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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 Philipsburg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Philipsburg 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 Philipsburg:
    • 40.903947, -78.216124
    • 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 Philipsburg
  • 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 Philipsburg ...

We have found three communities that share the name Philipsburg.

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

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

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Fayette County
      • This Philipsburg is located in Fayette County and lies 105 miles [169 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Philipsburg that is located in Centre County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philipsburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Philipsburg.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Montana
      • Granite County
      • This Philipsburg is located in Granite County and lies 1,777 miles [2,859.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Philipsburg that is located in Centre County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philipsburg
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Granite County community of Philipsburg.
    • Quebec
      • This Philipsburg lies 385 miles [619.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Philipsburg that is located in Centre County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philipsburg

Curious and Interesting Names Near Philipsburg ...

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.

  • Casanova [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casanova
    • Casanova [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Philipsburg
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casanova
  • Coaldale [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coaldale
    • Coaldale [Centre County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Philipsburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coaldale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coaldale
  • Cuba Mines [Clearfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cuba Mines
    • Cuba Mines [Clearfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Philipsburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cuba Mines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cuba Mines
  • Glass City [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glass City
    • Glass City [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Philipsburg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glass City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glass City
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Graham [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
      • Graham [Clearfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Philipsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graham
    • Hawk Run [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawk Run
      • Hawk Run [Clearfield County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Philipsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawk Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawk Run
    • Oak Grove [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Clearfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Philipsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Pardee [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pardee
      • Pardee [Clearfield County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Philipsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pardee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pardee
    • Spike Island [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spike Island
      • Spike Island [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Philipsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spike Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spike Island
    • Stumptown [Clearfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stumptown
      • Stumptown [Clearfield County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Philipsburg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stumptown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stumptown

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 Philipsburg. 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 ...
    • John Leckie Ake     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1879/09/20)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1879/05/01:1879/09/20. He was born in Altoona (PA) on August 29, 1861 (a Thursday) and died in La Crosse (WI) on May 11, 1887 (a Wednesday) at the age of 25. He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (La Crosse County, Wisconsin).
      • Altoona is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Philipsburg.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Leckie Ake<3>
    • George Grey Barnard     (Artist)
    • Dr. Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde     (Scientist)
    • Albert Francis Gionfriddo     (Major League Baseball)
    • Robert A. 'Bob, the Hig' Higgins     (Professional football)
    • George 'Germany' Smith     (Major League Baseball)
    • Steve Suhey     (Professional football)
    • Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bellefonte, which is the Seat of Centre County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Philipsburg to Bellefonte, with an average speed<4> 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 most of a day.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the east southeast (ESE). 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 White House (Washington, DC) is 151 miles [243 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,861 miles [9,432.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,577 miles [10,584.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,452 miles [7,164.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Pennsylvania

About Centre County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Philipsburg) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Philipsburg. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from PhilipsburgOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Philipsburg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9039, Longitude: -78.2161       In this case, the coordinates for Philipsburg 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>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.
<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 Philipsburg 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 308.465 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.402 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.446 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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