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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 Crescent Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Crescent Heights 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 Crescent Heights:
    • 40.055351, -79.937271
    • 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 Crescent Heights
  • 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 Crescent Heights ...

We have found four communities that share the name Crescent Heights.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Crescent Heights is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Crescent Heights is located in Jefferson County and lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Crescent Heights that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Crescent Heights.
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington County
      • This Crescent Heights is located in Burlington County and lies 276 miles [444.2 km]<1> to the east of the Crescent Heights that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burlington County community of Crescent Heights.
    • Texas
      • Henderson County
      • This Crescent Heights is located in Henderson County and lies 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Crescent Heights that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Crescent Heights.
    • Virginia
      • Roanoke County
      • This Crescent Heights is located in Roanoke County and lies 196 miles [315.4 km]<1> to the south of the Crescent Heights that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Heights
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roanoke County community of Crescent Heights.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Crescent Heights ...

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.

  • California [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for California have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for California
    • California [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Crescent Heights
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,276 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on California
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for California<3>
  • Centerville [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centerville
    • Centerville [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Crescent Heights
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,139 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centerville
  • Century [Fayette County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Century have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Century
    • Century [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Crescent Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Century
  • Clover Hill [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover Hill
    • Clover Hill [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Crescent Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover Hill
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Coal Center [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Center
      • Coal Center [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Crescent Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 131 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coal Center<3>
    • Daisytown [Washington County]
    • Dutch Hill [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutch Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch Hill
      • Dutch Hill [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Crescent Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch Hill
    • Long Branch [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Branch
      • Long Branch [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Crescent Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 432 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Branch
    • Lover [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lover
      • Lover [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Crescent Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lover
    • Lowhill [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowhill
      • Lowhill [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Crescent Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowhill
    • Maple Glen [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Glen
      • Maple Glen [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Crescent Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Glen
    • Maxwell [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maxwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maxwell
      • Maxwell [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Crescent Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maxwell
    • Smallwood [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smallwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smallwood
      • Smallwood [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Crescent Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smallwood
    • Stockdale [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stockdale
      • Stockdale [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Crescent Heights
      • Estimated population in 2019: 499 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stockdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stockdale<3>
    • Superior [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Superior have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Crescent Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
    • Walkertown [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walkertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walkertown
      • Walkertown [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Crescent Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walkertown
    • Wood Run [Fayette County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Run
      • Wood Run [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Crescent Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wood Run

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 Crescent Heights. 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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    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Crescent Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Charles Barclay<4>
    • Billy Barty     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Millsboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 25, 1924 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday December 23, 2000 at the age of 76. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Millsboro is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest of Crescent Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Barty<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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of Crescent Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Thomas Beal<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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Crescent Heights.
      • Lawrenceville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Crescent Heights.
      • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Crescent Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<4>
    • John Dickson Carr     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 30, 1906 and died in Greenville (South Carolina) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at the age of 70. He is buried at Springwood Cemetery (Greenville County, South Carolina).
      • Uniontown is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Crescent Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Dickson Carr<4>
    • Ralph Chambers     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Uniontown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 1, 1892 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 10, 1968 at the age of 76. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Uniontown is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Crescent Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Chambers<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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Crescent Heights.
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Crescent Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Colteryahn<4>
    • Stephen Paul Courson     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 1, 1955 and died in Farmington (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 10, 2005 at the age of 50. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania).
      • Farmington is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Crescent Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Paul Courson<4>
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Crescent Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myrna J. Darby<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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Crescent Heights.
      • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast of Crescent Heights.
      • Charleroi is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north of Crescent Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph L. 'Jo Jo' Heath<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Washington, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Crescent Heights to Washington, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 162 miles [260.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 174 miles [280 km] to the east southeast (ESE). 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 5,968 miles [9,604.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,685 miles [10,758.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,560 miles [7,338.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Washington County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Crescent Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crescent Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0554, Longitude: -79.9373       In this case, the coordinates for Crescent Heights 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 Crescent Heights 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 309.57 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.525 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.538 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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