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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 Grayden, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grayden 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 Grayden:
    • 38.092055, -81.056212
    • 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 Grayden
  • 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 Grayden ...

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.

  • Beauty [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauty
    • Beauty [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Grayden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauty
  • Carver [Fayette County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carver
    • Carver [Fayette County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Grayden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Edmond [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edmond
    • Edmond [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Grayden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edmond
  • Hawks Nest [Fayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hawks Nest
    • Hawks Nest [Fayette County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Grayden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hawks Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hawks Nest
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    • Hopewell [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
      • Hopewell [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Grayden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hopewell
    • Michigan [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Michigan
      • Michigan [Fayette County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Grayden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Michigan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Mountain Cove [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Cove
      • Mountain Cove [Fayette County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Grayden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Cove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Cove
    • Spy Rock [Fayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spy Rock
      • Spy Rock [Fayette County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Grayden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spy Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spy Rock
    • Sunnyside [Fayette County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Fayette County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Grayden
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunnyside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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 Grayden. 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 ...
    • 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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Grayden.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Stydahar<3>

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

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

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    • Fayetteville, which is the Seat of Fayette County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Grayden 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 about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 224 miles [360.5 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,101 miles [9,818.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,813 miles [10,964.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,688 miles [7,544.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of West Virginia

About Fayette County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Grayden. 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' (or 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- Grayden) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grayden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.0921, Longitude: -81.0562       In this case, the coordinates for Grayden 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 Grayden 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 310.318 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.083 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.70 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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