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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 Decorum, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Decorum 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 Decorum:
    • 40.100919, -77.857219
    • 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 Decorum
  • 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 Decorum ...

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.

  • Boggstown [Franklin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boggstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boggstown
    • Boggstown [Franklin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Decorum
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggstown
  • Burnt Cabins [Fulton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Cabins have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Cabins
    • Burnt Cabins [Fulton County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Decorum
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Cabins
  • Freestone [Franklin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freestone have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freestone
    • Freestone [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Decorum
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freestone
  • Meadow Gap [Huntingdon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadow Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadow Gap
    • Meadow Gap [Huntingdon County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Decorum
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadow Gap
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    • Metal [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Metal have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Metal
      • Metal [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Decorum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Metal
    • Mountain Green [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Green have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Green
      • Mountain Green [Franklin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Decorum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Green
    • Spring Run [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Run
      • Spring Run [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Decorum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Run
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spring Run<3>
    • Springtown [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springtown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springtown
      • Springtown [Franklin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Decorum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springtown
    • Stony Point [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Point have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Point
      • Stony Point [Franklin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Decorum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Point
    • Sweetwater [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Decorum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
    • Willow Hill [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Hill
      • Willow Hill [Franklin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Decorum
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willow Hill<3>

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 Decorum. 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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    • Max Bishop     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 5, 1899 and died in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday February 24, 1962 at the age of 62.
      • Waynesboro is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Decorum.
      • Waynesboro is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Decorum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Max Bishop<4>
    • Dr. John Stough Bobbs     (Medical pioneer, state senator)
      • Medical pioneer, state senator. He was born in Green Village (Pennsylvania) on Friday December 22, 1809 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday May 1, 1870 at the age of 60. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Green Village is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Decorum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. John Stough Bobbs<4>
    • James Buchanan     (15th President of the US (1857 - 1861))
      • 15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Cove Gap is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Decorum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<4>
    • Jane Harrison     (Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893))
      • Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at the age of 41.
      • Mercersburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Decorum.
    • Harriet Lane     (Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861))
      • Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 9, 1830 and died in Narragansett (Rhode Island) on Friday July 3, 1903 at the age of 73. She is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Mercersburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Decorum.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<4>

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

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

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    • Huntingdon, which is the Seat of Huntingdon County and lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Decorum to Huntingdon, with an average speed<5> 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 just over a day.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 53 miles [85.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 93 miles [149.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,881 miles [9,464.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,593 miles [10,610.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,468 miles [7,190.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Huntingdon County: www.huntingdoncounty.net/

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Decorum) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Decorum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1009, Longitude: -77.8572       In this case, the coordinates for Decorum 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 Decorum 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 308.301 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.092 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.601 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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