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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 Cress, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cress 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 Cress:
    • 39.735650, -77.564436
    • 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 Cress
  • 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 Cress ...

We have found one communities that share the name Cress.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cress is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Louisiana
      • Saint James Parish
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Cress [Saint James Parish].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cress ...

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.

  • Beartown [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beartown
    • Beartown [Franklin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Cress
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beartown
  • Browns Store [Washington County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Browns Store have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Browns Store
    • Browns Store [Washington County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Cress
  • Cascade [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cascade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cascade
    • Cascade [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Cress
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cascade
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cascade<4>
  • Cavetown [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cavetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cavetown
    • Cavetown [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Cress
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cavetown
  • Continue List   (14 more) ...
    • Five Forks [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Forks
      • Five Forks [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Cress
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Forks
    • Fountain Dale [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Dale
      • Fountain Dale [Adams County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Cress
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Dale
    • Fox Hill [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Hill
      • Fox Hill [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Cress
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Hill
    • Gladhill [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gladhill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gladhill
      • Gladhill [Adams County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the east of Cress
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gladhill
    • Greenvale Village [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenvale Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenvale Village
      • Greenvale Village [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Cress
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenvale Village
    • Havenwood Hills [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Havenwood Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Havenwood Hills
      • Havenwood Hills [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Cress
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Havenwood Hills
    • Highfield [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highfield
      • Highfield [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Cress
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highfield
    • Highfield-Cascade [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highfield-Cascade
      • Highfield-Cascade [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Cress
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highfield-Cascade
    • Holiday Farms [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holiday Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holiday Farms
      • Holiday Farms [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Cress
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holiday Farms
    • Roadside [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roadside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roadside
      • Roadside [Franklin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Cress
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roadside
    • Rocky Forge [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Forge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Forge
      • Rocky Forge [Washington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Cress
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Forge
    • Shady Grove [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
      • Shady Grove [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Cress
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Grove
    • Slabtown [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slabtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slabtown
      • Slabtown [Franklin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Cress
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slabtown
    • Tomstown [Franklin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tomstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tomstown
      • Tomstown [Franklin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Cress
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tomstown

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 Cress. 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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    • Max Bishop     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday September 5, 1899 and died in Waynesboro (Pennsylvania) on Saturday February 24, 1962 at the age of 62.
      • Waynesboro is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Cress.
      • Waynesboro is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Cress.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Max Bishop<5>
    • Dr. John Stough Bobbs     (Medical pioneer, state senator)
      • Medical pioneer, state senator. He was born in Green Village (Pennsylvania) on Friday December 22, 1809 and died in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Sunday May 1, 1870 at the age of 60. He is buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana).
      • Green Village is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Cress.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. John Stough Bobbs<5>
    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Martinsburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Cress.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<5>
    • 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).
      • Cove Gap is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Cress.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<5>
    • Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1910 and died in West Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday December 21, 1971 at the age of 61. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Martinsburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Cress.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<5>
    • Jane Harrison     (Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893))
      • Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at the age of 41.
      • Mercersburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Cress.
    • Donald 'Don' Heffner     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Rouzerville (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 8, 1911 and died in Pasadena (California) on Tueday August 1, 1989 at the age of 78. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Rouzerville is located Less than 2 miles to the east of Cress.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Don' Heffner<5>
    • Harriet Lane     (Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861))
      • Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 9, 1830 and died in Narragansett (Rhode Island) on Friday July 3, 1903 at the age of 73. She is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Mercersburg is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Cress.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<5>
    • Edward Stewart 'Gettysburg Eddie' Plank     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) on Tueday August 31, 1875 and died in Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 24, 1926 at the age of 50. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania).
      • Gettysburg is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Cress.
      • Gettysburg is located 18 miles [29 km] to the east of Cress.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Stewart 'Gettysburg Eddie' Plank<5>
    • William Rinehart     (Sculptor)
      • Sculptor. He was born in Union Bridge (Maryland) on Tueday September 13, 1825 and died in Rome (Italy) on Wednesday October 28, 1874 at the age of 49. He is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Union Bridge is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Cress.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Rinehart<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Chambersburg, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cress to Chambersburg, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 52 miles [83.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 64 miles [103 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,884 miles [9,469.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,594 miles [10,612 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,470 miles [7,193.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Franklin County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Franklin County: www.co.franklin.pa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cress, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cress) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cress. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.7357, Longitude: -77.5644       In this case, the coordinates for Cress have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Cress 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 308.149 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.863 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.615 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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