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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 Corning, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Corning and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Corning:
    • 40.451487, -75.530461
    • 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 Corning
  • 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 Corning ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Corning.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Corning is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another thirteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these thirteen communities, twelve are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Clay County
      • This Corning is located in Clay County and lies 859 miles [1,382.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Corning that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Corning.
    • California
      • Tehama County
      • This Corning is located in Tehama County and lies 2,431 miles [3,912.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Corning that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tehama County community of Corning.
    • Indiana
      • Davies's County
      • This Corning is located in Davies's County and lies 624 miles [1,004.2 km]<1> to the west of the Corning that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davies's County community of Corning.
    • Iowa
      • Adams County
      • This Corning is located in Adams County and lies 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km]<1> to the west of the Corning that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Corning.
    • Kansas
      • Nemaha County
      • This Corning is located in Nemaha County and lies 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km]<1> to the west of the Corning that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nemaha County community of Corning.
    • Michigan
      • Allegan County
      • This Corning is located in Allegan County and lies 542 miles [872.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Corning that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegan County community of Corning.
    • Minnesota
      • Mower County
      • This Corning is located in Mower County and lies 924 miles [1,487 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Corning that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mower County community of Corning.
    • Missouri
      • Holt County
      • This Corning is located in Holt County and lies 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km]<1> to the west of the Corning that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Corning.
    • New York
      • Steuben County
      • This Corning is located in Steuben County and lies 141 miles [226.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Corning that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Steuben County community of Corning.
    • Ohio
      • Perry County
      • This Corning is located in Perry County and lies 351 miles [564.9 km]<1> to the west of the Corning that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Perry County community of Corning.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Corning lies 1,476 miles [2,375.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Corning that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corning
    • Tennessee
      • Wayne County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Corning [Wayne County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Columbia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wisconsin community of Corning [Columbia County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Corning ...

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.

  • Centerville [Lehigh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Lehigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Corning
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Chapel [Berks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel
    • Chapel [Berks County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Corning
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel
  • Chestnut Hill [Lehigh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hill
    • Chestnut Hill [Lehigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Corning
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hill
  • Churchville [Berks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Churchville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Churchville
    • Churchville [Berks County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Corning
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Churchville
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    • Dillingerville [Lehigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dillingerville
      • Dillingerville [Lehigh County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Corning
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillingerville
    • Fruitville [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fruitville
      • Fruitville [Montgomery County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Corning
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fruitville
    • Harlem [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harlem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harlem
      • Harlem [Berks County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Corning
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harlem
    • Huffs Church [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huffs Church have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffs Church
      • Huffs Church [Berks County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Corning
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffs Church
    • Krassdale [Lehigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Krassdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krassdale
      • Krassdale [Lehigh County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Corning
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Krassdale
    • Palm [Montgomery County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palm have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palm
      • Palm [Montgomery County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Corning
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palm
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Palm<5>
    • Powder Valley [Lehigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powder Valley
      • Powder Valley [Lehigh County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Corning
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powder Valley
    • Red Lion [Berks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Lion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lion
      • Red Lion [Berks County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Corning
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lion
    • Spinnerstown [Bucks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spinnerstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spinnerstown
      • Spinnerstown [Bucks County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Corning
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spinnerstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Spinnerstown<5>
    • Zionsville [Lehigh County]

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 Corning. 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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    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Corning.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coit Albertson<6>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Corning.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Althouse<6>
    • John Charles Barclay     (Inventor)
      • Inventor. He was born in Greensburg (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 17, 1856 and died in Easton (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 24, 1934 at the age of 78. He is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Easton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Corning.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Charles Barclay<6>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Corning.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daniel Boone<6>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Corning.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Boyle<6>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Corning.
      • Philadelphia is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the southeast of Corning.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Bradley<6>
    • John J. 'Jack' Clements     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 24, 1864 and died in Norristown (Pennsylvania) on Friday May 23, 1941 at the age of 76. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the southeast of Corning.
      • Norristown is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Corning.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John J. 'Jack' Clements<6>
    • Judge Joseph Crater     (New York State Supreme Court judge - disappeared and never found)
      • New York State Supreme Court judge - disappeared and never found. He was born in Easton (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 5, 1889
      • Easton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Corning.
    • Darryl Dawkins     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Orlando (Florida) on Friday January 11, 1957 and died in Allentown (Pennsylvania) on Thursday August 27, 2015 at the age of 58. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Northampton County, Pennsylvania).
      • Allentown is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the north of Corning.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Darryl Dawkins<6>
    • Charles Albert Fechter     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in London (England) on Sunday October 24, 1824 and died in Quakertown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday August 5, 1879 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mt. Vernon Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Quakertown is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Corning.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Albert Fechter<6>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Corning.
      • Reading is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Corning.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard E. 'Dick' Gernet<6>
    • Dr. Samuel David Gross     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Easton (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 8, 1805 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 6, 1884 at the age of 78. He is buried at Woodlands Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Easton is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Corning.
      • Philadelphia is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the southeast of Corning.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Samuel David Gross<6>
    • Billy 'Flash' Harrell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Norristown (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 18, 1928 and died in Albany (New York) on Tueday May 6, 2014 at the age of 85. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Rensselaer County, New York).
      • Norristown is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Corning.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy 'Flash' Harrell<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Allentown, which is the Seat of Lehigh County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Corning to Allentown, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 71 miles [114.3 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 about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 133 miles [214 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,769 miles [9,284.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,477 miles [10,423.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,353 miles [7,005.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lehigh County: www.lehighcounty.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 'straight-line' (or 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- Corning) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Corning. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4515, Longitude: -75.5305       In this case, the coordinates for Corning have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Corning, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Corning 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.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Corning to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.876 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.532 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.441 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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