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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 New Cumberland, we use the following websites to find information relevant to New Cumberland 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 New Cumberland:
    • 40.229812, -76.875529
    • 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 New Cumberland
  • 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 New Cumberland ...

We have found four communities that share the name New Cumberland.

Within Pennsylvania, the name New Cumberland is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these four communities, three are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Grant 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 New Cumberland [Grant County].
    • Nova Scotia
      • This New Cumberland lies 693 miles [1,115.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the New Cumberland that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Cumberland
    • Ohio
      • Tuscarawas County
      • This New Cumberland is located in Tuscarawas County and lies 233 miles [375 km]<2> to the west of the New Cumberland that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Cumberland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscarawas County community of New Cumberland.
    • West Virginia
      • Hancock County
      • This New Cumberland is located in Hancock County and lies 197 miles [317 km]<2> to the west of the New Cumberland that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Cumberland
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of New Cumberland.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Cumberland ...

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.

  • Bunches [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunches
    • Bunches [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of New Cumberland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bunches have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunches
  • Cedar Cliff [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Cliff
    • Cedar Cliff [Cumberland County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of New Cumberland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Cliff
  • Cedar Point [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Point
    • Cedar Point [York County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the south of New Cumberland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Point
  • Cherry Hill [York County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherry Hill
    • Cherry Hill [York County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southeast of New Cumberland
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherry Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherry Hill
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    • Coventry Close [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry Close
      • Coventry Close [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry Close have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry Close
    • Fort Couch [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Couch
      • Fort Couch [Cumberland County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northwest of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Couch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Couch
    • Frogtown [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frogtown
      • Frogtown [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frogtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frogtown
    • Harrisburg [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Dauphin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of New Cumberland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 49,322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<4>
    • Highspire [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highspire
      • Highspire [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of New Cumberland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highspire have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highspire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highspire<4>
    • Hillside Village [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside Village
      • Hillside Village [Dauphin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside Village
    • Jackson Lick [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson Lick
      • Jackson Lick [Dauphin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson Lick
    • Kingwood [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingwood
    • Knob Point [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knob Point
      • Knob Point [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knob Point
    • Lakeview Heights [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview Heights
      • Lakeview Heights [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeview Heights
    • Lower Allen [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Allen
      • Lower Allen [Cumberland County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Allen
    • Marsh Run [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marsh Run
      • Marsh Run [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marsh Run have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marsh Run
    • Peace Church [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peace Church
      • Peace Church [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peace Church have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peace Church
    • Progress [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Progress
      • Progress [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Progress have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Progress
    • Raven Hill [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raven Hill
      • Raven Hill [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raven Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raven Hill
    • Spring Valley [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Valley
      • Spring Valley [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Valley
    • Timber Ridge [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Ridge
      • Timber Ridge [York County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Ridge
    • Twin Lakes [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
      • Twin Lakes [Dauphin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of New Cumberland
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Lakes

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 New Cumberland. 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)
    • Samuel Byrem 'Red' Crane     (Major League Baseball)
    • Sheila Darcy     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in York (PA) on August 8, 1914 (a Saturday) and died in San Diego (CA) on February 27, 2004 (a Friday) at the age of 89. She is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • York is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of New Cumberland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sheila Darcy<5>
    • G. Alan Dawson     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Marietta (PA) on July 14, 1929 (a Sunday) and died in Lexington (MA) on February 23, 1996 (a Friday) at the age of 66. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts).
      • Marietta is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of New Cumberland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: G. Alan Dawson<5>
    • Henry Luther 'Hinkey' Haines     (Major League Baseball)
    • Hinkey Haines     (Major League Baseball, professional football)
      • Major League Baseball, professional football. He was born in Red Lion (PA) on December 23, 1898 (a Friday) and died in Sharon Hill (PA) on January 9, 1979 (a Tueday) at the age of 80. He is buried at Middletown Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Red Lion is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of New Cumberland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hinkey Haines<5>
    • Nancy Kulp     (Actress, comedienne)
      • Full name: Nancy Jane Kulp
      • Actress, comedienne. She was born in Harrisburg (PA) on August 28, 1921 (a Sunday) and died in Palm Desert (CA) on February 3, 1991 (a Sunday) at the age of 69.
      • Harrisburg is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of New Cumberland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nancy Kulp<5>
    • Cameron Mitchell     (Actor)
    • William Harrison 'Billy' Myers     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Enola (PA) on August 14, 1910 (a Sunday) and died in Carlisle (PA) on April 10, 1995 (a Monday) at the age of 84.
      • Enola is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of New Cumberland.
      • Carlisle is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of New Cumberland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Harrison 'Billy' Myers<5>
    • Kenneth David 'Ken' Raffensberger     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in York (PA) on August 8, 1917 (a Wednesday) and died in York (PA) on November 10, 2002 (a Sunday) at the age of 85. He is buried at Mt. Rose Cemetery (York County, Pennsylvania).
      • York is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of New Cumberland.
      • York is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of New Cumberland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth David 'Ken' Raffensberger<5>
    • Carl Scheib     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gratz (PA) on January 1, 1927 (a Saturday) and died in San Antonio (TX) on March 24, 2018 (a Saturday) at the age of 91. He is buried at St. Andrew's UMC Cemetery (Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania).
      • Gratz is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of New Cumberland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Scheib<5>
    • Helen Twelvetrees     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in New York (NY) on December 25, 1908 (a Friday) and died in Middletown (PA) on February 13, 1958 (a Thursday) at the age of 49. She is buried at Middletown Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Middletown is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of New Cumberland.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Twelvetrees<5>
    • Paul Vathis     (Photographer)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Carlisle, which is the Seat of Cumberland County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from New Cumberland to Carlisle, with an average speed<6> 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 five to six hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies just to the north (N).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 92 miles [148.1 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 most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,834 miles [9,388.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,545 miles [10,533.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,420 miles [7,113.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Pennsylvania

About Cumberland County

About Pennsylvania

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 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 New Cumberland 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>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- New Cumberland) 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 New Cumberland. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from New CumberlandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Cumberland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2298, Longitude: -76.8755       In this case, the coordinates for New Cumberland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 New Cumberland 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 307.701 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.431 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.12 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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