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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 Strongstown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Strongstown 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 Strongstown:
    • 40.552847, -78.921694
    • 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 Strongstown
  • 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 Strongstown ...

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.

  • Adams Crossing [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adams Crossing
    • Adams Crossing [Cambria County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Strongstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adams Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adams Crossing
  • Blue Goose [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Goose
    • Blue Goose [Cambria County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Strongstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Goose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Goose
  • Charlies Grove [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlies Grove
    • Charlies Grove [Cambria County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Strongstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlies Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlies Grove
  • Concrete Bridge Crossing [Cambria County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concrete Bridge Crossing
    • Concrete Bridge Crossing [Cambria County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Strongstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concrete Bridge Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concrete Bridge Crossing
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    • Edwards Crossing [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards Crossing
      • Edwards Crossing [Cambria County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Strongstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwards Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards Crossing
    • Littletown [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littletown
      • Littletown [Indiana County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Strongstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littletown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littletown
    • Manor [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manor
      • Manor [Indiana County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Strongstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manor
    • Pikes Peak [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikes Peak
      • Pikes Peak [Indiana County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Strongstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pikes Peak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikes Peak
    • Red Mill [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Mill
      • Red Mill [Cambria County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Strongstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Mill
    • Suncliff [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suncliff
      • Suncliff [Indiana County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Strongstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suncliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suncliff
    • Twenty Row [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twenty Row
      • Twenty Row [Cambria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Strongstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twenty Row have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twenty Row
    • Twin Rocks [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Rocks
      • Twin Rocks [Cambria County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Strongstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Rocks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Twin Rocks<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 Strongstown. 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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    • Nellie Bly     (Journalist)
      • Journalist. She was born in Cochrans Mills (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 5, 1864 and died in Bronx (New York) on Friday January 27, 1922 at the age of 57. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Cochrans Mills is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Strongstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie Bly<4>
    • Doug Buffone     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Yatesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday June 27, 1944 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 20, 2015 at the age of 70. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois).
      • Yatesboro is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Strongstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Doug Buffone<4>
    • Patrick Michael 'Pat' Cummings     (Professional basketball)
    • Peter Nicholas 'Pete' Duranko     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Johnstown (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday December 15, 1943 and died in Windber (Pennsylvania) on Friday July 8, 2011 at the age of 67. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery (Cambria County, Pennsylvania).
      • Johnstown is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Strongstown.
      • Windber is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Strongstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Nicholas 'Pete' Duranko<4>
    • Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Renovo (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 29, 1910 and died in Punxsutawney (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday October 5, 1994 at the age of 84. He is buried at Morningside Cemetery (Clearfield County, Pennsylvania).
      • Punxsutawney is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Strongstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble<4>
    • Albert Francis Gionfriddo     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Dysart (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 8, 1922 and died in Solvang (California) on Friday March 14, 2003 at the age of 81. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Dysart is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Strongstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Francis Gionfriddo<4>
    • Hedda Hopper     (Actress, journalist)
      • Actress, journalist. She was born in Hollidaysburg (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 2, 1885 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday February 1, 1966 at the age of 80. She is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Blair County, Pennsylvania).
      • Hollidaysburg is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Strongstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hedda Hopper<4>
    • Terry McGovern     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Johnstown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 9, 1880 and died in Brooklyn (New York) on Friday February 22, 1918 at the age of 37. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Johnstown is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Strongstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry McGovern<4>
    • Harry David 'Moose' Miller     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday July 28, 1923 and died in Latrobe (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 18, 2007 at the age of 83. He is buried at St. Vincent Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Latrobe is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Strongstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry David 'Moose' Miller<4>
    • Arnold Palmer     (Golfer)
      • Golfer. He was born in Latrobe (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 10, 1929 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 25, 2016 at the age of 87.
      • Latrobe is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Strongstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arnold Palmer<4>
    • Dr. Patricia Hilliard Robertson     (Astronaut)
      • Astronaut. She was born in Homer City (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 12, 1963 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday May 24, 2001 at the age of 38. She is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Indiana County, Pennsylvania).
      • Homer City is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Strongstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Patricia Hilliard Robertson<4>
    • Fred Rogers     (Educator, TV Host)
      • Educator, TV Host. He was born in Latrobe (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 20, 1928 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Thursday February 27, 2003 at the age of 74. He is buried at Unity Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Latrobe is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Strongstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred Rogers<4>
    • George 'Germany' Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Tueday April 21, 1863 and died in Altoona (Pennsylvania) on Thursday December 1, 1927 at the age of 64. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Blair County, Pennsylvania).
      • Altoona is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Strongstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Germany' Smith<4>

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

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

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    • Indiana, which is the Seat of Indiana County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Strongstown to Indiana, 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 108 miles [173.8 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 151 miles [243 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,905 miles [9,503.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,621 miles [10,655.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,496 miles [7,235.6 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 Strongstown. 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- Strongstown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Strongstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5528, Longitude: -78.9217       In this case, the coordinates for Strongstown 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 Strongstown 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 308.92 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.864 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.899 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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