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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 Crete, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Crete 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 Crete:
    • 40.597011, -79.242537
    • 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 Crete
  • 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 Crete ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Crete.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Crete is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Conecuh 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 Alabama community of Crete [Conecuh County].
    • Illinois
      • Will County
      • This Crete is located in Will County and lies 440 miles [708.1 km]<2> to the west of the Crete that is located in Indiana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crete
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Crete.
    • Indiana
      • Randolph County
      • This Crete is located in Randolph County and lies 298 miles [479.6 km]<2> to the west of the Crete that is located in Indiana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crete
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Crete.
    • Nebraska
      • Chase County
      • This Crete is located in Chase County and lies 1,183 miles [1,903.9 km]<2> to the west of the Crete that is located in Indiana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crete
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chase County community of Crete.
      • Saline County
      • This Crete is located in Saline County and lies 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the west of the Crete that is located in Indiana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crete
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Crete.
    • North Dakota
      • Sargent County
      • This Crete is located in Sargent County and lies 1,012 miles [1,628.7 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Crete that is located in Indiana County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crete
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sargent County community of Crete.
    • Wisconsin
      • Winnebago 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 Wisconsin community of Crete [Winnebago County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Crete ...

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.

  • Advance [Indiana County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Advance have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Advance
    • Advance [Indiana County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Crete
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Advance
  • Chestnut Grove [Indiana County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chestnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chestnut Grove
    • Chestnut Grove [Indiana County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Crete
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chestnut Grove
  • Chevy Chase Heights [Indiana County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chevy Chase Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chevy Chase Heights
    • Chevy Chase Heights [Indiana County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northeast of Crete
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chevy Chase Heights
  • Coal Run [Indiana County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coal Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coal Run
    • Coal Run [Indiana County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Crete
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coal Run
  • Continue List   (14 more) ...
    • Coral [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coral have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coral
      • Coral [Indiana County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Crete
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coral
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coral<4>
    • Creekside [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creekside have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creekside
      • Creekside [Indiana County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Crete
      • Estimated population in 2019: 289 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creekside
    • Fowler Heights [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowler Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler Heights
      • Fowler Heights [Indiana County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Crete
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler Heights
    • Grandview [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
      • Grandview [Indiana County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Crete
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
    • Homer City [Indiana County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer City
      • Homer City [Indiana County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Crete
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,588 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer City<4>
    • Idaho [Armstrong County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Idaho have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Idaho
      • Idaho [Armstrong County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Crete
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Idaho
    • Indiana [Indiana County]
    • Lewisville [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Indiana County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southwest of Crete
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
    • Pleasant Hill [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Indiana County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Crete
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Red Barn [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Barn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Barn
      • Red Barn [Indiana County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Crete
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Barn
    • Tearing Run [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tearing Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tearing Run
      • Tearing Run [Indiana County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Crete
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tearing Run
    • Tide [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tide have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tide
      • Tide [Indiana County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Crete
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tide
    • Two Lick [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Lick
      • Two Lick [Indiana County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Crete
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Lick
    • Upper Two Lick [Indiana County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Upper Two Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Upper Two Lick
      • Upper Two Lick [Indiana County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Crete
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Upper Two Lick

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 Crete. 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 ...
    • John Charles Barclay     (Inventor)
      • Inventor. He was born in Greensburg (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 17, 1856 and died in Easton (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 24, 1934 at the age of 78. He is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Greensburg is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Crete.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Charles Barclay<5>
    • Nellie Bly     (Journalist)
      • Journalist. She was born in Cochrans Mills (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 5, 1864 and died in Bronx (New York) on Friday January 27, 1922 at the age of 57. She is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Bronx County, New York).
      • Cochrans Mills is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Crete.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie Bly<5>
    • William Dickson Boyce     (Founder of the Boy Scouts of America)
      • Founder of the Boy Scouts of America. He was born in New Texas (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 16, 1858 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday June 11, 1929 at the age of 71. He is buried at Ottawa Ave. Cemetery (La Salle County, Illinois).
      • New Texas is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Crete.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Dickson Boyce<5>
    • Doug Buffone     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Yatesboro (Pennsylvania) on Tueday June 27, 1944 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday April 20, 2015 at the age of 70. He is buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois).
      • Yatesboro is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Crete.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Doug Buffone<5>
    • James 'Buster' Clarkson     (Negro League Baseball)
      • Negro League Baseball. He was born in Hopkins (South Carolina) on Thursday March 13, 1913 and died in Jeannette (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 18, 1989 at the age of 75. He is buried at Brush Creek Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Jeannette is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Crete.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Buster' Clarkson<5>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Crete.
      • Windber is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the southeast of Crete.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Nicholas 'Pete' Duranko<5>
    • Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Laird Crossing (Pennsylvania) on Tueday March 30, 1965 and died in Kittanning (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 11, 2008 at the age of 43. He is buried at Kittanning Cemetery (Armstrong County, Pennsylvania).
      • Laird Crossing is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Crete.
      • Kittanning is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Crete.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul Mitchell 'Mitch' Frerotte<5>
    • Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Renovo (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday June 29, 1910 and died in Punxsutawney (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday October 5, 1994 at the age of 84. He is buried at Morningside Cemetery (Clearfield County, Pennsylvania).
      • Punxsutawney is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Crete.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble<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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Crete.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry McGovern<5>
    • Harry David 'Moose' Miller     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Saturday July 28, 1923 and died in Latrobe (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 18, 2007 at the age of 83. He is buried at St. Vincent Cemetery (Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania).
      • Latrobe is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Crete.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry David 'Moose' Miller<5>
    • Arnold Palmer     (Golfer)
      • Golfer. He was born in Latrobe (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 10, 1929 and died in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 25, 2016 at the age of 87.
      • Latrobe is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Crete.
      • Pittsburgh is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the west of Crete.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arnold Palmer<5>
    • William Paul Pim     (Cartoonist, author)
      • Cartoonist, author. He was born in Freeport (Pennsylvania) on Tueday December 1, 1885 and died in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday July 26, 1950 at the age of 64. He is buried at Forest Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Alabama).
      • Freeport is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Crete.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Paul Pim<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Indiana, which is the Seat of Indiana County and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 125 miles [201.2 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Crete to Harrisburg, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 165 miles [265.5 km] to the southeast (SE). 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 5,916 miles [9,520.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,633 miles [10,674.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,508 miles [7,254.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Indiana County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Indiana County: www.countyofindiana.org/

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 Crete 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Crete) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crete. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.5970, Longitude: -79.2425       In this case, the coordinates for Crete 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 Crete 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 309.114 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.091 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.027 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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