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Apple Grove, West Virginia
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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Apple Grove.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Apple Grove to:

  • Point Pleasant [Map], which is the Seat of Mason County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Apple Grove to Point Pleasant, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 276 miles [444.2 km] to the East (E). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,121 miles [9,850.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,837 miles [11,003.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,713 miles [7,584.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Apple Grove ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Apple Grove.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Apple Grove. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States - with 8 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in West Virginia

Communities outside of West Virginia

Communities Outside of West Virginia


Morgan County

Our profile page for Apple Grove, Morgan County   [Map]
Distance: About 383 miles [616.4 km] to the Southwest


Barren County

Our profile page for Apple Grove, Barren County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the West Southwest


Prince George's County

Our profile page for Apple Grove, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 280 miles [450.6 km] to the East

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Ashe County

Our profile page for Apple Grove, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 150 miles [241.4 km] to the South Southeast

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Meigs County

Our profile page for Apple Grove, Meigs County   [Map]
Distance: About 22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast

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Louisa County

Our profile page for Apple Grove, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 237 miles [381.4 km] to the East Southeast

Stafford County

Our profile page for Apple Grove, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 253 miles [407.2 km] to the East

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Apple 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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Angel (OH)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of Apple Grove   [Map]
Clover   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Eureka (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Fivemile   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Holiday Hills (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Leaper (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Moody (OH) (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Pondlick   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Raccoon Island (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Swan Creek (OH)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Apple Grove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Apple Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Apple Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6651, Longitude: -82.1690     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Apple Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Apple Grove to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.983 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.927 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.996 degrees.

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