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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 Connerton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Connerton 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 Connerton:
    • 40.799532, -76.273556
    • 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 Connerton
  • 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 Connerton ...

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.

  • Bear Run Junction [Schuylkill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Run Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Run Junction
    • Bear Run Junction [Schuylkill County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Connerton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Run Junction
  • Big Mine Run [Schuylkill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Mine Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Mine Run
    • Big Mine Run [Schuylkill County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Connerton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Mine Run
  • Boston Run [Schuylkill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boston Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boston Run
    • Boston Run [Schuylkill County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Connerton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boston Run
  • Fountain Springs [Schuylkill County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Springs
    • Fountain Springs [Schuylkill County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Connerton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Springs
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    • Frackville [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frackville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frackville
      • Frackville [Schuylkill County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Connerton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,611 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frackville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frackville<3>
    • Frackville Junction [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frackville Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frackville Junction
      • Frackville Junction [Schuylkill County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Connerton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frackville Junction
    • Gordon [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordon
      • Gordon [Schuylkill County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Connerton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 724 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gordon<3>
    • Lost Creek [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Creek
      • Lost Creek [Schuylkill County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Connerton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Creek
    • Maizeville [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maizeville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maizeville
      • Maizeville [Schuylkill County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Connerton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maizeville
    • Raven Run [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raven Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raven Run
      • Raven Run [Schuylkill County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Connerton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raven Run
    • Ringtown [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ringtown
      • Ringtown [Schuylkill County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Connerton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 756 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringtown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ringtown<3>
    • Turkey Run [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Run
      • Turkey Run [Schuylkill County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Connerton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Run

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 Connerton. 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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    • Albert J. 'Ali Baba' Babartsky     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Monday April 19, 1915 and died in Dayton (Ohio) on Sunday December 29, 2002 at the age of 87. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio).
      • Shenandoah is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Connerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert J. 'Ali Baba' Babartsky<4>
    • Gary S. Becker     (Nobel Prize winning economist, author)
      • Nobel Prize winning economist, author. He was born in Pottsville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday December 2, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday May 3, 2014 at the age of 83. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Pottsville is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Connerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary S. Becker<4>
    • Stanley Anthony 'Stan' Coveleski     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Shamokin (Pennsylvania) on Saturday July 13, 1889 and died in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 20, 1984 at the age of 94. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Saint Joseph County, Indiana).
      • Shamokin is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Connerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley Anthony 'Stan' Coveleski<4>
    • Michael 'Mickey' Doolin     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ashland (Pennsylvania) on Friday May 7, 1880 and died in Orlando (Florida) on Thursday November 1, 1951 at the age of 71.
      • Ashland is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Connerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael 'Mickey' Doolin<4>
    • Jimmy Dorsey     (Big band leader, musician, actor)
      • Big band leader, musician, actor. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Monday February 29, 1904 (which is Leap Day) and died in Fairfield (Connecticut) on Wednesday June 12, 1957 at the age of 53.
      • Shenandoah is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Connerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dorsey<4>
    • Tommy Dorsey     (Big band leader, musician)
      • Big band leader, musician. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Sunday November 19, 1905 and died in Greenwich (Connecticut) on Monday November 26, 1956 at the age of 51. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Shenandoah is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Connerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Dorsey<4>
    • Joseph Anthony 'Jumping Joe' Dugan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mahanoy City (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 12, 1897 and died in Norwood (Massachusetts) on Wednesday July 7, 1982 at the age of 85. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Mahanoy City is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Connerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Anthony 'Jumping Joe' Dugan<4>
    • Tom Hatten     (Radio & TV Personality)
      • Radio & TV Personality. He was born in Jamestown (North Dakota) on Sunday March 14, 1926 and died in Freeland (Pennsylvania) on Saturday March 16, 2019 at the age of 93. He is buried at St. Ann's Parish Cemetery (Luzerne County, Pennsylvania).
      • Freeland is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Connerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Hatten<4>
    • Elisha Albright Hoffman     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Orwigsburg (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 7, 1839 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday November 25, 1929 at the age of 90. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Orwigsburg is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Connerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elisha Albright Hoffman<4>
    • John Henry O'Hara     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Pottsville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday January 31, 1905 and died in Princeton (New Jersey) on Saturday April 11, 1970 at the age of 65. He is buried at Princeton Cemetery (Mercer County, New Jersey).
      • Pottsville is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Connerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Henry O'Hara<4>
    • Tony Francis Piet     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Berwick (Pennsylvania) on Friday December 7, 1906 and died in Hinsdale (Illinois) on Tueday December 1, 1981 at the age of 75. He is buried at Ressurection Catholic Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Berwick is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Connerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Francis Piet<4>
    • John Charles 'Jack' Rowe     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Hamburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 8, 1856 and died in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Tueday April 25, 1911 at the age of 54. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Hamburg is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Connerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Charles 'Jack' Rowe<4>
    • Carl Sawatski     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at the age of 64. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas).
      • Shickshinny is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Connerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pottsville, which is the Seat of Schuylkill County and lies just to the South Southeast.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Connerton to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 137 miles [220.5 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,785 miles [9,310.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,497 miles [10,455.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,372 miles [7,036.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Schuylkill County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Schuylkill County: www.co.schuylkill.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Connerton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Connerton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7995, Longitude: -76.2736       In this case, the coordinates for Connerton 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 Connerton 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 307.292 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.057 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.621 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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