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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 Grays Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grays 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 Grays Creek:
    • 34.960165, -78.844190
    • 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 Grays 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grays 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.

  • Cedar Creek [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
    • Cedar Creek [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Grays Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Creek
  • Creekbend [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creekbend
    • Creekbend [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Grays Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creekbend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creekbend
  • Crossgates [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossgates
    • Crossgates [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Grays Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossgates have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossgates
  • Decker Heights [Cumberland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Decker Heights
    • Decker Heights [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Grays Creek
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Decker Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Decker Heights
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    • Heritage Heights [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Heights
      • Heritage Heights [Cumberland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Grays Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Heights
    • Legion Park [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Legion Park
      • Legion Park [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Grays Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Legion Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Legion Park
    • Lena [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lena
      • Lena [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Grays Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lena
    • Phoenician Woods [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Phoenician Woods
      • Phoenician Woods [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Grays Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Phoenician Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Phoenician Woods
    • Vineland Park [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vineland Park
      • Vineland Park [Cumberland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Grays Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vineland Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vineland Park
    • Williams Village [Cumberland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Village
      • Williams Village [Cumberland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Grays Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williams Village

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 Grays 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 ...
    • Julianne Moore     (Oscar winning actress)
      • Oscar winning actress. She was born in Fort Bragg (North Carolina) on Saturday December 3, 1960
      • Fort Bragg is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Grays Creek.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fayetteville, which is the Seat of Cumberland County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Grays Creek to Fayetteville, with an average speed<3> 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 57 miles [91.7 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 289 miles [465.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,145 miles [9,889.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,837 miles [11,003.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,719 miles [7,594.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Cumberland County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cumberland County: www.co.cumberland.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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grays Creek) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grays Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9602, Longitude: -78.8442       In this case, the coordinates for Grays Creek 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 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.
<4>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 Grays Creek to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 309.083 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.208 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.817 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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