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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 Emporium, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Emporium 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 Emporium:
    • 41.510341, -78.241399
    • 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 Emporium
  • 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 Emporium ...

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.

  • Castle Garden [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Garden
    • Castle Garden [Cameron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Emporium
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Garden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Garden
  • Dents Run [Elk County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dents Run
    • Dents Run [Elk County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Emporium
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dents Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dents Run
  • Driftwood [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Driftwood
    • Driftwood [Cameron County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Emporium
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 57 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Driftwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Driftwood<3>
  • First Fork [Cameron County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for First Fork
    • First Fork [Cameron County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Emporium
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for First Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on First Fork
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    • Grant [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant
      • Grant [Elk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Emporium
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Emporium
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Emporium
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard Siding have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Howard Siding
    • Keating Summit [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keating Summit
      • Keating Summit [Potter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Emporium
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keating Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keating Summit
    • Lawn View [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lawn View
      • Lawn View [Cameron County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporium
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lawn View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lawn View
    • Liberty [McKean County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [McKean County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Emporium
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Mix Run [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mix Run
      • Mix Run [Cameron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Emporium
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mix Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mix Run
    • Rich Valley [Cameron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rich Valley
      • Rich Valley [Cameron County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Emporium
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rich Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rich Valley
    • Straight Creek [Elk County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Straight Creek
      • Straight Creek [Elk County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Emporium
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Straight Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Straight Creek

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 Emporium. 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)
    • Riki Lindhome     (Actress, musician, comedian)
      • Full name: Erika Lindhome
      • Actress, musician, comedian. She was born in Coudersport (PA) on March 5, 1979 (a Monday)
      • Coudersport is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Emporium.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 110 miles [177 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Emporium to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 191 miles [307.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,836 miles [9,392.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,554 miles [10,547.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,430 miles [7,129.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Emporium. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Emporium) 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 Emporium. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from EmporiumOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Emporium. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5103, Longitude: -78.2414       In this case, the coordinates for Emporium have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 Emporium 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 308.436 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.464 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.217 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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