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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 Groves, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Groves 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 Groves:
    • 38.556210, -80.961772
    • 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 Groves
  • 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 Groves ...

We have found nine communities that share the name Groves.

Within West Virginia, the name Groves is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Fayette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Groves [Fayette County].
    • Missouri
      • Saint Charles County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Missouri community of Groves [Saint Charles County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Groves lies 1,527 miles [2,457.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Groves that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groves
    • North Carolina
      • Gaston County
      • This Groves is located in Gaston County and lies 226 miles [363.7 km]<2> to the south of the Groves that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groves
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gaston County community of Groves.
    • South Carolina
      • Charleston County
      • This Groves is located in Charleston County and lies 401 miles [645.3 km]<2> to the south of the Groves that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groves
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charleston County community of Groves.
      • Kershaw County
      • This Groves is located in Kershaw County and lies 301 miles [484.4 km] to the south of the Groves that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groves
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kershaw County community of Groves.
    • Tennessee
      • Warren 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 Tennessee community of Groves [Warren County].
    • Texas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Groves is located in Jefferson County and lies 947 miles [1,524 km]<2> to the southwest of the Groves that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groves
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Groves.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Groves is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,633 miles [2,628.1 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Groves that is located in Clay County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groves
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Groves.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Groves ...

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.

  • Dingy [Braxton County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dingy
    • Dingy [Braxton County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Groves
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dingy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dingy
  • Dink [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dink
    • Dink [Clay County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Groves
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dink have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dink
  • Duck [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck
    • Duck [Clay County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the northeast of Groves
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duck have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duck
  • Floe [Clay County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floe
    • Floe [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Groves
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floe have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floe
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Frame Knob [Clay County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frame Knob
      • Frame Knob [Clay County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Groves
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frame Knob have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ira [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ira
      • Ira [Clay County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Groves
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ira have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ira
    • Ivydale [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivydale
      • Ivydale [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the west of Groves
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivydale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivydale
    • Kidtown [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kidtown
      • Kidtown [Clay County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Groves
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kidtown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kidtown
    • Little Italy [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Italy
      • Little Italy [Clay County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Groves
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Italy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Italy
    • Meadville [Braxton County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
      • Meadville [Braxton County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Groves
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sand Fork [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Fork
      • Sand Fork [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Groves
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Fork
    • Strange Creek [Braxton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strange Creek
      • Strange Creek [Braxton County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Groves
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strange Creek
    • Whetstone [Clay County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whetstone
      • Whetstone [Clay County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Groves
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whetstone have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whetstone

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

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

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    • Clay, which is the Seat of Clay County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Groves to Clay, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 38 miles [61.2 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 212 miles [341.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,076 miles [9,778.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,790 miles [10,927.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,665 miles [7,507.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Groves. 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>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Groves 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Groves) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Groves. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.5562, Longitude: -80.9618       In this case, the coordinates for Groves have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Groves, 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>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 Groves 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 310.25 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.074 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.507 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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