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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 Renovo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Renovo and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Renovo:
    • 41.326728, -77.749865
    • 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 Renovo
  • 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 Renovo ...

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.

  • Bear Swamp [Clinton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Swamp
    • Bear Swamp [Clinton County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Renovo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Swamp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Swamp
  • Birch [Clinton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birch
    • Birch [Clinton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Renovo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birch
  • Cooks Run [Clinton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooks Run
    • Cooks Run [Clinton County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Renovo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooks Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks Run
  • Cross Fork [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Fork
    • Cross Fork [Potter County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Renovo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Fork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cross Fork<3>
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    • Farwell [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farwell
      • Farwell [Clinton County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Renovo
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farwell
    • Glen Union [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Union
      • Glen Union [Clinton County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Renovo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Union
    • Gravel Lick [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Lick
      • Gravel Lick [Potter County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Renovo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Lick
    • Keating [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keating
      • Keating [Clinton County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Renovo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keating have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keating
    • Monument [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monument
      • Monument [Centre County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Renovo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monument have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monument
    • Panther [Clinton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther
      • Panther [Clinton County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Renovo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panther have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panther
    • Twin Hollows [Centre County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Hollows
      • Twin Hollows [Centre County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Renovo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Hollows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Hollows

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 Renovo. 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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    • George Grey Barnard     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Bellefonte (PA) on May 24, 1863 (a Sunday) and died on April 24, 1938 (a Sunday) at the age of 74. He is buried at Harrisburg Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Bellefonte is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Renovo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Grey Barnard<4>
    • Dr. Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde     (Scientist)
    • James W.H. 'Jim' Brown     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/04/17:1886/07/28)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/04/17:1886/07/28. He was born in Lock Haven (PA) on December 12, 1860 (a Wednesday) and died in Williamsport (PA) on April 6, 1908 (a Monday) at the age of 47. He is buried at Highland Cemetery (Clinton County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lock Haven is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Renovo.
      • Williamsport is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the east of Renovo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James W.H. 'Jim' Brown<4>
    • Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
    • Robert A. 'Bob, the Hig' Higgins     (Professional football)
    • John French Sloan     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Lock Haven (PA) on August 2, 1871 (a Wednesday) and died in Hanover (NH) on September 7, 1951 (a Friday) at the age of 80. The body was cremated.
      • Lock Haven is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Renovo.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John French Sloan<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lock Haven, which is the Seat of Clinton County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Renovo to Lock Haven, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 85 miles [136.8 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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 171 miles [275.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,824 miles [9,372.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,540 miles [10,525.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,416 miles [7,106.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Clinton County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clinton County: www.clintoncountypa.com/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Renovo) 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 Renovo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RenovoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Renovo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3267, Longitude: -77.7499    
<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 Renovo 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 308.147 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.109 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.066 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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