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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 Fork, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cross Fork 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 Fork:
    • 41.483399, -77.814436
    • 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 Fork
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cross Fork ...

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.

  • Burrows [Potter County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burrows have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burrows
    • Burrows [Potter County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Cross Fork
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burrows
  • Cooks Run [Clinton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooks Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooks Run
    • Cooks Run [Clinton County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Cross Fork
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cooks Run
  • Farwell [Clinton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farwell
    • Farwell [Clinton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Cross Fork
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farwell
  • First Fork [Cameron County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for First Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for First Fork
    • First Fork [Cameron County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Cross Fork
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on First Fork
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Five Points [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
      • Five Points [Potter County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Cross Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
    • Gravel Lick [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravel Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravel Lick
      • Gravel Lick [Potter County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Cross Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gravel Lick
    • Keating [Clinton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keating have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keating
      • Keating [Clinton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the south of Cross Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keating
    • Short Run [Potter County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Short Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short Run
      • Short Run [Potter County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Cross Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Short Run
    • Slate Run [Lycoming County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slate Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Run
      • Slate Run [Lycoming County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the east of Cross Fork
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Run
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slate Run<3>

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 Fork. 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 ...
    • 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).
      • Renovo is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Cross Fork.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland J. 'Lee' Gamble<4>
    • Riki Lindhome     (Actress, musician, comedian)
      • Actress, musician, comedian. She was born in Coudersport (Pennsylvania) on Monday March 5, 1979
      • Coudersport is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Cross Fork.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Coudersport, which is the Seat of Potter County and lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cross Fork to Coudersport, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 96 miles [154.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 183 miles [294.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,820 miles [9,366.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,537 miles [10,520.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,412 miles [7,100.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<2>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 Fork) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cross Fork. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4834, Longitude: -77.8144       In this case, the coordinates for Cross Fork have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Cross Fork 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 308.175 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.164 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.032 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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