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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 Dee, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dee 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 Dee:
    • 40.935064, -79.443376
    • 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 Dee
  • 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 Dee ...

We have found two communities that share the name Dee.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Dee is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Craighead County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Dee [Craighead County].
    • Oregon
      • Hood River County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Dee [Hood River County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dee ...

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.

  • Climax [Armstrong County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Climax have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
    • Climax [Armstrong County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Dee
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Climax
  • Deanville [Armstrong County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deanville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deanville
    • Deanville [Armstrong County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<4> to the northeast of Dee
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deanville
  • Diamond [Clarion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
    • Diamond [Clarion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Dee
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond
  • Distant [Armstrong County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Distant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Distant
    • Distant [Armstrong County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Dee
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Distant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Distant<5>
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    • Frenchs Corners [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchs Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchs Corners
      • Frenchs Corners [Armstrong County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the southwest of Dee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchs Corners
    • Hooks [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hooks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hooks
      • Hooks [Armstrong County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<4> to the west of Dee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hooks
    • Pine Furnace [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Furnace
      • Pine Furnace [Armstrong County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Dee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Furnace
    • Slabtown [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slabtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slabtown
      • Slabtown [Armstrong County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Dee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
    • Spaces Corners [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spaces Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spaces Corners
      • Spaces Corners [Armstrong County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the south of Dee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spaces Corners
    • Tidal [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tidal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tidal
      • Tidal [Armstrong County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the northwest of Dee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tidal
    • Wildcat [Clarion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildcat have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildcat
      • Wildcat [Clarion County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the north of Dee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildcat

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 Dee. 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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    • Nellie Bly     (Journalist)
      • Journalist. She was born in Cochrans Mills (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 5, 1864 and died in Bronx (New York) on Friday January 27, 1922 at the age of 57. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Cochrans Mills is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Dee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie Bly<6>
    • Doug Buffone     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Yatesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday June 27, 1944 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 20, 2015 at the age of 70. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois).
      • Yatesboro is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Dee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Doug Buffone<6>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Dee.
      • Kittanning is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Dee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte<6>
    • Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Renovo (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 29, 1910 and died in Punxsutawney (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday October 5, 1994 at the age of 84. He is buried at Morningside Cemetery (Clearfield County, Pennsylvania).
      • Punxsutawney is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Dee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble<6>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Dee.
      • Butler is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Dee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred McCarren<6>
    • William Paul Pim     (Cartoonist, author)
      • Cartoonist, author. He was born in Freeport (Pennsylvania) on Tueday December 1, 1885 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday July 26, 1950 at the age of 64. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Freeport is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Dee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Paul Pim<6>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Dee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossee Freeman Schreckengost<6>
    • James 'Jimmy' Stewart     (Oscar winning actor)
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Dee.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kittanning, which is the Seat of Armstrong County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 141 miles [226.9 km]<4> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Dee to Harrisburg, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 189 miles [304.2 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,909 miles [9,509.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,628 miles [10,666.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,504 miles [7,248.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Dee could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Dee, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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.
<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Dee) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9351, Longitude: -79.4434       In this case, the coordinates for Dee have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Dee to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.218 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.261 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.99 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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