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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 Cornwell, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cornwell 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 Cornwell:
    • 40.069555, -74.967946
    • 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 Cornwell
  • 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 Cornwell ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Cornwell.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cornwell is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another seven communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Kings County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Cornwell [Kings County].
    • Florida
      • Highlands County
      • This Cornwell is located in Highlands County and lies 943 miles [1,517.6 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Cornwell that is located in Bucks County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Highlands County community of Cornwell.
    • Kentucky
      • Menifee County
      • This Cornwell is located in Menifee County and lies 490 miles [788.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Cornwell that is located in Bucks County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Menifee County community of Cornwell.
    • Mississippi
      • Winston 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 Mississippi community of Cornwell [Winston County].
    • South Carolina
      • Chester County
      • This Cornwell is located in Chester County and lies 508 miles [817.5 km]<2> to the southwest of the Cornwell that is located in Bucks County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Cornwell.
    • Virginia
      • Prince William County
      • This Cornwell is located in Prince William County and lies 162 miles [260.7 km]<2> to the southwest of the Cornwell that is located in Bucks County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwell
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince William County community of Cornwell.
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha 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 West Virginia community of Cornwell [Kanawha County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cornwell ...

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.

  • Beverly [Burlington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Burlington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Cornwell
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Blue Grass [Philadelphia County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Grass have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Grass
    • Blue Grass [Philadelphia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Cornwell
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Grass
  • Carriage Stop [Bucks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carriage Stop have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carriage Stop
    • Carriage Stop [Bucks County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Cornwell
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carriage Stop
  • Echo Beach [Bucks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Beach
    • Echo Beach [Bucks County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Cornwell
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Beach
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    • Echo Reach [Bucks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Reach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Reach
      • Echo Reach [Bucks County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Cornwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Reach
    • Edgewater Park [Burlington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater Park
      • Edgewater Park [Burlington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Cornwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater Park
    • Harrisburg [Philadelphia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Philadelphia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Cornwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
    • Mechanicsville [Philadelphia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Philadelphia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Cornwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
    • Normandy [Philadelphia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Normandy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Normandy
      • Normandy [Philadelphia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Cornwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Normandy
    • Pauls Run [Philadelphia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pauls Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pauls Run
      • Pauls Run [Philadelphia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Cornwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pauls Run
    • Pennypack Woods [Philadelphia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pennypack Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pennypack Woods
      • Pennypack Woods [Philadelphia County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Cornwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pennypack Woods
    • Riverside Park [Burlington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside Park have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside Park
      • Riverside Park [Burlington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Cornwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Riverside Park
    • Sharper [Burlington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharper have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharper
      • Sharper [Burlington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Cornwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharper
    • Union Landing [Burlington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Landing
      • Union Landing [Burlington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Cornwell
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Landing

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 Cornwell. 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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    • Jean Acker     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Sunday October 23, 1892 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 16, 1978 at the age of 85.
      • Trenton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Cornwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean Acker<5>
    • Clifford Adams     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Monday September 8, 1952 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Monday January 12, 2015 at the age of 62. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Mercer County, New Jersey).
      • Trenton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Cornwell.
      • Trenton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Cornwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifford Adams<5>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Cornwell.
      • Drexel Hill is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Cornwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Alexander<5>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Cornwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Law Anderson<5>
    • George Antheil     (Composer, inventor)
      • Composer, inventor. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Sunday July 8, 1900 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday February 12, 1959 at the age of 58.
      • Trenton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Cornwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Antheil<5>
    • Peter William Appleton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Terryville (Connecticut) on Friday May 20, 1904 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Friday January 18, 1974 at the age of 69. He is buried at St. Gertrudes Cemetery (Middlesex County, New Jersey).
      • Trenton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Cornwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<5>
    • Joe Auer     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Saturday October 11, 1941 and died in Winter Park (Florida) on Saturday March 9, 2019 at the age of 77. He is buried at Glen Haven Memorial Park (Orange County, Florida).
      • Trenton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast of Cornwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Auer<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Cornwell.
      • Philadelphia is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Cornwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Enoch 'Jersey' Bakeley<5>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Cornwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker<5>
    • 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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest of Cornwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Barton<5>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Cornwell.
      • Pennsauken is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Cornwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles J. Bastian<5>
    • 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).
      • Jacobstown is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Cornwell.
      • Yeadon is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Cornwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Emley Borden<5>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Cornwell.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Boyle<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Doylestown, which is the Seat of Bucks County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cornwell to Doylestown, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 101 miles [162.5 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 136 miles [218.9 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,761 miles [9,271.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,466 miles [10,406 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,343 miles [6,989.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Bucks County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bucks County: www.buckscounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Cornwell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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- Cornwell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cornwell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0696, Longitude: -74.9679       In this case, the coordinates for Cornwell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Cornwell 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>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 Cornwell 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 306.577 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.133 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.361 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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