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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 Grace, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grace 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 Grace:
    • 39.430650, -78.713350
    • 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 Grace
  • 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 Grace ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Grace.

There is one other community in West Virginia which is also named Grace.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In West Virginia ...
    • Roane County
      • This Grace is located in Roane County and lies 146 miles [235 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Grace that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Grace.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Butler County
      • This Grace is located in Butler County and lies 707 miles [1,137.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Grace that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Grace.
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Grace [Jefferson County].
    • Arkansas
      • Jefferson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Grace [Jefferson County].
      • Johnson 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 Arkansas community of Grace [Johnson County].
    • Georgia
      • Lumpkin 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 Georgia community of Grace [Lumpkin County].
    • Idaho
      • Bingham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Grace [Bingham County].
      • Caribou County
      • This Grace is located in Caribou County and lies 1,723 miles [2,772.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Grace that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caribou County community of Grace.
    • Kansas
      • Sherman County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Grace [Sherman County].
    • Kentucky
      • Clay County
      • This Grace is located in Clay County and lies 318 miles [511.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Grace that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Grace.
    • Louisiana
      • De Soto Parish
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Grace [De Soto Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Presque Isle County
      • This Grace is located in Presque Isle County and lies 504 miles [811.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Grace that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Presque Isle County community of Grace.
    • Mississippi
      • Issaquena County
      • This Grace is located in Issaquena County and lies 812 miles [1,306.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Grace that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Issaquena County community of Grace.
    • Missouri
      • Carroll County
      • This Grace is located in Carroll County and lies 783 miles [1,260.1 km]<1> to the west of the Grace that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Grace.
      • Laclede County
      • This Grace is located in Laclede County and lies 763 miles [1,227.9 km] to the west of the Grace that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laclede County community of Grace.
    • Montana
      • Silver Bow County
      • This Grace is located in Silver Bow County and lies 1,749 miles [2,814.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Grace that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Silver Bow County community of Grace.
    • Nebraska
      • Brown County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Grace [Brown County].
    • North Carolina
      • Buncombe County
      • This Grace is located in Buncombe County and lies 336 miles [540.7 km]<1> to the southwest of the Grace that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buncombe County community of Grace.
    • Oklahoma
      • Atoka County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Grace [Atoka County].
    • South Carolina
      • Lancaster County
      • This Grace is located in Lancaster County and lies 346 miles [556.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Grace that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Grace.
    • Tennessee
      • White 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 Tennessee community of Grace [White County].
    • Texas
      • King County
      • Although located in King County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Grace.
      • Liberty County
      • This Grace is located in Liberty County and lies 1,118 miles [1,799.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Grace that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Liberty County community of Grace.
    • Washington
      • Snohomish County
      • This Grace is located in Snohomish County and lies 2,215 miles [3,564.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Grace that is located in Hampshire County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Snohomish County community of Grace.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grace ...

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.

  • Creekvale [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creekvale
    • Creekvale [Hampshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Grace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creekvale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creekvale
  • Dans Run [Mineral County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dans Run
    • Dans Run [Mineral County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Grace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dans Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dans Run
  • Frenchburg [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frenchburg
    • Frenchburg [Hampshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Grace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frenchburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frenchburg
  • Green Spring [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Spring
    • Green Spring [Hampshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Grace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Spring
  • Continue List   (10 more) ...
    • Headsville [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Headsville
      • Headsville [Mineral County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Headsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Headsville
    • Levels [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Levels
      • Levels [Hampshire County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Levels have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Levels
    • Mechanicsburg [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mechanicsburg
      • Mechanicsburg [Hampshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mechanicsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mechanicsburg
    • Points [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Points
      • Points [Hampshire County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Points have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Points
    • Raven Rocks [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raven Rocks
      • Raven Rocks [Hampshire County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raven Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raven Rocks
    • Ridgedale [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgedale
      • Ridgedale [Hampshire County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgedale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgedale
    • Shanks [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shanks
      • Shanks [Hampshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shanks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shanks
    • Short Gap [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Short Gap
      • Short Gap [Mineral County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Grace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Short Gap
    • Spring Gap [Allegany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Gap
      • Spring Gap [Allegany County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Gap have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Gap
    • Three Churches [Hampshire County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Churches
      • Three Churches [Hampshire County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Grace
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Churches

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 Grace. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Robert 'Lefty' Grove     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lonaconing (Maryland) on Tueday March 6, 1900 and died in Norwalk (Ohio) on Thursday May 22, 1975 at the age of 75. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Lonaconing is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Grace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert 'Lefty' Grove<5>
    • Edward Mallory     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Cumberland (Maryland) on Saturday June 14, 1930 and died in Salisbury (Pennsylvania) on Wednesday April 4, 2007 at the age of 76. He is buried at St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Cumberland is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Grace.
      • Salisbury is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Grace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Mallory<5>
    • David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Gallipolis (Ohio) on Monday September 11, 1944 and died in Short Gap (West Virginia) on Friday January 9, 2009 at the age of 64. He is buried at Frostburg Memorial Park (Allegany County, Maryland).
      • Short Gap is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest of Grace.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Arthur 'Dave' Roberts<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Romney, which is the Seat of Hampshire County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 173 miles [278.4 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Grace to Charleston, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 97 miles [156.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,945 miles [9,567.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,656 miles [10,711.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,532 miles [7,293.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of West Virginia

About Hampshire County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of West Virginia: https://www.wv.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grace. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4307, Longitude: -78.7134       In this case, the coordinates for Grace have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Grace 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.
<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 Grace, 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>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: findagrave.com.
<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 Grace 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 308.857 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.621 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.228 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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