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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:
    • 38.885918, -81.352897
    • 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 ...
    • Hampshire County
      • This Grace is located in Hampshire County and lies 146 miles [235 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Grace that is located in Roane County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grace
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampshire County community of Grace.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Butler County
      • This Grace is located in Butler County and lies 590 miles [949.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Grace that is located in Roane 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 1,600 miles [2,575 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Grace that is located in Roane 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 179 miles [288.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Grace that is located in Roane 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 481 miles [774.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Grace that is located in Roane 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 672 miles [1,081.5 km]<1> to the southwest of the Grace that is located in Roane 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 647 miles [1,041.2 km]<1> to the west of the Grace that is located in Roane 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 620 miles [997.8 km] to the west of the Grace that is located in Roane 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 1,639 miles [2,637.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Grace that is located in Roane 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 234 miles [376.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Grace that is located in Roane 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 289 miles [465.1 km]<1> to the south of the Grace that is located in Roane 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 978 miles [1,573.9 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Grace that is located in Roane 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 2,111 miles [3,397.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Grace that is located in Roane 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.

  • Beaverdam [Wirt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaverdam
    • Beaverdam [Wirt County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Grace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaverdam have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beaverdam
  • Burning Springs [Wirt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burning Springs
    • Burning Springs [Wirt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Grace
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burning Springs
  • Dukes [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dukes
    • Dukes [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Grace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dukes have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dukes
  • Evelyn [Wirt County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evelyn
    • Evelyn [Wirt County] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Grace
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evelyn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Green Acres [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
      • Green Acres [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
    • Ivan [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivan
      • Ivan [Wirt County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivan
    • Nancy Run [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nancy Run
      • Nancy Run [Roane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nancy Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nancy Run
    • Quiet Vale [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quiet Vale
      • Quiet Vale [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quiet Vale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quiet Vale
    • Reedy [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reedy
      • Reedy [Roane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Grace
      • Estimated population in 2019: 161 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reedy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reedy
    • Seaman [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seaman
      • Seaman [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seaman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Seaman
    • Sunflower [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunflower
      • Sunflower [Roane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunflower have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunflower
    • Two Run [Wirt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Two Run
      • Two Run [Wirt County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Grace
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Two Run have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Two Run

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 ...
    • Walter Lee 'Piggy' Barnes     (Professional football, actor)

How Far From Grace 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 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 ...
    • Spencer, which is the Seat of Roane County and lies just to the South.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Grace to Charleston, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 231 miles [371.8 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,078 miles [9,781.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,793 miles [10,932.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,668 miles [7,512.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Roane 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 things 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: 38.8859, Longitude: -81.3529       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 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 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 310.479 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.384 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.567 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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