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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 Dysart, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dysart 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 Dysart:
    • 40.596213, -78.517262
    • 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 Dysart
  • 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 Dysart ...

We have found three communities that share the name Dysart.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Dysart is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Maricopa County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Dysart [Maricopa County].
    • Iowa
      • Tama County
      • This Dysart is located in Tama County and lies 721 miles [1,160.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Dysart that is located in Cambria County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dysart
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tama County community of Dysart.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Dysart lies 1,411 miles [2,270.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Dysart that is located in Cambria County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dysart

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dysart ...

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.

  • Bear Loop [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Loop
    • Bear Loop [Cambria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Dysart
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Loop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Loop
  • Beaver Valley [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Valley
    • Beaver Valley [Cambria County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Dysart
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Valley
  • Chest Springs [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chest Springs
    • Chest Springs [Cambria County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Dysart
    • Estimated population in 2019: 140 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chest Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chest Springs
  • Coupon [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coupon
    • Coupon [Cambria County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Dysart
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coupon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coupon
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Dean [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dean
      • Dean [Cambria County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Dysart
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dean have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dean
    • Fallentimber [Cambria County]
    • Frugality [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frugality
      • Frugality [Cambria County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Dysart
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frugality have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frugality
    • Greenfield [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Cambria County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Dysart
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Highland Fling [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Fling
      • Highland Fling [Blair County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Dysart
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Fling have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Fling
    • Homer Gap [Blair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer Gap
      • Homer Gap [Blair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Dysart
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homer Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer Gap
    • Longs Crossroad [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longs Crossroad
      • Longs Crossroad [Cambria County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Dysart
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longs Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longs Crossroad
    • Tippletown [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tippletown
      • Tippletown [Cambria County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Dysart
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tippletown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tippletown

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 Dysart. 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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    • Patrick Michael 'Pat' Cummings     (Professional basketball)
    • Peter Nicholas 'Pete' Duranko     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Johnstown (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday December 15, 1943 and died in Windber (Pennsylvania) on Friday July 8, 2011 at the age of 67. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery (Cambria County, Pennsylvania).
      • Johnstown is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Dysart.
      • Windber is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Dysart.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Nicholas 'Pete' Duranko<5>
    • Albert Francis Gionfriddo     (Major League Baseball)
    • Hedda Hopper     (Actress, journalist)
      • Actress, journalist. She was born in Hollidaysburg (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 2, 1885 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday February 1, 1966 at the age of 80. She is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Blair County, Pennsylvania).
      • Hollidaysburg is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Dysart.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hedda Hopper<5>
    • Terry McGovern     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Johnstown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 9, 1880 and died in Brooklyn (New York) on Friday February 22, 1918 at the age of 37. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Johnstown is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Dysart.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry McGovern<5>
    • George 'Germany' Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Tueday April 21, 1863 and died in Altoona (Pennsylvania) on Thursday December 1, 1927 at the age of 64. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Blair County, Pennsylvania).
      • Altoona is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Dysart.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Germany' Smith<5>
    • Dr. Daniel Hale Williams     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Hollidaysburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 18, 1856 and died in Idlewild (Michigan) on Tueday August 4, 1931 at the age of 75. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois).
      • Hollidaysburg is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Dysart.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ebensburg, which is the Seat of Cambria County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Dysart to Ebensburg, with an average speed<6> 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 88 miles [141.6 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 141 miles [226.9 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,886 miles [9,472.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,602 miles [10,624.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,477 miles [7,205 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Cambria County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cambria County: www.co.cambria.pa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Dysart, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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- Dysart) 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 Dysart. 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 Dysart

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dysart. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5962, Longitude: -78.5173    
<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 Dysart 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 308.67 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.587 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.701 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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