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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 Gragg, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gragg 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 Gragg:
    • 36.073185, -81.770664
    • 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 Gragg
  • 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 Gragg ...

We have found one communities that share the name Gragg.

There is one other community in North Carolina which is also named Gragg.

Beyond North Carolina.

  • Communities Located In North Carolina ...
    • Caldwell 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 North Carolina community of Gragg [Caldwell County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gragg ...

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.

  • Apple Ridge [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Apple Ridge
    • Apple Ridge [Caldwell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Gragg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Ridge
  • Cherokee Woods [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee Woods
    • Cherokee Woods [Caldwell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Gragg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee Woods
  • Echo Park [Watauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Echo Park
    • Echo Park [Watauga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Gragg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Echo Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Echo Park
  • Falcon Crest [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Falcon Crest
    • Falcon Crest [Caldwell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Gragg
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Falcon Crest have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Falcon Crest
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    • Globe [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe
      • Globe [Caldwell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Gragg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Globe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Globe
    • Grandfather [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandfather
      • Grandfather [Avery County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Gragg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 24 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandfather
    • Green Hill [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Hill
      • Green Hill [Watauga County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Gragg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Hill
    • Hemlock Ridge [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemlock Ridge
      • Hemlock Ridge [Watauga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Gragg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemlock Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemlock Ridge
    • Hounds Ear [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hounds Ear
      • Hounds Ear [Watauga County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Gragg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hounds Ear have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hounds Ear
    • Laurel Park [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Park
      • Laurel Park [Watauga County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Gragg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Park have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Park
    • Maple Grove [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Grove
      • Maple Grove [Caldwell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Gragg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Grove
    • Montezuma [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
      • Montezuma [Avery County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Gragg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montezuma have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
    • Mulberry [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Caldwell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Gragg
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Seven Devils [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Devils
      • Seven Devils [Avery County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the northwest of Gragg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 203 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Devils have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seven Devils
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Seven Devils<4>
    • Sugar Mountain [Avery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Mountain
      • Sugar Mountain [Avery County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Gragg
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 197 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Mountain
    • Valley Creek [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Creek
      • Valley Creek [Watauga County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Gragg
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Creek

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Newland, which is the Seat of Avery County and lies just to the West.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 176 miles [283.2 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Gragg to Raleigh, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 324 miles [521.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 19 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,222 miles [10,013.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,927 miles [11,147.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,804 miles [7,731.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Avery County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Avery County: www.averyco.com/gov/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.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 Gragg 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Gragg) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gragg. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0732, Longitude: -81.7707       In this case, the coordinates for Gragg 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>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 Gragg 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 310.764 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.298 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.623 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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