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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Grove, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grove 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 Grove:
    • 37.229868, -76.626899
    • 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 Grove
  • 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 Grove ...

We found 39 communities that share the name Grove.

Within Virginia, the name Grove is unique.

Beyond Virginia, we know of another 39 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 39 communities, 37 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Drew 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 Arkansas community of Grove [Drew County].
    • California
      • Mendocino County
      • This Grove is located in Mendocino County and lies 2,523 miles [4,060.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mendocino County community of Grove.
      • Merced County
      • This Grove is located in Merced County and lies 2,391 miles [3,847.9 km] to the west northwest of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Merced County community of Grove.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Grove is located in Cook County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Grove.
      • Tazewell County
      • This Grove is located in Tazewell County and lies 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the west northwest of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tazewell County community of Grove.
    • Iowa
      • Humboldt 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 Iowa community of Grove [Humboldt County].
    • Kansas
      • Labette County
      • This Grove is located in Labette County and lies 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km]<2> to the west of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Labette County community of Grove.
      • Shawnee County
      • This Grove is located in Shawnee County and lies 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the west northwest of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shawnee County community of Grove.
    • Kentucky
      • Casey 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 Grove [Casey County].
      • Whitley County
      • This Grove is located in Whitley County and lies 418 miles [672.7 km]<2> to the west of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitley County community of Grove.
    • Louisiana
      • Webster Parish
      • This Grove is located in Webster Parish and lies 993 miles [1,598.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Webster Parish community of Grove.
    • Maine
      • Washington County
      • This Grove is located in Washington County and lies 717 miles [1,153.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Grove.
    • Maryland
      • Caroline County
      • This Grove is located in Caroline County and lies 112 miles [180.2 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Grove.
      • Frederick County
      • This Grove is located in Frederick County and lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the north northwest of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Grove.
      • Queen Anne's County
      • This Grove is located in Queen Anne's County and lies 139 miles [223.7 km] to the north northeast of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Queen Anne's County community of Grove.
    • Michigan
      • Houghton 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 Michigan community of Grove [Houghton County].
      • Newaygo County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Grove [Newaygo County].
    • Nebraska
      • Franklin 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 Nebraska community of Grove [Franklin County].
    • New Jersey
      • Essex 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 New Jersey community of Grove [Essex County].
    • New York
      • Allegany County
      • This Grove is located in Allegany County and lies 365 miles [587.4 km]<2> to the north of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Grove.
      • Hamilton 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 New York community of Grove [Hamilton County].
    • North Carolina
      • Chatham 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 North Carolina community of Grove [Chatham County].
    • Ohio
      • Geauga 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 Ohio community of Grove [Geauga County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Delaware County
      • This Grove is located in Delaware County and lies 1,002 miles [1,612.6 km]<2> to the west of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Grove.
    • Ontario
      • This Grove lies 467 miles [751.6 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Grove that is located in James City County.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny 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 Grove [Allegheny County].
      • Cameron County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Grove [Cameron County].
      • Chester County
      • This Grove is located in Chester County and lies 198 miles [318.7 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Grove.
    • Quebec
      • This Grove lies 584 miles [939.9 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Grove that is located in James City County.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville 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 South Carolina community of Grove [Greenville County].
      • Horry County
      • This Grove is located in Horry County and lies 259 miles [416.8 km]<2> to the south southwest of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Horry County community of Grove.
    • Tennessee
      • Hickman County
      • This Grove is located in Hickman County and lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<2> to the west of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hickman County community of Grove.
      • Morgan County
      • This Grove is located in Morgan County and lies 445 miles [716.2 km] to the west of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Grove.
    • Texas
      • Coryell County
      • This Grove is located in Coryell County and lies 1,258 miles [2,024.6 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coryell County community of Grove.
      • Lamar 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 Texas community of Grove [Lamar County].
    • Vermont
      • Windham County
      • This Grove is located in Windham County and lies 433 miles [696.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Windham County community of Grove.
    • Washington
      • Mason 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 Washington community of Grove [Mason County].
    • West Virginia
      • Doddridge County
      • This Grove is located in Doddridge County and lies 260 miles [418.4 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Grove that is located in James City County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Doddridge County community of Grove.
      • Kanawha 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 West Virginia community of Grove [Kanawha County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grove ...

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.

  • Blacksmith Corner
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blacksmith Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksmith Corner
    • Blacksmith Corner is located in York County
  • Booth
    (Less than 2 miles to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booth have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booth
    • Booth is located in James City County
  • Carp Circle
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carp Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carp Circle
    • Carp Circle is located in York County
  • Charles Corner
    (Less than 2 miles to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charles Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charles Corner
    • Charles Corner is located in York County
  • Homewood
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homewood
    • Homewood is located in Surry County
  • James Terrace
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Terrace
    • James Terrace is located in James City County
  • Kingspoint
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingspoint have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingspoint
    • Kingspoint is located in James City County
  • Lee Hall
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Hall
    • Lee Hall is located in Newport News City
  • Queens Lake
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queens Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queens Lake
    • Queens Lake is located in York County
  • Queenswood
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queenswood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queenswood
    • Queenswood is located in York County
  • Sawmill Corner
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawmill Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawmill Corner
    • Sawmill Corner is located in James City County

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

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

  • Richmond, which is the State Capital of Virginia, lies 49 miles [78.9 km]<2> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Grove to Richmond, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 117 miles [188.3 km] to the north (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,950 miles [9,575.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,647 miles [10,697.3 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,527 miles [7,285.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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

The official website for James City County: www.james-city.va.us/

The official website for State of Virginia: https://www.virginia.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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Grove 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Grove) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.2299, Longitude: -76.6269       In this case, the coordinates for Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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 Grove to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 307.748 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.022 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.178 degrees.









 

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