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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 Cresco, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cresco 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 Cresco:
    • 41.153979, -75.280460
    • 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 Cresco
  • 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 Cresco ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Cresco.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cresco is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Whitley County
      • This Cresco is located in Whitley County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<1> to the west of the Cresco that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitley County community of Cresco.
    • Iowa
      • Howard County
      • This Cresco is located in Howard County and lies 872 miles [1,403.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cresco that is located in Monroe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Cresco.
    • Kansas
      • Anderson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Cresco [Anderson County].
      • Cowley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Cresco [Cowley County].
      • Elk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Cresco [Elk County].
      • Sheridan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Cresco [Sheridan County].
    • New Mexico
      • Rio Arriba County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Cresco [Rio Arriba County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cresco ...

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.

  • Coveville [Monroe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coveville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coveville
    • Coveville [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Cresco
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coveville
  • Henryville [Monroe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henryville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henryville
    • Henryville [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Cresco
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henryville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henryville<4>
  • Mountainhome [Monroe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountainhome have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountainhome
    • Mountainhome [Monroe County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Cresco
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountainhome
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mountainhome<4>
  • Mushroom Farms [Monroe County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mushroom Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mushroom Farms
    • Mushroom Farms [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Cresco
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mushroom Farms
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Paradise Crossing [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Crossing
      • Paradise Crossing [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Cresco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Crossing
    • Paradise Valley [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Valley
      • Paradise Valley [Monroe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Cresco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Valley
    • Skytop [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skytop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skytop
      • Skytop [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cresco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skytop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Skytop<4>
    • Snow Hill Falls [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill Falls
      • Snow Hill Falls [Monroe County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Cresco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill Falls
    • Spruce Hill [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce Hill
      • Spruce Hill [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Cresco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spruce Hill
    • Swiftwater [Monroe County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swiftwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swiftwater
      • Swiftwater [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Cresco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swiftwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Swiftwater<4>

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 Cresco. 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 ...
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Cresco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Everett 'Tom' Burns<5>
    • William Chauvenet     (Mathematician, professor)
      • Mathematician, professor. He was born in Milford (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 24, 1820 and died in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Tueday December 13, 1870 at the age of 50. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Milford is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Cresco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Chauvenet<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Cresco.
      • Scranton is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Cresco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Jennings<5>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Cresco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marion Lorne<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Cresco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Emmett Mack<5>
    • John Albert Macy     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Tueday April 10, 1877 and died in Stroudsburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 26, 1932 at the age of 55. He is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Stroudsburg is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Cresco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Albert Macy<5>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Cresco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert W. Repass<5>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Cresco.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Steele<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Stroudsburg, which is the Seat of Monroe County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cresco to Stroudsburg, with an average speed<6> 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 103 miles [165.8 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 181 miles [291.3 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> 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).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,440 miles [10,364.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,315 miles [6,944.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Monroe County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Monroe County: www.co.monroe.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cresco) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cresco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1540, Longitude: -75.2805       In this case, the coordinates for Cresco have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Cresco 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.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Cresco to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.66 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.399 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.029 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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