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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 Grand View Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grand View Park 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 Grand View Park:
    • 35.886519, -81.577319
    • 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 Grand View Park
  • 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 Grand View Park ...

We have found two communities that share the name Grand View Park.

Within North Carolina, the name Grand View Park is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Grand View Park is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 347 miles [558.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Grand View Park that is located in Caldwell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand View Park
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Grand View Park.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Montgomery 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 Pennsylvania community of Grand View Park [Montgomery County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grand View Park ...

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.

  • Cloverdale [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Caldwell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Grand View Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Copenhagen [Caldwell County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copenhagen
    • Copenhagen [Caldwell County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Grand View Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Copenhagen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Gamewell [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell
    • Gamewell [Caldwell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Grand View Park
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,993 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell
  • Gamewell Heights [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gamewell Heights
    • Gamewell Heights [Caldwell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand View Park
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gamewell Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gamewell Heights
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Globe Set [Caldwell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Globe Set
      • Globe Set [Caldwell County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Grand View Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Globe Set have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Hartland [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartland
      • Hartland [Caldwell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand View Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartland
    • Heritage Hills [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Hills
      • Heritage Hills [Caldwell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand View Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Hills
    • Honey Hill [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Honey Hill
      • Honey Hill [Caldwell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Grand View Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Honey Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Honey Hill
    • Maple Valley [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Valley
      • Maple Valley [Caldwell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Grand View Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Valley
    • Pineburr [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineburr
      • Pineburr [Caldwell County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Grand View Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineburr have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineburr
    • Smokey Creek [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smokey Creek
      • Smokey Creek [Caldwell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Grand View Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smokey Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smokey Creek
    • Warrior [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrior
      • Warrior [Caldwell County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Grand View Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrior have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrior

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 Grand View Park. 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 ...
    • William Franklin 'Bill' Horton     (Singer, musician)

How Far From Grand View Park to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lenoir, which is the Seat of Caldwell County and lies just to the Northeast.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 164 miles [263.9 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Grand View Park 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 6,926 miles [11,146.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,803 miles [7,729.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in North Carolina

About Caldwell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Caldwell County: www.co.caldwell.nc.us/

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' (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- Grand View Park) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grand View Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8865, Longitude: -81.5773       In this case, the coordinates for Grand View Park 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Grand View Park 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>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>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 Grand View Park 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 310.65 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.14 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.60 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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