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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 Crawfordtown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Crawfordtown 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 Crawfordtown:
    • 40.990064, -78.969200
    • 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 Crawfordtown
  • 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 Crawfordtown ...

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.

  • Big Run [Lawrence County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
    • Big Run [Lawrence County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Crawfordtown
    • Estimated population in 2019: 599 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
  • Bowersville [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bowersville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bowersville
    • Bowersville [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Crawfordtown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bowersville
  • Coolspring [Jefferson County]
  • Desire [Jefferson County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Desire have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Desire
    • Desire [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Crawfordtown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Desire
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    • Foxburg [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxburg
      • Foxburg [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Crawfordtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxburg
    • Frostburg [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frostburg have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frostburg
      • Frostburg [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Crawfordtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frostburg
    • Fuller [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuller have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuller
      • Fuller [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Crawfordtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuller
    • Green Valley [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Valley
      • Green Valley [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Crawfordtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Valley
    • Harmony [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Jefferson County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Crawfordtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Juneau [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juneau have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juneau
      • Juneau [Indiana County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Crawfordtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juneau
    • Panic [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panic have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panic
      • Panic [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Crawfordtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panic
    • Robertsville [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robertsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robertsville
      • Robertsville [Jefferson County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Crawfordtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robertsville
    • Stump Creek [Jefferson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stump Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stump Creek
      • Stump Creek [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Crawfordtown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stump Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stump Creek<3>

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 Crawfordtown. 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 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Crawfordtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Doug Buffone<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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the south of Crawfordtown.
      • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Crawfordtown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ossee Freeman Schreckengost<4>
    • James 'Jimmy' Stewart     (Oscar winning actor)

How Far From Crawfordtown to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Crawfordtown to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Brookville, which is the Seat of Jefferson County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Crawfordtown to Brookville, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 119 miles [191.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). 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 177 miles [284.9 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take a little over 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 5,888 miles [9,475.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,606 miles [10,631.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,481 miles [7,211.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crawfordtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9901, Longitude: -78.9692       In this case, the coordinates for Crawfordtown 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 Crawfordtown 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 308.922 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.933 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.754 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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