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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Conestoga 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:
    • 39.945575, -76.337904
    • 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
  • 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 Conestoga ...

We have found one communities that share the name Conestoga.

There is one other community in Pennsylvania which is also named Conestoga.

Beyond Pennsylvania.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Chester County
      • This Conestoga is located in Chester County and lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Conestoga that is located in Lancaster County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Conestoga
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Conestoga.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Conestoga ...

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.

  • Burnt Mills [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnt Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnt Mills
    • Burnt Mills [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Conestoga
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnt Mills
  • Garden Hills [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden Hills
    • Garden Hills [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Conestoga
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden Hills
  • Highville [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highville
    • Highville [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Conestoga
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highville
  • Lime Valley [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime Valley
    • Lime Valley [Lancaster County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Conestoga
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime Valley
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Lockport [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Conestoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
    • Quaker Hills [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quaker Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quaker Hills
      • Quaker Hills [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Conestoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quaker Hills
    • Rockhill [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockhill
      • Rockhill [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Conestoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockhill
    • Safe Harbor [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Safe Harbor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Safe Harbor
      • Safe Harbor [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Conestoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Safe Harbor
    • Slackwater [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slackwater
      • Slackwater [Lancaster County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Conestoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slackwater
    • Stone Hill [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stone Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stone Hill
      • Stone Hill [Lancaster County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Conestoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stone Hill
    • Union [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Conestoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
    • Willow Street [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Street have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Street
      • Willow Street [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Conestoga
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Street
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Willow Street<3>

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. 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 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Conestoga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Hayes Agnew<4>
    • Edwin Thomas Booth     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Bel Air (Maryland) on Wednesday November 13, 1833 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday June 7, 1893 at the age of 59. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Bel Air is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Conestoga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Thomas Booth<4>
    • John Wilkes Booth     (Presidental assassin, actor)
      • Presidental assassin, actor. He was born in Bel Air (Maryland) on Wednesday January 10, 1838 and died in Port Royal (Virginia) on Wednesday April 26, 1865 at the age of 27. He is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Bel Air is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Conestoga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Conestoga.
      • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Conestoga.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Conestoga.
      • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Conestoga.
      • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Conestoga.
      • Lancaster is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Conestoga.
      • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Conestoga.
      • Lancaster is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Conestoga.
      • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast of Conestoga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Fulton<4>
    • Henry Luther 'Hinkey' Haines     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Red Lion (Pennsylvania) on Friday December 23, 1898 and died in Sharon Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday January 9, 1979 at the age of 80. He is buried at Middletown Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Red Lion is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Conestoga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Luther 'Hinkey' Haines<4>
    • Hinkey Haines     (Major League Baseball, professional football)
      • Major League Baseball, professional football. He was born in Red Lion (Pennsylvania) on Friday December 23, 1898 and died in Sharon Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday January 9, 1979 at the age of 80. He is buried at Middletown Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Red Lion is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Conestoga.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hinkey Haines<4>
    • George Michael 'Dummy' Leitner     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lancaster, which is the Seat of Lancaster County and lies just to the North Northeast.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Conestoga 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 81 miles [130.4 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 5,824 miles [9,372.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,532 miles [10,512.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,408 miles [7,094 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Lancaster County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Conestoga. 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>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 from Point A (ie- Conestoga) 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 Conestoga. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Conestoga

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Conestoga. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9456, Longitude: -76.3379    
<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 Conestoga 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 307.401 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.047 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.001 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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