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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 Graux, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Graux 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 Graux:
    • 38.754812, -81.287897
    • 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 Graux
  • 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 Graux ...

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.

  • Beech [Calhoun County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beech
    • Beech [Calhoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Graux
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beech have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beech
  • Buffalolick [Roane County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalolick
    • Buffalolick [Roane County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Graux
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buffalolick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Clover [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
    • Clover [Roane County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Graux
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clover
  • Green Acres [Roane County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green Acres
    • Green Acres [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Graux
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Green Acres have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Acres
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    • Leaning Oak [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leaning Oak
      • Leaning Oak [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Graux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leaning Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leaning Oak
    • Leatherbark [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leatherbark
      • Leatherbark [Calhoun County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Graux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leatherbark have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leatherbark
    • Leo [Roane County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leo
      • Leo [Roane County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Graux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Liberty Hill [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Calhoun County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Graux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Looneyville [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Looneyville
      • Looneyville [Roane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Graux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Looneyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Looneyville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Looneyville<3>
    • Nancy Run [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nancy Run
      • Nancy Run [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Graux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nancy Run have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nancy Run
    • Otto [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otto
      • Otto [Roane County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Graux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otto have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otto
    • Pink [Calhoun County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pink
      • Pink [Calhoun County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Graux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pink have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pink
    • Quiet Vale [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quiet Vale
      • Quiet Vale [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Graux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quiet Vale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quiet Vale
    • Rushville [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rushville
      • Rushville [Roane County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Graux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rushville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rushville
    • Speed [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Speed
      • Speed [Roane County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Graux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Speed have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Speed
    • Stringtown [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stringtown
      • Stringtown [Roane County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Graux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stringtown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringtown
    • Walnut Grove [Roane County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Roane County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Graux
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Spencer, which is the Seat of Roane County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest (SW). If you could walk a straight line from Graux to Charleston, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 228 miles [366.9 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 13 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,081 miles [9,786.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,796 miles [10,937.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,671 miles [7,517.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Roane County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Graux. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Graux) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Graux. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.7548, Longitude: -81.2879       In this case, the coordinates for Graux 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>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 Graux 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 310.443 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.324 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.582 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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