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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 Crabtree, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Crabtree 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 Crabtree:
    • 40.362291, -79.470595
    • 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 Crabtree
  • 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 Crabtree ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Crabtree.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Crabtree is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Van Buren County
      • This Crabtree is located in Van Buren County and lies 783 miles [1,260.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Crabtree that is located in Westmoreland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabtree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Crabtree.
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Crabtree is located in Fresno County and lies 2,133 miles [3,432.7 km]<1> to the west of the Crabtree that is located in Westmoreland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabtree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Crabtree.
    • Maryland
      • Garrett County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Crabtree [Garrett County].
    • North Carolina
      • Haywood County
      • This Crabtree is located in Haywood County and lies 379 miles [609.9 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Crabtree that is located in Westmoreland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabtree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Haywood County community of Crabtree.
    • Ohio
      • Scioto County
      • This Crabtree is located in Scioto County and lies 218 miles [350.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Crabtree that is located in Westmoreland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabtree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scioto County community of Crabtree.
    • Oregon
      • Linn County
      • This Crabtree is located in Linn County and lies 2,204 miles [3,547 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Crabtree that is located in Westmoreland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabtree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Crabtree.
    • Quebec
      • This Crabtree lies 490 miles [788.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Crabtree that is located in Westmoreland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabtree
    • Tennessee
      • Carter County
      • This Crabtree is located in Carter County and lies 320 miles [515 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Crabtree that is located in Westmoreland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabtree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Crabtree.
    • Virginia
      • Dickenson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Crabtree [Dickenson County].
    • Washington
      • Whitman County
      • This Crabtree is located in Whitman County and lies 1,918 miles [3,086.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Crabtree that is located in Westmoreland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crabtree
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitman County community of Crabtree.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Crabtree ...

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.

  • Carbon [Westmoreland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon [Westmoreland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Crabtree
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
  • Dorothy [Westmoreland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dorothy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dorothy
    • Dorothy [Westmoreland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Crabtree
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dorothy
  • Five Points [Westmoreland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points [Westmoreland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Crabtree
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
  • Georges Station [Westmoreland County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georges Station have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georges Station
    • Georges Station [Westmoreland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Crabtree
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georges Station
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Grapeville [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapeville
      • Grapeville [Westmoreland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Crabtree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapeville
    • Highland [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland
      • Highland [Westmoreland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Crabtree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland
    • Lloydsville [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lloydsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lloydsville
      • Lloydsville [Westmoreland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Crabtree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lloydsville
    • Old Crabtree [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Crabtree have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Crabtree
      • Old Crabtree [Westmoreland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Crabtree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Crabtree
    • Slickville [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slickville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slickville
      • Slickville [Westmoreland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Crabtree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slickville
    • Superior [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Superior have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Westmoreland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Crabtree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
    • Swede Hill [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swede Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swede Hill
      • Swede Hill [Westmoreland County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Crabtree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swede Hill
    • Trees Mills [Westmoreland County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trees Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trees Mills
      • Trees Mills [Westmoreland County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Crabtree
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trees Mills

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 Crabtree. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • 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).
      • Greensburg is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Crabtree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Charles Barclay<4>
    • Earl Thomas Beal     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Donora (Pennsylvania) on Friday July 18, 1924 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday March 22, 2001 at the age of 76. He is buried at Mt. Zion Memorial Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Donora is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Crabtree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Thomas Beal<4>
    • Nellie Bly     (Journalist)
      • Journalist. She was born in Cochrans Mills (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 5, 1864 and died in Bronx (New York) on Friday January 27, 1922 at the age of 57. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Cochrans Mills is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Crabtree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie Bly<4>
    • William Dickson Boyce     (Founder of the Boy Scouts of America)
      • Founder of the Boy Scouts of America. He was born in New Texas (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 16, 1858 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday June 11, 1929 at the age of 71. He is buried at Ottawa Ave. Cemetery (La Salle County, Illinois).
      • New Texas is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Crabtree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Dickson Boyce<4>
    • Don Brockett     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Thursday January 30, 1930 and died in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 2, 1995 at the age of 65. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lawrenceville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Crabtree.
      • Lawrenceville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Crabtree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Brockett<4>
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
      • Civil rights activist. He was born in Braddock (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 1, 1917 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday August 8, 1980 at the age of 62. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Braddock is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Crabtree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<4>
    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Hopkins (South Carolina) on Thursday March 13, 1913 and died in Jeannette (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 18, 1989 at the age of 75. He is buried at Brush Creek Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Jeannette is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Crabtree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Buster' Clarkson<4>
    • Lloyd Colteryahn     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Brentwood (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 26, 1931 and died in Dunedin (Florida) on Monday May 2, 2011 at the age of 79. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Brentwood is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Crabtree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Colteryahn<4>
    • Patrick Michael 'Pat' Cummings     (Professional basketball)
    • Myrna J. Darby     (Actree)
      • Actree. She was born in Connellsville (Pennsylvania) on Friday April 10, 1908 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday September 26, 1929 at the age of 21. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Connellsville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Crabtree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myrna J. Darby<4>
    • Peter Nicholas 'Pete' Duranko     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Johnstown (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday December 15, 1943 and died in Windber (Pennsylvania) on Friday July 8, 2011 at the age of 67. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery (Cambria County, Pennsylvania).
      • Johnstown is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Crabtree.
      • Windber is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the east of Crabtree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Nicholas 'Pete' Duranko<4>
    • Stephen Foster     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday July 4, 1826 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday January 13, 1864 at the age of 37. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lawrenceville is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Crabtree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Foster<4>
    • Joseph L. 'Jo Jo' Heath     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Belle Vernon (Pennsylvania) on Saturday March 9, 1957 and died in Charleroi (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 30, 2002 at the age of 45. He is buried at Belle Vernon Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Belle Vernon is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Crabtree.
      • Charleroi is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Crabtree.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph L. 'Jo Jo' Heath<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greensburg, which is the Seat of Westmoreland County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 136 miles [218.9 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Crabtree to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 164 miles [263.9 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,936 miles [9,553.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,652 miles [10,705.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,528 miles [7,287.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Westmoreland County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Westmoreland County: www.co.westmoreland.pa.us/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Crabtree) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Crabtree. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Crabtree

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crabtree. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3623, Longitude: -79.4706       In this case, the coordinates for Crabtree have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Crabtree 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.
<3>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.
<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 Crabtree 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 309.268 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.229 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.217 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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