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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 Craley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Craley 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 Craley:
    • 39.947599, -76.510521
    • 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 Craley
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Craley ...

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.

  • Bittersville [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bittersville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bittersville
    • Bittersville [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Craley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bittersville
  • Chapel View [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel View have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel View
    • Chapel View [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Craley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel View
  • East Yoe [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Yoe have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Yoe
    • East Yoe [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Craley
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Yoe
  • Golden [York County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
    • Golden [York County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Craley
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    • Greystone Farms [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greystone Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greystone Farms
      • Greystone Farms [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greystone Farms
    • Highmount [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highmount have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highmount
      • Highmount [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highmount
    • Highville [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highville
      • Highville [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highville
    • Lockport [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockport have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
    • Locust Grove [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
    • Locust Spring [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Spring
      • Locust Spring [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Spring
    • Lucky [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucky have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky
      • Lucky [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucky
    • Margaretta Furnace [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margaretta Furnace have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margaretta Furnace
      • Margaretta Furnace [York County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margaretta Furnace
    • Martinsville [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martinsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsville
      • Martinsville [York County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsville
    • Orchard Hill [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Hill
      • Orchard Hill [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Hill
    • Panorama Hills [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panorama Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panorama Hills
      • Panorama Hills [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panorama Hills
    • Pleasant View [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Red Lion [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lion
      • Red Lion [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Craley
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lion<3>
    • Springvale [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springvale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springvale
      • Springvale [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
    • Star Rock [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Rock
      • Star Rock [Lancaster County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Rock
    • Stoner [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stoner have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoner
      • Stoner [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Craley
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoner

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 Craley. 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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    • David Hayes Agnew     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Christiana (Pennsylvania) on Tueday November 24, 1818 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 22, 1892 at the age of 73. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Christiana is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Craley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Hayes Agnew<4>
    • Edwin Thomas Booth     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Bel Air (Maryland) on Wednesday November 13, 1833 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday June 7, 1893 at the age of 59. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Bel Air is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Craley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Thomas Booth<4>
    • John Wilkes Booth     (Presidental assassin, actor)
      • Presidental assassin, actor. He was born in Bel Air (Maryland) on Wednesday January 10, 1838 and died in Port Royal (Virginia) on Wednesday April 26, 1865 at the age of 27. He is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Bel Air is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Craley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<4>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Craley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lydia Bruce<4>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Craley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<4>
    • Sheila Darcy     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in York (Pennsylvania) on Saturday August 8, 1914 and died in San Diego (California) on Friday February 27, 2004 at the age of 89. She is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • York is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Craley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sheila Darcy<4>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Craley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: G. Alan Dawson<4>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Craley.
      • Lancaster is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Craley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Demuth<4>
    • 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Craley.
      • Lancaster is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast of Craley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Eichholtz<4>
    • Robert Fulton     (Inventor, engineer, artist)
      • Inventor, engineer, artist. He was born in Little Britain (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 14, 1765 and died in New York (New York) on Friday February 24, 1815 at the age of 49.
      • Little Britain is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Craley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Fulton<4>
    • Henry Luther 'Hinkey' Haines     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Red Lion (Pennsylvania) on Friday December 23, 1898 and died in Sharon Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday January 9, 1979 at the age of 80. He is buried at Middletown Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Red Lion is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Craley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Luther 'Hinkey' Haines<4>
    • Hinkey Haines     (Major League Baseball, professional football)
      • Major League Baseball, professional football. He was born in Red Lion (Pennsylvania) on Friday December 23, 1898 and died in Sharon Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday January 9, 1979 at the age of 80. He is buried at Middletown Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Red Lion is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Craley.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hinkey Haines<4>
    • George Michael 'Dummy' Leitner     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • York, which is the Seat of York County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Craley to York, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest (NW). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 77 miles [123.9 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 most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,831 miles [9,384.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,539 miles [10,523.5 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,415 miles [7,105.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About York County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for York County: www.york-county.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Craley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Craley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9476, Longitude: -76.5105       In this case, the coordinates for Craley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Craley 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 307.504 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.164 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.075 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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