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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 Griffith, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Griffith 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 Griffith:
    • 35.066670, -114.116619
    • 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 Griffith
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Mohave County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Mohave County
    • Since Griffith is near Clark County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Clark County
  • 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 Griffith ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Griffith.

Within Arizona, the name Griffith is unique.

Beyond Arizona, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eighteen communities, sixteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Griffith lies 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km]<1> to the north of the Griffith that is located in Mohave County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Griffith [Los Angeles County].
    • Georgia
      • Lamar County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Griffith [Lamar County].
      • Taylor County
      • This Griffith is located in Taylor County and lies 1,722 miles [2,771.3 km]<1> to the east of the Griffith that is located in Mohave County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Griffith.
    • Indiana
      • Lake County
      • This Griffith is located in Lake County and lies 1,506 miles [2,423.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Griffith that is located in Mohave County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Griffith.
    • Kentucky
      • Daviess County
      • This Griffith is located in Daviess County and lies 1,501 miles [2,415.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Griffith that is located in Mohave County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Daviess County community of Griffith.
    • Mississippi
      • Clay County
      • This Griffith is located in Clay County and lies 1,441 miles [2,319.1 km]<1> to the east of the Griffith that is located in Mohave County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Griffith.
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Griffith [Mecklenburg County].
    • Ohio
      • Hamilton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Griffith [Hamilton County].
      • Monroe County
      • This Griffith is located in Monroe County and lies 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Griffith that is located in Mohave County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Griffith.
      • Pickaway County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Griffith [Pickaway County].
    • Ontario
      • This Griffith lies 2,051 miles [3,300.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Griffith that is located in Mohave County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
    • Tennessee
      • Bledsoe County
      • This Griffith is located in Bledsoe County and lies 1,619 miles [2,605.5 km]<1> to the east of the Griffith that is located in Mohave County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bledsoe County community of Griffith.
    • Texas
      • Cochran County
      • This Griffith is located in Cochran County and lies 638 miles [1,026.8 km]<1> to the east of the Griffith that is located in Mohave County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cochran County community of Griffith.
      • Ellis County
      • This Griffith is located in Ellis County and lies 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the east of the Griffith that is located in Mohave County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ellis County community of Griffith.
    • Vermont
      • Rutland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Vermont community of Griffith [Rutland County].
    • Virginia
      • Alleghany County
      • This Griffith is located in Alleghany County and lies 1,908 miles [3,070.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Griffith that is located in Mohave County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griffith
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Alleghany County community of Griffith.
    • Washington
      • Adams County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Griffith [Adams County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Griffith ...

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.

  • Berry [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berry
    • Berry [Mohave County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Griffith
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berry
  • Butler [Mohave County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Butler
    • Butler [Mohave County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Griffith
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Butler have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butler
  • Golden Valley [Mohave County]
  • Harris [Mohave County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
    • Harris [Mohave County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Griffith
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Hilltop [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltop
      • Hilltop [Mohave County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Griffith
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltop have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop
    • Kingman [Mohave County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingman
      • Kingman [Mohave County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Griffith
      • Estimated population in 2019: 31,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kingman<5>
    • Oatman [Mohave County]
    • Santa Claus [Mohave County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santa Claus
      • Santa Claus [Mohave County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Griffith

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 Griffith. 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 ...
    • George Farley 'Boots' Grantham     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Galena (Kansas) on Sunday May 20, 1900 and died in Kingman (Arizona) on Sunday March 14, 1954 at the age of 53. He is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Mohave County, Arizona).
      • Kingman is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast of Griffith.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Farley 'Boots' Grantham<6>
    • Ella Mae Morse     (Singer)
      • Singer. She was born in Mansfield (Texas) on Friday September 12, 1924 and died in Bullhead City (Arizona) on Saturday October 16, 1999 at the age of 75.
      • Bullhead City is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Griffith.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ella Mae Morse<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kingman, which is the Seat of Mohave County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Griffith to Kingman, with an average speed<7> 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.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 161 miles [259.1 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,048 miles [3,295.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 4 days, a buggy would take 80 days and walking would take 117 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,403 miles [11,914 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,171 miles [13,149.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,132 miles [9,868.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Mohave County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Mohave County: www.co.mohave.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Griffith) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Griffith. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0667, Longitude: -114.1166       In this case, the coordinates for Griffith have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Griffith 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.
<3>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 Griffith, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Griffith 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 333.02 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.316 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.281 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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