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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 Port Matilda, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Port Matilda 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 Port Matilda:
    • 40.803115, -78.053896
    • 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 Port Matilda
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Port Matilda ...

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.

  • Beaver Mills [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Mills
    • Beaver Mills [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Port Matilda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Mills
  • Buffalo Run [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Run
    • Buffalo Run [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Port Matilda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Run
  • Centennial [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centennial
    • Centennial [Centre County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Port Matilda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centennial have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centennial
  • Circle Ville [Centre County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circle Ville
    • Circle Ville [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Port Matilda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Circle Ville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Circle Ville
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    • Flat Rock [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flat Rock
      • Flat Rock [Centre County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Port Matilda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flat Rock
    • Frogtown [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frogtown
      • Frogtown [Huntingdon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Matilda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frogtown
    • Gatesburg [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gatesburg
      • Gatesburg [Centre County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Matilda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gatesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatesburg
    • Graysville [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graysville
      • Graysville [Huntingdon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Port Matilda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Graysville
    • Julian [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Julian
      • Julian [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Matilda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Julian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Julian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Julian<3>
    • Martha Furnace [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martha Furnace
      • Martha Furnace [Centre County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Port Matilda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martha Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martha Furnace
    • Marysville [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marysville
      • Marysville [Centre County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Port Matilda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marysville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marysville
    • Pennsylvania Furnace [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennsylvania Furnace
      • Pennsylvania Furnace [Huntingdon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Port Matilda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennsylvania Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennsylvania Furnace
    • Ramblewood [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramblewood
      • Ramblewood [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Matilda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramblewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramblewood
    • Rockspring [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockspring
      • Rockspring [Centre County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Port Matilda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockspring have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockspring
    • Stormstown [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stormstown
      • Stormstown [Centre County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Port Matilda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stormstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stormstown
    • Waddle [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waddle
      • Waddle [Centre County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Port Matilda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waddle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waddle
    • Warriors Mark [Huntingdon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warriors Mark
      • Warriors Mark [Huntingdon County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Port Matilda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warriors Mark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warriors Mark
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Warriors Mark<3>

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 Port Matilda. 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Port Matilda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Leckie Ake<4>
    • 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)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pittsburgh (PA) on April 21, 1863 (a Tueday) and died in Altoona (PA) on December 1, 1927 (a Thursday) at the age of 64. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Blair County, Pennsylvania).
      • Altoona is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Port Matilda.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Germany' Smith<4>
    • Steve Suhey     (Professional football)
    • Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Port Matilda to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Port Matilda to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bellefonte, which is the Seat of Centre County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Port Matilda to Bellefonte, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 71 miles [114.3 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 about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 142 miles [228.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,859 miles [9,429.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,574 miles [10,579.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,449 miles [7,160 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Port Matilda. 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 '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- Port Matilda) 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 Port Matilda. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Port MatildaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Port Matilda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.8031, Longitude: -78.0539       In this case, the coordinates for Port Matilda 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 Port Matilda 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 308.373 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.282 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.413 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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