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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 Sweden, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sweden 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 Sweden:
    • 41.802011, -77.870831
    • 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 Sweden
  • 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 Sweden ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Sweden.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Sweden is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Sweden is located in Jefferson County and lies 916 miles [1,474.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sweden that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Sweden.
    • Georgia
      • Pickens County
      • This Sweden is located in Pickens County and lies 621 miles [999.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Sweden that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Sweden.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Sweden is located in Aroostook County and lies 596 miles [959.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sweden that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Sweden.
      • Oxford County
      • This Sweden is located in Oxford County and lies 390 miles [627.6 km] to the east northeast of the Sweden that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oxford County community of Sweden.
    • Missouri
      • Douglas County
      • This Sweden is located in Douglas County and lies 850 miles [1,367.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Sweden that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Sweden.
    • Ohio
      • Ashtabula County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Sweden [Ashtabula County].
    • South Carolina
      • Bamberg County
      • This Sweden is located in Bamberg County and lies 608 miles [978.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Sweden that is located in Potter County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bamberg County community of Sweden.
    • Texas
      • Duval County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Sweden [Duval County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sweden ...

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.

  • Burrows [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrows
    • Burrows [Potter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Sweden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrows have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrows
  • Fox Hill [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Hill
    • Fox Hill [Potter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Sweden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Hill
  • Gold [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold
    • Gold [Potter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Sweden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gold
  • Hebron [Potter County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
    • Hebron [Potter County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Sweden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Hebron Center [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron Center
      • Hebron Center [Potter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron Center
    • Ice Mine [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ice Mine
      • Ice Mine [Potter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sweden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ice Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ice Mine
    • Inez [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inez
      • Inez [Potter County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Sweden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inez
    • Lewis Corner [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Corner
      • Lewis Corner [Potter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Sweden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Corner
    • Raymond [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Potter County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Sweden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
    • Sweden Valley [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweden Valley
      • Sweden Valley [Potter County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Sweden
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweden Valley
    • Telescope [Potter County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Telescope
      • Telescope [Potter County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Sweden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Telescope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Telescope

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 Sweden. 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 ...
    • Gabby Hayes     (Actor)
    • Riki Lindhome     (Actress, musician, comedian)
      • Actress, musician, comedian. She was born in Coudersport (Pennsylvania) on Monday March 5, 1979
      • Coudersport is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Sweden.

How Far From Sweden to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Coudersport, which is the Seat of Potter County and lies just to the West Southwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 116 miles [186.7 km]<1> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Sweden to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 205 miles [329.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,808 miles [9,347.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,527 miles [10,504.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,403 miles [7,085.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Pennsylvania

About Potter County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sweden. 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- Sweden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8020, Longitude: -77.8708       In this case, the coordinates for Sweden have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Sweden could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<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 Sweden 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 308.184 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.225 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.928 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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