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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 Crest View, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Crest View 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 Crest View:
    • 40.202592, -76.692747
    • 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 Crest View
  • 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 Crest View ...

We have found three communities that share the name Crest View.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Crest View is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Crest View is located in Hillsborough County and lies 910 miles [1,464.5 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Crest View that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crest View
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Crest View.
    • New Mexico
      • McKinley County
      • Although located in McKinley County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKinley County community of Crest View.
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Crest View is located in Sullivan County and lies 391 miles [629.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Crest View that is located in Dauphin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crest View
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Crest View.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Crest View ...

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.

  • Beverly [Lancaster County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Crest View
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Chestnut Hill [Dauphin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Hill
    • Chestnut Hill [Dauphin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Crest View
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Hill
  • Ebenezer [Dauphin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Crest View
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • English Manor [Dauphin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Manor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Manor
    • English Manor [Dauphin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Crest View
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Manor
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    • Hickory Ridge [Lancaster County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Ridge
      • Hickory Ridge [Lancaster County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Crest View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Ridge
    • High Ridge [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for High Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for High Ridge
      • High Ridge [Dauphin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Crest View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on High Ridge
    • Highspire [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highspire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highspire
      • Highspire [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Crest View
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,373 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highspire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highspire<3>
    • Hockersville [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hockersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hockersville
      • Hockersville [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Crest View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hockersville
    • Hummelstown [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hummelstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hummelstown
      • Hummelstown [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Crest View
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,823 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hummelstown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hummelstown<3>
    • Pleasant View [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Crest View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Sandhill [Dauphin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandhill
      • Sandhill [Dauphin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Crest View
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandhill

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 Crest View. 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 ...
    • Walter C. 'Walt' Brown     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Springfield (New York) on Saturday December 30, 1911 and died in Carlisle (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 29, 1951 at the age of 39. He is buried at St. Charles RC Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Carlisle is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Crest View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter C. 'Walt' Brown<4>
    • Lydia Bruce     (Actress, dancer)
      • Actress, dancer. She was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday January 8, 1931 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 7, 2008 at the age of 77. She is buried at Pine Grove Cemetery (Strafford County, New Hampshire).
      • Lancaster is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Crest View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lydia Bruce<4>
    • 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).
      • Lancaster is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Crest View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<4>
    • Samuel Byrem 'Red' Crane     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) on Thursday September 13, 1894 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Saturday November 12, 1955 at the age of 61. He is buried at Hillside Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Harrisburg is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Crest View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Byrem 'Red' Crane<4>
    • Sheila Darcy     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in York (Pennsylvania) on Saturday August 8, 1914 and died in San Diego (California) on Friday February 27, 2004 at the age of 89. She is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • York is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Crest View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sheila Darcy<4>
    • G. Alan Dawson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Marietta (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 14, 1929 and died in Lexington (Massachusetts) on Friday February 23, 1996 at the age of 66. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Marietta is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast of Crest View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: G. Alan Dawson<4>
    • Charles Demuth     (Painter)
      • Painter. He was born in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 8, 1883 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 24, 1935 at the age of 51. He is buried at Lancaster Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Crest View.
      • Lancaster is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Crest View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Demuth<4>
    • Jacob Eichholtz     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Saturday November 2, 1776 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 10, 1842 at the age of 65. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Crest View.
      • Lancaster is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Crest View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Eichholtz<4>
    • Henry Luther 'Hinkey' Haines     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Red Lion (Pennsylvania) on Friday December 23, 1898 and died in Sharon Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday January 9, 1979 at the age of 80. He is buried at Middletown Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Red Lion is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Crest View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Luther 'Hinkey' Haines<4>
    • Hinkey Haines     (Major League Baseball, professional football)
      • Major League Baseball, professional football. He was born in Red Lion (Pennsylvania) on Friday December 23, 1898 and died in Sharon Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday January 9, 1979 at the age of 80. He is buried at Middletown Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Red Lion is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Crest View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hinkey Haines<4>
    • Cameron Mitchell     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Dallastown (Pennsylvania) on Monday November 4, 1918 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Thursday July 7, 1994 at the age of 75. He is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Dallastown is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Crest View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cameron Mitchell<4>
    • William Harrison 'Billy' Myers     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Enola (Pennsylvania) on Sunday August 14, 1910 and died in Carlisle (Pennsylvania) on Monday April 10, 1995 at the age of 84.
      • Enola is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Crest View.
      • Carlisle is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Crest View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Harrison 'Billy' Myers<4>
    • Kenneth David 'Ken' Raffensberger     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in York (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 8, 1917 and died in York (Pennsylvania) on Sunday November 10, 2002 at the age of 85. He is buried at Mt. Rose Cemetery (York County, Pennsylvania).
      • York is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Crest View.
      • York is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Crest View.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth David 'Ken' Raffensberger<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Harrisburg, which is the Seat of Dauphin County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Crest View to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5> 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west northwest (WNW). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 91 miles [146.5 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,828 miles [9,379.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,538 miles [10,521.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,413 miles [7,102 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Pennsylvania

About Dauphin County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Crest View) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crest View. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2026, Longitude: -76.6927       In this case, the coordinates for Crest View 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 Crest View 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 307.593 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.305 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.051 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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