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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 Cornwall Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cornwall Junction 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 Cornwall Junction:
    • 40.342592, -76.439962
    • 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 Cornwall Junction
  • 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 Cornwall Junction ...

We have found one communities that share the name Cornwall Junction.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cornwall Junction is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there is another community also named Cornwall Junction in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Cornwall Junction.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cornwall Junction ...

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.

  • Cornwall [Lebanon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall
    • Cornwall [Lebanon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Cornwall Junction
    • Estimated population in 2019: 4,376 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cornwall<4>
  • Cornwall Center [Lebanon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall Center
    • Cornwall Center [Lebanon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Cornwall Junction
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall Center
  • Ebenezer [Lebanon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Lebanon County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northwest of Cornwall Junction
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Edisonville [Lebanon County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edisonville
    • Edisonville [Lebanon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Cornwall Junction
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edisonville
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Freeport Mills [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeport Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeport Mills
      • Freeport Mills [Lebanon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the north of Cornwall Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freeport Mills
    • Hebron [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
      • Hebron [Lebanon County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the east of Cornwall Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
    • Mount Ararat [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Ararat have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Ararat
      • Mount Ararat [Lebanon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Cornwall Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Ararat
    • Pansy Hill [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pansy Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pansy Hill
      • Pansy Hill [Lebanon County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the west of Cornwall Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pansy Hill
    • Pleasant Hill [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Lebanon County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the south of Cornwall Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Quentin [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quentin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quentin
      • Quentin [Lebanon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Cornwall Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quentin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quentin<4>
    • Rockwood [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockwood
      • Rockwood [Lebanon County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<3> to the north of Cornwall Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockwood
    • Sand Hill [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Hill
      • Sand Hill [Lebanon County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the north of Cornwall Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Hill
    • Sunset [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset
      • Sunset [Lebanon County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northeast of Cornwall Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset
    • Union Water Works [Lebanon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Water Works have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Water Works
      • Union Water Works [Lebanon County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Cornwall Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Water Works

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 Cornwall Junction. 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Cornwall Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coit Albertson<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Cornwall Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Althouse<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Cornwall Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary S. Becker<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Cornwall Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Bradley<5>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Cornwall Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lydia Bruce<5>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Cornwall Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<5>
    • Samuel Byrem 'Red' Crane     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) on Thursday September 13, 1894 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday November 12, 1955 at the age of 61. He is buried at Hillside Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Harrisburg is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Cornwall Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Byrem 'Red' Crane<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Cornwall Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: G. Alan Dawson<5>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Cornwall Junction.
      • Lancaster is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Cornwall Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Demuth<5>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Cornwall Junction.
      • Lancaster is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Cornwall Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Eichholtz<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Cornwall Junction.
      • Reading is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Cornwall Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard E. 'Dick' Gernet<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Cornwall Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elisha Albright Hoffman<5>
    • Henry 'Two-Bits' Homan     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Tueday June 7, 1898 and died on Monday May 11, 1953 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mt. Annville Cemetery (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania).
      • Reading is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Cornwall Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Two-Bits' Homan<5>

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

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

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    • Lebanon, which is the Seat of Lebanon County and lies just to the East.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 23 miles [37 km]<3> to the west (W). If you could walk a straight line from Cornwall Junction to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 104 miles [167.4 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 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,811 miles [9,351.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,521 miles [10,494.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,397 miles [7,076.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lebanon County: www.lebcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Cornwall Junction 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.
<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>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- Cornwall Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cornwall Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3426, Longitude: -76.4400       In this case, the coordinates for Cornwall Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Cornwall Junction to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.43 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.142 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.883 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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