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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 Sale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to De Sale 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 De Sale:
    • 41.140617, -79.824775
    • 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 Sale
  • 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 Sale ...

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.

  • Annisville [Butler County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Annisville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Annisville
    • Annisville [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of De Sale
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Annisville
  • Bonus [Butler County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonus have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonus
    • Bonus [Butler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of De Sale
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonus
  • Cherry Valley [Butler County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Valley
    • Cherry Valley [Butler County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of De Sale
    • Estimated population in 2019: 62 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Valley
  • Eldorado [Butler County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldorado have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldorado
    • Eldorado [Butler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of De Sale
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldorado
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Ferris [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferris have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferris
      • Ferris [Butler County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of De Sale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferris
    • Lisbon [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Venango County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of De Sale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
    • Nectarine [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nectarine have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nectarine
      • Nectarine [Venango County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of De Sale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nectarine
    • Parsonville [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parsonville
      • Parsonville [Butler County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of De Sale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parsonville
    • Peaceful Valley [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peaceful Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peaceful Valley
      • Peaceful Valley [Butler County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of De Sale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peaceful Valley
    • Riddle Crossroads [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riddle Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riddle Crossroads
      • Riddle Crossroads [Venango County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of De Sale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riddle Crossroads
    • Sandy Point [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Point have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Point
      • Sandy Point [Butler County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of De Sale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Point
    • Whiskerville [Butler County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whiskerville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whiskerville
      • Whiskerville [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of De Sale
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whiskerville

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 Sale. 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of De Sale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Wesley Bennett<3>
    • Donald Foster     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Oil City (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 31, 1889 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday December 23, 1969 at the age of 80. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Oil City is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of De Sale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Foster<3>
    • Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Laird Crossing (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 30, 1965 and died in Kittanning (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 11, 2008 at the age of 43. He is buried at Kittanning Cemetery (Armstrong County, Pennsylvania).
      • Laird Crossing is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of De Sale.
      • Kittanning is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of De Sale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte<3>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of De Sale.
      • Butler is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of De Sale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred McCarren<3>
    • Joseph L. Quest     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in New Castle (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 16, 1852 and died in San Diego (California) on Friday November 14, 1924 at the age of 72. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • New Castle is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of De Sale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph L. Quest<3>
    • Ossee Freeman Schreckengost     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 11, 1875 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday July 9, 1914 at the age of 39. He is buried at Kittanning Cemetery (Armstrong County, Pennsylvania).
      • New Bethlehem is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of De Sale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossee Freeman Schreckengost<3>
    • Robert Sterling     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in New Castle (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 13, 1917 and died in Brentwood (California) on Tueday May 30, 2006 at the age of 88.
      • New Castle is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of De Sale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Sterling<3>
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65.
      • Kaylor is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of De Sale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<3>
    • Terry 'Cotton Top' Turner     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Sandy Lake (Pennsylvania) on Monday February 28, 1881 and died in Cleveland (Ohio) on Monday July 18, 1960 at the age of 79. He is buried at Knollwood Cemetery (Cuyahoga County, Ohio).
      • Sandy Lake is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of De Sale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry 'Cotton Top' Turner<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Butler, which is the Seat of Butler County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from De Sale to Butler, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 165 miles [265.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 213 miles [342.8 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,916 miles [9,520.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,636 miles [10,679.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,512 miles [7,261.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Butler County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Butler County: www.co.butler.pa.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- De Sale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in De Sale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1406, Longitude: -79.8248       In this case, the coordinates for De Sale have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 De Sale 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 309.443 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.546 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.087 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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