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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 Grapewood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grapewood 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 Grapewood:
    • 36.119860, -80.438389
    • 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 Grapewood
  • 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 Grapewood ...

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.

  • Cinnamon Ridge [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cinnamon Ridge
    • Cinnamon Ridge [Forsyth County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Grapewood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cinnamon Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cinnamon Ridge
  • Cutters Creek [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cutters Creek
    • Cutters Creek [Forsyth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Grapewood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cutters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cutters Creek
  • Eaglewood [Forsyth County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eaglewood
    • Eaglewood [Forsyth County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Grapewood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eaglewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eaglewood
  • Flint Hill [Yadkin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flint Hill
    • Flint Hill [Yadkin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Grapewood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flint Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flint Hill
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    • Harmony Grove [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Grove
      • Harmony Grove [Forsyth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Grapewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Grove
    • Hunters Trace [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunters Trace
      • Hunters Trace [Forsyth County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Grapewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunters Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunters Trace
    • Lewisville [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Forsyth County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Grapewood
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,369 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<3>
    • Robin Hood Trace [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robin Hood Trace
      • Robin Hood Trace [Forsyth County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Grapewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robin Hood Trace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robin Hood Trace
    • Robinhood Forest [Forsyth County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robinhood Forest
      • Robinhood Forest [Forsyth County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Grapewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robinhood Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robinhood Forest
    • Shallow Ford [Yadkin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shallow Ford
      • Shallow Ford [Yadkin County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Grapewood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shallow Ford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shallow 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 Grapewood. 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.

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    • Don Cardwell     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Saturday December 7, 1935 and died in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Monday January 14, 2008 at the age of 72. He is buried at God's Acre (Forsyth County, North Carolina).
      • Winston-Salem is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Grapewood.
      • Winston-Salem is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Grapewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Cardwell<4>
    • Jester Joseph Hairston     (Actor, musician, actor)
      • Actor, musician, actor. He was born in Belews Creek (North Carolina) on Tueday July 9, 1901 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday January 18, 2000 at the age of 98. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Belews Creek is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Grapewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jester Joseph Hairston<4>
    • George Hamilton, IV     (Singer, musician)
      • Singer, musician. He was born in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Monday July 19, 1937 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday September 17, 2014 at the age of 77. He is buried at God's Acre (Forsyth County, North Carolina).
      • Winston-Salem is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Grapewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Hamilton, IV<4>
    • Wilbert Harrison     (Singer)
      • Singer. He was born in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Saturday January 5, 1929 and died in Spencer (North Carolina) on Wednesday October 26, 1994 at the age of 65. He is buried at North Pinewood Cemetery (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Spencer is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Grapewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Wilbert Harrison<4>
    • Raymond Hall 'Ray' Hayworth     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in High Point (North Carolina) on Friday January 29, 1904 and died on Wednesday September 25, 2002 at the age of 98. He is buried at Guilford Memorial Park (Guilford County, North Carolina).
      • High Point is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Grapewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Hall 'Ray' Hayworth<4>
    • Julia Mae Brown Mainer     (Musician)
      • Musician. She was born in Mocksville (North Carolina) on Thursday March 13, 1919 and died in Flint (Michigan) on Wednesday January 21, 2015 at the age of 95. She is buried at Crestwood Memorial Cemetery (Genesee County, Michigan).
      • Mocksville is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Grapewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Julia Mae Brown Mainer<4>
    • Gene Tanner     (Musician - a member of 'The Five Royales')
      • Musician - a member of 'The Five Royales'. He was born in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Saturday February 1, 1936 and died in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1994 at the age of 58.
      • Winston-Salem is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Grapewood.
      • Winston-Salem is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Grapewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Tanner<4>
    • Johnny Tanner     (Musician - a member of 'The Five Royales')
      • Musician - a member of 'The Five Royales'. He was born in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Sunday November 28, 1926 and died in Winston-Salem (North Carolina) on Tueday November 8, 2005 at the age of 79.
      • Winston-Salem is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Grapewood.
      • Winston-Salem is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Grapewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Tanner<4>

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

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

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    • Winston-Salem, which is the Seat of Forsyth County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Grapewood to Winston-Salem, 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 103 miles [165.8 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 4 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 267 miles [429.7 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,163 miles [9,918.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,865 miles [11,048.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,743 miles [7,633.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Carolina

About Forsyth County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Forsyth County: www.co.forsyth.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 drawn from Point A (ie- Grapewood) 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 Grapewood. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GrapewoodOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grapewood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1199, Longitude: -80.4384       In this case, the coordinates for Grapewood 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 Grapewood 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 309.983 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.41 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.073 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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