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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 Dayton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dayton 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 Dayton:
    • 40.576753, -76.648576
    • 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 Dayton
  • 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 Dayton ...

We have found 50 communities that share the name Dayton.

There is one other community in Pennsylvania which is also named Dayton.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another 48 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 48 communities, 47 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Dayton, we know of another community located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Armstrong County
      • This Dayton is located in Armstrong County and lies 137 miles [220.5 km]<1> to the west of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Armstrong County community of Dayton.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Marengo County
      • This Dayton is located in Marengo County and lies 832 miles [1,339 km]<1> to the southwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marengo County community of Dayton.
    • Arkansas
      • Sebastian County
      • This Dayton is located in Sebastian County and lies 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sebastian County community of Dayton.
    • California
      • Butte County
      • This Dayton is located in Butte County and lies 2,362 miles [3,801.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butte County community of Dayton.
    • Idaho
      • Franklin County
      • This Dayton is located in Franklin County and lies 1,821 miles [2,930.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Dayton.
    • Illinois
      • Henry County
      • This Dayton is located in Henry County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<1> to the west of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Dayton.
      • La Salle County
      • This Dayton is located in La Salle County and lies 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the west of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Salle County community of Dayton.
    • Indiana
      • Tippecanoe County
      • This Dayton is located in Tippecanoe County and lies 531 miles [854.6 km]<1> to the west of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tippecanoe County community of Dayton.
    • Iowa
      • Iowa County
      • This Dayton is located in Iowa County and lies 810 miles [1,303.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iowa County community of Dayton.
      • Page County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Iowa community of Dayton [Page County].
      • Webster County
      • This Dayton is located in Webster County and lies 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster County community of Dayton.
    • Kansas
      • Bourbon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Dayton [Bourbon County].
      • Dickinson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Dayton [Dickinson County].
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Dayton [Jefferson County].
      • Labette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Dayton [Labette County].
      • Marshall County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Dayton [Marshall County].
      • Osage County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Dayton [Osage County].
      • Shawnee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Dayton [Shawnee County].
    • Kentucky
      • Campbell County
      • This Dayton is located in Campbell County and lies 426 miles [685.6 km]<1> to the west of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Campbell County community of Dayton.
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Dayton is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Dayton.
    • Maine
      • York County
      • This Dayton is located in York County and lies 372 miles [598.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Dayton.
    • Maryland
      • Howard County
      • This Dayton is located in Howard County and lies 94 miles [151.3 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Dayton.
    • Michigan
      • Berrien County
      • This Dayton is located in Berrien County and lies 515 miles [828.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Berrien County community of Dayton.
      • Tuscola County
      • This Dayton is located in Tuscola County and lies 394 miles [634.1 km] to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscola County community of Dayton.
    • Minnesota
      • Hennepin County
      • This Dayton is located in Hennepin County and lies 906 miles [1,458.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hennepin County community of Dayton.
    • Mississippi
      • Amite County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Dayton [Amite County].
    • Missouri
      • Cass County
      • This Dayton is located in Cass County and lies 943 miles [1,517.6 km]<1> to the west of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Dayton.
      • Newton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Dayton [Newton County].
    • Montana
      • Lake County
      • This Dayton is located in Lake County and lies 1,908 miles [3,070.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Dayton.
    • Nevada
      • Lyon County
      • This Dayton is located in Lyon County and lies 2,253 miles [3,625.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lyon County community of Dayton.
    • New Jersey
      • Middlesex County
      • This Dayton is located in Middlesex County and lies 113 miles [181.9 km]<1> to the east of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Dayton.
    • New Mexico
      • Eddy County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Dayton [Eddy County].
    • New York
      • Cattaraugus County
      • This Dayton is located in Cattaraugus County and lies 175 miles [281.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cattaraugus County community of Dayton.
    • North Carolina
      • Durham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Dayton [Durham County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Dayton lies 584 miles [939.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Ohio
      • Greene County
      • This Dayton is located in Greene County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<1> to the west of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Dayton.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Dayton is located in Montgomery County and lies 401 miles [645.3 km] to the west of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Dayton.
    • Ontario
      • This Dayton lies 514 miles [827.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
    • Oregon
      • Yamhill County
      • This Dayton is located in Yamhill County and lies 2,337 miles [3,761 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yamhill County community of Dayton.
    • Tennessee
      • Rhea County
      • This Dayton is located in Rhea County and lies 574 miles [923.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rhea County community of Dayton.
    • Texas
      • Liberty County
      • This Dayton is located in Liberty County and lies 1,255 miles [2,019.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Liberty County community of Dayton.
    • Virginia
      • Rockingham County
      • This Dayton is located in Rockingham County and lies 192 miles [309 km]<1> to the southwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Dayton.
    • Washington
      • Clark County
      • This Dayton is located in Clark County and lies 2,304 miles [3,707.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Dayton.
      • Columbia County
      • This Dayton is located in Columbia County and lies 2,084 miles [3,353.9 km] to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Dayton.
      • Mason County
      • This Dayton is located in Mason County and lies 2,326 miles [3,743.3 km] to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Dayton.
    • West Virginia
      • Harrison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Dayton [Harrison County].
      • Preston County
      • This Dayton is located in Preston County and lies 178 miles [286.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Preston County community of Dayton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Green County
      • This Dayton is located in Green County and lies 680 miles [1,094.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Green County community of Dayton.
    • Wyoming
      • Sheridan County
      • This Dayton is located in Sheridan County and lies 1,571 miles [2,528.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Dayton that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sheridan County community of Dayton.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Australia
      • Distance: 11,504 miles [18,513.9 km]<1> to the northwest
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dayton

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dayton ...

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.

  • Big Run [Dauphin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
    • Big Run [Dauphin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Dayton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
  • Carsonville [Dauphin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carsonville
    • Carsonville [Dauphin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Dayton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carsonville
  • Elizabethville [Dauphin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabethville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabethville
    • Elizabethville [Dauphin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Dayton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,494 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabethville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabethville<5>
  • Fearnot [Schuylkill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fearnot have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fearnot
    • Fearnot [Schuylkill County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Dayton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fearnot
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Gold Mine [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Mine
      • Gold Mine [Lebanon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold Mine
    • Green Point [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Point have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Point
      • Green Point [Lebanon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Point
    • Greenfield [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Dauphin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Hebe [Northumberland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebe
      • Hebe [Northumberland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebe
    • Klingerstown [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Klingerstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Klingerstown
      • Klingerstown [Schuylkill County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Klingerstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Klingerstown<5>
    • Murray [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Lebanon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
    • Rough and Ready [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rough and Ready have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rough and Ready
      • Rough and Ready [Schuylkill County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rough and Ready
    • Spring Glen [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Glen
      • Spring Glen [Schuylkill County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Glen
    • Tower City [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tower City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tower City
      • Tower City [Schuylkill County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Dayton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,277 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tower City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tower City<5>
    • Twin Grove Park [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Grove Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Grove Park
      • Twin Grove Park [Lebanon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Dayton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Grove Park

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 Dayton. 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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    • Albert J. 'Ali Baba' Babartsky     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Monday April 19, 1915 and died in Dayton (Ohio) on Sunday December 29, 2002 at the age of 87. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio).
      • Shenandoah is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert J. 'Ali Baba' Babartsky<6>
    • Gary S. Becker     (Nobel Prize winning economist, author)
      • Nobel Prize winning economist, author. He was born in Pottsville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday December 2, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday May 3, 2014 at the age of 83. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Pottsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary S. Becker<6>
    • Walter Allen 'Heavy' Blair     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Landrus (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 13, 1883 and died in Lewisburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 20, 1948 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lewisburg Cemetery (Union County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lewisburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Allen 'Heavy' Blair<6>
    • Stanley Anthony 'Stan' Coveleski     (Major League Baseball)
    • Samuel Byrem 'Red' Crane     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) on Thursday September 13, 1894 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday November 12, 1955 at the age of 61. He is buried at Hillside Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Harrisburg is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Byrem 'Red' Crane<6>
    • John 'Johnny Dio' Dioguardi     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (New York) on Wednesday April 29, 1914 and died in Lewisburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 12, 1979 at the age of 64. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Lewisburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Johnny Dio' Dioguardi<6>
    • Michael 'Mickey' Doolin     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ashland (Pennsylvania) on Friday May 7, 1880 and died in Orlando (Florida) on Thursday November 1, 1951 at the age of 71.
      • Ashland is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael 'Mickey' Doolin<6>
    • Jimmy Dorsey     (Big band leader, musician, actor)
      • Big band leader, musician, actor. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Monday February 29, 1904 (which is Leap Day) and died in Fairfield (Connecticut) on Wednesday June 12, 1957 at the age of 53.
      • Shenandoah is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dorsey<6>
    • Tommy Dorsey     (Big band leader, musician)
      • Big band leader, musician. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Sunday November 19, 1905 and died in Greenwich (Connecticut) on Monday November 26, 1956 at the age of 51. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Shenandoah is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Dorsey<6>
    • Elisha Albright Hoffman     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Orwigsburg (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 7, 1839 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday November 25, 1929 at the age of 90. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Orwigsburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elisha Albright Hoffman<6>
    • William Harrison 'Billy' Myers     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Enola (Pennsylvania) on Sunday August 14, 1910 and died in Carlisle (Pennsylvania) on Monday April 10, 1995 at the age of 84.
      • Enola is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Dayton.
      • Carlisle is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the southwest of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Harrison 'Billy' Myers<6>
    • John Henry O'Hara     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Pottsville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday January 31, 1905 and died in Princeton (New Jersey) on Saturday April 11, 1970 at the age of 65. He is buried at Princeton Cemetery (Mercer County, New Jersey).
      • Pottsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Henry O'Hara<6>
    • Fran Rogel     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in North Braddock (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 12, 1927 and died in Richland (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 3, 2002 at the age of 74. He is buried at All Saints Braddock Catholic Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Richland is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Dayton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fran Rogel<6>

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

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

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    • Harrisburg, which is the Seat of Dauphin County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Dayton to Harrisburg, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the south southwest (SSW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 117 miles [188.3 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,810 miles [9,350.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,521 miles [10,494.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,397 miles [7,076.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Dayton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dayton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5768, Longitude: -76.6486       In this case, the coordinates for Dayton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Dayton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Dayton 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.
<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 Dayton 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 307.537 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.30 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.879 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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