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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 Grape Island, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grape Island 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 Grape Island:
    • 39.421464, -81.181779
    • 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 Grape Island
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grape Island ...

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.

  • Archers Fork [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archers Fork
    • Archers Fork [Washington County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Grape Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archers Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archers Fork
  • Beavertown [Washington County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beavertown
    • Beavertown [Washington County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Grape Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beavertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beavertown
  • Bens Run [Tyler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bens Run
    • Bens Run [Tyler County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Grape Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bens Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bens Run
  • Cloverdale [Pleasants County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Pleasants County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Grape Island
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
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    • Crisp [Pleasants County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crisp
      • Crisp [Pleasants County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Grape Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crisp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Federal [Pleasants County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Federal
      • Federal [Pleasants County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Grape Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Federal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Green Run [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Run
      • Green Run [Pleasants County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Grape Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Run
    • Murphy [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murphy
      • Murphy [Washington County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Grape Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Murphy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Murphy
    • Point Lookout [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Lookout
      • Point Lookout [Pleasants County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Grape Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Lookout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Lookout
    • Raven Rock [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raven Rock
      • Raven Rock [Pleasants County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Grape Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raven Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raven Rock
    • Spring Run [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Run
      • Spring Run [Pleasants County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Grape Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spring Run
    • Sugar Valley [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Valley
      • Sugar Valley [Pleasants County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Grape Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Valley
    • Union Mills [Pleasants County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Mills
      • Union Mills [Pleasants County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Grape Island
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Mills

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 Grape Island. 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.

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    • Walter Lee 'Piggy' Barnes     (Professional football, actor)
    • Florence Harding     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Warren Harding (1921 - 1923))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Warren Harding (1921 - 1923). She was born in Marion (Ohio) on Wednesday August 15, 1860 and died in Oak Grove (Ohio) on Friday November 21, 1924 at the age of 64. She is buried at Harding Memorial Park (Marion County, Ohio).
      • Oak Grove is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Grape Island.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Florence Harding<3>
    • Rebecca Ann Naylor Hazard     (Suffragette)
    • August 'Gus' Wagner     (Tatto artist, wood carver, painter)
      • Tatto artist, wood carver, painter. He was born in Marietta (Ohio) on Sunday June 16, 1872 and died on Tueday June 10, 1941 at the age of 69. He is buried at Homestead Cemetery (Chase County, Kansas).
      • Marietta is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Grape Island.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: August 'Gus' Wagner<3>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Saint Marys, which is the Seat of Pleasants County and lies just to the South Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 77 miles [123.9 km]<1> to the south southwest (SSW). If you could drive a straight line from Grape Island to Charleston, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 224 miles [360.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,047 miles [9,731.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,764 miles [10,885.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,639 miles [7,465.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grape Island. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Grape Island) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grape Island. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4215, Longitude: -81.1818       In this case, the coordinates for Grape Island 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>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Grape Island to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.359 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.327 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.313 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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