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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 Deckard, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Deckard 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 Deckard:
    • 41.524498, -79.975614
    • 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 Deckard
  • 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 Deckard ...

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.

  • Chapmanville [Venango County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapmanville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapmanville
    • Chapmanville [Venango County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Deckard
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapmanville
  • Custards [Crawford County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custards have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custards
    • Custards [Crawford County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Deckard
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custards
  • Diamond [Venango County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
    • Diamond [Venango County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Deckard
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond
  • Franklin [Venango County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
    • Franklin [Venango County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Deckard
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,013 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklin<3>
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Frenchtown [Crawford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchtown
      • Frenchtown [Crawford County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Deckard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchtown
    • Galena Hill [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galena Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galena Hill
      • Galena Hill [Venango County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Deckard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena Hill
    • Gurney Hill [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gurney Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gurney Hill
      • Gurney Hill [Venango County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Deckard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gurney Hill
    • Guys Mills [Crawford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guys Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guys Mills
      • Guys Mills [Crawford County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Deckard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guys Mills
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guys Mills<3>
    • Mapledale [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mapledale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mapledale
      • Mapledale [Venango County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Deckard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mapledale
    • Mason [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mason have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mason
      • Mason [Venango County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Deckard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mason
    • Mount Hope [Crawford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hope
      • Mount Hope [Crawford County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Deckard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hope
    • Plum Corner [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plum Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plum Corner
      • Plum Corner [Venango County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Deckard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plum Corner
    • Polk [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polk have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polk
      • Polk [Venango County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Deckard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 768 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polk
    • Rocky Grove [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Grove
      • Rocky Grove [Venango County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Deckard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Grove
    • Sugarcreek [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugarcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugarcreek
      • Sugarcreek [Venango County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Deckard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,904 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugarcreek
    • Townville [Crawford County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Townville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Townville
      • Townville [Crawford County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Deckard
      • Estimated population in 2019: 309 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Townville
    • Uniontown [Venango County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uniontown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uniontown
      • Uniontown [Venango County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Deckard
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uniontown

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 Deckard. 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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    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Deckard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald Foster<4>
    • William Drapper Harkins     (Scientist)
      • Scientist. He was born in Titusville (Pennsylvania) on Sunday December 28, 1873 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday March 7, 1951 at the age of 77. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Titusville is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Deckard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Drapper Harkins<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Deckard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry 'Cotton Top' Turner<4>

How Far From Deckard to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Meadville, which is the Seat of Crawford County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Deckard to Meadville, with an average speed<5> 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 182 miles [292.9 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 238 miles [383 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,905 miles [9,503.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,627 miles [10,665.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,503 miles [7,246.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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About Crawford County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Crawford County: www.co.crawford.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 from Point A (ie- Deckard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Deckard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5245, Longitude: -79.9756       In this case, the coordinates for Deckard 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 Deckard 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 309.514 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.686 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.012 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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