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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 Crestmont, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Crestmont 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 Crestmont:
    • 41.413967, -76.573838
    • 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 Crestmont
  • 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 Crestmont ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Crestmont.

There are two communities within Pennsylvania that are also named Crestmont.

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

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Clinton County
      • This Crestmont is located in Clinton County and lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Crestmont that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crestmont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Crestmont.
    • Montgomery County
      • This Crestmont is located in Montgomery County and lies 116 miles [186.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Crestmont that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crestmont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Crestmont.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Crestmont is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 826 miles [1,329.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Crestmont that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crestmont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Crestmont.
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Crestmont is located in Hillsborough County and lies 981 miles [1,578.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Crestmont that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crestmont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Crestmont.
    • Louisiana
      • Jefferson Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Crestmont [Jefferson Parish].
    • North Carolina
      • Haywood County
      • This Crestmont is located in Haywood County and lies 526 miles [846.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Crestmont that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crestmont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Haywood County community of Crestmont.
    • South Carolina
      • Cherokee County
      • This Crestmont is located in Cherokee County and lies 515 miles [828.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Crestmont that is located in Sullivan County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crestmont
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Crestmont.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Crestmont ...

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.

  • Beaver Lake [Lycoming County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Lake
    • Beaver Lake [Lycoming County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Crestmont
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Lake
  • Biggerstown [Lycoming County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Biggerstown
    • Biggerstown [Lycoming County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Crestmont
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Biggerstown
  • Cherry Mills [Sullivan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Mills
    • Cherry Mills [Sullivan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Crestmont
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Mills
  • Coveytown [Sullivan County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coveytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coveytown
    • Coveytown [Sullivan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Crestmont
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coveytown
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Eagles Mere [Sullivan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eagles Mere have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eagles Mere
      • Eagles Mere [Sullivan County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Crestmont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 113 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eagles Mere
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagles Mere<4>
    • Elk Grove [Columbia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elk Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Grove
      • Elk Grove [Columbia County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Crestmont
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Grove
    • Forksville [Sullivan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forksville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forksville
      • Forksville [Sullivan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Crestmont
      • Estimated population in 2019: 135 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forksville<4>
    • Hillsgrove [Sullivan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillsgrove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillsgrove
      • Hillsgrove [Sullivan County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Crestmont
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillsgrove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hillsgrove<4>
    • Huntersville [Lycoming County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntersville
      • Huntersville [Lycoming County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Crestmont
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntersville
    • Lincoln Falls [Sullivan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Falls
      • Lincoln Falls [Sullivan County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Crestmont
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Falls
    • Long Brook [Sullivan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Brook have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Brook
      • Long Brook [Sullivan County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Crestmont
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Brook
    • Mildred [Sullivan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mildred have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mildred
      • Mildred [Sullivan County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Crestmont
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mildred
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mildred<4>
    • Murray [Sullivan County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
      • Murray [Sullivan County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Crestmont
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murray
    • Unityville [Lycoming County]

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 Crestmont. 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 ...
    • Carlyle Blackwell     (Actor, director)
      • Actor, director. He was born in Troy (Pennsylvania) on Sunday January 20, 1884 and died in Miami (Florida) on Friday June 17, 1955 at the age of 71. He is buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Onondaga County, New York).
      • Troy is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Crestmont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carlyle Blackwell<5>
    • John Charles Lush     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Williamsport (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 8, 1885 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Monday November 18, 1946 at the age of 61. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Williamsport is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Crestmont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Charles Lush<5>
    • Carl Sawatski     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Shickshinny (Pennsylvania) on Friday November 4, 1927 and died in Little Rock (Arkansas) on Sunday November 24, 1991 at the age of 64. He is buried at Pinecrest Memorial Park (Saline County, Arkansas).
      • Shickshinny is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Crestmont.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Sawatski<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Laporte, which is the Seat of Sullivan County and lies just to the East.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 79 miles [127.1 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Crestmont 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 5 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 175 miles [281.6 km] to the south (S). Driving would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,772 miles [9,289.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,486 miles [10,438.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,362 miles [7,020 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Pennsylvania

About Sullivan County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sullivan County: www.sullivancounty-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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Crestmont) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crestmont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4140, Longitude: -76.5738       In this case, the coordinates for Crestmont 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 Crestmont 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 Crestmont 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 307.42 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.30 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.497 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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