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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 Mountville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mountville 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 Mountville:
    • 40.039264, -76.428852
    • 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 Mountville
  • 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 Mountville ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Mountville.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Mountville is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eight communities, six are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Troup County
      • This Mountville is located in Troup County and lies 672 miles [1,081.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Mountville that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Troup County community of Mountville.
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Mountville is located in Frederick County and lies 75 miles [120.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Mountville that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Mountville.
    • Minnesota
      • Sibley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Mountville [Sibley County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Mountville lies 716 miles [1,152.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Mountville that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountville
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Mountville lies 794 miles [1,277.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mountville that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountville
    • Ohio
      • Morgan County
      • This Mountville is located in Morgan County and lies 297 miles [478 km]<1> to the west of the Mountville that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Mountville.
    • South Carolina
      • Laurens County
      • This Mountville is located in Laurens County and lies 496 miles [798.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Mountville that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laurens County community of Mountville.
    • Virginia
      • Loudoun County
      • This Mountville is located in Loudoun County and lies 97 miles [156.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Mountville that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Loudoun County community of Mountville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mountville ...

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.

  • Centerville [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Mountville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Chestnut Hill [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hill
    • Chestnut Hill [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Mountville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hill
  • Chestnut Ridge [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Ridge
    • Chestnut Ridge [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Mountville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Ridge
  • Chestnut View [Lancaster County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut View
    • Chestnut View [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Mountville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut View have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut View
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    • Farmdale [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmdale
      • Farmdale [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmdale
    • Garden Hills [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Hills
      • Garden Hills [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Mountville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Hills
    • Hempfield [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hempfield
      • Hempfield [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Mountville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hempfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hempfield
    • Ironville [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ironville
      • Ironville [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Mountville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ironville
    • Kinderhook [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinderhook
      • Kinderhook [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Mountville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinderhook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinderhook
    • Manor Ridge [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manor Ridge
      • Manor Ridge [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Mountville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manor Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manor Ridge
    • Oyster Point [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oyster Point
      • Oyster Point [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Mountville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oyster Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oyster Point
    • Silver Spring [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Spring
      • Silver Spring [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Mountville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Spring
    • Wheatland [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Mountville
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 577 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheatland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland

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 Mountville. 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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    • David Hayes Agnew     (Medical pioneer)
    • Lydia Bruce     (Actress, dancer)
      • Born: Lydia Slubowski
      • Actress, dancer. She was born in Detroit (MI) on January 8, 1931 (a Thursday) and died in Lancaster (PA) on May 7, 2008 (a Wednesday) at the age of 77. She is buried at Pine Grove Cemetery (Strafford County, New Hampshire).
      • Lancaster is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Mountville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lydia Bruce<4>
    • James Buchanan     (15th President of the US (1857 - 1861))
      • 15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (PA) on April 23, 1791 (a Saturday) and died in Lancaster (PA) on June 1, 1868 (a Monday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Mountville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<4>
    • Samuel Byrem 'Red' Crane     (Major League Baseball)
    • Sheila Darcy     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in York (PA) on August 8, 1914 (a Saturday) and died in San Diego (CA) on February 27, 2004 (a Friday) at the age of 89. She is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • York is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Mountville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sheila Darcy<4>
    • G. Alan Dawson     (Musician)
    • Charles Demuth     (Painter)
      • Painter. He was born in Lancaster (PA) on November 8, 1883 (a Thursday) and died in Lancaster (PA) on October 24, 1935 (a Thursday) at the age of 51. He is buried at Lancaster Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Mountville.
      • Lancaster is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Mountville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Demuth<4>
    • Jacob Eichholtz     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Lancaster (PA) on November 2, 1776 (a Saturday) and died in Lancaster (PA) on May 10, 1842 (a Tueday) at the age of 65. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Mountville.
      • Lancaster is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Mountville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Eichholtz<4>
    • Robert Fulton     (Inventor, engineer, artist)
      • Inventor, engineer, artist. He was born in Little Britain (PA) on November 14, 1765 (a Thursday) and died in New York (NY) on February 24, 1815 (a Friday) at the age of 49.
      • Little Britain is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Mountville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Fulton<4>
    • Jacob 'Jake' Goodman     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1878/05/02:1882/05/20)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1878/05/02:1882/05/20. He was born in Lancaster (PA) on September 14, 1853 (a Wednesday) and died in Reading (PA) on March 9, 1890 (a Sunday) at the age of 36. He is buried at Charles Evans Cemetery (Berks County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the east of Mountville.
      • Reading is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the northeast of Mountville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob 'Jake' Goodman<4>
    • Henry Luther 'Hinkey' Haines     (Major League Baseball)
    • Hinkey Haines     (Major League Baseball, professional football)
      • Major League Baseball, professional football. He was born in Red Lion (PA) on December 23, 1898 (a Friday) and died in Sharon Hill (PA) on January 9, 1979 (a Tueday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Middletown Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Red Lion is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Mountville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hinkey Haines<4>
    • Nancy Kulp     (Actress, comedienne)
      • Full name: Nancy Jane Kulp
      • Actress, comedienne. She was born in Harrisburg (PA) on August 28, 1921 (a Sunday) and died in Palm Desert (CA) on February 3, 1991 (a Sunday) at the age of 69.
      • Harrisburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Mountville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nancy Kulp<4>

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

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

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    • Lancaster, which is the Seat of Lancaster County and lies just to the East.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Mountville to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 85 miles [136.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,824 miles [9,372.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,532 miles [10,512.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,408 miles [7,094 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lancaster County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster County: www.co.lancaster.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 '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- Mountville) 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 Mountville. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MountvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mountville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0393, Longitude: -76.4289       In this case, the coordinates for Mountville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mountville 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.
<3>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.
<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 Mountville 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 307.448 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.115 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.002 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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