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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 Degolia, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Degolia 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 Degolia:
    • 41.914785, -78.651139
    • 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 Degolia
  • 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 Degolia ...

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.

  • Allen [McKean County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allen
    • Allen [McKean County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Degolia
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
  • Bells Camp [McKean County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bells Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bells Camp
    • Bells Camp [McKean County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Degolia
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bells Camp
  • Big Shanty [McKean County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Shanty have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Shanty
    • Big Shanty [McKean County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Degolia
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Shanty
  • Cyclone [McKean County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cyclone have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cyclone
    • Cyclone [McKean County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Degolia
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cyclone
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    • Howard [McKean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard
      • Howard [McKean County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Degolia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard
    • Irishtown [McKean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irishtown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irishtown
      • Irishtown [McKean County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Degolia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irishtown
    • Lewis Run [McKean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Run
      • Lewis Run [McKean County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Degolia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 567 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Run
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewis Run<3>
    • Limestone [Cattaraugus County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
      • Limestone [Cattaraugus County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Degolia
      • Population from the 2010 Census: 389 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Limestone<3>
    • Marshburg [McKean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshburg
      • Marshburg [McKean County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Degolia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshburg
    • Red Rock [McKean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Rock
      • Red Rock [McKean County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Degolia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Rock
    • Tuna [McKean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tuna have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuna
      • Tuna [McKean County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Degolia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuna
    • Wolf Run [McKean County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolf Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolf Run
      • Wolf Run [McKean County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Degolia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolf Run

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 Degolia. 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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    • Maryanne Amacher     (Composer)
      • Composer. She was born in Kane (Pennsylvania) on Friday February 25, 1938 and died in Rhinebeck (New York) on Thursday October 22, 2009 at the age of 71. She is buried at Montrepose Cemetery (Ulster County, New York).
      • Kane is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Degolia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Maryanne Amacher<4>
    • Charles Callahan     (Actor, writer)
      • Actor, writer. He was born in Olean (New York) on Friday August 2, 1889 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday September 5, 1946 at the age of 57. He is buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Olean is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Degolia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Callahan<4>
    • Sherwood Robert 'Sherry' Magee     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Clarendon (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 6, 1884 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 13, 1929 at the age of 44. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Clarendon is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Degolia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sherwood Robert 'Sherry' Magee<4>
    • George Edward 'Rube' Waddell     (Major League Baseball)
    • Louis Zamperini     (US Prisoner during World War II, Olympic runner, evangelist)
      • US Prisoner during World War II, Olympic runner, evangelist. He was born in Olean (New York) on Friday January 26, 1917 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday July 2, 2014 at the age of 97.
      • Olean is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Degolia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis Zamperini<4>

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

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

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    • Smethport, which is the Seat of McKean County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Degolia to Smethport, 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 145 miles [233.4 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 224 miles [360.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,835 miles [9,390.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,431 miles [7,131 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About McKean County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Degolia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9148, Longitude: -78.6511       In this case, the coordinates for Degolia 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 Degolia 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 308.66 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.781 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.244 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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