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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 Grave Yard, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grave Yard 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 Grave Yard:
    • 36.240684, -81.735109
    • 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 Grave Yard
  • 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 Grave Yard ...

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.

  • Forest Grove [Watauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Grove
    • Forest Grove [Watauga County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Grave Yard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Grove
  • Hillcrest [Watauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillcrest
    • Hillcrest [Watauga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Grave Yard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillcrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillcrest
  • Hounds Ear [Watauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hounds Ear
    • Hounds Ear [Watauga County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Grave Yard
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hounds Ear have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hounds Ear
  • Mabel [Watauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mabel
    • Mabel [Watauga County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Grave Yard
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mabel
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    • Meat Camp [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meat Camp
      • Meat Camp [Watauga County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Grave Yard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meat Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meat Camp
    • Oak Grove [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Watauga County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Grave Yard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Poplar Grove [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplar Grove
      • Poplar Grove [Watauga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Grave Yard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplar Grove
    • Silverstone [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverstone
      • Silverstone [Watauga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Grave Yard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silverstone have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverstone
    • Soda Hill [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soda Hill
      • Soda Hill [Watauga County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Grave Yard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soda Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soda Hill
    • Sugar Grove [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Grove
      • Sugar Grove [Watauga County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Grave Yard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sugar Grove<3>
    • Sweetwater [Watauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater
      • Sweetwater [Watauga County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Grave Yard
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater
    • Zionville [Watauga County]

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 Grave Yard. 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 ...
    • Andrew Johnson     (17th President of the US (1865 - 1869))
      • 17th President of the US (1865 - 1869). He was born in Raleigh (North Carolina) on Thursday December 29, 1808 and died in Elizabethton (Tennessee) on Saturday July 31, 1875 at the age of 66.
      • Elizabethton is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Grave Yard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrew Johnson<4>
    • Monte Weaver     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Helton (North Carolina) on Friday June 15, 1906 and died in Orlando (Florida) on Tueday June 14, 1994 at the age of 88.
      • Helton is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Grave Yard.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Monte Weaver<4>

How Far From Grave Yard to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Grave Yard once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Grave Yard and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Boone, which is the Seat of Watauga County and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 175 miles [281.6 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Grave Yard to Raleigh, with an average speed<6>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 315 miles [506.9 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,213 miles [9,998.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,918 miles [11,133.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,795 miles [7,716.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Watauga County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Watauga County: www.wataugacounty.org/

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 from Point A (ie- Grave Yard) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grave Yard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2407, Longitude: -81.7351       In this case, the coordinates for Grave Yard 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Grave Yard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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.
<7>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 Grave Yard to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.744 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.298 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.559 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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