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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 Decaturville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Decaturville 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 Decaturville:
    • 40.915057, -78.261404
    • 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 Decaturville
  • 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 Decaturville ...

We have found three communities that share the name Decaturville.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Decaturville is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Missouri
      • Camden County
      • This Decaturville is located in Camden County and lies 796 miles [1,281 km]<1> to the west of the Decaturville that is located in Clearfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decaturville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Decaturville.
    • Ohio
      • Washington County
      • This Decaturville is located in Washington County and lies 214 miles [344.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Decaturville that is located in Clearfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decaturville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Decaturville.
    • Tennessee
      • Decatur County
      • This Decaturville is located in Decatur County and lies 648 miles [1,042.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Decaturville that is located in Clearfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decaturville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Decaturville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Decaturville ...

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.

  • Cuba Mines [Clearfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba Mines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba Mines
    • Cuba Mines [Clearfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Decaturville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba Mines
  • Glass City [Centre County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glass City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glass City
    • Glass City [Centre County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Decaturville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glass City
  • Graham [Clearfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Clearfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Decaturville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
  • Hawk Run [Clearfield County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawk Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawk Run
    • Hawk Run [Clearfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Decaturville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawk Run
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Oak Grove [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Clearfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Decaturville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Pardee [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pardee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pardee
      • Pardee [Clearfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Decaturville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pardee
    • Scotch Hollow [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scotch Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scotch Hollow
      • Scotch Hollow [Clearfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Decaturville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scotch Hollow
    • Spike Island [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spike Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spike Island
      • Spike Island [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Decaturville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spike Island
    • Stumptown [Clearfield County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stumptown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stumptown
      • Stumptown [Clearfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Decaturville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown

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 Decaturville. 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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    • George Grey Barnard     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Bellefonte (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 24, 1863 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 24, 1938 at the age of 74. He is buried at Harrisburg Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Bellefonte is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Decaturville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Grey Barnard<3>
    • Dr. Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde     (Scientist)
    • Albert Francis Gionfriddo     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Dysart (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 8, 1922 and died in Solvang (California) on Friday March 14, 2003 at the age of 81. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Dysart is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Decaturville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Francis Gionfriddo<3>
    • Robert A. 'Bob, the Hig' Higgins     (Professional football)
    • George 'Germany' Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Tueday April 21, 1863 and died in Altoona (Pennsylvania) on Thursday December 1, 1927 at the age of 64. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Blair County, Pennsylvania).
      • Altoona is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Decaturville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Germany' Smith<3>
    • Steve Suhey     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jamesville (New York) on Sunday January 8, 1922 and died in State College (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 8, 1977 at the age of 55. He is buried at Centre County Memorial Park (Centre County, Pennsylvania).
      • State College is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Decaturville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Steve Suhey<3>
    • Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in State College (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 22, 1897 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Thursday December 12, 1963 at the age of 66. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Lucas County, Ohio).
      • State College is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Decaturville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clearfield, which is the Seat of Clearfield County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Decaturville to Clearfield, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). 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 153 miles [246.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,862 miles [9,434 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,578 miles [10,586.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,454 miles [7,168 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clearfield County: www.clearfieldco.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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Decaturville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Decaturville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9151, Longitude: -78.2614       In this case, the coordinates for Decaturville 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 Decaturville 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 308.492 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.434 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.462 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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