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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 Palmertown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Palmertown 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 Palmertown:
    • 40.472106, -79.182808
    • 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 Palmertown
  • 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 Palmertown ...

We found one communities that share the name Palmertown.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Palmertown is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there is another community also named Palmertown in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • New London County
      • This Palmertown is located in New London County and lies 373 miles [600.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Palmertown that is located in Indiana County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New London County community of Palmertown.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Palmertown ...

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.

  • Black Lick
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Lick
    • Black Lick is located in Indiana County
  • Claghorn ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claghorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claghorn
    • Claghorn is located in Indiana County
  • Cokeville ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cokeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeville
    • Cokeville is located in Westmoreland County
  • Coral
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
  • Germany
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germany
    • Germany is located in Indiana County
  • Homer City
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Josephine
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Josephine
    • Josephine is located in Indiana County
  • Marshall Heights
    (Less than 2 miles to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshall Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshall Heights
    • Marshall Heights is located in Indiana County
  • Red Barn
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Barn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Barn
    • Red Barn is located in Indiana County
  • Tearing Run
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tearing Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tearing Run
    • Tearing Run is located in Indiana County

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

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

  • Indiana, which is the Seat of Indiana County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Palmertown to Indiana, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 157 miles [252.7 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,919 miles [9,525.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,636 miles [10,679.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,511 miles [7,259.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Indiana County: www.countyofindiana.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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Palmertown) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Palmertown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4721, Longitude: -79.1828    
<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 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>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.
<5>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 Palmertown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.085 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.038 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.047 degrees.









 

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