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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 Deer Lake, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Deer Lake 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 Deer Lake:
    • 40.622869, -76.054102
    • 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 Deer Lake
  • 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 Deer Lake ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Deer Lake.

There is one other community in Pennsylvania which is also named Deer Lake.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another nine communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nine communities, seven are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Fayette County
      • This Deer Lake is located in Fayette County and lies 193 miles [310.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Deer Lake that is located in Schuylkill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Deer Lake.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Deer Lake is located in Cook County and lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Deer Lake that is located in Schuylkill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Deer Lake.
    • Michigan
      • Charlevoix County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Deer Lake [Charlevoix County].
      • Lake County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Deer Lake [Lake County].
      • Marquette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Deer Lake [Marquette County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Deer Lake lies 563 miles [906.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Deer Lake that is located in Schuylkill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Lake
    • New Mexico
      • Sandoval County
      • This Deer Lake is located in Sandoval County and lies 1,690 miles [2,719.8 km]<1> to the west of the Deer Lake that is located in Schuylkill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Lake
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sandoval County community of Deer Lake.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Deer Lake lies 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Deer Lake that is located in Schuylkill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Lake
    • Ontario
      • This Deer Lake lies 322 miles [518.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Deer Lake that is located in Schuylkill County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Lake
    • Washington
      • Stevens County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Deer Lake [Stevens County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Deer Lake ...

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.

  • Chain [Schuylkill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chain
    • Chain [Schuylkill County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Deer Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chain
  • Five Locks [Berks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Locks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Locks
    • Five Locks [Berks County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Deer Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Locks
  • Frisbie [Schuylkill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frisbie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frisbie
    • Frisbie [Schuylkill County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Deer Lake
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisbie
  • Landingville [Schuylkill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landingville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landingville
    • Landingville [Schuylkill County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Deer Lake
    • Estimated population in 2019: 150 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landingville
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Lorraine [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorraine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine
      • Lorraine [Schuylkill County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Deer Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorraine
    • Mary-D [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mary-D have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mary-D
      • Mary-D [Schuylkill County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Deer Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mary-D
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mary-D<4>
    • Mechanicsville [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Schuylkill County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Deer Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 435 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsville<4>
    • New Philadelphia [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Philadelphia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Philadelphia
      • New Philadelphia [Schuylkill County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Deer Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,031 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Philadelphia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Philadelphia<4>
    • Pottsville [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottsville
      • Pottsville [Schuylkill County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Deer Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,475 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pottsville<4>
    • Quaker City [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker City
      • Quaker City [Berks County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Deer Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker City
    • Shoemakersville [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoemakersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoemakersville
      • Shoemakersville [Berks County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Deer Lake
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,388 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoemakersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shoemakersville<4>
    • Silver Creek [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Creek
      • Silver Creek [Schuylkill County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Deer Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Creek
    • Stony Creek [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Creek
      • Stony Creek [Schuylkill County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Deer Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Creek
    • Summit Station [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Station
      • Summit Station [Schuylkill County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Deer Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Station
    • Willow Lake [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Lake
      • Willow Lake [Schuylkill County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Deer Lake
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Lake

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 Deer Lake. 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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    • Coit Albertson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 14, 1880 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday December 13, 1953 at the age of 73. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Reading is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Deer Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coit Albertson<5>
    • Paul Althouse     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 2, 1889 and died in New York (New York) on Monday February 15, 1954 at the age of 64. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Reading is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Deer Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Althouse<5>
    • Albert J. 'Ali Baba' Babartsky     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Monday April 19, 1915 and died in Dayton (Ohio) on Sunday December 29, 2002 at the age of 87. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio).
      • Shenandoah is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Deer Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert J. 'Ali Baba' Babartsky<5>
    • Gary S. Becker     (Nobel Prize winning economist, author)
      • Nobel Prize winning economist, author. He was born in Pottsville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday December 2, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday May 3, 2014 at the age of 83. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Pottsville is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Deer Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary S. Becker<5>
    • Daniel Boone     (Frontiersman)
      • Frontiersman. He was born in Birdsboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 2, 1734 and died in Defiance (Missouri) on Tueday September 26, 1820 at the age of 85. He is buried at Frankfort Cemetery (Franklin County, Kentucky).
      • Birdsboro is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Deer Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daniel Boone<5>
    • George Washington Bradley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Saturday July 13, 1850 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 2, 1931 at the age of 81. He is buried at Northwood Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Reading is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Deer Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Bradley<5>
    • Stanley Anthony 'Stan' Coveleski     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Shamokin (Pennsylvania) on Saturday July 13, 1889 and died in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 20, 1984 at the age of 94. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Saint Joseph County, Indiana).
      • Shamokin is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Deer Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley Anthony 'Stan' Coveleski<5>
    • Michael 'Mickey' Doolin     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ashland (Pennsylvania) on Friday May 7, 1880 and died in Orlando (Florida) on Thursday November 1, 1951 at the age of 71.
      • Ashland is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Deer Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael 'Mickey' Doolin<5>
    • Jimmy Dorsey     (Big band leader, musician, actor)
      • Big band leader, musician, actor. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Monday February 29, 1904 (which is Leap Day) and died in Fairfield (Connecticut) on Wednesday June 12, 1957 at the age of 53.
      • Shenandoah is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Deer Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dorsey<5>
    • Tommy Dorsey     (Big band leader, musician)
      • Big band leader, musician. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Sunday November 19, 1905 and died in Greenwich (Connecticut) on Monday November 26, 1956 at the age of 51. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Shenandoah is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Deer Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Dorsey<5>
    • Joseph Anthony 'Jumping Joe' Dugan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mahanoy City (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 12, 1897 and died in Norwood (Massachusetts) on Wednesday July 7, 1982 at the age of 85. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Mahanoy City is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Deer Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Anthony 'Jumping Joe' Dugan<5>
    • Richard E. 'Dick' Gernet     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Friday September 28, 1928 and died in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at the age of 89. He is buried at Alsace Lutheran Church Cemetery (Berks County, Pennsylvania).
      • Reading is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Deer Lake.
      • Reading is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Deer Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard E. 'Dick' Gernet<5>
    • Tom Hatten     (Radio & TV Personality)
      • Radio & TV Personality. He was born in Jamestown (North Dakota) on Sunday March 14, 1926 and died in Freeland (Pennsylvania) on Saturday March 16, 2019 at the age of 93. He is buried at St. Ann's Parish Cemetery (Luzerne County, Pennsylvania).
      • Freeland is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Deer Lake.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Hatten<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pottsville, which is the Seat of Schuylkill County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 49 miles [78.9 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Deer Lake to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 130 miles [209.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,783 miles [9,306.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,494 miles [10,451.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,369 miles [7,031.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Schuylkill County: www.co.schuylkill.pa.us/

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 from Point A (ie- Deer Lake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Deer Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Deer Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Deer Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6229, Longitude: -76.0541       In this case, the coordinates for Deer Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Deer Lake 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.
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Deer Lake to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.175 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.897 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.598 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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