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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 Croydon Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Croydon Heights 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 Croydon Heights:
    • 40.096222, -74.894888
    • 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 Croydon Heights
  • 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 Croydon Heights ...

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.

  • Beverly [Burlington County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beverly have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beverly
    • Beverly [Burlington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southwest of Croydon Heights
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,479 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beverly
  • Carriage Stop [Bucks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carriage Stop have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carriage Stop
    • Carriage Stop [Bucks County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Croydon Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carriage Stop
  • Echo Beach [Bucks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Beach
    • Echo Beach [Bucks County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Croydon Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Beach
  • Echo Reach [Bucks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Reach have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Reach
    • Echo Reach [Bucks County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Croydon Heights
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Reach
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    • Edgewater Park [Burlington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edgewater Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgewater Park
      • Edgewater Park [Burlington County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Croydon Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgewater Park
    • Flushing [Bucks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flushing have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flushing
      • Flushing [Bucks County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Croydon Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flushing
    • Indian Creek [Bucks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Creek
      • Indian Creek [Bucks County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Croydon Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Creek
    • Maple Beach [Bucks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Beach have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Beach
      • Maple Beach [Bucks County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of Croydon Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Beach
    • Maple Shade [Bucks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Shade have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Shade
      • Maple Shade [Bucks County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Croydon Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Shade
    • Margo Gardens [Bucks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margo Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margo Gardens
      • Margo Gardens [Bucks County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Croydon Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margo Gardens
    • Mechanicsville [Philadelphia County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsville have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsville
      • Mechanicsville [Philadelphia County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Croydon Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsville
    • Orchard View [Burlington County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard View have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard View
      • Orchard View [Burlington County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Croydon Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard View
    • Rockdale [Bucks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdale
      • Rockdale [Bucks County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Croydon Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockdale
    • Violet Wood [Bucks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Violet Wood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Violet Wood
      • Violet Wood [Bucks County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Croydon Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Violet Wood
    • Winder Village [Bucks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winder Village have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winder Village
      • Winder Village [Bucks County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Croydon Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winder Village
    • Yellowood [Bucks County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yellowood have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellowood
      • Yellowood [Bucks County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Croydon Heights
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellowood

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 Croydon Heights. 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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    • Jean Acker     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Sunday October 23, 1892 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 16, 1978 at the age of 85.
      • Trenton is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Croydon Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jean Acker<3>
    • Clifford Adams     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Monday September 8, 1952 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Monday January 12, 2015 at the age of 62. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Mercer County, New Jersey).
      • Trenton is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Croydon Heights.
      • Trenton is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Croydon Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clifford Adams<3>
    • Lloyd Alexander     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday January 30, 1924 and died in Drexel Hill (Pennsylvania) on Thursday May 17, 2007 at the age of 83. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Croydon Heights.
      • Drexel Hill is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Croydon Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Alexander<3>
    • William Law Anderson     (Professional golf)
      • Professional golf. He was born in North Berwick (Scotland) on Tueday October 21, 1879 and died in Chestnut Hill (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 25, 1910 at the age of 31. He is buried at Ivy Hill Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Chestnut Hill is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Croydon Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Law Anderson<3>
    • George Antheil     (Composer, inventor)
      • Composer, inventor. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Sunday July 8, 1900 and died in New York (New York) on Thursday February 12, 1959 at the age of 58.
      • Trenton is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Croydon Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Antheil<3>
    • Peter William Appleton     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Terryville (Connecticut) on Friday May 20, 1904 and died in Trenton (New Jersey) on Friday January 18, 1974 at the age of 69. He is buried at St. Gertrudes Cemetery (Middlesex County, New Jersey).
      • Trenton is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Croydon Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter William Appleton<3>
    • Joe Auer     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Trenton (New Jersey) on Saturday October 11, 1941 and died in Winter Park (Florida) on Saturday March 9, 2019 at the age of 77. He is buried at Glen Haven Memorial Park (Orange County, Florida).
      • Trenton is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Croydon Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Auer<3>
    • Edward Enoch 'Jersey' Bakeley     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Blackwood (New Jersey) on Sunday April 17, 1864 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday February 17, 1915 at the age of 50. He is buried at Greenmount Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Blackwood is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Croydon Heights.
      • Philadelphia is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Croydon Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Enoch 'Jersey' Bakeley<3>
    • Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker     (Professional hockey)
      • Professional hockey. He was born in Bala-Cynwyd (Pennsylvania) on Friday January 15, 1892 and died in Toul (France) on Saturday December 21, 1918 at the age of 26. He is buried at West Laurel Hill Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania).
      • Bala-Cynwyd is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Croydon Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hobart 'Hobey' Amory Hare Baker<3>
    • James Barton     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Gloucester City (New Jersey) on Saturday November 1, 1890 and died in Mineola (New York) on Wednesday December 19, 1962 at the age of 72. He is buried at St. John RC Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Gloucester City is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Croydon Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Barton<3>
    • Charles J. Bastian     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday July 4, 1860 and died in Pennsauken (New Jersey) on Monday January 18, 1932 at the age of 71. He is buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Delaware County, Pennsylvania).
      • Philadelphia is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Croydon Heights.
      • Pennsauken is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of Croydon Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles J. Bastian<3>
    • Joseph Emley Borden     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Jacobstown (New Jersey) on Tueday May 9, 1854 and died in Yeadon (Pennsylvania) on Monday October 14, 1929 at the age of 75. He is buried at Oaklands Cemetery (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Jacobstown is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Croydon Heights.
      • Yeadon is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southwest of Croydon Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Emley Borden<3>
    • Peter Boyle     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Norristown (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 18, 1935 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday December 12, 2006 at the age of 71. He is buried at Green River Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Norristown is located 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Croydon Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Peter Boyle<3>

How Far From Croydon Heights to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Croydon Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Doylestown, which is the Seat of Bucks County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Croydon Heights to Doylestown, with an average speed<4> 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 6 hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 140 miles [225.3 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,756 miles [9,263.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,462 miles [10,399.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,339 miles [6,982.9 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bucks County: www.buckscounty.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Croydon Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Croydon Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.0962, Longitude: -74.8949       In this case, the coordinates for Croydon Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Croydon Heights to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.531 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.085 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.318 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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