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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

How Far From Silver 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 Silver 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 Silver Grove to:

  • Charles Town [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies just to the West.
  • Charleston [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 218 miles [350.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Silver Grove to Charleston, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 47 miles [75.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,910 miles [9,511.2 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 6,619 miles [10,652.2 km] and it lies to the East Northeast (ENE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,495 miles [7,234 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Silver Grove ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Silver Grove.

While the name Silver Grove is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

Indiana

Floyd County

Our profile page for Silver Grove, Floyd County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Floyd County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Campbell County

Our profile page for Silver Grove, Campbell County   [Map]
Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the West

Maryland

Washington County

Our profile page for Silver Grove, Washington County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Washington County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tennessee

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Silver Grove, Sullivan County   [Map]
Distance: About 310 miles [498.9 km] to the Southwest

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Silver 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.

Blair   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Silver Grove   [Map]
Britain (VA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Georges Mill (VA)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Halltown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Harpers Ferry   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Keys Gap (VA)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Lower Town   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Mechanicstown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Mechanicsville (VA)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]
Mountain Mission   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pleasantville (MD)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]
Sandy Hook (MD)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [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 Silver 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 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Silver Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Brown<8>
 
Elizabeth Monroe
  First Lady to the Presidency of James Monroe. She was born in New York (New York) on Thursday June 30, 1768 and died in Aldie (Virginia) on Thursday September 23, 1830 at an age of 62. She was buried at Hollywood Cemetery (Richmond City, Virginia) [Map].

Aldie [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the south of Silver Grove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elizabeth Monroe

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Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for West Virginia

About Jefferson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffersoncountywv.org/

The official website for State of West Virginia: www.wv.gov/



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silver Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.2995, Longitude: -77.7517     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Silver 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 Silver 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 308.289 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 303.954 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 304.863 degrees.

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<7>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Silver 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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<8>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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Silver Grove.



 
 
 

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