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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Mill Run.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Mill Run to:

  • Uniontown [Map], which is the Seat of Fayette County, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mill Run to Uniontown, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 148 miles [238.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,953 miles [9,580.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,668 miles [10,731.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,543 miles [7,311.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Mill Run ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Mill Run.

Within Pennsylvania, there are 3 communities which are also named Mill Run. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 8 communities in the United States - with 11 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Pennsylvania

Communities outside of Pennsylvania


Other Communities Located In Pennsylvania

Blair County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Blair County   [Map]
Distance: About 66 miles [106.2 km] to the Northeast

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Clearfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 230 miles [370.1 km] to the East


Communities Outside of Pennsylvania

Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 608 miles [978.5 km] to the Southwest

Maryland

Allegany County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Allegany County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Allegany County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Talbot County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Talbot County   [Map]
Distance: About 200 miles [321.9 km] to the East Southeast

Ohio

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Muskingum County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the West

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Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the Southwest

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Virginia

Albemarle County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Albemarle County   [Map]
Distance: About 134 miles [215.7 km] to the South Southeast

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West Virginia

Pocahontas County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Pocahontas County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 133 miles [214 km] to the South Southwest

Tucker County

Our profile page for Mill Run, Tucker County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 64 miles [103 km] to the South

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Mill Run ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Breakneck   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Mill Run   [Map]
Coldbrook   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Draketown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Factory Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Furnace Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Hardy Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Indian Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Indian Head   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Irishtown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Maple Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Normalville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Pleasant Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Poplar Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Reservoir Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rogers Mill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stonerville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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 Mill Run. 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.

Billy Barty     (Born as William John Bertanzetti)
  Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at an age of 76. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Millsboro [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Mill Run

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<9>
 
Matt McHugh     (Matthew McHugh)
  Actor. He was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Monday January 22, 1894 and died in Northridge (California) on Monday February 22, 1971 at an age of 77.

Connellsville [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Mill Run

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matt McHugh
 
Arnold Palmer
  Golfer. He was born in Latrobe (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 10, 1929 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 25, 2016 at an age of 87.

Latrobe [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Mill Run

Pittsburgh [Map] is located 44 miles [70.8 km] to the northwest of Mill Run

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arnold Palmer

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Fayette County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fayette County: www.fayettepa.org

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: www.state.pa.us/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Mill Run. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Mill Run) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mill Run. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9512, Longitude: -79.4545     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mill Run have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Mill Run to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.28 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.18 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.361 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Mill Run could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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 Mill Run, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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.

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