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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 Driftwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Driftwood 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 Driftwood:
    • 41.339610, -78.134386
    • 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 Driftwood
  • 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 Driftwood ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Driftwood.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Driftwood is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twelve communities, eleven are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Driftwood is located in Jefferson County and lies 734 miles [1,181.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Driftwood that is located in Cameron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Driftwood.
    • Arkansas
      • Lawrence County
      • This Driftwood is located in Lawrence County and lies 797 miles [1,282.6 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Driftwood that is located in Cameron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Driftwood.
    • Florida
      • Broward 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 Florida community of Driftwood [Broward County].
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Driftwood is located in Cook County and lies 500 miles [804.7 km]<1> to the west of the Driftwood that is located in Cameron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Driftwood.
    • Kansas
      • Rawlins 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 Kansas community of Driftwood [Rawlins County].
    • New York
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Driftwood is located in Chautauqua County and lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Driftwood that is located in Cameron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Driftwood.
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • This Driftwood is located in Ashtabula County and lies 152 miles [244.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Driftwood that is located in Cameron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashtabula County community of Driftwood.
    • Oklahoma
      • Alfalfa County
      • This Driftwood is located in Alfalfa County and lies 1,123 miles [1,807.3 km]<1> to the west of the Driftwood that is located in Cameron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alfalfa County community of Driftwood.
    • Ontario
      • This Driftwood lies 560 miles [901.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Driftwood that is located in Cameron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Driftwood is located in Sullivan County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Driftwood that is located in Cameron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Driftwood.
    • Texas
      • Hays County
      • This Driftwood is located in Hays County and lies 1,352 miles [2,175.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Driftwood that is located in Cameron County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hays County community of Driftwood.
    • West Virginia
      • Pocahontas 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 West Virginia community of Driftwood [Pocahontas County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Driftwood ...

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.

  • Birch [Clinton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch
    • Birch [Clinton County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Driftwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birch
  • Castle Garden [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Garden
    • Castle Garden [Cameron County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Driftwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Garden
  • Cooks Run [Clinton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooks Run
    • Cooks Run [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Driftwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooks Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks Run
  • Dents Run [Elk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dents Run
    • Dents Run [Elk County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dents Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dents Run
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    • Emporium [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emporium
      • Emporium [Cameron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Driftwood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,770 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emporium have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emporium
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Emporium<4>
    • First Fork [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for First Fork
      • First Fork [Cameron County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for First Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on First Fork
    • Grant [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant
      • Grant [Elk County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant
    • Hicks Run [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks Run
      • Hicks Run [Cameron County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks Run
    • Howard Siding [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard Siding
      • Howard Siding [Cameron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard Siding have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard Siding
    • Keating [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keating
      • Keating [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keating have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keating
    • Mix Run [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mix Run
      • Mix Run [Cameron County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mix Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mix Run
    • Piper [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piper
      • Piper [Clearfield County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Driftwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piper have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piper
    • Pottersdale [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottersdale
      • Pottersdale [Clearfield County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Driftwood
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottersdale

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 Driftwood. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Emporium, which is the Seat of Cameron County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Driftwood to Emporium, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 98 miles [157.7 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 178 miles [286.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,839 miles [9,397 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,556 miles [10,550.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,432 miles [7,132.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cameron County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Driftwood) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Driftwood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DriftwoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Driftwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3396, Longitude: -78.1344    
<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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Driftwood 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 Driftwood 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 308.383 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.377 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.236 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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