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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 Shiremanstown, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shiremanstown 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 Shiremanstown:
    • 40.222312, -76.955531
    • 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 Shiremanstown
  • 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 Shiremanstown ...

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.

  • Cedar Cliff [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Cliff
    • Cedar Cliff [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Shiremanstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Cliff
  • Coventry Close [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coventry Close
    • Coventry Close [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shiremanstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry Close have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Shiremanstown
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Couch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Couch
  • Good Hope [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shiremanstown
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
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    • Good Hope Mill [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope Mill
      • Good Hope Mill [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Shiremanstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope Mill
    • Holliday [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holliday
      • Holliday [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shiremanstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holliday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holliday
    • Kingwood [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingwood
      • Kingwood [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Shiremanstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Shiremanstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knob Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knob Point
    • Lower Allen [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Allen
      • Lower Allen [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Shiremanstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Allen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lower Allen
    • Mechanicsburg [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsburg
      • Mechanicsburg [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Shiremanstown
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,017 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mechanicsburg<3>
    • Peace Church [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peace Church
      • Peace Church [Cumberland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Shiremanstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peace Church have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peace Church
    • Raven Hill [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raven Hill
      • Raven Hill [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Shiremanstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raven Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raven Hill
    • Reservoir Hill [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reservoir Hill
      • Reservoir Hill [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Shiremanstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reservoir Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reservoir Hill
    • Shepherdstown [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherdstown
      • Shepherdstown [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shiremanstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherdstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherdstown
    • Sporting Hill [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sporting Hill
      • Sporting Hill [Cumberland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Shiremanstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sporting Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sporting Hill
    • Sunnyland [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyland
      • Sunnyland [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Shiremanstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunnyland
    • Timber Ridge [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Timber Ridge
      • Timber Ridge [York County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Shiremanstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Timber Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Timber Ridge
    • Winding Heights [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winding Heights
      • Winding Heights [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Shiremanstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winding Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winding Heights
    • Winding Hill [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winding Hill
      • Winding Hill [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Shiremanstown
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winding Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winding Hill

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 Shiremanstown. 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Shiremanstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sheila Darcy<4>
    • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Shiremanstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: G. Alan Dawson<4>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Shiremanstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hinkey Haines<4>
    • 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 5 miles [8 km] to the northeast of Shiremanstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nancy Kulp<4>
    • 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Shiremanstown.
      • Carlisle is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Shiremanstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Harrison 'Billy' Myers<4>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Shiremanstown.
      • York is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Shiremanstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth David 'Ken' Raffensberger<4>
    • 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 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Shiremanstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Scheib<4>
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the east of Shiremanstown.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Twelvetrees<4>
    • Paul Vathis     (Photographer)

How Far From Shiremanstown to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Carlisle, which is the Seat of Cumberland County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Shiremanstown to Carlisle, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies just to the northeast (NE).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 91 miles [146.5 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<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 6,548 miles [10,538 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,424 miles [7,119.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Shiremanstown) 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 Shiremanstown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShiremanstownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shiremanstown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2223, Longitude: -76.9555       In this case, the coordinates for Shiremanstown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<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 Shiremanstown 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 307.749 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.485 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.158 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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