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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 Grape Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grape Creek 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 Grape Creek:
    • 35.118847, -84.080462
    • 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 Grape Creek
  • 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 Grape Creek ...

We have found two communities that share the name Grape Creek.

Within North Carolina, the name Grape Creek is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Vermilion County
      • This Grape Creek is located in Vermilion County and lies 392 miles [630.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Grape Creek that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grape Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vermilion County community of Grape Creek.
    • Texas
      • Tom Green County
      • This Grape Creek is located in Tom Green County and lies 978 miles [1,573.9 km]<1> to the west of the Grape Creek that is located in Cherokee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grape Creek
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tom Green County community of Grape Creek.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grape Creek ...

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.

  • Boiling Springs [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boiling Springs
    • Boiling Springs [Cherokee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Grape Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boiling Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boiling Springs
  • Brasstown [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brasstown
    • Brasstown [Clay County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Grape Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brasstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brasstown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brasstown<3>
  • Ebenezer [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer [Cherokee County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Grape Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ebenezer
  • Friendship [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Friendship
    • Friendship [Cherokee County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Grape Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Friendship have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Friendship
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    • Grandview [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grandview
      • Grandview [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Grape Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grandview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grandview
    • Martins Creek [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martins Creek
      • Martins Creek [Cherokee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Grape Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martins Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martins Creek
    • Murphy [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Grape Creek
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Murphy<3>
    • Peachtree [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peachtree
      • Peachtree [Cherokee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Grape Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peachtree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peachtree
    • Regal [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regal
      • Regal [Cherokee County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Grape Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Regal
    • Sales Ford [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sales Ford
      • Sales Ford [Cherokee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Grape Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sales Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sales Ford

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 Grape Creek. 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 ...
    • Joe Frazier     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Liberty (North Carolina) on Friday October 6, 1922 and died in Broken Arrow (Oklahoma) on Tueday February 15, 2011 at the age of 88. He is buried at Bixby Cemetery (Tulsa County, Oklahoma).
      • Liberty is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Grape Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Frazier<4>
    • Marshall Grant     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Nantahala (North Carolina) on Saturday May 5, 1928 and died in Jonesboro (Arkansas) on Sunday August 7, 2011 at the age of 83. He is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee).
      • Nantahala is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Grape Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Marshall Grant<4>
    • Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Tellico Plains (Tennessee) on Tueday September 27, 1927 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday September 30, 2006 at the age of 79.
      • Tellico Plains is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Grape Creek.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Burkett Howard 'Uncle Josh' Graves<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Murphy, which is the Seat of Cherokee County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 309 miles [497.3 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Grape Creek to Raleigh, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 18 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 467 miles [751.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 19 days and walking would take 27 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,362 miles [10,238.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,070 miles [11,378.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,946 miles [7,959.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Cherokee County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cherokee County: www.cherokeecounty-nc.gov/

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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grape Creek) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Grape Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Grape CreekOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grape Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1188, Longitude: -84.0805    
<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 Grape Creek 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 312.119 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 307.716 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 308.822 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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