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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 Matamoras, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Matamoras 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 Matamoras:
    • 41.366205, -74.699052
    • 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 Matamoras
  • 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 Matamoras ...

We have found three communities that share the name Matamoras.

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

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Dauphin County
      • This Matamoras is located in Dauphin County and lies 132 miles [212.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Matamoras that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matamoras
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Matamoras.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Blackford County
      • This Matamoras is located in Blackford County and lies 553 miles [890 km]<1> to the west of the Matamoras that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matamoras
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blackford County community of Matamoras.
    • Ohio
      • Washington County
      • This Matamoras is located in Washington County and lies 358 miles [576.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Matamoras that is located in Pike County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Matamoras
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Matamoras.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Matamoras ...

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.

  • Bushville [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bushville
    • Bushville [Orange County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Matamoras
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bushville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bushville
  • Cuddebackville [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuddebackville
    • Cuddebackville [Orange County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Matamoras
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuddebackville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuddebackville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cuddebackville<3>
  • Finchville [Orange County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Finchville
    • Finchville [Orange County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Matamoras
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Finchville
  • Four Corners [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
    • Four Corners [Sussex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Matamoras
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four Corners
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Greenville [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Orange County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Matamoras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
    • Indian Point [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Point
      • Indian Point [Pike County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Matamoras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Point
    • Knights Eddy [Sullivan County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knights Eddy
      • Knights Eddy [Sullivan County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Matamoras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knights Eddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knights Eddy
    • Logtown [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
      • Logtown [Orange County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Matamoras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logtown
    • Pond Eddy [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pond Eddy
      • Pond Eddy [Pike County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Matamoras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pond Eddy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pond Eddy
    • Rockport [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport [Sussex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Matamoras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport
    • Roses Point [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roses Point
      • Roses Point [Orange County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Matamoras
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roses Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roses Point
    • Sparrow Bush [Orange County]
    • Unionville [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Orange County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Matamoras
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 597 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Unionville<3>

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 Matamoras. 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 ...
    • William Chauvenet     (Mathematician, professor)
    • Thomas John 'Dude' Esterbrook     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1880/05/01:1891/07/22)
    • George Inness, Jr.     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Paris (France) on January 5, 1854 (a Thursday) and died in Cragsmoor (NY) on July 27, 1926 (a Tueday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Rosedale Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Cragsmoor is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Matamoras.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Inness, Jr.<4>
    • Herbert 'Herb' Kalin     (Musician, singer)
    • Milton Kamen     (Actor, comic)
      • Actor, comic. He was born in Hurleyville (NY) on March 5, 1921 (a Saturday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on February 24, 1977 (a Thursday) at the age of 55. He is buried at Eden Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Hurleyville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Matamoras.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Milton Kamen<4>
    • Richard Kiley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Chicago (IL) on March 31, 1922 (a Friday) and died in Warwick (NY) on March 5, 1999 (a Friday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Warwick Cemetery (Orange County, New York).
      • Warwick is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Matamoras.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Kiley<4>
    • Joseph Bohomiel 'Joe' Lapchick     (Professional basketball)
    • John 'John the Eagle' Riggi     (Crime figure)
    • Kate Williamson     (Actress)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Milford, which is the Seat of Pike County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 136 miles [218.9 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Matamoras to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three 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 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 210 miles [338 km] to the southwest (SW). 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 5,696 miles [9,166.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,406 miles [10,309.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,282 miles [6,891.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Pennsylvania

About Pike County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pike County: www.pikepa.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Matamoras) 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 Matamoras. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MatamorasOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Matamoras. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3662, Longitude: -74.6991       In this case, the coordinates for Matamoras 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 Matamoras 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 306.288 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.013 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.676 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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