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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 Gradys, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gradys and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Gradys:
    • 35.165720, -77.885260
    • 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 Gradys
  • 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 Gradys ...

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.

  • Drummersville [Duplin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drummersville
    • Drummersville [Duplin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Gradys
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drummersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Drummersville
  • Gradys Crossroads [Duplin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gradys Crossroads
    • Gradys Crossroads [Duplin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Gradys
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gradys Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gradys Crossroads
  • Herrings Crossroads [Duplin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herrings Crossroads
    • Herrings Crossroads [Duplin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Gradys
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herrings Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herrings Crossroads
  • Hills Crossroads [Duplin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hills Crossroads
    • Hills Crossroads [Duplin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Gradys
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hills Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hills Crossroads
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    • Indian Springs [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs
      • Indian Springs [Wayne County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gradys
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs
    • Outlaws Bridge [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Outlaws Bridge
      • Outlaws Bridge [Duplin County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Gradys
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Outlaws Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Outlaws Bridge
    • Pleasant Grove [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
      • Pleasant Grove [Duplin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Gradys
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Grove
    • Pricetown [Wayne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pricetown
      • Pricetown [Wayne County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Gradys
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pricetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pricetown
    • Red Hill [Duplin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Hill
      • Red Hill [Duplin County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Gradys
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Hill
    • Seven Springs [Wayne County]

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Goldsboro, which is the Seat of Wayne County and lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Gradys to Goldsboro, with an average speed<4> 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.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 60 miles [96.6 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 261 miles [420 km] to the north (N). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,094 miles [9,807.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,784 miles [10,917.8 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,667 miles [7,510.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for North Carolina

About Wayne County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Wayne County: www.waynegov.com/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Gradys) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gradys. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1657, Longitude: -77.8853       In this case, the coordinates for Gradys 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>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.
<5>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 Gradys to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.54 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.617 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.389 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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