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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 Grangeville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grangeville 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 Grangeville:
    • 39.456196, -80.406200
    • 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 Grangeville
  • 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 Grangeville ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Grangeville.

Within West Virginia, the name Grangeville is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eight communities, seven are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Kings County
      • This Grangeville is located in Kings County and lies 2,135 miles [3,435.9 km]<1> to the west of the Grangeville that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grangeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kings County community of Grangeville.
      • Tulare 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 California community of Grangeville [Tulare County].
    • Idaho
      • Idaho County
      • This Grangeville is located in Idaho County and lies 1,850 miles [2,977.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Grangeville that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grangeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Idaho County community of Grangeville.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Helena Parish
      • This Grangeville is located in Saint Helena Parish and lies 840 miles [1,351.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Grangeville that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grangeville
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Helena Parish community of Grangeville.
    • Missouri
      • Newton 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 Missouri community of Grangeville [Newton County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Grangeville lies 904 miles [1,454.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Grangeville that is located in Marion County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grangeville
    • Pennsylvania
      • York 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 Pennsylvania community of Grangeville [York County].
    • Virginia
      • Accomack 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 Virginia community of Grangeville [Accomack County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grangeville ...

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.

  • Alliance [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alliance
    • Alliance [Harrison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Grangeville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alliance have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alliance
  • Big Run [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Run
    • Big Run [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Grangeville
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Run
  • Brown [Harrison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brown
    • Brown [Harrison County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Grangeville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brown
  • Curtisville [Marion County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Curtisville
    • Curtisville [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Grangeville
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Curtisville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curtisville
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Deep Valley [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deep Valley
      • Deep Valley [Marion County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Grangeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deep Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deep Valley
    • Dixie [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie
      • Dixie [Harrison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Grangeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie
    • Four States [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four States
      • Four States [Marion County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Grangeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four States have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Four States
    • Jimtown [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jimtown
      • Jimtown [Harrison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Grangeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jimtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jimtown
    • Joetown [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joetown
      • Joetown [Marion County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Grangeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joetown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joetown
    • Margaret [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Margaret
      • Margaret [Harrison County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Grangeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Margaret have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Margaret
    • Stringtown [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Marion County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Grangeville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringtown

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 Grangeville. 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 ...
    • Reverend Robert S. Graetz     (Minister, activist)
      • Minister, activist. He was born in Clarksburg (West Virginia) on Wednesday May 16, 1928 and died in Montgomery (Alabama) on Sunday September 20, 2020 at the age of 92. We don't have any burial details.
      • Clarksburg is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Grangeville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Reverend Robert S. Graetz<5>
    • Don Knotts     (Comedian, actor)
      • Comedian, actor. He was born in Morgantown (West Virginia) on Monday July 21, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday February 24, 2006 at the age of 81. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Morgantown is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Grangeville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Don Knotts<5>
    • Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Fairchance (Pennsylvania) on Friday October 14, 1938 and died in Hamilton (Ontario) on Thursday September 18, 2008 at the age of 69. The body was cremated.
      • Fairchance is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Grangeville.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ronald 'Ron' Lancaster<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fairmont, which is the Seat of Marion County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Grangeville to Fairmont, with an average speed<6> 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 four to five hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 184 miles [296.1 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,014 miles [9,678.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,729 miles [10,829.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,604 miles [7,409.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Marion County: www.marioncountywv.com/

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- Grangeville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grangeville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4562, Longitude: -80.4062       In this case, the coordinates for Grangeville 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 Grangeville 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 Grangeville, 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 Grangeville 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 309.883 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.79 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 305.959 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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