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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 Continental Arms, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Continental Arms 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 Continental Arms:
    • 40.092000, -75.390200
    • 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 Continental Arms
  • 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 Continental Arms ...

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.

  • Candlebrook [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Candlebrook have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Candlebrook
    • Candlebrook [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Continental Arms
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Candlebrook
  • Cannon Run [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannon Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannon Run
    • Cannon Run [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Continental Arms
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannon Run
  • Cinnamon Hill [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cinnamon Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cinnamon Hill
    • Cinnamon Hill [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Continental Arms
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cinnamon Hill
  • Colonial Village [Montgomery County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colonial Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colonial Village
    • Colonial Village [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Continental Arms
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colonial Village
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    • Crooked Lane Crossing [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crooked Lane Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crooked Lane Crossing
      • Crooked Lane Crossing [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Continental Arms
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crooked Lane Crossing
    • Deepdale [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deepdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deepdale
      • Deepdale [Chester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Continental Arms
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deepdale
    • Glen Hardie [Chester County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glen Hardie have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glen Hardie
      • Glen Hardie [Chester County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Continental Arms
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Hardie
    • Hughes Park [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughes Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughes Park
      • Hughes Park [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Continental Arms
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughes Park
    • King-of-Prussia [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King-of-Prussia have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King-of-Prussia
      • King-of-Prussia [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Continental Arms
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King-of-Prussia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for King-of-Prussia<3>
    • Mews at Valley Forge [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mews at Valley Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mews at Valley Forge
      • Mews at Valley Forge [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Continental Arms
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mews at Valley Forge
    • Prussian Woods [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prussian Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prussian Woods
      • Prussian Woods [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Continental Arms
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prussian Woods
    • Rampart Ridge [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rampart Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rampart Ridge
      • Rampart Ridge [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Continental Arms
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rampart Ridge
    • Sweet Briar [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Briar have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Briar
      • Sweet Briar [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Continental Arms
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Briar
    • Town Court [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Town Court have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Town Court
      • Town Court [Montgomery County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Continental Arms
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Town Court

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 Continental Arms. 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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    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Continental Arms.
      • Drexel Hill is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Continental Arms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Alexander<4>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Continental Arms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Law Anderson<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Continental Arms.
      • Philadelphia is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Continental Arms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Enoch 'Jersey' Bakeley<4>
    • 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Continental Arms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker<4>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Continental Arms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Barber<4>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Continental Arms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Barton<4>
    • 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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Continental Arms.
      • Pennsauken is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Continental Arms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles J. Bastian<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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Continental Arms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daniel Boone<4>
    • 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).
      • Yeadon is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Continental Arms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Emley Borden<4>
    • Peter Boyle     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Norristown (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 18, 1935 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday December 12, 2006 at the age of 71. He is buried at Green River Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Norristown is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of Continental Arms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Boyle<4>
    • Carroll William Brown     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Woodbury (New Jersey) on Wednesday February 2, 1887 and died in Burlington (New Jersey) on Tueday February 8, 1977 at the age of 90. He is buried at Laurel Memorial Park (Atlantic County, New Jersey).
      • Woodbury is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Continental Arms.
      • Burlington is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Continental Arms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carroll William Brown<4>
    • Lawrence Lloyd Brown, Sr.     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Sunday November 5, 1944 and died in Chester (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 6, 2008 at the age of 63. He is buried at Mt. Lawn Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Continental Arms.
      • Chester is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Continental Arms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Lloyd Brown, Sr.<4>
    • William Havon 'Bill' Bruton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lisman (Alabama) on Tueday December 22, 1925 and died in Marshallton (Delaware) on Tueday December 5, 1995 at the age of 70. He is buried at Gracelawn Memorial Park (New Castle County, Delaware).
      • Marshallton is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Continental Arms.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Havon 'Bill' Bruton<4>

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

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

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    • Norristown, which is the Seat of Montgomery County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 79 miles [127.1 km]<2> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Continental Arms to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 120 miles [193.1 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,778 miles [9,298.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,484 miles [10,435 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,361 miles [7,018.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Pennsylvania

About Montgomery County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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 from Point A (ie- Continental Arms) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Continental Arms. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0920, Longitude: -75.3902       In this case, the coordinates for Continental Arms 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 Continental Arms 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 306.825 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.417 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.532 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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