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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 Grafton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grafton and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Grafton:
    • 48.414989, -97.403412
    • 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 Grafton
  • 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 Grafton ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Grafton.

Within North Dakota, the name Grafton is unique.

Beyond North Dakota, we know of another 29 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 29 communities, 26 are located in the United States and five are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Henry County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Grafton [Henry County].
    • California
      • Yolo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Grafton [Yolo County].
    • Illinois
      • Jersey County
      • This Grafton is located in Jersey County and lies 738 miles [1,187.7 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jersey County community of Grafton.
    • Indiana
      • Posey County
      • This Grafton is located in Posey County and lies 860 miles [1,384 km]<2> to the southeast of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Posey County community of Grafton.
    • Iowa
      • Worth County
      • This Grafton is located in Worth County and lies 408 miles [656.6 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worth County community of Grafton.
    • Kansas
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Grafton is located in Chautauqua County and lies 776 miles [1,248.9 km]<2> to the south of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Grafton.
      • Wabaunsee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Grafton [Wabaunsee County].
    • Kentucky
      • Hickman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Grafton [Hickman County].
    • Maine
      • Oxford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Grafton [Oxford County].
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Grafton [Charles County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Grafton is located in Worcester County and lies 1,312 miles [2,111.5 km]<2> to the east of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Grafton.
    • Michigan
      • Monroe County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Grafton [Monroe County].
    • Montana
      • Meagher County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Grafton [Meagher County].
    • Nebraska
      • Fillmore County
      • This Grafton is located in Fillmore County and lies 537 miles [864.2 km]<2> to the south of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fillmore County community of Grafton.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Grafton lies 1,402 miles [2,256.3 km]<2> to the east of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • New Hampshire
      • Grafton County
      • This Grafton is located in Grafton County and lies 1,260 miles [2,027.8 km]<2> to the east of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grafton County community of Grafton.
    • New Mexico
      • Sierra County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Grafton [Sierra County].
    • New York
      • Rensselaer County
      • This Grafton is located in Rensselaer County and lies 1,215 miles [1,955.4 km]<2> to the east of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rensselaer County community of Grafton.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Grafton lies 1,551 miles [2,496.1 km]<2> to the east of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
    • Ohio
      • Lorain County
      • This Grafton is located in Lorain County and lies 896 miles [1,442 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lorain County community of Grafton.
    • Ontario
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ontario community of Grafton.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Huntingdon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Grafton [Huntingdon County].
      • Indiana County
      • This Grafton is located in Indiana County and lies 1,047 miles [1,685 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Indiana County community of Grafton.
    • Utah
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Grafton [Washington County].
    • Vermont
      • Windham County
      • This Grafton is located in Windham County and lies 1,241 miles [1,997.2 km]<2> to the east of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windham County community of Grafton.
    • Virginia
      • Middlesex County
      • This Grafton is located in Middlesex County and lies 1,289 miles [2,074.4 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Grafton.
      • York County
      • This Grafton is located in York County and lies 1,307 miles [2,103.4 km] to the east southeast of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Grafton.
    • West Virginia
      • Taylor County
      • This Grafton is located in Taylor County and lies 1,064 miles [1,712.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Taylor County community of Grafton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Ozaukee County
      • This Grafton is located in Ozaukee County and lies 574 miles [923.8 km]<2> to the southeast of the Grafton that is located in Walsh County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grafton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ozaukee County community of Grafton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grafton ...

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.

  • Big Woods [Marshall County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Woods have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Woods
    • Big Woods [Marshall County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Grafton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Woods
  • Crystal [Pembina County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal
    • Crystal [Pembina County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Grafton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 128 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crystal<5>
  • Forest River [Walsh County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest River
    • Forest River [Walsh County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the south of Grafton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest River<5>
  • Johnstown [Grand Forks County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
    • Johnstown [Grand Forks County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Grafton
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Kellogg [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kellogg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kellogg
      • Kellogg [Walsh County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Grafton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kellogg
    • Kerry [Walsh County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kerry
      • Kerry [Walsh County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west of Grafton
    • Oslo [Marshall County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oslo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oslo
      • Oslo [Marshall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Grafton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 322 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oslo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oslo<5>
    • Park River [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Park River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Park River
      • Park River [Walsh County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Grafton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Park River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Park River<5>
    • Poland [Walsh County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland
      • Poland [Walsh County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Grafton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poland
    • Robbin [Kittson County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robbin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robbin
      • Robbin [Kittson County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Grafton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robbin

How Far From Grafton to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bismarck, which is the State Capital of North Dakota, lies 192 miles [309 km]<2> to the southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Grafton to Bismarck, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 69 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,168 miles [9,926.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,932 miles [11,156 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,876 miles [7,847.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of North Dakota

About Walsh County

About North Dakota

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of North Dakota: www.nd.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Grafton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>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- Grafton) 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 Grafton. 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 Grafton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grafton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.4150, Longitude: -97.4034       In this case, the coordinates for Grafton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Grafton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Grafton 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 321.288 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.007 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.093 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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