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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 Cross Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cross Creek 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 Cross Creek:
    • 40.328958, -80.409232
    • 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 Cross Creek
  • 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 Cross Creek ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Cross Creek.

Within Pennsylvania, the name Cross Creek is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another fifteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fifteen communities, fourteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Montgomery County
      • This Cross Creek is located in Montgomery County and lies 642 miles [1,033.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Cross Creek that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Cross Creek.
    • California
      • Tulare County
      • 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 California community of Cross Creek [Tulare County].
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe County
      • This Cross Creek is located in Arapahoe County and lies 1,281 miles [2,061.6 km]<1> to the west of the Cross Creek that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Arapahoe County community of Cross Creek.
    • Florida
      • Alachua County
      • This Cross Creek is located in Alachua County and lies 755 miles [1,215.1 km]<1> to the south of the Cross Creek that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alachua County community of Cross Creek.
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Cross Creek is located in Hillsborough County and lies 848 miles [1,364.7 km] to the south of the Cross Creek that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Cross Creek.
    • Georgia
      • Cherokee County
      • This Cross Creek is located in Cherokee County and lies 488 miles [785.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Cross Creek that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Cross Creek.
      • Fayette County
      • This Cross Creek is located in Fayette County and lies 526 miles [846.5 km] to the south southwest of the Cross Creek that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Cross Creek.
      • Paulding County
      • This Cross Creek is located in Paulding County and lies 502 miles [807.9 km] to the south southwest of the Cross Creek that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Paulding County community of Cross Creek.
    • Kansas
      • Pottawatomie County
      • 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 Kansas community of Cross Creek [Pottawatomie County].
      • Shawnee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Cross Creek [Shawnee County].
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Cross Creek is located in Baltimore County and lies 207 miles [333.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Cross Creek that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Cross Creek.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Cross Creek lies 800 miles [1,287.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Cross Creek that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Creek
    • Tennessee
      • Hamilton County
      • This Cross Creek is located in Hamilton County and lies 444 miles [714.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Cross Creek that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Cross Creek.
      • Williamson County
      • This Cross Creek is located in Williamson County and lies 462 miles [743.5 km] to the southwest of the Cross Creek that is located in Washington County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williamson County community of Cross Creek.
    • West Virginia
      • Brooke County
      • 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 West Virginia community of Cross Creek [Brooke County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cross Creek ...

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.

  • Buffalo [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Cross Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
  • Candor [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Candor have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Candor
    • Candor [Washington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cross Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Candor
  • Champion [Allegheny County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Champion have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Champion
    • Champion [Allegheny County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Cross Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Champion
  • Cherry Valley [Washington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Valley
    • Cherry Valley [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cross Creek
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Valley
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Eldersville [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eldersville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eldersville
      • Eldersville [Washington County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Cross Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eldersville
    • Florence [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florence
      • Florence [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Cross Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florence
    • Franklin [Brooke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Franklin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklin
      • Franklin [Brooke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Cross Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklin
    • Hickory [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hickory have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Cross Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Independence [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Cross Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
    • Logrow [Brooke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Logrow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logrow
      • Logrow [Brooke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Cross Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Logrow
    • Longview Heights [Brooke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview Heights
      • Longview Heights [Brooke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Cross Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview Heights
    • Louise [Brooke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louise
      • Louise [Brooke County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Cross Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Louise
    • Paris [Washington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Cross Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
    • Virginville [Brooke County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Virginville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Virginville
      • Virginville [Brooke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Cross Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Virginville

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 Cross Creek. 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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    • Don Brockett     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Thursday January 30, 1930 and died in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 2, 1995 at the age of 65. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lawrenceville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Cross Creek.
      • Lawrenceville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Cross Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Brockett<4>
    • John Mitchell Brooks     (Civil rights activist)
      • Civil rights activist. He was born in Braddock (Pennsylvania) on Saturday September 1, 1917 and died in Richmond (Virginia) on Friday August 8, 1980 at the age of 62. He is buried at Riverview Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia).
      • Braddock is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Cross Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Mitchell Brooks<4>
    • Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Friday December 4, 1868 and died in Worcester (Massachusetts) on Wednesday May 27, 1953 at the age of 84. He is buried at Saint John's Cemetery (Worcester County, Massachusetts).
      • Wheeling is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Cross Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Cail 'Crab' Burkett<4>
    • Caitlin Clarke     (Actress, instructor)
      • Actress, instructor. She was born in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania) on Saturday May 3, 1952 and died in Sewickley (Pennsylvania) on Thursday September 9, 2004 at the age of 52. She is buried at Sewickley Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Pittsburgh is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Cross Creek.
      • Sewickley is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Cross Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Caitlin Clarke<4>
    • Lloyd Colteryahn     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Brentwood (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 26, 1931 and died in Dunedin (Florida) on Monday May 2, 2011 at the age of 79. He is buried at Ft. Lincoln Cemetery (Prince George's County, Maryland).
      • Brentwood is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Cross Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Colteryahn<4>
    • William Russell 'Russ' Craft     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in McEwen (Tennessee) on Wednesday October 15, 1919 and died in Wellsburg (West Virginia) on Monday January 12, 2009 at the age of 89. He is buried at Franklin Cemetery (Brooke County, West Virginia).
      • Wellsburg is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Cross Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Russell 'Russ' Craft<4>
    • Henrietta Crosman     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday September 2, 1861 and died in Pelham Manor (New York) on Tueday October 31, 1944 at the age of 83. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Wheeling is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Cross Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henrietta Crosman<4>
    • Charley Arthur 'Pretty Boy' Floyd     (Crime figure)
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Stephen Foster     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Lawrenceville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday July 4, 1826 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday January 13, 1864 at the age of 37. He is buried at Allegheny Cemetery (Allegheny County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lawrenceville is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Cross Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stephen Foster<4>
    • Thomas A. Franckhauser     (Professional football)
    • Gene 'Augie' Freese     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (West Virginia) on Monday January 8, 1934 and died in Metairie (Louisiana) on Tueday June 18, 2013 at the age of 79. He is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Wheeling is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Cross Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene 'Augie' Freese<4>
    • Alex John Groza     (Professional basketball, Olympic Gold Medalist)
      • Professional basketball, Olympic Gold Medalist. He was born in Martins Ferry (Ohio) on Thursday October 7, 1926 and died in San Diego (California) on Saturday January 21, 1995 at the age of 68. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Martins Ferry is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Cross Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex John Groza<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Washington, which is the Seat of Washington County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Cross Creek to Washington, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 185 miles [297.7 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 204 miles [328.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,975 miles [9,615.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,694 miles [10,772.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,569 miles [7,353.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.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 '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- Cross Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cross Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.3290, Longitude: -80.4092       In this case, the coordinates for Cross Creek 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Cross Creek 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>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 Cross Creek 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 309.847 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.882 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.651 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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