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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 Crossgrove, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Crossgrove 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 Crossgrove:
    • 40.737575, -77.319990
    • 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 Crossgrove
  • 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 Crossgrove ...

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 Springs [Snyder County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver Springs
    • Beaver Springs [Snyder County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Crossgrove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaver Springs
  • Beavertown [Snyder County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beavertown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beavertown
    • Beavertown [Snyder County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Crossgrove
    • Estimated population in 2019: 963 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beavertown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Beavertown<3>
  • Belltown [Mifflin County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belltown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belltown
    • Belltown [Mifflin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Crossgrove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belltown
  • Cherry Run [Union County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Run
    • Cherry Run [Union County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Crossgrove
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Run
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    • Little Roundtop [Juniata County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Roundtop have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Roundtop
      • Little Roundtop [Juniata County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Crossgrove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Roundtop
    • Middle Creek [Snyder County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Middle Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Middle Creek
      • Middle Creek [Snyder County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Crossgrove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Middle Creek
    • Pardee [Union County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pardee have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pardee
      • Pardee [Union County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the north of Crossgrove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pardee
    • Poe Mills [Centre County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poe Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poe Mills
      • Poe Mills [Centre County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the northwest of Crossgrove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poe Mills
    • Roundtop [Juniata County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundtop have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundtop
      • Roundtop [Juniata County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the south of Crossgrove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundtop
    • Snook [Mifflin County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snook have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snook
      • Snook [Mifflin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Crossgrove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snook

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 Crossgrove. 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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    • George Grey Barnard     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Bellefonte (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 24, 1863 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 24, 1938 at the age of 74. He is buried at Harrisburg Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Bellefonte is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Crossgrove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Grey Barnard<4>
    • Walter Allen 'Heavy' Blair     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Landrus (Pennsylvania) on Saturday October 13, 1883 and died in Lewisburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 20, 1948 at the age of 64. He is buried at Lewisburg Cemetery (Union County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lewisburg is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Crossgrove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter Allen 'Heavy' Blair<4>
    • Dr. Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde     (Scientist)
    • John 'Johnny Dio' Dioguardi     (Crime figure)
      • Crime figure. He was born in New York (New York) on Wednesday April 29, 1914 and died in Lewisburg (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 12, 1979 at the age of 64. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Lewisburg is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Crossgrove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John 'Johnny Dio' Dioguardi<4>
    • Robert A. 'Bob, the Hig' Higgins     (Professional football)
    • John French Sloan     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Lock Haven (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 2, 1871 and died in Hanover (New Hampshire) on Friday September 7, 1951 at the age of 80.
      • Lock Haven is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Crossgrove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John French Sloan<4>
    • Steve Suhey     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Jamesville (New York) on Sunday January 8, 1922 and died in State College (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 8, 1977 at the age of 55. He is buried at Centre County Memorial Park (Centre County, Pennsylvania).
      • State College is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Crossgrove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Steve Suhey<4>
    • Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in State College (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 22, 1897 and died in Toledo (Ohio) on Thursday December 12, 1963 at the age of 66. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Lucas County, Ohio).
      • State College is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Crossgrove.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myles Lewis 'Duck Eye' Thomas<4>

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

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

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    • Middleburg, which is the Seat of Snyder County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Crossgrove to Middleburg, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 38 miles [61.2 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 127 miles [204.4 km] to the south (S). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,831 miles [9,384.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,545 miles [10,533.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,420 miles [7,113.3 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 Crossgrove. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Snyder County: www.snydercounty.org/

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 'straight-line' (or 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- Crossgrove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crossgrove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7376, Longitude: -77.3200       In this case, the coordinates for Crossgrove 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 Crossgrove 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 307.93 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.771 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.111 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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