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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Venice, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Venice 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 Venice:
    • 40.321181, -80.218670
    • 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 Venice
  • 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 Venice ...

We found eighteen communities that share the name Venice.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Venice is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eighteen communities, seventeen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Venice lies 1,765 miles [2,840.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Venice that is located in Washington County.
    • Arkansas
      • Ashley County
      • This Venice is located in Ashley County and lies 823 miles [1,324.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Venice that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashley County community of Venice.
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Venice is located in Los Angeles County and lies 2,132 miles [3,431.1 km]<1> to the west of the Venice that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Venice.
    • Colorado
      • Chaffee 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 Colorado community of Venice [Chaffee County].
    • Florida
      • Manatee 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 Florida community of Venice [Manatee County].
      • Sarasota County
      • This Venice is located in Sarasota County and lies 921 miles [1,482.2 km]<1> to the south of the Venice that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sarasota County community of Venice.
    • Illinois
      • Madison County
      • This Venice is located in Madison County and lies 541 miles [870.7 km]<1> to the west of the Venice that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Venice.
    • Kansas
      • Sedgwick 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 Kansas community of Venice [Sedgwick County].
    • Louisiana
      • Plaquemines Parish
      • This Venice is located in Plaquemines Parish and lies 920 miles [1,480.6 km]<1> to the southwest of the Venice that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plaquemines Parish community of Venice.
    • Michigan
      • Shiawassee 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 Michigan community of Venice [Shiawassee County].
    • Missouri
      • Shannon County
      • This Venice is located in Shannon County and lies 638 miles [1,026.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Venice that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shannon County community of Venice.
    • Nebraska
      • Douglas County
      • This Venice is located in Douglas County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km]<1> to the west of the Venice that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Venice.
    • New York
      • Cayuga 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 New York community of Venice [Cayuga County].
    • Ohio
      • Butler 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 Venice [Butler County].
      • Erie County
      • This Venice is located in Erie County and lies 154 miles [247.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Venice that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Venice.
    • Utah
      • Sevier County
      • This Venice is located in Sevier County and lies 1,686 miles [2,713.4 km]<1> to the west of the Venice that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Venice.
    • Washington
      • Kitsap County
      • This Venice is located in Kitsap County and lies 2,136 miles [3,437.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Venice that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kitsap County community of Venice.
      • Pacific County
      • This Venice is located in Pacific County and lies 2,204 miles [3,547 km] to the west northwest of the Venice that is located in Washington County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pacific County community of Venice.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Venice ...

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.

  • Bishop
    (Less than 2 miles to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop
    • Bishop is located in Washington County
  • Cecil
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cecil have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cecil
    • Cecil is located in Washington County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cecil <4>
  • Cokeburg
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cokeburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeburg
    • Cokeburg is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 603 people
  • Cool Valley
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cool Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cool Valley
    • Cool Valley is located in Washington County
  • Federal
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Federal have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal
    • Federal is located in Allegheny County
  • Hickory
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
    • Hickory is located in Washington County
  • Hill Church
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Church have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Church
    • Hill Church is located in Washington County
  • Muse
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muse
    • Muse is located in Washington County
  • Muse Junction
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muse Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muse Junction
    • Muse Junction is located in Washington County
  • National Hill
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for National Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for National Hill
    • National Hill is located in Allegheny County
  • Noblestown
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noblestown
    • Noblestown is located in Allegheny County
  • Sturgeon
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
  • Weavertown
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weavertown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weavertown
    • Weavertown is located in Washington County

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

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

  • Washington, which is the Seat of Washington County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Venice to Washington, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 195 miles [313.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,968 miles [9,604.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,686 miles [10,760.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,561 miles [7,340.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Venice) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Venice. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3212, Longitude: -80.2187       In this case, the coordinates for Venice 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 Venice 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Venice 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 309.73 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.748 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.568 degrees.









 

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