RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Grahams Ferry, West Virginia

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other WV
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Grahams Ferry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grahams Ferry and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Grahams Ferry:
    • 37.645954, -80.730358
    • 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 Grahams Ferry
  • 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 Grahams Ferry ...

We have found one communities that share the name Grahams Ferry.

Within West Virginia, the name Grahams Ferry is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Grahams Ferry in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Tennessee
      • Marion County
      • This Grahams Ferry is located in Marion County and lies 330 miles [531.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Grahams Ferry that is located in Summers County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grahams Ferry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Grahams Ferry.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grahams Ferry ...

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.

  • Buck [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buck
    • Buck [Summers County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Grahams Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buck
  • Creamery [Monroe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creamery
    • Creamery [Monroe County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Grahams Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creamery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creamery
  • Crossroads [Summers County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Summers County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Grahams Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Egypt [Summers County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Summers County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Grahams Ferry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Greenville [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Monroe County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Grahams Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
    • Hix [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hix
      • Hix [Summers County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Grahams Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hix have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hix
    • Knobs [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knobs
      • Knobs [Monroe County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Grahams Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knobs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knobs
    • Marie [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marie
      • Marie [Summers County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Grahams Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marie
    • Palestine [Greenbrier County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palestine
      • Palestine [Greenbrier County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Grahams Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palestine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palestine
    • Ramp [Summers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ramp
      • Ramp [Summers County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Grahams Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ramp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ramp
    • Wayside [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wayside
      • Wayside [Monroe County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Grahams Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wayside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wayside
    • Wolfcreek [Monroe County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wolfcreek
      • Wolfcreek [Monroe County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Grahams Ferry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wolfcreek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wolfcreek

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 Grahams Ferry. 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 ...
    • Katherine Johnson     (Mathematician)
      • Mathematician. She was born in White Sulphur Springs (West Virginia) on Monday August 26, 1918 and died in Newport News (Virginia) on Monday February 24, 2020 at the age of 101. We don't have any burial details.
      • White Sulphur Springs is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast of Grahams Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katherine Johnson<4>
    • Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Newport (Virginia) on Friday August 10, 1923 and died in Charlotte (North Carolina) on Monday April 28, 1980 at the age of 56. He is buried at Sharon Memorial Park (Mecklenburg County, North Carolina).
      • Newport is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Grahams Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Erwin Coolidge 'Bob' Porterfield<4>
    • Joe Stydahar     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Kaylor (Pennsylvania) on Sunday March 17, 1912 and died in Beckley (West Virginia) on Wednesday March 23, 1977 at the age of 65. He is buried at Shinnston Memorial Cemetery (Harrison County, West Virginia).
      • Beckley is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Grahams Ferry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Hinton, which is the Seat of Summers County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 68 miles [109.4 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Grahams Ferry to Charleston, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 218 miles [350.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). 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 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,107 miles [9,828.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,816 miles [10,969.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,692 miles [7,551 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a West Virginia Community

About Summers County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grahams Ferry. 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- Grahams Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grahams Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6460, Longitude: -80.7304       In this case, the coordinates for Grahams Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Grahams Ferry to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.132 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.805 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.707 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 20 Apr 2021