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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 Kutztown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kutztown 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 Kutztown:
    • 40.518705, -75.776584
    • 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 Kutztown
  • 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 Kutztown ...

We have found one communities that share the name Kutztown.

There is one other community in Pennsylvania which is also named Kutztown.

Beyond Pennsylvania.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Lebanon County
      • This Kutztown is located in Lebanon County and lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Kutztown that is located in Berks County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kutztown
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lebanon County community of Kutztown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kutztown ...

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.

  • Bowers [Berks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowers
    • Bowers [Berks County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Kutztown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowers
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bowers<3>
  • Eagle Point [Berks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagle Point
    • Eagle Point [Berks County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Kutztown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagle Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagle Point
  • Five Points [Berks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Berks County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Kutztown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Fleetwood [Berks County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleetwood
    • Fleetwood [Berks County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Kutztown
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,095 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleetwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleetwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fleetwood<3>
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Grimville [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grimville
      • Grimville [Berks County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Kutztown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grimville
    • Kirbyville [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirbyville
      • Kirbyville [Berks County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Kutztown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kirbyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirbyville
    • Krumsville [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krumsville
      • Krumsville [Berks County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Kutztown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Krumsville
    • Longsdale [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longsdale
      • Longsdale [Berks County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Kutztown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longsdale
    • Lyon Station [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lyon Station
      • Lyon Station [Berks County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Kutztown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lyon Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lyon Station
    • New Jerusalem [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Jerusalem
      • New Jerusalem [Berks County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Kutztown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Jerusalem have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Jerusalem
    • Ringtown [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ringtown
      • Ringtown [Berks County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Kutztown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringtown
    • Sally Ann [Berks County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sally Ann
      • Sally Ann [Berks County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Kutztown
    • Stony Point [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stony Point
      • Stony Point [Berks County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Kutztown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stony Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stony Point
    • Virginville [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginville
      • Virginville [Berks County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Kutztown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Virginville<3>
    • Walnuttown [Berks County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnuttown
      • Walnuttown [Berks County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Kutztown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnuttown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnuttown

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 Kutztown. 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Kutztown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coit Albertson<4>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Kutztown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Althouse<4>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Kutztown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary S. Becker<4>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Kutztown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Bradley<4>
    • Darryl Dawkins     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Orlando (Florida) on Friday January 11, 1957 and died in Allentown (Pennsylvania) on Thursday August 27, 2015 at the age of 58. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Northampton County, Pennsylvania).
      • Allentown is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Kutztown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Darryl Dawkins<4>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Kutztown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Anthony 'Jumping Joe' Dugan<4>
    • Charles Albert Fechter     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in London (England) on Sunday October 24, 1824 and died in Quakertown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday August 5, 1879 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mt. Vernon Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Quakertown is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Kutztown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Albert Fechter<4>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Kutztown.
      • Reading is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Kutztown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard E. 'Dick' Gernet<4>
    • William 'Bill' Hewitt     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Bay City (Michigan) on Friday October 8, 1909 and died in Sellersville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday January 14, 1947 at the age of 37. He is buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Sellersville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Kutztown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Bill' Hewitt<4>
    • Hugh J. High     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pottstown (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday October 24, 1888 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday November 16, 1962 at the age of 74. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Pottstown is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Kutztown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh J. High<4>
    • Elisha Albright Hoffman     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Orwigsburg (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 7, 1839 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday November 25, 1929 at the age of 90. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Orwigsburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Kutztown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elisha Albright Hoffman<4>
    • Henry 'Two-Bits' Homan     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Tueday June 7, 1898 and died on Monday May 11, 1953 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mt. Annville Cemetery (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania).
      • Reading is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Kutztown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Two-Bits' Homan<4>
    • Lido Anthony 'Lee' Iacocca     (Automobile executive)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Reading, which is the Seat of Berks County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Kutztown to Reading, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 60 miles [96.6 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 130 miles [209.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,776 miles [9,295.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,485 miles [10,436.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,361 miles [7,018.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Berks County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Kutztown: www.kutztownboro.org/

The official website for Berks County: www.co.berks.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kutztown) 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 Kutztown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from KutztownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kutztown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5187, Longitude: -75.7766       In this case, the coordinates for Kutztown 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 Kutztown 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 307.017 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.703 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.52 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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