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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Shady Grove.

This page contains four sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Shady Grove to:

  • Berkeley Springs [Map], which is the Seat of Morgan County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 206 miles [331.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Shady Grove to Charleston, with an average speed<2>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 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 78 miles [125.5 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,913 miles [9,516.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,623 miles [10,658.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,499 miles [7,240.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shady Grove ...

We have found 106 communities that share the name Shady Grove.

While the name Shady Grove is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 106 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Alabama

Clay County

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Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the Southwest

Coffee County

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Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the Southwest

Colbert County

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This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the West Southwest

Etowah County

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Distance: About 583 miles [938.2 km] to the Southwest

Franklin County

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Distance: About 642 miles [1,033.2 km] to the West Southwest

Jefferson County

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Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the Southwest

Pike County

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Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the Southwest

Washington County

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Distance: About 796 miles [1,281 km] to the Southwest

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Arkansas

Baxter County

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Distance: About 808 miles [1,300.3 km] to the West Southwest

Faulkner County

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Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the West Southwest

Fulton County

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Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the West Southwest

Johnson County

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Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the West Southwest

Logan County

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Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the West Southwest

Mississippi County

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Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the West Southwest

Nevada County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Nevada County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Poinsett County

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Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the West Southwest

Polk County

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Distance: About 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the West Southwest

Pulaski County

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Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the West Southwest

Washington County

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Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the West

Woodruff County

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Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Delaware

Sussex County

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Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Florida

Jackson County

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Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Southwest

Taylor County

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Distance: About 715 miles [1,150.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Georgia

Carroll County

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Distance: About 562 miles [904.5 km] to the Southwest

Forsyth County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Forsyth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Greene County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Greene County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Harris County

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Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the Southwest

Houston County

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Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the Southwest

Stewart County

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Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the Southwest

Towns County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Towns County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Union County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Union County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Illinois

Massac County

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Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Iowa

Buchanan County

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Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

Crittenden County

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Distance: About 548 miles [881.9 km] to the West Southwest

Elliott County

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Distance: About 286 miles [460.3 km] to the West Southwest

McCracken County

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Distance: About 590 miles [949.5 km] to the West Southwest

Metcalfe County

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Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Louisiana

Natchitoches Parish

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Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the West Southwest

Tensas Parish

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Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the West Southwest

Washington Parish

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Maryland

Frederick County

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Distance: About 33 miles [53.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Mississippi

Attala County

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Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the West Southwest

Carroll County

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Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the West Southwest

Copiah County

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Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the Southwest

Jasper County

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This community is historic.
Although located in Jasper County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Jones County

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Distance: About 821 miles [1,321.3 km] to the Southwest

Pontotoc County

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Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the West Southwest

Smith County

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Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the Southwest

Tippah County

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Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the West Southwest

Webster County

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Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Missouri

Christian County

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Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the West

Dallas County

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Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the West

Polk County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Polk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pulaski County

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Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the West

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New Mexico

Roosevelt County

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This community is historic.
Although located in Roosevelt County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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North Carolina

Jones County

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Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the South

Yadkin County

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Distance: About 267 miles [429.7 km] to the South Southwest

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Ohio

Fayette County

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Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the West

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Oklahoma

Cherokee County

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Distance: About 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the West

McIntosh County

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Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the West

Pawnee County

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Distance: About 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the West

Sequoyah County

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Distance: About 941 miles [1,514.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Pennsylvania

Franklin County

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Distance: About 27 miles [43.5 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Charleston County

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Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the South Southwest

Pickens County

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Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the Southwest

Sumter County

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Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the South Southwest

Union County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the South Southwest

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Tennessee

Coffee County

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Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the West Southwest

Crockett County

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Distance: About 657 miles [1,057.3 km] to the West Southwest

Franklin County

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Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the West Southwest

Hamilton County

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Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the Southwest

Hardin County

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Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the West Southwest

Hickman County

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Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the West Southwest

Jackson County

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Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the West Southwest

Jefferson County

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Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the Southwest

Knox County

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Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the Southwest

Lawrence County

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This community is historic.
Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the West Southwest

Lincoln County

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Distance: About 547 miles [880.3 km] to the West Southwest

Montgomery County

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Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the West Southwest

Morgan County

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Distance: About 431 miles [693.6 km] to the West Southwest

Putnam County

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Distance: About 457 miles [735.5 km] to the West Southwest

Sevier County

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Distance: About 393 miles [632.5 km] to the Southwest

Trousdale County

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Distance: About 489 miles [787 km] to the West Southwest

White County

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Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Angelina County

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Distance: About 1,098 miles [1,767.1 km] to the West Southwest

Burnet County

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Distance: About 1,274 miles [2,050.3 km] to the West Southwest

Cherokee County

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Distance: About 1,085 miles [1,746.1 km] to the West Southwest

Cooke County

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Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the West Southwest

Dallas County

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Distance: About 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km] to the West Southwest

Fannin County

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Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the West Southwest

Houston County

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Distance: About 1,124 miles [1,808.9 km] to the West Southwest

Kerr County

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Distance: About 1,356 miles [2,182.3 km] to the West Southwest

Nacogdoches County

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Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the West Southwest

Navarro County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Navarro County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Panola County

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Distance: About 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km] to the West Southwest

Rains County

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Distance: About 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the West Southwest

Smith County

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Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the West Southwest

Upshur County

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Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the West Southwest

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Utah

Salt Lake County

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Distance: About 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Bedford County

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Distance: About 181 miles [291.3 km] to the South Southwest

Franklin County

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We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Greene County

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Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the South Southwest

Halifax County

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Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the South

Henrico County

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Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the South Southeast

Smyth County

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Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the Southwest

Washington County

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Distance: About 288 miles [463.5 km] to the Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Shady Grove ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bath   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Shady Grove   [Map]
Burnt Factory   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Duckwall   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Jimtown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Park Head (MD)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]
Ridersville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Roundtop (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Sir Johns Run   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Sleepy Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Stanley (MD)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]
Timber Ridge Heights (MD)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

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 Shady Grove. 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.

John Brown
  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 an age of 59.

Charles Town [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Shady Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<9>
 
James Buchanan
  15th President of the US (1857 - 1861). He was born in Cove Gap (Pennsylvania) on Saturday April 23, 1791 and died in Lancaster (Pennsylvania) on Monday June 1, 1868 at an age of 77. He was buried at Woodward Hill Cemetery (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Cove Gap [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Shady Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Buchanan
 
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. She was born in Mercersburg (Pennsylvania) on Monday July 23, 1804 and died on Monday May 11, 1846 at an age of 41.

Mercersburg [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Shady Grove

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Shady Grove. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shady Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shady Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6376, Longitude: -78.1511     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shady Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Shady Grove to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 308.507 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.255 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.907 degrees.

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<7>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 Shady Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Shady Grove 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.

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<9>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.

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