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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 Laurella, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Laurella 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 Laurella:
    • 41.593604, -75.209707
    • 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 Laurella
  • 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 Laurella ...

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.

  • Bethany [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethany
    • Bethany [Wayne County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Laurella
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 222 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bethany
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bethany<3>
  • Cherry Ridge [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Ridge
    • Cherry Ridge [Wayne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Laurella
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Ridge
  • Cold Spring [Wayne County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Laurella
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Damascus [Wayne County]
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    • Fallsdale [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fallsdale
      • Fallsdale [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Laurella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fallsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fallsdale
    • Fawn Lake Forest [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fawn Lake Forest
      • Fawn Lake Forest [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Laurella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fawn Lake Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fawn Lake Forest
    • Hunts Corners [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunts Corners
      • Hunts Corners [Sullivan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Laurella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunts Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunts Corners
    • Indian Orchard [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Orchard
      • Indian Orchard [Wayne County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Laurella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Orchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Orchard
    • Lava [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lava
      • Lava [Sullivan County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Laurella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lava have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lava
    • Masthope [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masthope
      • Masthope [Pike County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Laurella
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masthope
    • Narrowsburg [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Narrowsburg
      • Narrowsburg [Sullivan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Laurella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Narrowsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Narrowsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Narrowsburg<3>
    • Pink [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pink
      • Pink [Wayne County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Laurella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pink have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pink
    • Tanners Falls [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tanners Falls
      • Tanners Falls [Wayne County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Laurella
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tanners Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tanners Falls

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 Laurella. 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 ...
    • Thomas Everett 'Tom' Burns     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1880/05/01:1892/07/22)
    • William Chauvenet     (Mathematician, professor)
    • Hugh Jennings     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pittston (PA) on April 2, 1869 (a Friday) and died in Scranton (PA) on February 1, 1928 (a Wednesday) at the age of 58.
      • Pittston is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the southwest of Laurella.
      • Scranton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Laurella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Jennings<4>
    • Milton Kamen     (Actor, comic)
    • Joseph Bohomiel 'Joe' Lapchick     (Professional basketball)
    • Charles Emmett Mack     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Scranton (PA) on November 25, 1900 (a Sunday) and died in Riverside (CA) on March 17, 1927 (a Thursday) at the age of 26. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Scranton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Laurella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Emmett Mack<4>
    • Christopher 'Christy' Mathewson     (Major League Baseball)
    • Pat O'Malley     (Actor)
    • Peter Steele     (Musician)
      • Born: Petrus Thomas Ratajczyk
      • Musician. He was born in Red Hook (NY) on January 4, 1962 (a Thursday) and died in Scranton (PA) on April 14, 2010 (a Wednesday) at the age of 48. He is buried at St. Charles RC Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Scranton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Laurella.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Steele<4>

How Far From Laurella to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Laurella to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Honesdale, which is the Seat of Wayne County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 125 miles [201.2 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Laurella 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 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 209 miles [336.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,708 miles [9,186.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,420 miles [10,332 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,296 miles [6,913.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Wayne County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wayne County: www.co.wayne.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Laurella) 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 Laurella. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LaurellaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laurella. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5936, Longitude: -75.2097    
<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 Laurella 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 306.573 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.371 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.804 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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