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Cherry Grove, West Virginia
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Cherry 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 Cherry 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 Cherry Grove to:

  • Winfield [Map], which is the Seat of Putnam County, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Cherry Grove to Charleston, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 265 miles [426.5 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 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 6,836 miles [11,001.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,711 miles [7,581.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Cherry Grove ...

We have found 22 communities that share the name Cherry Grove.

Within West Virginia, there is just one other community named Cherry Grove. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 21 communities in the United States and Canada - with 20 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

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Limestone County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Limestone County   [Map]
Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the Southwest


Our profile page for Cherry Grove   [Map]
Distance: About 1,713 miles [2,756.8 km] to the Northwest


Grant County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Grant County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 650 miles [1,046.1 km] to the West Southwest


Gwinnett County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Gwinnett County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Gwinnett County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Montgomery County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Grant County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Grant County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the West

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Allen Parish

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Allen Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the Southwest

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Prince George's County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Prince George's County   [Map]
Distance: About 275 miles [442.6 km] to the East

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Fillmore County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Fillmore County   [Map]
Distance: About 645 miles [1,038 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Suffolk County   [Map]
Distance: About 494 miles [795 km] to the East Northeast

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North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Caswell County   [Map]
Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the Southeast

Columbus County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Columbus County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the South Southeast

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Clermont County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Clermont County   [Map]
Distance: About 136 miles [218.9 km] to the West Northwest

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Our profile page for Cherry Grove   [Map]
Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the North

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Washington County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,151 miles [3,461.7 km] to the West Northwest

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Huntingdon County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Huntingdon County   [Map]
Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the East Northeast

Warren County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Benton County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Rockingham County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Rockingham County   [Map]
Distance: About 165 miles [265.5 km] to the East

Suffolk City

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Suffolk City   [Map]
Distance: About 302 miles [486 km] to the East Southeast

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Clark County

Our profile page for Cherry Grove, Clark County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,119 miles [3,410.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Cherry 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.

Amandaville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Cherry Grove   [Map]
Black Betsey   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Cheyenne Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Eleanor   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Hickory Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]
Hurricane   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hurricane Bridge (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lake Washington   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Lone Oak Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Nitro   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Plymouth   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Raymond City   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Rock Branch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Rolling Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Scary   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Strawberry Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Virginia Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] 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 Cherry 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.

Allison Hayes     (Born as Mary Jane Hayes)
  Actress. She was born in Charleston (West Virginia) on Thursday March 6, 1930 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday February 27, 1977 at an age of 46.

Charleston [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Cherry Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Allison Hayes<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from Cherry Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cherry Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cherry Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.4395, Longitude: -81.9221     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cherry 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 Cherry 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 310.836 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.726 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.96 degrees.

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<7>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 Cherry Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Cherry 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.

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<9>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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