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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 Crates, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Crates 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 Crates:
    • 41.110621, -79.269763
    • 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 Crates
  • 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 Crates ...

We have found one communities that share the name Crates.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Crates is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there is another community also named Crates in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Oregon
      • Wasco County
      • This Crates is located in Wasco County and lies 2,103 miles [3,384.5 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Crates that is located in Clarion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crates
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wasco County community of Crates.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Crates ...

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.

  • Content [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Content have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Content
    • Content [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Crates
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Content
  • Day [Clarion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Day have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Day
    • Day [Clarion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Crates
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Day
  • Frogtown [Clarion County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frogtown
    • Frogtown [Clarion County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Crates
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frogtown
  • Heathville [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heathville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heathville
    • Heathville [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Crates
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heathville
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kingsville [Clarion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsville
      • Kingsville [Clarion County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Crates
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsville
    • Limestone [Clarion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Limestone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Limestone
      • Limestone [Clarion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Crates
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Limestone
    • Mayport [Clarion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayport
      • Mayport [Clarion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Crates
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mayport<3>
    • Mechanicsville [Clarion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Clarion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Crates
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
    • Spaces Corners [Clarion County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spaces Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spaces Corners
      • Spaces Corners [Clarion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Crates
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spaces Corners
    • Summerville [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerville
      • Summerville [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Crates
      • Estimated population in 2019: 505 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerville

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 Crates. 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 ...
    • Doug Buffone     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Yatesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday June 27, 1944 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 20, 2015 at the age of 70. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois).
      • Yatesboro is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Crates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Doug Buffone<4>
    • Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Laird Crossing (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 30, 1965 and died in Kittanning (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 11, 2008 at the age of 43. He is buried at Kittanning Cemetery (Armstrong County, Pennsylvania).
      • Laird Crossing is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Crates.
      • Kittanning is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Crates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte<4>
    • Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Renovo (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 29, 1910 and died in Punxsutawney (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday October 5, 1994 at the age of 84. He is buried at Morningside Cemetery (Clearfield County, Pennsylvania).
      • Punxsutawney is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Crates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble<4>
    • Ossee Freeman Schreckengost     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Bethlehem (Pennsylvania) on Sunday April 11, 1875 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Thursday July 9, 1914 at the age of 39. He is buried at Kittanning Cemetery (Armstrong County, Pennsylvania).
      • New Bethlehem is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest of Crates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossee Freeman Schreckengost<4>
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65.
      • Kaylor is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Crates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Clarion, which is the Seat of Clarion County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 137 miles [220.5 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Crates 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 193 miles [310.6 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,895 miles [9,487.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,614 miles [10,644.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,489 miles [7,224.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Clarion County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clarion County: www.co.clarion.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' (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- Crates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1106, Longitude: -79.2698       In this case, the coordinates for Crates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>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 Crates 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 309.10 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.154 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.844 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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