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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 Conestoga Woods, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Conestoga Woods 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 Conestoga Woods:
    • 40.037876, -76.274958
    • 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 Conestoga Woods
  • 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 Conestoga Woods ...

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.

  • Clearview [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clearview have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clearview
    • Clearview [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Conestoga Woods
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clearview
  • Eden [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Conestoga Woods
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
  • Eden Heights [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Heights
    • Eden Heights [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Conestoga Woods
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Heights
  • Fertility [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fertility have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fertility
    • Fertility [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Conestoga Woods
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fertility
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    • Greenland [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenland
      • Greenland [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Conestoga Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenland
    • Holland Heights [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holland Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holland Heights
      • Holland Heights [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Conestoga Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holland Heights
    • Homeland [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homeland have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homeland
      • Homeland [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Conestoga Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homeland
    • Oregon [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oregon have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oregon
      • Oregon [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Conestoga Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oregon
    • Quaker Hills [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Hills
      • Quaker Hills [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Conestoga Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Hills
    • Roseville [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Conestoga Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
    • Smoketown [Lancaster County]
    • Sunnyside [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Conestoga Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyside
    • Woodlawn [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Conestoga Woods
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Conestoga Woods. 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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    • David Hayes Agnew     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Christiana (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 24, 1818 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 22, 1892 at the age of 73. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Christiana is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Conestoga Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Hayes Agnew<4>
    • Coit Albertson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 14, 1880 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday December 13, 1953 at the age of 73. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Reading is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Conestoga Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coit Albertson<4>
    • Paul Althouse     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 2, 1889 and died in New York (New York) on Monday February 15, 1954 at the age of 64. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Reading is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Conestoga Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Althouse<4>
    • Daniel Boone     (Frontiersman)
      • Frontiersman. He was born in Birdsboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 2, 1734 and died in Defiance (Missouri) on Tueday September 26, 1820 at the age of 85. He is buried at Frankfort Cemetery (Franklin County, Kentucky).
      • Birdsboro is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Conestoga Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daniel Boone<4>
    • George Washington Bradley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Saturday July 13, 1850 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 2, 1931 at the age of 81. He is buried at Northwood Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Reading is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Conestoga Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Bradley<4>
    • Lydia Bruce     (Actress, dancer)
      • Actress, dancer. She was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday January 8, 1931 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 7, 2008 at the age of 77. She is buried at Pine Grove Cemetery (Strafford County, New Hampshire).
      • Lancaster is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Conestoga Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lydia Bruce<4>
    • James Buchanan     (15th President of the US (1857 - 1861))
      • 15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Conestoga Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<4>
    • Sheila Darcy     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in York (Pennsylvania) on Saturday August 8, 1914 and died in San Diego (California) on Friday February 27, 2004 at the age of 89. She is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • York is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Conestoga Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sheila Darcy<4>
    • G. Alan Dawson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Marietta (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 14, 1929 and died in Lexington (Massachusetts) on Friday February 23, 1996 at the age of 66. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Marietta is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Conestoga Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: G. Alan Dawson<4>
    • Charles Demuth     (Painter)
      • Painter. He was born in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 8, 1883 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 24, 1935 at the age of 51. He is buried at Lancaster Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Conestoga Woods.
      • Lancaster is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Conestoga Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Demuth<4>
    • Jacob Eichholtz     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Saturday November 2, 1776 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 10, 1842 at the age of 65. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Conestoga Woods.
      • Lancaster is located Less than 2 miles to the west of Conestoga Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Eichholtz<4>
    • Robert Fulton     (Inventor, engineer, artist)
      • Inventor, engineer, artist. He was born in Little Britain (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 14, 1765 and died in New York (New York) on Friday February 24, 1815 at the age of 49.
      • Little Britain is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Conestoga Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Fulton<4>
    • Richard E. 'Dick' Gernet     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Friday September 28, 1928 and died in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at the age of 89. He is buried at Alsace Lutheran Church Cemetery (Berks County, Pennsylvania).
      • Reading is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Conestoga Woods.
      • Reading is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Conestoga Woods.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard E. 'Dick' Gernet<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lancaster, which is the Seat of Lancaster County and lies just to the West.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Conestoga Woods to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 88 miles [141.6 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,817 miles [9,361.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,525 miles [10,501 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,401 miles [7,082.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lancaster County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lancaster County: www.co.lancaster.pa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Conestoga Woods) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Conestoga Woods. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0379, Longitude: -76.2750       In this case, the coordinates for Conestoga Woods have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Conestoga Woods 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 307.356 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.01 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.936 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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