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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 Granville Terrace, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Granville Terrace 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 Granville Terrace:
    • 35.809854, -81.412034
    • 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 Granville Terrace
  • 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 Granville Terrace ...

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.

  • Cedar Valley [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Valley
    • Cedar Valley [Caldwell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Granville Terrace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Valley
  • Downsville [Caldwell County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Downsville
    • Downsville [Caldwell County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Granville Terrace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Downsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Drowning Creek [Burke County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Drowning Creek
    • Drowning Creek [Burke County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Granville Terrace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Drowning Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Grace Chapel [Caldwell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grace Chapel
    • Grace Chapel [Caldwell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Granville Terrace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grace Chapel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace Chapel
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    • Granite Falls [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Falls
      • Granite Falls [Caldwell County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Granville Terrace
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,657 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Granite Falls<3>
    • Henry River [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry River
      • Henry River [Burke County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Granville Terrace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry River
    • Hickory [Catawba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Catawba County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Granville Terrace
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,473 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
    • Long View [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long View
      • Long View [Burke County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Granville Terrace
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,951 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long View
    • Maple Valley [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maple Valley
      • Maple Valley [Caldwell County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Granville Terrace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maple Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maple Valley
    • Penelope [Burke County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Penelope
      • Penelope [Burke County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Granville Terrace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Penelope have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Penelope
    • Sawmills [Caldwell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmills
      • Sawmills [Caldwell County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Granville Terrace
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,156 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawmills

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 Granville Terrace. 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 Granville Terrace 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 Granville Terrace to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lenoir, which is the Seat of Caldwell County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Granville Terrace to Lenoir, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 155 miles [249.4 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 321 miles [516.6 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 6,218 miles [10,006.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,921 miles [11,138.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,799 miles [7,723.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of North Carolina

About Caldwell County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Granville Terrace. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Granville Terrace) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Granville Terrace. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8099, Longitude: -81.4120       In this case, the coordinates for Granville Terrace 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>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 Granville Terrace 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 310.553 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.018 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.556 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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