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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 Twin Rocks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Twin Rocks 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 Twin Rocks:
    • 40.498744, -78.866244
    • 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 Twin Rocks
  • 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 Twin Rocks ...

We found two communities that share the name Twin Rocks.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Twin Rocks is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Mendocino County
      • This Twin Rocks is located in Mendocino County and lies 2,333 miles [3,754.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Twin Rocks that is located in Cambria County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mendocino County community of Twin Rocks.
    • Oregon
      • Tillamook County
      • This Twin Rocks is located in Tillamook County and lies 2,271 miles [3,654.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Twin Rocks that is located in Cambria County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tillamook County community of Twin Rocks.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Twin Rocks ...

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
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Adams Crossing
    • Adams Crossing is located in Cambria County
  • Blue Goose
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Blue Goose
    • Blue Goose is located in Cambria County
  • Charlies Grove
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Charlies Grove
    • Charlies Grove is located in Cambria County
  • Concrete Bridge Crossing
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Concrete Bridge Crossing
    • Concrete Bridge Crossing is located in Cambria County
  • Edwards Crossing
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Edwards Crossing
    • Edwards Crossing is located in Cambria County
  • Red Mill
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Red Mill
    • Red Mill is located in Cambria County
  • Strongstown
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strongstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strongstown
    • Strongstown is located in Indiana County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Strongstown <3>
  • Tripoli
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tripoli have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tripoli
    • Tripoli is located in Cambria County
  • Twenty Row
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Twenty Row
    • Twenty Row is located in Cambria County

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

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

  • Ebensburg, which is the Seat of Cambria County, lies just to the East.
  • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 105 miles [169 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Twin Rocks to Harrisburg, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 147 miles [236.6 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<5> 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).<6>
  • 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).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,496 miles [7,235.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for Cambria County: www.co.cambria.pa.us/

The official website for State of Pennsylvania: https://www.pa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Twin Rocks) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Rocks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4987, Longitude: -78.8662    
<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 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>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.
<5>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 Twin Rocks to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.889 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.821 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.895 degrees.









 

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