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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dawson 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 Dawson:
    • 40.701732, -80.403120
    • 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
  • 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 Dawson ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Dawson.

There are three communities within Pennsylvania that are also named Dawson.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 25 communities, 26 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Cambria County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Dawson [Cambria County].
    • Fayette County
      • This Dawson is located in Fayette County and lies 59 miles [95 km]<2> to the southeast of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Dawson.
    • Forest County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Dawson [Forest County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • DeKalb County
      • This Dawson is located in DeKalb County and lies 535 miles [861 km]<2> to the southwest of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Dawson.
    • Georgia
      • Terrell County
      • This Dawson is located in Terrell County and lies 656 miles [1,055.7 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Terrell County community of Dawson.
    • Illinois
      • Sangamon County
      • This Dawson is located in Sangamon County and lies 480 miles [772.5 km]<2> to the west of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sangamon County community of Dawson.
    • Indiana
      • Warrick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Dawson [Warrick County].
    • Iowa
      • Dallas County
      • This Dawson is located in Dallas County and lies 720 miles [1,158.7 km]<2> to the west of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Dawson.
    • Kentucky
      • Hopkins County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Dawson [Hopkins County].
    • Manitoba
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Maryland
      • Allegany County
      • This Dawson is located in Allegany County and lies 114 miles [183.5 km]<2> to the southeast of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Dawson.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Dawson is located in Worcester County and lies 456 miles [733.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Dawson.
    • Michigan
      • Genesee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Dawson [Genesee County].
    • Minnesota
      • Lac qui Parle County
      • This Dawson is located in Lac qui Parle County and lies 842 miles [1,355.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lac qui Parle County community of Dawson.
    • Missouri
      • Nodaway County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Dawson [Nodaway County].
      • Wright County
      • This Dawson is located in Wright County and lies 681 miles [1,096 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wright County community of Dawson.
    • Montana
      • Silver Bow County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Dawson [Silver Bow County].
    • Nebraska
      • Richardson County
      • This Dawson is located in Richardson County and lies 810 miles [1,303.6 km]<2> to the west of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richardson County community of Dawson.
    • New Mexico
      • Colfax County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Dawson [Colfax County].
    • North Carolina
      • Lenoir County
      • This Dawson is located in Lenoir County and lies 399 miles [642.1 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lenoir County community of Dawson.
    • North Dakota
      • Kidder County
      • This Dawson is located in Kidder County and lies 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kidder County community of Dawson.
    • Ohio
      • Shelby County
      • This Dawson is located in Shelby County and lies 207 miles [333.1 km]<2> to the west of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Dawson.
    • Oklahoma
      • Tulsa County
      • This Dawson is located in Tulsa County and lies 893 miles [1,437.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tulsa County community of Dawson.
    • Oregon
      • Benton County
      • This Dawson is located in Benton County and lies 2,177 miles [3,503.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Dawson.
    • Texas
      • Navarro County
      • This Dawson is located in Navarro County and lies 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Navarro County community of Dawson.
    • Virginia
      • Hanover County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Dawson [Hanover County].
    • West Virginia
      • Greenbrier County
      • This Dawson is located in Greenbrier County and lies 197 miles [317 km]<2> to the south of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenbrier County community of Dawson.
    • Yukon
      • This Dawson lies 2,816 miles [4,531.9 km]<2> to the northwest of the Dawson that is located in Beaver County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dawson

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dawson ...

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.

  • Beaver [Beaver County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
    • Beaver [Beaver County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Dawson
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,266 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beaver<5>
  • Blackhawk [Beaver County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blackhawk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackhawk
    • Blackhawk [Beaver County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Dawson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackhawk
  • Doctor Heights [Beaver County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doctor Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doctor Heights
    • Doctor Heights [Beaver County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Dawson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doctor Heights
  • Five Points [Beaver County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Beaver County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Dawson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Georgetown [Beaver County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Beaver County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Dawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 162 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<5>
    • Glasgow [Beaver County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glasgow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glasgow
      • Glasgow [Beaver County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Dawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 58 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glasgow
    • Industry [Beaver County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Industry
      • Industry [Beaver County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Dawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Industry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Industry<5>
    • Josephtown [Beaver County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Josephtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Josephtown
      • Josephtown [Beaver County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Dawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Josephtown
    • Marion Hill [Beaver County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion Hill
      • Marion Hill [Beaver County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Dawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion Hill
    • Merrill [Beaver County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrill
      • Merrill [Beaver County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Dawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrill
    • Riverview [Beaver County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverview have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverview
      • Riverview [Beaver County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Dawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverview
    • Rowtown [Beaver County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rowtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rowtown
      • Rowtown [Beaver County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Dawson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rowtown
    • Shippingport [Beaver County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shippingport have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shippingport
      • Shippingport [Beaver County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Dawson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 189 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shippingport

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. 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Dawson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Wesley Bennett<6>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Dawson.
      • Lawrenceville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Dawson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Brockett<6>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Dawson.
      • Sewickley is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Dawson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Caitlin Clarke<6>
    • Joseph Stephen 'JS' Cullinan     (Founder of Texaco)
      • Founder of Texaco. He was born in Pulaski (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 31, 1860 and died in Palo Alto (California) on Thursday March 11, 1937 at the age of 76. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Pulaski is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Dawson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Stephen 'JS' Cullinan<6>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Dawson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Eythe<6>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Dawson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Foster<6>
    • Thomas A. Franckhauser     (Professional football)
    • Ralph Goldston, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Campbell (Ohio) on Monday February 25, 1929 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Saturday July 9, 2011 at the age of 82. He is buried at Tod Homestead Cemetery (Mahoning County, Ohio).
      • Campbell is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Dawson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Goldston, Sr.<6>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Dawson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter<6>
    • Tony Lip     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Beaver Falls (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 30, 1930 and died in Teaneck (New Jersey) on Friday January 4, 2013 at the age of 82. He is buried at Maryrest Cemetery (Bergen County, New Jersey).
      • Beaver Falls is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Dawson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Lip<6>
    • Fred McCarren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Butler (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 12, 1951 and died in Butler (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 2, 2006 at the age of 55. He is buried at North Side Cemetery (Butler County, Pennsylvania).
      • Butler is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Dawson.
      • Butler is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Dawson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred McCarren<6>

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

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

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    • Beaver, which is the Seat of Beaver County and lies just to the East.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 187 miles [300.9 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Dawson to Harrisburg, with an average speed<7>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 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 217 miles [349.2 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<8> 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).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,678 miles [10,747.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,554 miles [7,329 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Dawson. 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>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Dawson 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.
<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- Dawson) 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 Dawson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dawson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dawson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7017, Longitude: -80.4031       In this case, the coordinates for Dawson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Dawson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.825 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.914 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.514 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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