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Taylorstown, Pennsylvania

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Taylorstown.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Taylorstown and extending to:

  • Washington [Map], which is the Seat of Washington County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Harrisburg [Map], which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Taylorstown to Harrisburg, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 197 miles [317 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,981 miles [9,625.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,699 miles [10,781 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,575 miles [7,362.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Taylorstown ...

While the name Taylorstown is unique within Pennsylvania, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Pennsylvania


Loudoun County

Our profile page for Taylorstown, Loudoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 160 miles [257.5 km] to the East Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Taylorstown ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Buffalo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North of Taylorstown   [Map]

Claysville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Coon Island   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gabby Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Green Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lincoln Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Log Pile   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Point Lookout   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Rural Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sugar Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

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 Taylorstown. 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.

Billy Barty     (Born as William John Bertanzetti)

Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at an age of 76. He was buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Millsboro [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Taylorstown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<7>

Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday December 4, 1868 and died in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Wednesday May 27, 1953 at an age of 84.

Wheeling [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Taylorstown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett

Caitlin Clarke     (Born as Katherine Anne Clarke)

Actress, instructor. She was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 3, 1952 and died in Sewickley (Pennsylvania) on Thursday September 9, 2004 at an age of 52. She was buried at Sewickley Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Pittsburgh [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Taylorstown

Sewickley [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Taylorstown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Caitlin Clarke

Lloyd Colteryahn

Professional football. He was born in Brentwood (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 26, 1931 and died in Dunedin (Florida) on Monday May 2, 2011 at an age of 79. He was buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland) [Map].

Brentwood [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Taylorstown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Colteryahn

Henrietta Crosman

Actress. She was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday September 2, 1861 and died in Pelham Manor (New York) on Tueday October 31, 1944 at an age of 83. She was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Wheeling [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Taylorstown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henrietta Crosman

Gene 'Augie' Freese

Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday January 8, 1934 and died in Metairie (Louisiana) on Tueday June 18, 2013 at an age of 79. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Wheeling [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Taylorstown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene 'Augie' Freese

Gary Michael Jeter

Professional football. He was born in Weirton (West Virginia) on Monday January 24, 1955 and died in Plainsboro (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at an age of 61.

Weirton [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Taylorstown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Michael Jeter

William Holmes McGuffey

Author, educator. He was born in Claysville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 23, 1800 and died in Charlottesville (Virginia) on Sunday May 4, 1873 at an age of 72.

Claysville [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the southwest of Taylorstown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Holmes McGuffey

Joe Muranyi

Musician. He was born in Martins Ferry (Ohio) on Saturday January 14, 1928 and died in New York (New York) on Friday April 20, 2012 at an age of 84. He was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Martins Ferry [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Taylorstown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Muranyi

Thomas Joseph 'Tom' Needham

Major League Baseball. He was born in Dublin (Ireland) [Map] on Thursday April 17, 1879 and died in Steubenville (Ohio) on Tueday December 14, 1926 at an age of 47. He was buried at Mt. Calvary Cemetery (Jefferson County, Ohio) [Map].

Steubenville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Taylorstown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Joseph 'Tom' Needham

Eleanor Steber

Opera singer. She was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday July 17, 1914 and died on Wednesday October 3, 1990 at an age of 76. She was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Ohio County, West Virginia) [Map].

Wheeling [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Taylorstown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eleanor Steber

Olive Thomas     (Born as Olivia Duffy)

Actress. She was born in Charleroi (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 20, 1894 and died in Neuilly-sur-Marne (France) [Map] on Friday September 10, 1920 at an age of 25. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York) [Map].

Charleroi [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Taylorstown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Olive Thomas

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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 from Point A (ie- Taylorstown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taylorstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1501, Longitude: -80.3712     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taylorstown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Taylorstown to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.832 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.838 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.698 degrees.

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<7>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:

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