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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Willow Grove once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Willow Grove to:

  • Ripley [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Willow Grove to Ripley, with an average speed<3> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of West Virginia, lies 41 miles [66 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 257 miles [413.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,095 miles [9,809 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,812 miles [10,962.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 4,687 miles [7,543 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Willow Grove ...

We have found 30 communities that share the name Willow Grove.

While the name Willow Grove is unique within West Virginia, we know of another 30 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of West Virginia

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Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Kent County   [Map]
Distance: About 333 miles [535.9 km] to the East

Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Will County   [Map]
Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the West Northwest

Kentucky

Bracken County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Bracken County   [Map]
Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the West

Louisiana

Saint John the Baptist Parish

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Saint John the Baptist Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 791 miles [1,273 km] to the Southwest

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Maryland

Worcester County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Worcester County   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the East

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Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, White Pine County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,784 miles [2,871.1 km] to the West

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Willow Grove   [Map]
Distance: About 928 miles [1,493.5 km] to the East Northeast

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New Jersey

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Cumberland County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Cumberland County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Salem County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Salem County   [Map]
Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the East

Warren County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the East Northeast

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New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Cayuga County   [Map]
Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the Northeast

Rockland County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Rockland County   [Map]
Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the East Northeast

Yates County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Yates County   [Map]
Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Belmont County

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

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 143 miles [230.1 km] to the North Northeast

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Lawrence County
This community is historic.
Although located in Lawrence County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Willow Grove   [Map]
Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

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

Columbia County

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Lawrence County   [Map]
Distance: About 159 miles [255.9 km] to the North Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 367 miles [590.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Bedford County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Bedford County   [Map]
Distance: About 344 miles [553.6 km] to the Southwest

Clay County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Clay County   [Map]
Distance: About 250 miles [402.3 km] to the Southwest

Haywood County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Haywood County   [Map]
Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the West Southwest

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Texas

Bell County

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

McLennan County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, McLennan County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,007 miles [1,620.6 km] to the West Southwest

Shelby County

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

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Virginia

Northampton County

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

Shenandoah County

Our profile page for Willow Grove, Shenandoah County   [Map]
Distance: About 177 miles [284.9 km] to the East

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Washington

Cowlitz County

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

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Willow 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.

Antiquity (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West of Willow Grove   [Map]
Apple Grove (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Cottageville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Evergreen Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]
Flatwoods   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Great Bend (OH)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Hemlock   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Hills Crossing   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Longdale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]
Oakgrove (OH) (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Plants (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Ravenswood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Ravenswood Ferry (OH)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
School House (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Spiller (OH)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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The Communities of West Virginia

About Jackson County

About West Virginia

Off-the-Road Links ...

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Willow Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that stretches from Willow Grove. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Willow Grove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Willow Grove. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9334, Longitude: -81.8360     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Willow Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Willow 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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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 310.773 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 306.727 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 306.763 degrees.

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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 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 Willow 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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