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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 Grandin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grandin 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 Grandin:
    • 36.044019, -81.415927
    • 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 Grandin
  • 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 Grandin ...

We have found four communities that share the name Grandin.

Within North Carolina, the name Grandin is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Putnam County
      • This Grandin is located in Putnam County and lies 437 miles [703.3 km]<1> to the south of the Grandin that is located in Caldwell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Grandin.
    • Missouri
      • Carter County
      • This Grandin is located in Carter County and lies 525 miles [844.9 km]<1> to the west of the Grandin that is located in Caldwell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Grandin.
    • New Jersey
      • Hunterdon County
      • This Grandin is located in Hunterdon County and lies 471 miles [758 km]<1> to the northeast of the Grandin that is located in Caldwell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hunterdon County community of Grandin.
    • North Dakota
      • Cass County
      • This Grandin is located in Cass County and lies 1,111 miles [1,788 km]<1> to the northwest of the Grandin that is located in Caldwell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Grandin.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grandin ...

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.

  • Buffalo Cove [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Cove
    • Buffalo Cove [Caldwell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Grandin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalo Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Cove
  • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Rock
    • Cedar Rock [Caldwell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Grandin
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 299 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cedar Rock has also been known as:
    • Cedar Rock village
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Rock
  • Denny [Wilkes County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denny
    • Denny [Wilkes County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Grandin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denny have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Elkville [Wilkes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkville
    • Elkville [Wilkes County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Grandin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkville
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    • Fort Defiance [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Defiance
      • Fort Defiance [Caldwell County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Grandin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Defiance have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Defiance
    • Happy Valley [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
      • Happy Valley [Caldwell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Grandin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Happy Valley
    • Indian Hills [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Hills
      • Indian Hills [Caldwell County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Grandin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Hills
    • Jones [Caldwell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones [Caldwell County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Grandin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Kings Creek [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Creek
      • Kings Creek [Caldwell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Grandin
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Creek
    • Laurel Hollow [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurel Hollow
      • Laurel Hollow [Caldwell County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Grandin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laurel Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurel Hollow
    • Mount Pleasant [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Wilkes County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Grandin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Ready Branch [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ready Branch
      • Ready Branch [Wilkes County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Grandin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ready Branch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ready Branch
    • Thankful [Wilkes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thankful
      • Thankful [Wilkes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Grandin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thankful have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thankful

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 Grandin. 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)
    • William 'Oliver' Swofford     (Singer)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lenoir, which is the Seat of Caldwell County and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Grandin to Lenoir, with an average speed<4> 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.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 156 miles [251.1 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 310 miles [498.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,208 miles [9,990.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,912 miles [11,123.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,789 miles [7,707.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in North Carolina

About Caldwell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grandin. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grandin) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grandin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0440, Longitude: -81.4159       In this case, the coordinates for Grandin 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>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.
<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 Grandin 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 310.556 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.054 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.488 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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