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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 Cresson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cresson 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 Cresson:
    • 40.463405, -78.591406
    • 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 Cresson
  • 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 Cresson ...

We have found three communities that share the name Cresson.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cresson is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Rooks County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Cresson [Rooks County].
    • Minnesota
      • Pipestone County
      • This Cresson is located in Pipestone County and lies 943 miles [1,517.6 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Cresson that is located in Cambria County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pipestone County community of Cresson.
    • Texas
      • Hood County
      • This Cresson is located in Hood County and lies 1,187 miles [1,910.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Cresson that is located in Cambria County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cresson
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hood County community of Cresson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cresson ...

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.

  • Bens Creek [Cambria County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bens Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bens Creek
    • Bens Creek [Cambria County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Cresson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bens Creek
  • Coupon [Cambria County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coupon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coupon
    • Coupon [Cambria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Cresson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coupon
  • Greenfield [Cambria County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
    • Greenfield [Cambria County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Cresson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
  • Jamestown [Cambria County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
    • Jamestown [Cambria County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Cresson
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Lower Dutchtown [Cambria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Dutchtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Dutchtown
      • Lower Dutchtown [Cambria County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Cresson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Dutchtown
    • Miller Shaft [Cambria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miller Shaft have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miller Shaft
      • Miller Shaft [Cambria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Cresson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miller Shaft
    • Munster [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Munster
      • Munster [Cambria County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Cresson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Munster
    • Oil City [Cambria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Cambria County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Cresson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
    • Plane Bank [Cambria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plane Bank have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plane Bank
      • Plane Bank [Cambria County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Cresson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plane Bank
    • Portage [Cambria County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portage
      • Portage [Cambria County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Cresson
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,383 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portage
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portage<4>
    • Shoemaker [Cambria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shoemaker have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shoemaker
      • Shoemaker [Cambria County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southwest of Cresson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shoemaker
    • Wildwood Springs [Cambria County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood Springs
      • Wildwood Springs [Cambria County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Cresson
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood Springs

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 Cresson. 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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    • Patrick Michael 'Pat' Cummings     (Professional basketball)
    • Peter Nicholas 'Pete' Duranko     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Johnstown (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday December 15, 1943 and died in Windber (Pennsylvania) on Friday July 8, 2011 at the age of 67. He is buried at Grandview Cemetery (Cambria County, Pennsylvania).
      • Johnstown is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Cresson.
      • Windber is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Cresson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Nicholas 'Pete' Duranko<5>
    • Albert Francis Gionfriddo     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Dysart (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday March 8, 1922 and died in Solvang (California) on Friday March 14, 2003 at the age of 81. He is buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California).
      • Dysart is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Cresson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert Francis Gionfriddo<5>
    • Hedda Hopper     (Actress, journalist)
      • Actress, journalist. She was born in Hollidaysburg (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 2, 1885 and died in Hollywood (California) on Tueday February 1, 1966 at the age of 80. She is buried at Rose Hill Cemetery (Blair County, Pennsylvania).
      • Hollidaysburg is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Cresson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hedda Hopper<5>
    • Terry McGovern     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Johnstown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 9, 1880 and died in Brooklyn (New York) on Friday February 22, 1918 at the age of 37. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Kings County, New York).
      • Johnstown is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Cresson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry McGovern<5>
    • George 'Germany' Smith     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Tueday April 21, 1863 and died in Altoona (Pennsylvania) on Thursday December 1, 1927 at the age of 64. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Blair County, Pennsylvania).
      • Altoona is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Cresson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George 'Germany' Smith<5>
    • Dr. Daniel Hale Williams     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Hollidaysburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 18, 1856 and died in Idlewild (Michigan) on Tueday August 4, 1931 at the age of 75. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois).
      • Hollidaysburg is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Cresson.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Daniel Hale Williams<5>

How Far From Cresson to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Ebensburg, which is the Seat of Cambria County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 90 miles [144.8 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Cresson to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 136 miles [218.9 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> 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).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,610 miles [10,637.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,486 miles [7,219.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Cambria County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cambria County: www.co.cambria.pa.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Cresson 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.
<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 from Point A (ie- Cresson) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cresson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cresson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cresson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.4634, Longitude: -78.5914       In this case, the coordinates for Cresson 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 Cresson 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 308.724 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.627 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.786 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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