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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 Dallastown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dallastown 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 Dallastown:
    • 39.900248, -76.640069
    • 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 Dallastown
  • 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 Dallastown ...

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.

  • Chapel View [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chapel View have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapel View
    • Chapel View [York County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Dallastown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapel View
  • East Yoe [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Yoe have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Yoe
    • East Yoe [York County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Dallastown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Yoe
  • Fox Run [York County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Run have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Run
    • Fox Run [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Dallastown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Run
  • Golden [York County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Golden have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden
    • Golden [York County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Dallastown
  • Continue List   (19 more) ...
    • Green Acres [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Hill-n-Dale [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hill-n-Dale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hill-n-Dale
      • Hill-n-Dale [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill-n-Dale
    • Hillcrest [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
      • Hillcrest [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
    • Homeland Gardens [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homeland Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homeland Gardens
      • Homeland Gardens [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homeland Gardens
    • Locust Grove [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Grove
      • Locust Grove [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Grove
    • Locust Spring [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locust Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locust Spring
      • Locust Spring [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locust Spring
    • Longstown [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longstown
      • Longstown [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longstown
    • Longview Heights [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longview Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longview Heights
      • Longview Heights [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longview Heights
    • Panorama Hills [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Panorama Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panorama Hills
      • Panorama Hills [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panorama Hills
    • Pleasant View [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant View have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant View
      • Pleasant View [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant View
    • Randolph Park [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Randolph Park have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Randolph Park
      • Randolph Park [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Randolph Park
    • Red Lion [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Lion
      • Red Lion [York County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Dallastown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,330 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Lion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Lion<3>
    • Relay [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Relay have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Relay
      • Relay [York County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Relay
    • Robin Heights [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robin Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robin Heights
      • Robin Heights [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the west of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robin Heights
    • Springvale [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springvale have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springvale
      • Springvale [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springvale
    • Spry [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spry have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spry
      • Spry [York County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northwest of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spry
    • Violet Hill [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Violet Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Violet Hill
      • Violet Hill [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Violet Hill
    • Winterstown [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winterstown have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winterstown
      • Winterstown [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of Dallastown
      • Estimated population in 2019: 627 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winterstown
    • Yorkshire [York County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorkshire have been provided by the GNIS.<1> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkshire
      • Yorkshire [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Dallastown
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkshire

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 Dallastown. 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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    • Edwin Thomas Booth     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Bel Air (Maryland) on Wednesday November 13, 1833 and died in New York (New York) on Wednesday June 7, 1893 at the age of 59. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Bel Air is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Dallastown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Thomas Booth<4>
    • John Wilkes Booth     (Presidental assassin, actor)
      • Presidental assassin, actor. He was born in Bel Air (Maryland) on Wednesday January 10, 1838 and died in Port Royal (Virginia) on Wednesday April 26, 1865 at the age of 27. He is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Bel Air is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Dallastown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Wilkes Booth<4>
    • Lydia Bruce     (Actress, dancer)
      • Actress, dancer. She was born in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday January 8, 1931 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday May 7, 2008 at the age of 77. She is buried at Pine Grove Cemetery (Strafford County, New Hampshire).
      • Lancaster is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Dallastown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lydia Bruce<4>
    • James Buchanan     (15th President of the US (1857 - 1861))
      • 15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at the age of 77. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Dallastown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan<4>
    • 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 northwest of Dallastown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Byrem 'Red' Crane<4>
    • 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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest of Dallastown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sheila Darcy<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Dallastown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: G. Alan Dawson<4>
    • Charles Demuth     (Painter)
      • Painter. He was born in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 8, 1883 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Thursday October 24, 1935 at the age of 51. He is buried at Lancaster Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Dallastown.
      • Lancaster is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Dallastown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Demuth<4>
    • Jacob Eichholtz     (Artist)
      • Artist. He was born in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Saturday November 2, 1776 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Tueday May 10, 1842 at the age of 65. He is buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania).
      • Lancaster is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Dallastown.
      • Lancaster is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Dallastown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jacob Eichholtz<4>
    • Robert Fulton     (Inventor, engineer, artist)
      • Inventor, engineer, artist. He was born in Little Britain (Pennsylvania) on Thursday November 14, 1765 and died in New York (New York) on Friday February 24, 1815 at the age of 49.
      • Little Britain is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Dallastown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Fulton<4>
    • 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 Less than 2 miles to the east of Dallastown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry Luther 'Hinkey' Haines<4>
    • 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 Less than 2 miles to the east of Dallastown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hinkey Haines<4>
    • George Michael 'Dummy' Leitner     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • York, which is the Seat of York County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Dallastown to Harrisburg, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 72 miles [115.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW). 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 shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,838 miles [9,395.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,547 miles [10,536.4 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,423 miles [7,118.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Dallastown: www.dallastownboro.com/

The official website for York County: www.york-county.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Dallastown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Dallastown. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Dallastown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dallastown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.9002, Longitude: -76.6401    
<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 Dallastown 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 307.584 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.248 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.15 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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