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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 Keys, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cross Keys 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 Keys:
    • 39.870931, -77.027480
    • 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 Keys
  • 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 Keys ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Cross Keys.

There are three communities within Pennsylvania that are also named Cross Keys.

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

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Blair County
      • This Cross Keys is located in Blair County and lies 84 miles [135.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Cross Keys that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blair County community of Cross Keys.
    • Bucks County
      • This Cross Keys is located in Bucks County and lies 105 miles [169 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Cross Keys that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bucks County community of Cross Keys.
    • Juniata County
      • This Cross Keys is located in Juniata County and lies 49 miles [78.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Cross Keys that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Juniata County community of Cross Keys.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Macon County
      • This Cross Keys is located in Macon County and lies 717 miles [1,153.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Cross Keys that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macon County community of Cross Keys.
    • Delaware
      • Sussex County
      • This Cross Keys is located in Sussex County and lies 126 miles [202.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Cross Keys that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Cross Keys.
    • Georgia
      • Bibb County
      • This Cross Keys is located in Bibb County and lies 606 miles [975.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Cross Keys that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bibb County community of Cross Keys.
      • DeKalb 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 Georgia community of Cross Keys [DeKalb County].
    • Louisiana
      • Tensas Parish
      • This Cross Keys is located in Tensas Parish and lies 971 miles [1,562.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Cross Keys that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tensas Parish community of Cross Keys.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Cross Keys is located in Saint Louis County and lies 711 miles [1,144.2 km]<1> to the west of the Cross Keys that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Cross Keys.
    • New Jersey
      • Gloucester County
      • This Cross Keys is located in Gloucester County and lies 106 miles [170.6 km]<1> to the east of the Cross Keys that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gloucester County community of Cross Keys.
    • Ohio
      • Monroe County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Cross Keys [Monroe County].
    • Oregon
      • Crook 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 Oregon community of Cross Keys [Crook County].
    • South Carolina
      • Union County
      • This Cross Keys is located in Union County and lies 445 miles [716.2 km]<1> to the southwest of the Cross Keys that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Cross Keys.
    • Tennessee
      • Williamson 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 Tennessee community of Cross Keys [Williamson County].
    • Virginia
      • Rockingham County
      • This Cross Keys is located in Rockingham County and lies 142 miles [228.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Cross Keys that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Cross Keys.
      • Southampton County
      • This Cross Keys is located in Southampton County and lies 224 miles [360.5 km] to the south of the Cross Keys that is located in Adams County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cross Keys
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Southampton County community of Cross Keys.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cross Keys ...

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.

  • Blooming Grove [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blooming Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blooming Grove
    • Blooming Grove [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Cross Keys
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blooming Grove
  • Brush Run [Adams County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brush Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brush Run
    • Brush Run [Adams County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Cross Keys
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brush Run
  • Brushtown [Adams County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brushtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brushtown
    • Brushtown [Adams County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Cross Keys
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushtown
  • Cedar Ridge [Adams County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Ridge
    • Cedar Ridge [Adams County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Cross Keys
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Ridge
  • Continue List   (13 more) ...
    • Centennial [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centennial have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centennial
      • Centennial [Adams County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Cross Keys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centennial
    • Farmers [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmers
      • Farmers [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Cross Keys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmers
    • Five Points [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
      • Five Points [Adams County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Cross Keys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Five Points
    • Gnatstown [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gnatstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gnatstown
      • Gnatstown [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Cross Keys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gnatstown
    • Green Springs [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Springs
      • Green Springs [Adams County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Cross Keys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Springs
    • Irishtown [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irishtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irishtown
      • Irishtown [Adams County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Cross Keys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irishtown
    • Iron Ridge [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iron Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iron Ridge
      • Iron Ridge [York County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Cross Keys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iron Ridge
    • Jacobs Mills [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jacobs Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jacobs Mills
      • Jacobs Mills [York County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Cross Keys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jacobs Mills
    • Maple Grove [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Cross Keys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
    • Mount Misery [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Misery have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Misery
      • Mount Misery [Adams County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Cross Keys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Misery
    • Mount Pleasant [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Adams County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Cross Keys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Pigeon Hills [York County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pigeon Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pigeon Hills
      • Pigeon Hills [York County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Cross Keys
    • Square Corner [Adams County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Square Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Square Corner
      • Square Corner [Adams County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Cross Keys
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Square Corner

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 Keys. 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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    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Cross Keys.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter C. 'Walt' Brown<5>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Cross Keys.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Byrem 'Red' Crane<5>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Cross Keys.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sheila Darcy<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Cross Keys.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: G. Alan Dawson<5>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Cross Keys.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Luther 'Hinkey' Haines<5>
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Cross Keys.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hinkey Haines<5>
    • Donald 'Don' Heffner     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Rouzerville (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 8, 1911 and died in Pasadena (California) on Tueday August 1, 1989 at the age of 78. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Rouzerville is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Cross Keys.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Don' Heffner<5>
    • George Michael 'Dummy' Leitner     (Major League Baseball)
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Cross Keys.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cameron Mitchell<5>
    • Curt Motton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Darnell (Louisiana) on Tueday September 24, 1940 and died in Parkton (Maryland) on Thursday January 21, 2010 at the age of 69. He is buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery (Baltimore County, Maryland).
      • Parkton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Cross Keys.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Curt Motton<5>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Cross Keys.
      • Carlisle is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Cross Keys.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Harrison 'Billy' Myers<5>
    • Edward Stewart 'Gettysburg Eddie' Plank     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) on Tueday August 31, 1875 and died in Gettysburg (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 24, 1926 at the age of 50. He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Adams County, Pennsylvania).
      • Gettysburg is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Cross Keys.
      • Gettysburg is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the west of Cross Keys.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Stewart 'Gettysburg Eddie' Plank<5>
    • 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Cross Keys.
      • York is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Cross Keys.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth David 'Ken' Raffensberger<5>

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

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

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    • Gettysburg, which is the Seat of Adams County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cross Keys to Gettysburg, with an average speed<6> 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north northeast (NNE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 67 miles [107.8 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,856 miles [9,424.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,565 miles [10,565.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,441 miles [7,147.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Cross Keys) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cross Keys. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8709, Longitude: -77.0275       In this case, the coordinates for Cross Keys 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 Cross Keys 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Cross Keys, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Cross Keys 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 307.818 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.508 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.329 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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