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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 Crandon Lakes, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Crandon Lakes 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 Crandon Lakes:
    • 41.124990, -74.839911
    • 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 Crandon Lakes
  • 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 Crandon Lakes ...

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.

  • Beemerville [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beemerville
    • Beemerville [Sussex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Crandon Lakes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beemerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beemerville
  • Bushkill [Monroe County]
  • Clearwater [Sussex County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearwater
    • Clearwater [Sussex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Crandon Lakes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearwater
  • Delaware [Pike County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delaware
    • Delaware [Pike County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Crandon Lakes
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delaware have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delaware
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    • Egypt Mills [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt Mills
      • Egypt Mills [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Crandon Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt Mills
    • Five Points [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
      • Five Points [Sussex County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Crandon Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
    • Flatbrookville [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatbrookville
      • Flatbrookville [Sussex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Crandon Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatbrookville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatbrookville
    • Forest Park [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Park
      • Forest Park [Pike County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Crandon Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Park
    • Huntsburg [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsburg
      • Huntsburg [Sussex County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Crandon Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsburg
    • Plains [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plains
      • Plains [Sussex County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Crandon Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plains
    • Ranch Lands [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranch Lands
      • Ranch Lands [Pike County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Crandon Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranch Lands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranch Lands
    • Roys [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roys
      • Roys [Sussex County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Crandon Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roys
    • Spring Valley [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Warren County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Crandon Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Stillwater [Sussex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stillwater
      • Stillwater [Sussex County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Crandon Lakes
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stillwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stillwater

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 Crandon Lakes. 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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    • William Chauvenet     (Mathematician, professor)
      • Mathematician, professor. He was born in Milford (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 24, 1820 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday December 13, 1870 at the age of 50. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Milford is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Crandon Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Chauvenet<4>
    • Anna Harrison     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of William Harrison( March 1841 - April 1841) - although considered First Lady, she never actually entered the White House due to illness and his death 31 days after inauguration)
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of William Harrison( March 1841 - April 1841) - although considered First Lady, she never actually entered the White House due to illness and his death 31 days after inauguration. She was born in Morristown (New Jersey) on Tueday July 25, 1775 and died in North Bend (Ohio) on Thursday February 25, 1864 at the age of 88.
      • Morristown is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Crandon Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Anna Harrison<4>
    • Herbert 'Herb' Kalin     (Musician, singer)
      • Musician, singer. He was born in Port Jervis (New York) on Friday February 16, 1934 and died in Waldorf (Maryland) on Friday July 21, 2006 at the age of 72. He is buried at Trinity Memorial Gardens (Charles County, Maryland).
      • Port Jervis is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Crandon Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Herbert 'Herb' Kalin<4>
    • Richard Kiley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday March 31, 1922 and died in Warwick (New York) on Friday March 5, 1999 at the age of 77. He is buried at Warwick Cemetery (Orange County, New York).
      • Warwick is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Crandon Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard Kiley<4>
    • John Albert Macy     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Tueday April 10, 1877 and died in Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 26, 1932 at the age of 55. He is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Stroudsburg is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Crandon Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Albert Macy<4>
    • John 'John the Eagle' Riggi     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in Elizabeth (New Jersey) on Sunday February 1, 1925 and died in Edison (New Jersey) on Monday August 3, 2015 at the age of 90.
      • Edison is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Crandon Lakes.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'John the Eagle' Riggi<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Newton, which is the Seat of Sussex County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Trenton, which is the State Capital of New Jersey, lies 62 miles [99.8 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Crandon Lakes to Trenton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 192 miles [309 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 5,712 miles [9,192.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,421 miles [10,333.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,297 miles [6,915.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for New Jersey

About Sussex County

About New Jersey

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sussex County: www.sussex.nj.us/

The official website for State of New Jersey: https://www.state.nj.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Crandon Lakes) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Crandon Lakes. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Crandon Lakes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crandon Lakes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1250, Longitude: -74.8399    
<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 Crandon Lakes 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 306.398 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.098 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 302.846 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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