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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 De La Salle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to De La Salle 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 De La Salle:
    • 40.219300, -75.241600
    • 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 De La Salle
  • 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 De La Salle ...

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.

  • Acorn [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acorn have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acorn
    • Acorn [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of De La Salle
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acorn
  • Clover Crest [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Crest
    • Clover Crest [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of De La Salle
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Crest
  • Cowpath Village [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cowpath Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowpath Village
    • Cowpath Village [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of De La Salle
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowpath Village
  • Eureka [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of De La Salle
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka
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    • Heather Knoll [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heather Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heather Knoll
      • Heather Knoll [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of De La Salle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heather Knoll
    • Helen Marie Court [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helen Marie Court have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helen Marie Court
      • Helen Marie Court [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of De La Salle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helen Marie Court
    • Imperial Arms [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Imperial Arms have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Imperial Arms
      • Imperial Arms [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of De La Salle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Imperial Arms
    • Little Farm Trace Park [Bucks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Farm Trace Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Farm Trace Park
      • Little Farm Trace Park [Bucks County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of De La Salle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Farm Trace Park
    • Merrybrook [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrybrook
      • Merrybrook [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of De La Salle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrybrook
    • Parsons Glen [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parsons Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsons Glen
      • Parsons Glen [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of De La Salle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsons Glen
    • Spring House [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring House have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring House
      • Spring House [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of De La Salle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring House
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring House<3>
    • Squires Knoll [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Squires Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Squires Knoll
      • Squires Knoll [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of De La Salle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Squires Knoll
    • Three Tuns [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Tuns have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Tuns
      • Three Tuns [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of De La Salle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Tuns
    • Winners Circle [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winners Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winners Circle
      • Winners Circle [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of De La Salle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winners Circle
    • Wooded Pond [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wooded Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wooded Pond
      • Wooded Pond [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of De La Salle
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wooded Pond

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 De La Salle. 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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    • Jean Acker     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Sunday October 23, 1892 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 16, 1978 at the age of 85.
      • Trenton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of De La Salle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean Acker<4>
    • Clifford Adams     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Monday September 8, 1952 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Monday January 12, 2015 at the age of 62. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Mercer County, New Jersey).
      • Trenton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of De La Salle.
      • Trenton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of De La Salle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifford Adams<4>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the south of De La Salle.
      • Drexel Hill is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of De La Salle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Alexander<4>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of De La Salle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Law Anderson<4>
    • George Antheil     (Composer, inventor)
      • Composer, inventor. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Sunday July 8, 1900 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday February 12, 1959 at the age of 58.
      • Trenton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of De La Salle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Antheil<4>
    • Peter William Appleton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Terryville (Connecticut) on Friday May 20, 1904 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Friday January 18, 1974 at the age of 69. He is buried at St. Gertrudes Cemetery (Middlesex County, New Jersey).
      • Trenton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of De La Salle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<4>
    • Joe Auer     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Saturday October 11, 1941 and died in Winter Park (Florida) on Saturday March 9, 2019 at the age of 77. He is buried at Glen Haven Memorial Park (Orange County, Florida).
      • Trenton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of De La Salle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Auer<4>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the south of De La Salle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of De La Salle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Barber<4>
    • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the south of De La Salle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Barton<4>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the south of De La Salle.
      • Pennsauken is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of De La Salle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles J. Bastian<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of De La Salle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daniel Boone<4>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of De La Salle.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Emley Borden<4>

How Far From De La Salle 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 De La Salle to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Norristown, which is the Seat of Montgomery County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 86 miles [138.4 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from De La Salle to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 132 miles [212.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,766 miles [9,279.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,473 miles [10,417.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,349 miles [6,999 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montcopa.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- De La Salle) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in De La Salle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2193, Longitude: -75.2416       In this case, the coordinates for De La Salle 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 De La Salle 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 306.725 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.325 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.414 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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