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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 Plain Grove, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Plain Grove 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 Plain Grove:
    • 41.054228, -80.142838
    • 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 Plain Grove
  • 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 Plain Grove ...

We have found one communities that share the name Plain Grove.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Plain Grove is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Tennessee
      • Pickett County
      • This Plain Grove is located in Pickett County and lies 415 miles [667.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Plain Grove that is located in Lawrence County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain Grove
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickett County community of Plain Grove.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Plain Grove ...

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.

  • Amsterdam [Mercer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amsterdam
    • Amsterdam [Mercer County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Plain Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amsterdam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amsterdam
  • Carter [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Butler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
  • Currys Mills [Butler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Currys Mills
    • Currys Mills [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Currys Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Currys Mills
  • Elliotts Mills [Lawrence County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elliotts Mills
    • Elliotts Mills [Lawrence County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Plain Grove
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elliotts Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elliotts Mills
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    • Forestville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forestville
      • Forestville [Butler County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forestville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forestville
    • Jacksville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacksville
      • Jacksville [Butler County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Plain Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacksville
    • Kennedy Mill [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy Mill
      • Kennedy Mill [Lawrence County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Plain Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy Mill
    • Leesburg [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesburg
      • Leesburg [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Plain Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesburg
    • London [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for London
      • London [Mercer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Plain Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for London have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on London
    • Rockville [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockville
      • Rockville [Lawrence County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Plain Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockville
    • Rose Point [Lawrence County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rose Point
      • Rose Point [Lawrence County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Plain Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rose Point
    • Slippery Rock [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slippery Rock
      • Slippery Rock [Butler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Plain Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slippery Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slippery Rock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slippery Rock<3>
    • Swamproot [Mercer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swamproot
      • Swamproot [Mercer County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Plain Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swamproot

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 Plain Grove. 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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    • Chris Alcaide     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Youngstown (Ohio) on Monday October 23, 1922 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Wednesday June 30, 2004 at the age of 81. He is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Youngstown is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Plain Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Chris Alcaide<4>
    • Charles Wesley Bennett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Castle (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 21, 1854 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday February 24, 1927 at the age of 72.
      • New Castle is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Plain Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Wesley Bennett<4>
    • Joseph Stephen 'JS' Cullinan     (Founder of Texaco)
      • Founder of Texaco. He was born in Pulaski (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 31, 1860 and died in Palo Alto (California) on Thursday March 11, 1937 at the age of 76. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Pulaski is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Plain Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Stephen 'JS' Cullinan<4>
    • William Eythe     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Mars (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 7, 1918 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday January 26, 1957 at the age of 38. He is buried at St. Peters Cemetery (Butler County, Pennsylvania).
      • Mars is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Plain Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Eythe<4>
    • Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Laird Crossing (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 30, 1965 and died in Kittanning (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 11, 2008 at the age of 43. He is buried at Kittanning Cemetery (Armstrong County, Pennsylvania).
      • Laird Crossing is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Plain Grove.
      • Kittanning is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the southeast of Plain Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte<4>
    • Ralph Goldston, Sr.     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Campbell (Ohio) on Monday February 25, 1929 and died in Columbus (Ohio) on Saturday July 9, 2011 at the age of 82. He is buried at Tod Homestead Cemetery (Mahoning County, Ohio).
      • Campbell is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Plain Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Goldston, Sr.<4>
    • Tony Lip     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Beaver Falls (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 30, 1930 and died in Teaneck (New Jersey) on Friday January 4, 2013 at the age of 82. He is buried at Maryrest Cemetery (Bergen County, New Jersey).
      • Beaver Falls is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Plain Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Lip<4>
    • Ty Longley     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Sharon (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 4, 1971 and died in West Warwick (Rhode Island) on Thursday February 20, 2003 at the age of 31.
      • Sharon is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Plain Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ty Longley<4>
    • Fred McCarren     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Butler (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 12, 1951 and died in Butler (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 2, 2006 at the age of 55. He is buried at North Side Cemetery (Butler County, Pennsylvania).
      • Butler is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Plain Grove.
      • Butler is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southeast of Plain Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred McCarren<4>
    • Alexander Hamilton McGuffey     (Author)
    • Joseph L. Quest     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in New Castle (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 16, 1852 and died in San Diego (California) on Friday November 14, 1924 at the age of 72. He is buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • New Castle is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Plain Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph L. Quest<4>
    • Kate Brownlee Sherwood     (Poet)
      • Poet. She was born in Poland (Ohio) on Friday September 24, 1841 and died in Washington, DC on Thursday February 5, 1914 at the age of 72. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Lucas County, Ohio).
      • Poland is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Plain Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kate Brownlee Sherwood<4>
    • Midred Joanne Smith     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Struthers (Ohio) on Wednesday May 16, 1923 and died in White Plains (New York) on Sunday July 19, 2015 at the age of 92. She is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Struthers is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Plain Grove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Midred Joanne Smith<4>

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

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

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    • New Castle, which is the Seat of Lawrence County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Plain Grove to New Castle, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 178 miles [286.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 221 miles [355.7 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,932 miles [9,546.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,653 miles [10,707 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,529 miles [7,288.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Lawrence County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Plain Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Plain Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0542, Longitude: -80.1428       In this case, the coordinates for Plain Grove 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Plain Grove 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 309.645 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.763 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.265 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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