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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.

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Apple Grove to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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:

  • Welch [Map], which is the Seat of McDowell County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Apple Grove to Welch, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 63 miles [101.4 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 about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 277 miles [445.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,161 miles [9,915.2 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 6,872 miles [11,059.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,748 miles [7,641.2 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 340 miles [547.2 km] to the Southwest


Barren County

Our profile page for Apple Grove, Barren County   [Map]
Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the West


Prince George's County

Our profile page for Apple Grove, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 279 miles [449 km] to the East Northeast

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Ashe County

Our profile page for Apple Grove, Ashe County   [Map]
Distance: About 63 miles [101.4 km] to the South

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Meigs County

Our profile page for Apple Grove, Meigs County   [Map]
Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the North

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Louisa County

Our profile page for Apple Grove, Louisa County   [Map]
Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the East

Stafford County

Our profile page for Apple Grove, Stafford County   [Map]
Distance: About 246 miles [395.9 km] to the East Northeast

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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.

Beartown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Apple Grove   [Map]
Big Sandy   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Dan   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Erin   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Hull   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Ikes Fork   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]
Johnnycake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Longpole   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Panther   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Rockridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Sandy Huff   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Union City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

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 Apple Grove. 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.

William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield
  Folk figure. He was born in Logan (West Virginia) on Monday September 9, 1839 and died in Stirrat (West Virginia) on Friday January 7, 1921 at an age of 81. He was buried at Hatfield Family Cemetery (Logan County, West Virginia) [Map].

Logan [Map] is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the north of Apple Grove

Stirrat [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northwest of Apple Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Anderson 'Devil Anse' Hatfield<7>
Alex Hawkins     (Clifton Alexander Hawkins)
  Professional football. He was born in Welch (West Virginia) on Friday July 2, 1937 and died in Columbia (South Carolina) on Tueday September 12, 2017 at an age of 80.

Welch [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Apple Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alex Hawkins

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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 starts in Apple Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 37.4376, Longitude: -81.8048     [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 310.779 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.513 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.225 degrees.

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<7>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:

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