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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 Grubbs Corner, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Grubbs Corner 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 Grubbs Corner:
    • 39.413433, -77.973331
    • 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 Grubbs Corner
  • 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 Grubbs Corner ...

We have found one communities that share the name Grubbs Corner.

Within West Virginia, the name Grubbs Corner is unique.

Beyond West Virginia, there is another community also named Grubbs Corner in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Grubbs Corner is located in New Castle County and lies 135 miles [217.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Grubbs Corner that is located in Berkeley County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grubbs Corner
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Grubbs Corner.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Grubbs Corner ...

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.

  • Egypt [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egypt
    • Egypt [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Grubbs Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egypt have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egypt
  • Files Crossroad [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Files Crossroad
    • Files Crossroad [Berkeley County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Grubbs Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Files Crossroad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Files Crossroad
  • Goose Nest [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goose Nest
    • Goose Nest [Berkeley County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Grubbs Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goose Nest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goose Nest
  • Irish Hill [Berkeley County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irish Hill
    • Irish Hill [Berkeley County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Grubbs Corner
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irish Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irish Hill
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    • Leetown [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leetown
      • Leetown [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Grubbs Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leetown
    • Martinsburg [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinsburg
      • Martinsburg [Berkeley County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Grubbs Corner
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,454 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinsburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Martinsburg<3>
    • Mount Pleasant [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Pleasant
      • Mount Pleasant [Jefferson County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Grubbs Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Pleasant
    • Pikeside [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pikeside
      • Pikeside [Berkeley County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Grubbs Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pikeside have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pikeside
    • Swan Pond [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Swan Pond
      • Swan Pond [Berkeley County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Grubbs Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Swan Pond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Swan Pond
    • Tablers Station [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tablers Station
      • Tablers Station [Berkeley County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Grubbs Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tablers Station have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tablers Station
    • Union Corner [Berkeley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union Corner
      • Union Corner [Berkeley County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Grubbs Corner
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Corner

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 Grubbs Corner. 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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    • Belle Boyd     (Civil war Confederate spy)
      • Civil war Confederate spy. She was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday May 9, 1844 and died in Wisconsin Dells (Wisconsin) on Monday June 11, 1900 at the age of 56. She is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery (Columbia County, Wisconsin).
      • Martinsburg is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Grubbs Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Belle Boyd<4>
    • John Brown     (Abolitionist, activist)
      • Abolitionist, activist. He was born in Torrington (Connecticut) on Friday May 9, 1800 and died in Charles Town (West Virginia) on Friday December 2, 1859 at the age of 59.
      • Charles Town is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Grubbs Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<4>
    • Patsy Cline     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. She was born in Winchester (Virginia) on Thursday September 8, 1932 and died in Camden (Tennessee) on Tueday March 5, 1963 at the age of 30.
      • Winchester is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Grubbs Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patsy Cline<4>
    • Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Martinsburg (West Virginia) on Thursday October 20, 1910 and died in West Haven (Connecticut) on Tueday December 21, 1971 at the age of 61. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Martinsburg is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the north of Grubbs Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles 'Charlie' Fuqua<4>
    • Jane Harrison     (Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893))
      • Daughter-in-law of William Harrison - since his wife Anna Harrison was too ill to travel, Jane served as the de facto First Lady for the Harrison Presidency (1889 - 1893). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at the age of 41. We don't have any burial details.
      • Mercersburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Grubbs Corner.
    • Harriet Lane     (Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861))
      • Niece of James Buchanan - she acted as the de facto First Lady for James Buchanan during his Presidency (1857 - 1861). She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Sunday May 9, 1830 and died in Narragansett (Rhode Island) on Friday July 3, 1903 at the age of 73. She is buried at Green Mount Cemetery (Baltimore City, Maryland).
      • Mercersburg is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Grubbs Corner.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harriet Lane<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Martinsburg, which is the Seat of Berkeley County and lies just to the North.
    • Charleston, which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 209 miles [336.4 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Grubbs Corner to Charleston, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 61 miles [98.2 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,915 miles [9,519.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,624 miles [10,660.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,500 miles [7,242 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Berkeley County: www.berkeleycountycomm.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Grubbs Corner) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Grubbs Corner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4134, Longitude: -77.9733       In this case, the coordinates for Grubbs Corner 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>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.
<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 Grubbs Corner 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 308.414 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.114 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.915 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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