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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 Craig, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Craig 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 Craig:
    • 41.555357, -75.664078
    • 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 Craig
  • 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 Craig ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Craig.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Craig is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 27 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Blount County
      • This Craig is located in Blount County and lies 779 miles [1,253.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blount County community of Craig.
    • Alaska
      • This Craig lies 2,709 miles [4,359.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
    • Arizona
      • Yavapai County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Yavapai County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yavapai County community of Craig.
    • California
      • Butte 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 California community of Craig [Butte County].
      • Modoc 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 California community of Craig [Modoc County].
    • Colorado
      • Moffat County
      • This Craig is located in Moffat County and lies 1,652 miles [2,658.6 km]<1> to the west of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moffat County community of Craig.
    • Florida
      • Monroe 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 Florida community of Craig [Monroe County].
    • Georgia
      • Gwinnett 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 Georgia community of Craig [Gwinnett County].
    • Illinois
      • Perry 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 Illinois community of Craig [Perry County].
    • Indiana
      • Decatur County
      • This Craig is located in Decatur County and lies 539 miles [867.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Craig.
      • Switzerland 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 Indiana community of Craig [Switzerland County].
    • Iowa
      • Plymouth County
      • This Craig is located in Plymouth County and lies 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plymouth County community of Craig.
    • Kansas
      • Johnson County
      • This Craig is located in Johnson County and lies 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km]<1> to the west of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Craig.
      • Osage 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 Kansas community of Craig [Osage County].
    • Michigan
      • Houghton 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 Michigan community of Craig [Houghton County].
    • Mississippi
      • Humphreys County
      • This Craig is located in Humphreys County and lies 1,011 miles [1,627 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humphreys County community of Craig.
      • Yazoo 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 Craig [Yazoo County].
    • Missouri
      • Holt County
      • This Craig is located in Holt County and lies 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km]<1> to the west of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holt County community of Craig.
    • Montana
      • Lewis and Clark County
      • This Craig is located in Lewis and Clark County and lies 1,816 miles [2,922.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis and Clark County community of Craig.
    • Nebraska
      • Burt County
      • This Craig is located in Burt County and lies 1,065 miles [1,714 km]<1> to the west of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burt County community of Craig.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Craig lies 636 miles [1,023.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
    • New Mexico
      • Socorro 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 New Mexico community of Craig [Socorro County].
    • North Carolina
      • McDowell 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 North Carolina community of Craig [McDowell County].
    • Ohio
      • Guernsey County
      • This Craig is located in Guernsey County and lies 323 miles [519.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guernsey County community of Craig.
    • Oklahoma
      • McCurtain 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 Oklahoma community of Craig [McCurtain County].
      • Pittsburg County
      • This Craig is located in Pittsburg County and lies 1,174 miles [1,889.4 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsburg County community of Craig.
    • Texas
      • Rusk County
      • This Craig is located in Rusk County and lies 1,231 miles [1,981.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rusk County community of Craig.
    • Virginia
      • Henry County
      • This Craig is located in Henry County and lies 413 miles [664.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Craig that is located in Lackawanna County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Craig
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henry County community of Craig.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Craig ...

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.

  • Carpenter Hollow [Wyoming County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpenter Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter Hollow
    • Carpenter Hollow [Wyoming County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Craig
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter Hollow
  • Carpenter Town [Lackawanna County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carpenter Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter Town
    • Carpenter Town [Lackawanna County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Craig
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter Town
  • Childs [Lackawanna County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Childs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Childs
    • Childs [Lackawanna County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Craig
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Childs
  • Dickson City [Lackawanna County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dickson City have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dickson City
    • Dickson City [Lackawanna County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Craig
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,761 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dickson City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dickson City<5>
  • Continue List   (12 more) ...
    • Factoryville [Wyoming County]
    • Factoryville Station [Wyoming County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Factoryville Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Factoryville Station
      • Factoryville Station [Wyoming County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Craig
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Factoryville Station
    • Fleetville [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleetville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleetville
      • Fleetville [Lackawanna County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Craig
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fleetville
    • Glenburn [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenburn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenburn
      • Glenburn [Lackawanna County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Craig
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenburn
    • Grassy Island [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grassy Island have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grassy Island
      • Grassy Island [Lackawanna County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Craig
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grassy Island
    • Green Grove [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Grove
      • Green Grove [Lackawanna County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Craig
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Grove
    • Jessup [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jessup have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jessup
      • Jessup [Lackawanna County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Craig
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,400 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jessup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jessup<5>
    • Marshbrook [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marshbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marshbrook
      • Marshbrook [Lackawanna County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Craig
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marshbrook
    • Nebraska [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nebraska have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nebraska
      • Nebraska [Lackawanna County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Craig
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nebraska
    • Olyphant [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olyphant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olyphant
      • Olyphant [Lackawanna County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Craig
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,023 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olyphant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Olyphant<5>
    • Peckville [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peckville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peckville
      • Peckville [Lackawanna County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Craig
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peckville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peckville<5>
    • Schultzville [Lackawanna County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Schultzville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Schultzville
      • Schultzville [Lackawanna County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Craig
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Schultzville

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 Craig. 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 ...
    • Edie Adams     (Actress, singer)
      • Actress, singer. She was born in Kingston (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 16, 1927 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday October 15, 2008 at the age of 81. She is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Kingston is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Craig.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edie Adams<6>
    • Thomas Everett 'Tom' Burns     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Honesdale (Pennsylvania) on Monday March 30, 1857 and died in Jersey City (New Jersey) on Wednesday March 19, 1902 at the age of 45. He is buried at St. Michaels Cemetery (Hampden County, Massachusetts).
      • Honesdale is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Craig.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Everett 'Tom' Burns<6>
    • Adam Anthony Comorosky     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Swoyersville (Pennsylvania) on Saturday December 9, 1905 and died in Swoyersville (Pennsylvania) on Friday March 2, 1951 at the age of 45. He is buried at St. Ignatius Cemetery (Luzerne County, Pennsylvania).
      • Swoyersville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Craig.
      • Swoyersville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Craig.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adam Anthony Comorosky<6>
    • Charles Hines     (Director)
      • Director. He was born in Oakland (Pennsylvania) on Sunday February 14, 1892 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday July 16, 1936 at the age of 44. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Oakland is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Craig.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Hines<6>
    • Hugh Jennings     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pittston (Pennsylvania) on Friday April 2, 1869 and died in Scranton (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 1, 1928 at the age of 58.
      • Pittston is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Craig.
      • Scranton is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Craig.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Jennings<6>
    • Russell Johnson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Ashley (Pennsylvania) on Monday November 10, 1924 and died in Bainbridge Island (Washington) on Thursday January 16, 2014 at the age of 89.
      • Ashley is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Craig.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Russell Johnson<6>
    • Marion Lorne     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in West Pittston (Pennsylvania) on Sunday August 12, 1883 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday May 9, 1968 at the age of 84. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • West Pittston is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Craig.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marion Lorne<6>
    • Charles Emmett Mack     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Scranton (Pennsylvania) on Sunday November 25, 1900 and died in Riverside (California) on Thursday March 17, 1927 at the age of 26. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Scranton is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Craig.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Emmett Mack<6>
    • Christopher 'Christy' Mathewson     (Major League Baseball)
    • Pat O'Malley     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Forest City (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday September 3, 1890 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Saturday May 21, 1966 at the age of 75. He is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Forest City is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Craig.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pat O'Malley<6>
    • John 'Mean John' Paluck     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Swoyersville (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 23, 1935 and died in Fairfax (Virginia) on Tueday April 22, 2003 at the age of 67.
      • Swoyersville is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Craig.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Mean John' Paluck<6>
    • Robert W. Repass     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in West Pittston (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 6, 1917 and died in Wethersfield (Connecticut) on Monday January 16, 2006 at the age of 88. He is buried at Rose Hill Memorial Park (Hartford County, Connecticut).
      • West Pittston is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Craig.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert W. Repass<6>
    • Peter Steele     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Red Hook (New York) on Thursday January 4, 1962 and died in Scranton (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 14, 2010 at the age of 48. He is buried at St. Charles RC Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Scranton is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Craig.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Steele<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Scranton, which is the Seat of Lackawanna County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Craig to Scranton, 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 108 miles [173.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 197 miles [317 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,729 miles [9,219.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,442 miles [10,367.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,317 miles [6,947.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Pennsylvania

About Lackawanna County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lackawanna County: www.lackawannacounty.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Craig) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Craig. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5554, Longitude: -75.6641       In this case, the coordinates for Craig 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 Craig, 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 Craig 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 Craig 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 306.852 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.681 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.025 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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