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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 Custer, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Custer and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Custer:
    • 40.741762, -75.638798
    • 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 Custer
  • 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 Custer ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Custer.

There is one other community in Pennsylvania which is also named Custer.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another 21 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Pennsylvania ...
    • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Custer [Montgomery County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Baxter County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Custer [Baxter County].
    • Idaho
      • Custer County
      • This Custer is located in Custer County and lies 1,983 miles [3,191.3 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Custer that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Custer.
    • Illinois
      • Marshall County
      • This Custer is located in Marshall County and lies 705 miles [1,134.6 km]<3> to the west of the Custer that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Custer.
    • Indiana
      • DeKalb County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Custer [DeKalb County].
    • Kansas
      • Smith County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Custer [Smith County].
    • Kentucky
      • Breckinridge County
      • This Custer is located in Breckinridge County and lies 603 miles [970.4 km]<3> to the west southwest of the Custer that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Breckinridge County community of Custer.
    • Michigan
      • Mason County
      • This Custer is located in Mason County and lies 583 miles [938.2 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Custer that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Custer.
    • Minnesota
      • Big Stone County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Custer [Big Stone County].
    • Missouri
      • Dent County
      • This Custer is located in Dent County and lies 877 miles [1,411.4 km]<3> to the west of the Custer that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dent County community of Custer.
    • Montana
      • Yellowstone County
      • This Custer is located in Yellowstone County and lies 1,631 miles [2,624.8 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Custer that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yellowstone County community of Custer.
    • Nebraska
      • Custer County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Custer County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Custer.
    • North Dakota
      • McLean County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Dakota community of Custer [McLean County].
    • Ohio
      • Harrison County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Harrison County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Custer.
    • Oklahoma
      • Beaver County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Custer [Beaver County].
      • Custer 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 Oklahoma community of Custer [Custer County].
    • South Dakota
      • Custer County
      • This Custer is located in Custer County and lies 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Custer that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Custer.
    • Tennessee
      • Anderson County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Custer [Anderson County].
    • Texas
      • Brazoria County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Custer [Brazoria County].
    • Washington
      • Pierce County
      • This Custer is located in Pierce County and lies 2,336 miles [3,759.4 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Custer that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pierce County community of Custer.
      • Whatcom County
      • This Custer is located in Whatcom County and lies 2,330 miles [3,749.8 km] to the west northwest of the Custer that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whatcom County community of Custer.
    • Wisconsin
      • Portage County
      • This Custer is located in Portage County and lies 746 miles [1,200.6 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Custer that is located in Lehigh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Portage County community of Custer.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Custer ...

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.

  • Apps [Northampton County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apps have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apps
    • Apps [Northampton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Custer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apps
  • Best Station [Lehigh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Best Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Best Station
    • Best Station [Lehigh County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the southwest of Custer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Best Station
  • Emerald [Lehigh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emerald have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerald
    • Emerald [Lehigh County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northeast of Custer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerald
  • Germansville [Lehigh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germansville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germansville
    • Germansville [Lehigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Custer
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Germansville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Germansville<5>
  • Continue List   (14 more) ...
    • Hazard [Carbon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hazard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hazard
      • Hazard [Carbon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the north of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hazard
    • Indianland [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indianland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indianland
      • Indianland [Northampton County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indianland
    • Jordan Valley [Lehigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jordan Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan Valley
      • Jordan Valley [Lehigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan Valley
    • Lizard Creek Junction [Carbon County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lizard Creek Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lizard Creek Junction
      • Lizard Creek Junction [Carbon County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the north of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lizard Creek Junction
    • Lockport [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lockport have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockport
      • Lockport [Northampton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the east of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockport
    • Peters Store [Lehigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peters Store have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Store
      • Peters Store [Lehigh County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the south of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Store
    • Pleasant Corners [Lehigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Corners
      • Pleasant Corners [Lehigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southwest of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Corners
    • Rising Sun [Lehigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rising Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rising Sun
      • Rising Sun [Lehigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rising Sun
    • River View [Lehigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River View
      • River View [Lehigh County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the east of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River View
    • Rockdale [Lehigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockdale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockdale
      • Rockdale [Lehigh County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockdale
    • Slate Valley [Northampton County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slate Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slate Valley
      • Slate Valley [Northampton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the east of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slate Valley
    • Slatedale [Lehigh County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slatedale
      • Slatedale [Lehigh County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the west of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slatedale
    • Trout Creek [Lehigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trout Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout Creek
      • Trout Creek [Lehigh County] lies less than 2 miles<3> to the northeast of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout Creek
    • Unionville [Lehigh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Lehigh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<3> to the southeast of Custer
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville

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 Custer. 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 ...
    • Albert J. 'Ali Baba' Babartsky     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Monday April 19, 1915 and died in Dayton (Ohio) on Sunday December 29, 2002 at the age of 87. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Montgomery County, Ohio).
      • Shenandoah is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Custer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Albert J. 'Ali Baba' Babartsky<6>
    • John Charles Barclay     (Inventor)
      • Inventor. He was born in Greensburg (Pennsylvania) on Thursday April 17, 1856 and died in Easton (Pennsylvania) on Friday August 24, 1934 at the age of 78. He is buried at Mt. Hebron Cemetery (Essex County, New Jersey).
      • Easton is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Custer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Charles Barclay<6>
    • Gary S. Becker     (Nobel Prize winning economist, author)
      • Nobel Prize winning economist, author. He was born in Pottsville (Pennsylvania) on Tueday December 2, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Saturday May 3, 2014 at the age of 83. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Pottsville is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Custer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary S. Becker<6>
    • Judge Joseph Crater     (New York State Supreme Court judge - disappeared and never found)
      • New York State Supreme Court judge - disappeared and never found. He was born in Easton (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 5, 1889
      • Easton is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Custer.
    • Darryl Dawkins     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Orlando (Florida) on Friday January 11, 1957 and died in Allentown (Pennsylvania) on Thursday August 27, 2015 at the age of 58. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Northampton County, Pennsylvania).
      • Allentown is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Custer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Darryl Dawkins<6>
    • Jimmy Dorsey     (Big band leader, musician, actor)
      • Big band leader, musician, actor. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Monday February 29, 1904 (which is Leap Day) and died in Fairfield (Connecticut) on Wednesday June 12, 1957 at the age of 53.
      • Shenandoah is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Custer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dorsey<6>
    • Tommy Dorsey     (Big band leader, musician)
      • Big band leader, musician. He was born in Shenandoah (Pennsylvania) on Sunday November 19, 1905 and died in Greenwich (Connecticut) on Monday November 26, 1956 at the age of 51. He is buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Shenandoah is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Custer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy Dorsey<6>
    • Joseph Anthony 'Jumping Joe' Dugan     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Mahanoy City (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 12, 1897 and died in Norwood (Massachusetts) on Wednesday July 7, 1982 at the age of 85. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Mahanoy City is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Custer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joseph Anthony 'Jumping Joe' Dugan<6>
    • Charles Albert Fechter     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in London (England) on Sunday October 24, 1824 and died in Quakertown (Pennsylvania) on Tueday August 5, 1879 at the age of 54. He is buried at Mt. Vernon Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Quakertown is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Custer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Albert Fechter<6>
    • Dr. Samuel David Gross     (Medical pioneer)
      • Medical pioneer. He was born in Easton (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 8, 1805 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 6, 1884 at the age of 78. He is buried at Woodlands Cemetery (Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania).
      • Easton is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Custer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dr. Samuel David Gross<6>
    • Tom Hatten     (Radio & TV Personality)
      • Radio & TV Personality. He was born in Jamestown (North Dakota) on Sunday March 14, 1926 and died in Freeland (Pennsylvania) on Saturday March 16, 2019 at the age of 93. He is buried at St. Ann's Parish Cemetery (Luzerne County, Pennsylvania).
      • Freeland is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of Custer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tom Hatten<6>
    • Elisha Albright Hoffman     (Composer)
      • Composer. He was born in Orwigsburg (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 7, 1839 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday November 25, 1929 at the age of 90. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Orwigsburg is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Custer.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elisha Albright Hoffman<6>
    • Lido Anthony 'Lee' Iacocca     (Automobile executive)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Allentown, which is the Seat of Lehigh County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Custer to Allentown, with an average speed<7> 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 72 miles [115.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 147 miles [236.6 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,761 miles [9,271.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,471 miles [10,414.1 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,347 miles [6,995.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lehigh County: www.lehighcounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Custer 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.
<2>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 Custer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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- Custer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Custer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7418, Longitude: -75.6388       In this case, the coordinates for Custer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Custer to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 306.915 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 302.622 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 303.365 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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