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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 West Fairview, we use the following websites to find information relevant to West Fairview 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 West Fairview:
    • 40.276756, -76.918308
    • 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 West Fairview
  • 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 West Fairview ...

We have found one communities that share the name West Fairview.

Within Pennsylvania, the name West Fairview is unique.

Beyond Pennsylvania, there is another community also named West Fairview in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kentucky
      • Boyd County
      • This West Fairview is located in Boyd County and lies 331 miles [532.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the West Fairview that is located in Cumberland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Fairview
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boyd County community of West Fairview.

Curious and Interesting Names Near West Fairview ...

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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of West Fairview
    • 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of West Fairview
    • 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
  • Enola [Cumberland County]
  • Fort Couch [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Couch
    • Fort Couch [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of West Fairview
    • 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
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    • 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 west of West Fairview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope
    • 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 west of West Fairview
      • 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
    • Harrisburg [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisburg
      • Harrisburg [Dauphin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of West Fairview
      • Estimated population in 2019: 49,271 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisburg<3>
    • Hillside Village [Dauphin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside Village
      • Hillside Village [Dauphin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of West Fairview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillside Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the east of West Fairview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson Lick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> 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 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of West Fairview
      • 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 less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of West Fairview
      • 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 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of West Fairview
      • 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
    • Overview [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overview
      • Overview [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of West Fairview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overview
    • Peace Church [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peace Church
      • Peace Church [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of West Fairview
      • 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
    • Sporting Hill [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sporting Hill
      • Sporting Hill [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of West Fairview
      • 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
    • Summerdale [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summerdale
      • Summerdale [Cumberland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of West Fairview
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summerdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summerdale

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 West Fairview. 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 ...
    • Walter C. 'Walt' Brown     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Springfield (New York) on Saturday December 30, 1911 and died in Carlisle (Pennsylvania) on Sunday July 29, 1951 at the age of 39. He is buried at St. Charles RC Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Carlisle is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of West Fairview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walter C. 'Walt' Brown<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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east of West Fairview.
      • 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 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of West Fairview.
      • 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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of West Fairview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: G. Alan Dawson<4>
    • Cameron Mitchell     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Dallastown (Pennsylvania) on Monday November 4, 1918 and died in Pacific Palisades (California) on Thursday July 7, 1994 at the age of 75. He is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Dallastown is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of West Fairview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cameron Mitchell<4>
    • William Harrison 'Billy' Myers     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Enola (Pennsylvania) on Sunday August 14, 1910 and died in Carlisle (Pennsylvania) on Monday April 10, 1995 at the age of 84.
      • Enola is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of West Fairview.
      • Carlisle is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of West Fairview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Harrison 'Billy' Myers<4>
    • Kenneth David 'Ken' Raffensberger     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in York (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday August 8, 1917 and died in York (Pennsylvania) on Sunday November 10, 2002 at the age of 85. He is buried at Mt. Rose Cemetery (York County, Pennsylvania).
      • York is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of West Fairview.
      • York is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of West Fairview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kenneth David 'Ken' Raffensberger<4>
    • Carl Scheib     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gratz (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 1, 1927 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Saturday March 24, 2018 at the age of 91.
      • Gratz is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of West Fairview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Carl Scheib<4>
    • Helen Twelvetrees     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in New York (New York) on Friday December 25, 1908 and died in Middletown (Pennsylvania) on Thursday February 13, 1958 at the age of 49. She is buried at Middletown Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Middletown is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of West Fairview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Helen Twelvetrees<4>
    • Victor Woodrow 'Vic' Wertz     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in York (Pennsylvania) on Monday February 9, 1925 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Thursday July 7, 1983 at the age of 58. He is buried at Holy Sepulchre Catholic Cemetery (Oakland County, Michigan).
      • York is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of West Fairview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Victor Woodrow 'Vic' Wertz<4>
    • Lewis De Witt 'Snake' Wiltse     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Bouckville (New York) on Tueday December 5, 1871 and died in Harrisburg (Pennsylvania) on Saturday August 25, 1928 at the age of 56. He is buried at Paxtang Cemetery (Dauphin County, Pennsylvania).
      • Harrisburg is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east of West Fairview.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lewis De Witt 'Snake' Wiltse<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Carlisle, which is the Seat of Cumberland County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from West Fairview to Carlisle, with an average speed<5> 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 four to five hours.
    • Harrisburg, which is the State Capital of Pennsylvania, lies just to the east northeast (ENE).
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 95 miles [152.9 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,834 miles [9,388.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,545 miles [10,533.2 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,420 miles [7,113.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Cumberland County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for West Fairview. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- West Fairview) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in West Fairview. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.2768, Longitude: -76.9183       In this case, the coordinates for West Fairview 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 West Fairview 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 307.723 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.463 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.119 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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