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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 Abington, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Abington 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 Abington:
    • 40.120666, -75.117951
    • 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 Abington
  • 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 Abington ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Abington.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Abington is unique.

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

In addition to the above occurrences of Abington, we know of two communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Windham County
      • This Abington is located in Windham County and lies 201 miles [323.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Abington that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windham County community of Abington.
    • Indiana
      • Wayne County
      • This Abington is located in Wayne County and lies 521 miles [838.5 km]<1> to the west of the Abington that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Abington.
    • Louisiana
      • Red River Parish
      • This Abington is located in Red River Parish and lies 1,160 miles [1,866.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Abington that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Red River Parish community of Abington.
    • Maryland
      • Harford 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 Maryland community of Abington [Harford County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Plymouth County
      • This Abington is located in Plymouth County and lies 256 miles [412 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Abington that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plymouth County community of Abington.
    • North Carolina
      • Forsyth County
      • This Abington is located in Forsyth County and lies 383 miles [616.4 km]<1> to the southwest of the Abington that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Forsyth County community of Abington.
    • Texas
      • Childress County
      • This Abington is located in Childress County and lies 1,424 miles [2,291.7 km]<1> to the west of the Abington that is located in Montgomery County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Childress County community of Abington.
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Scotland
      • Distance: 3,315 miles [5,335 km]<1> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abington
    • Ireland
      • Distance: 3,170 miles [5,101.6 km]<1> to the northeast
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abington

Curious and Interesting Names Near Abington ...

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.

  • Cedarbrook [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedarbrook
    • Cedarbrook [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Abington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedarbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedarbrook
  • Dublin Chase [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin Chase
    • Dublin Chase [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Abington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin Chase
  • Dublin Crossing [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dublin Crossing
    • Dublin Crossing [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Abington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dublin Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dublin Crossing
  • Fairoaks [Montgomery County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairoaks
    • Fairoaks [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Abington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairoaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairoaks
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    • Fox Chase [Philadelphia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Chase
      • Fox Chase [Philadelphia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Abington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Chase
    • Heaton [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heaton
      • Heaton [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Abington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heaton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heaton
    • Hill Crest [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill Crest
      • Hill Crest [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Abington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Crest
    • Hillside [Montgomery County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
      • Hillside [Montgomery County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Abington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jamestown Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown Village
      • Jamestown Village [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Abington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown Village
    • Jenkintown [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkintown
      • Jenkintown [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Abington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,413 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkintown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkintown<4>
    • Kennedy House [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy House
      • Kennedy House [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Abington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy House have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy House
    • Meadowbrook [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowbrook
      • Meadowbrook [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Abington
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowbrook
    • Noble [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noble
      • Noble [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Abington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noble have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noble
    • Paper Mills [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paper Mills
      • Paper Mills [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Abington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paper Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paper Mills
    • Pheasant Knoll [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pheasant Knoll
      • Pheasant Knoll [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Abington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pheasant Knoll have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pheasant Knoll
    • Robert Bruce [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robert Bruce
      • Robert Bruce [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Abington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robert Bruce have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robert Bruce
    • Rockledge [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockledge
      • Rockledge [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Abington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,526 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockledge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rockledge<4>
    • Walnut Hill [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Abington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill
    • Willow Grove [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Grove
      • Willow Grove [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Abington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willow Grove<4>

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 Abington. 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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    • Jean Acker     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Sunday October 23, 1892 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 16, 1978 at the age of 85.
      • Trenton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Abington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean Acker<5>
    • Clifford Adams     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Monday September 8, 1952 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Monday January 12, 2015 at the age of 62. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Mercer County, New Jersey).
      • Trenton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Abington.
      • Trenton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Abington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifford Adams<5>
    • Lloyd Alexander     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Drexel Hill (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 17, 2007 at the age of 83. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Abington.
      • Drexel Hill is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Abington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Alexander<5>
    • William Law Anderson     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in North Berwick (Scotland) on Tueday October 21, 1879 and died in Chestnut Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 25, 1910 at the age of 31. He is buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Chestnut Hill is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Abington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Law Anderson<5>
    • George Antheil     (Composer, inventor)
      • Composer, inventor. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Sunday July 8, 1900 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday February 12, 1959 at the age of 58.
      • Trenton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Abington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Antheil<5>
    • Peter William Appleton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Terryville (Connecticut) on Friday May 20, 1904 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Friday January 18, 1974 at the age of 69. He is buried at St. Gertrudes Cemetery (Middlesex County, New Jersey).
      • Trenton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Abington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<5>
    • Joe Auer     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Saturday October 11, 1941 and died in Winter Park (Florida) on Saturday March 9, 2019 at the age of 77. He is buried at Glen Haven Memorial Park (Orange County, Florida).
      • Trenton is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Abington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Auer<5>
    • Edward Enoch 'Jersey' Bakeley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Blackwood (New Jersey) on Sunday April 17, 1864 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 17, 1915 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenmount Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Blackwood is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Abington.
      • Philadelphia is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Abington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Enoch 'Jersey' Bakeley<5>
    • Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Bala-Cynwyd (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 15, 1892 and died in Toul (France) on Saturday December 21, 1918 at the age of 26. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Bala-Cynwyd is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Abington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker<5>
    • Samuel Barber     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in West Chester (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 9, 1910 and died in New York (New York) on Friday January 23, 1981 at the age of 70. He is buried at Oaklands Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • West Chester is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Abington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Barber<5>
    • James Barton     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Gloucester City (New Jersey) on Saturday November 1, 1890 and died in Mineola (New York) on Wednesday December 19, 1962 at the age of 72. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Gloucester City is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Abington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Barton<5>
    • Charles J. Bastian     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 4, 1860 and died in Pennsauken (New Jersey) on Monday January 18, 1932 at the age of 71. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Abington.
      • Pennsauken is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Abington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles J. Bastian<5>
    • Joseph Emley Borden     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Jacobstown (New Jersey) on Tueday May 9, 1854 and died in Yeadon (Pennsylvania) on Monday October 14, 1929 at the age of 75. He is buried at Oaklands Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Jacobstown is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Abington.
      • Yeadon is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Abington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Emley Borden<5>

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

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

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    • Norristown, which is the Seat of Montgomery County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Abington to Norristown, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 93 miles [149.7 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 132 miles [212.4 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,765 miles [9,277.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,471 miles [10,414.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,347 miles [6,995.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Abington: www.abington.org/

The official website for Montgomery County: www.montcopa.org/

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- Abington) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Abington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AbingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1207, Longitude: -75.1180       In this case, the coordinates for Abington 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Abington 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Abington to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.661 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.236 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.403 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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