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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 Daylesford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Daylesford 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 Daylesford:
    • 40.038997, -75.460196
    • 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 Daylesford
  • 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 Daylesford ...

We have found one communities that share the name Daylesford.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Daylesford is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there is another community also named Daylesford in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Daylesford lies 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Daylesford that is located in Chester County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daylesford

Curious and Interesting Names Near Daylesford ...

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.

  • Deepdale [Chester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deepdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deepdale
    • Deepdale [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Daylesford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deepdale
  • Echo Valley [Delaware County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Valley
    • Echo Valley [Delaware County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Daylesford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Valley
  • Glen Craig [Chester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Craig have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Craig
    • Glen Craig [Chester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Daylesford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Craig
  • Green Tree [Chester County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Tree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Tree
    • Green Tree [Chester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Daylesford
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Tree
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Knickerbocker [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knickerbocker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knickerbocker
      • Knickerbocker [Chester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Daylesford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knickerbocker
    • Lees [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lees have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees
      • Lees [Chester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Daylesford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees
    • Leopard [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leopard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leopard
      • Leopard [Chester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Daylesford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leopard
    • Leopard Farms [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leopard Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leopard Farms
      • Leopard Farms [Chester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Daylesford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leopard Farms
    • Leopard Lakes [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leopard Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leopard Lakes
      • Leopard Lakes [Chester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Daylesford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leopard Lakes
    • Ronnie Park [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ronnie Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ronnie Park
      • Ronnie Park [Chester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Daylesford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ronnie Park
    • Sugartown [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugartown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugartown
      • Sugartown [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Daylesford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugartown
    • Trinity House [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity House have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity House
      • Trinity House [Chester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Daylesford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity House
    • Whitehorse [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitehorse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitehorse
      • Whitehorse [Chester County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Daylesford
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitehorse

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 Daylesford. 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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    • David Hayes Agnew     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Christiana (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 24, 1818 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 22, 1892 at the age of 73. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Christiana is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Daylesford.
      • Philadelphia is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Daylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Hayes Agnew<3>
    • Lloyd Alexander     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Drexel Hill (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 17, 2007 at the age of 83. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Daylesford.
      • Drexel Hill is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Daylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Alexander<3>
    • William Law Anderson     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in North Berwick (Scotland) on Tueday October 21, 1879 and died in Chestnut Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 25, 1910 at the age of 31. He is buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Chestnut Hill is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the east of Daylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Law Anderson<3>
    • Edward Enoch 'Jersey' Bakeley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Blackwood (New Jersey) on Sunday April 17, 1864 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 17, 1915 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenmount Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Blackwood is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Daylesford.
      • Philadelphia is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Daylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Enoch 'Jersey' Bakeley<3>
    • Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Bala-Cynwyd (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 15, 1892 and died in Toul (France) on Saturday December 21, 1918 at the age of 26. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Bala-Cynwyd is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Daylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker<3>
    • Samuel Barber     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in West Chester (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 9, 1910 and died in New York (New York) on Friday January 23, 1981 at the age of 70. He is buried at Oaklands Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • West Chester is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Daylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Barber<3>
    • James Barton     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Gloucester City (New Jersey) on Saturday November 1, 1890 and died in Mineola (New York) on Wednesday December 19, 1962 at the age of 72. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Gloucester City is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Daylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Barton<3>
    • Charles J. Bastian     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 4, 1860 and died in Pennsauken (New Jersey) on Monday January 18, 1932 at the age of 71. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Daylesford.
      • Pennsauken is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Daylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles J. Bastian<3>
    • Robert Montgomery Bird     (Playwright)
      • Playwright. He was born in New Castle (Delaware) on Wednesday February 5, 1806 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 23, 1854 at the age of 47. He is buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • New Castle is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Daylesford.
      • Philadelphia is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Daylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Montgomery Bird<3>
    • Daniel Boone     (Frontiersman)
      • Frontiersman. He was born in Birdsboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 2, 1734 and died in Defiance (Missouri) on Tueday September 26, 1820 at the age of 85. He is buried at Frankfort Cemetery (Franklin County, Kentucky).
      • Birdsboro is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Daylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daniel Boone<3>
    • Joseph Emley Borden     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Jacobstown (New Jersey) on Tueday May 9, 1854 and died in Yeadon (Pennsylvania) on Monday October 14, 1929 at the age of 75. He is buried at Oaklands Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Yeadon is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Daylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Emley Borden<3>
    • Peter Boyle     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Norristown (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 18, 1935 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday December 12, 2006 at the age of 71. He is buried at Green River Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Norristown is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast of Daylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Boyle<3>
    • Carroll William Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Woodbury (New Jersey) on Wednesday February 2, 1887 and died in Burlington (New Jersey) on Tueday February 8, 1977 at the age of 90. He is buried at Laurel Memorial Park (Atlantic County, New Jersey).
      • Woodbury is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Daylesford.
      • Burlington is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the east of Daylesford.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carroll William Brown<3>

How Far From Daylesford to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Daylesford to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • West Chester, which is the Seat of Chester County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Daylesford to West Chester, with an average speed<4> 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 76 miles [122.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 115 miles [185.1 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,783 miles [9,306.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,489 miles [10,443 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,366 miles [7,026.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Chester County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Chester County: www.chesco.org/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Daylesford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Daylesford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0390, Longitude: -75.4602       In this case, the coordinates for Daylesford 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>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 Daylesford 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 306.871 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.461 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.585 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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