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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 New Castle, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Castle 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 New Castle:
    • 41.002483, -80.347251
    • 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 New Castle
  • 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 New Castle ...

We found nineteen communities that share the name New Castle.

There are two communities within Pennsylvania that are also named New Castle.

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

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Clearfield County
      • This New Castle is located in Clearfield County and lies 104 miles [167.4 km]<1> to the east of the New Castle that is located in Lawrence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of New Castle.
    • Schuylkill County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of New Castle [Schuylkill County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This New Castle is located in Jefferson County and lies 617 miles [993 km]<1> to the southwest of the New Castle that is located in Lawrence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of New Castle.
    • Colorado
      • Garfield County
      • This New Castle is located in Garfield County and lies 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km]<1> to the west of the New Castle that is located in Lawrence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garfield County community of New Castle.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This New Castle is located in New Castle County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the New Castle that is located in Lawrence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of New Castle.
    • Illinois
      • Saline County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of New Castle [Saline County].
      • Tazewell County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of New Castle [Tazewell County].
    • Indiana
      • Henry County
      • This New Castle is located in Henry County and lies 274 miles [441 km]<1> to the west southwest of the New Castle that is located in Lawrence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of New Castle.
    • Kentucky
      • Henry County
      • This New Castle is located in Henry County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the New Castle that is located in Lawrence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of New Castle.
    • Missouri
      • Gentry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of New Castle [Gentry County].
      • Johnson County
      • This New Castle is located in Johnson County and lies 724 miles [1,165.2 km]<1> to the west of the New Castle that is located in Lawrence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of New Castle.
    • New Hampshire
      • Rockingham County
      • This New Castle is located in Rockingham County and lies 513 miles [825.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the New Castle that is located in Lawrence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of New Castle.
    • New York
      • Westchester County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New York community of New Castle [Westchester County].
    • North Carolina
      • Wilkes County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of New Castle [Wilkes County].
    • Ohio
      • Belmont County
      • This New Castle is located in Belmont County and lies 85 miles [136.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the New Castle that is located in Lawrence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Belmont County community of New Castle.
      • Coshocton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of New Castle [Coshocton County].
      • Lawrence County
      • This New Castle is located in Lawrence County and lies 208 miles [334.7 km] to the southwest of the New Castle that is located in Lawrence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of New Castle.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This New Castle is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,644 miles [2,645.8 km]<1> to the west of the New Castle that is located in Lawrence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of New Castle.
    • Virginia
      • Craig County
      • This New Castle is located in Craig County and lies 242 miles [389.5 km]<1> to the south of the New Castle that is located in Lawrence County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Craig County community of New Castle.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Castle ...

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.

  • Clover
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
    • Clover is located in Lawrence County
  • Coverts
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coverts have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coverts
    • Coverts is located in Lawrence County
  • Edinburg
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
  • Grahms
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grahms have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grahms
    • Grahms is located in Lawrence County
  • Harbor
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harbor
    • Harbor is located in Lawrence County
  • Joyce
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joyce have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyce
    • Joyce is located in Lawrence County
  • Painter Hill
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Painter Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Painter Hill
    • Painter Hill is located in Lawrence County
  • Parkstown
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkstown
    • Parkstown is located in Lawrence County
  • Sunnyside
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
    • Sunnyside is located in Lawrence County
  • Sunset Valley
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Valley
    • Sunset Valley is located in Lawrence County
  • Union Valley
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Valley
    • Union Valley is located in Lawrence County
  • Willow Grove
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Grove
    • Willow Grove is located in Lawrence County

How Far From New Castle 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 city such as New Castle to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 188 miles [302.6 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from New Castle to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 227 miles [365.3 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,943 miles [9,564.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,664 miles [10,724.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,539 miles [7,304.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

The official website for New Castle: www.newcastlepa.org/

The official website for Lawrence County: www.co.lawrence.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- New Castle) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Castle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0025, Longitude: -80.3473    
<2>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 New Castle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 New Castle 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.
<4>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 New Castle to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.775 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.903 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.378 degrees.









 

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