have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for President
      • President [Venango County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Dawson Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on President
    • Queen [Forest County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen
      • Queen [Forest County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Dawson Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen
    • Stewart Run [Forest County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stewart Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stewart Run
      • Stewart Run [Forest County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Dawson Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stewart Run
    • Whig Hill [Forest County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whig Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whig Hill
      • Whig Hill [Forest County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Dawson Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whig Hill
    • Wolfs Corners [Clarion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfs Corners
      • Wolfs Corners [Clarion County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the south of Dawson Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolfs Corners
    • Yellow Hammer [Forest County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellow Hammer have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Hammer
      • Yellow Hammer [Forest County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Dawson Run
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Hammer

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 Dawson Run. 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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    • Donald Foster     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Oil City (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 31, 1889 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday December 23, 1969 at the age of 80. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Oil City is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Dawson Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Foster<4>
    • William Drapper Harkins     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. He was born in Titusville (Pennsylvania) on Sunday December 28, 1873 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday March 7, 1951 at the age of 77. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Titusville is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Dawson Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Drapper Harkins<4>
    • Guy Jackson Hecker     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Youngsville (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 3, 1856 and died in Wooster (Ohio) on Saturday December 3, 1938 at the age of 82.
      • Youngsville is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Dawson Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Guy Jackson Hecker<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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Dawson Run.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sherwood Robert 'Sherry' Magee<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tionesta, which is the Seat of Forest County and lies just to the South.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 159 miles [255.9 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Dawson Run to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 221 miles [355.7 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,883 miles [9,467.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,604 miles [10,628.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,480 miles [7,209.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Forest County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Dawson Run) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dawson Run. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5367, Longitude: -79.4398       In this case, the coordinates for Dawson Run 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 Dawson Run 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 309.178 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.308 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.759 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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