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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 Cressona, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cressona 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 Cressona:
    • 40.630369, -76.194389
    • 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 Cressona
  • 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 Cressona ...

We have found one communities that share the name Cressona.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cressona is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Mississippi
      • Montgomery 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 Mississippi community of Cressona [Montgomery County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cressona ...

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.

  • Coal Castle [Schuylkill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Castle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Castle
    • Coal Castle [Schuylkill County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Cressona
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Castle
  • Jonestown [Schuylkill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
    • Jonestown [Schuylkill County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Cressona
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
  • Landingville [Schuylkill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Landingville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Landingville
    • Landingville [Schuylkill County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the east of Cressona
    • Estimated population in 2019: 150 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Landingville
  • Lorraine [Schuylkill County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lorraine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lorraine
    • Lorraine [Schuylkill County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the north of Cressona
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lorraine
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Marlin [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marlin
      • Marlin [Schuylkill County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Cressona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marlin
    • Mechanicsville [Schuylkill County]
    • Minersville [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minersville
      • Minersville [Schuylkill County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northwest of Cressona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,157 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minersville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minersville<4>
    • Pottsville [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pottsville
      • Pottsville [Schuylkill County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the north of Cressona
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,475 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pottsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pottsville<4>
    • Seltzer [Schuylkill County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seltzer
      • Seltzer [Schuylkill County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northwest of Cressona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seltzer
    • Summit Station [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summit Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit Station
      • Summit Station [Schuylkill County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the south of Cressona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit Station
    • Willow Lake [Schuylkill County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Lake
      • Willow Lake [Schuylkill County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northeast of Cressona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Lake

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 Cressona. 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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    • Coit Albertson     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 14, 1880 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday December 13, 1953 at the age of 73. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Reading is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Cressona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Coit Albertson<5>
    • Paul Althouse     (Opera singer)
      • Opera singer. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Monday December 2, 1889 and died in New York (New York) on Monday February 15, 1954 at the age of 64. He is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Reading is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Cressona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Althouse<5>
    • Albert J. 'Ali Baba' Babartsky     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Monday April 19, 1915 and died in Dayton (Ohio) on Sunday December 29, 2002 at the age of 87. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio).
      • Shenandoah is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Cressona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert J. 'Ali Baba' Babartsky<5>
    • Gary S. Becker     (Nobel Prize winning economist, author)
      • Nobel Prize winning economist, author. He was born in Pottsville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday December 2, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday May 3, 2014 at the age of 83. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Pottsville is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Cressona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary S. Becker<5>
    • George Washington Bradley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Saturday July 13, 1850 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 2, 1931 at the age of 81. He is buried at Northwood Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Reading is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Cressona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Washington Bradley<5>
    • Stanley Anthony 'Stan' Coveleski     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Shamokin (Pennsylvania) on Saturday July 13, 1889 and died in South Bend (Indiana) on Tueday March 20, 1984 at the age of 94. He is buried at St. Joseph Cemetery (Saint Joseph County, Indiana).
      • Shamokin is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Cressona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley Anthony 'Stan' Coveleski<5>
    • Michael 'Mickey' Doolin     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ashland (Pennsylvania) on Friday May 7, 1880 and died in Orlando (Florida) on Thursday November 1, 1951 at the age of 71.
      • Ashland is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest of Cressona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael 'Mickey' Doolin<5>
    • Jimmy Dorsey     (Big band leader, musician, actor)
      • Big band leader, musician, actor. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Monday February 29, 1904 (which is Leap Day) and died in Fairfield (Connecticut) on Wednesday June 12, 1957 at the age of 53.
      • Shenandoah is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Cressona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dorsey<5>
    • Tommy Dorsey     (Big band leader, musician)
      • Big band leader, musician. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Sunday November 19, 1905 and died in Greenwich (Connecticut) on Monday November 26, 1956 at the age of 51. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Shenandoah is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north of Cressona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Dorsey<5>
    • Joseph Anthony 'Jumping Joe' Dugan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mahanoy City (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 12, 1897 and died in Norwood (Massachusetts) on Wednesday July 7, 1982 at the age of 85. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Mahanoy City is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Cressona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Anthony 'Jumping Joe' Dugan<5>
    • Richard E. 'Dick' Gernet     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Friday September 28, 1928 and died in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 30, 2017 at the age of 89. He is buried at Alsace Lutheran Church Cemetery (Berks County, Pennsylvania).
      • Reading is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Cressona.
      • Reading is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Cressona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard E. 'Dick' Gernet<5>
    • Elisha Albright Hoffman     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Orwigsburg (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 7, 1839 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday November 25, 1929 at the age of 90. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Orwigsburg is located 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Cressona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elisha Albright Hoffman<5>
    • Henry 'Two-Bits' Homan     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Reading (Pennsylvania) on Tueday June 7, 1898 and died on Monday May 11, 1953 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mt. Annville Cemetery (Lebanon County, Pennsylvania).
      • Reading is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Cressona.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry 'Two-Bits' Homan<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pottsville, which is the Seat of Schuylkill County and lies just to the North.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<3> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Cressona to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 127 miles [204.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,789 miles [9,316.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,499 miles [10,459.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,375 miles [7,040.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Schuylkill County: www.co.schuylkill.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 Cressona 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>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>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- Cressona) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cressona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6304, Longitude: -76.1944       In this case, the coordinates for Cressona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Cressona 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 307.259 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.993 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.656 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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