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Glasgow, Alabama
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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

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

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

  • Birmingham [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Glasgow to Birmingham, with an average speed<2> 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.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 95 miles [152.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 26 days and walking would take 38 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,553 miles [10,546 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 7,263 miles [11,688.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,139 miles [8,270.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glasgow ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Glasgow.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Glasgow. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 23 communities in the United States and Canada - with 22 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other Communities located in Alabama

Communities located beyond Alabama


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Glasgow, San Bernardino County   [Map]
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 1,646 miles [2,649 km] to the West Northwest

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Glasgow, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the Northeast

Georgia

Thomas County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Thomas County   [Map]
Distance: About 268 miles [431.3 km] to the Southeast

Illinois

Scott County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 454 miles [730.6 km] to the North Northwest

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Iowa

Black Hawk County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Black Hawk County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the North Northwest

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Kansas

Pottawatomie County

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

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Kentucky

Barren County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Barren County   [Map]
Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the North Northeast

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Minnesota

Wabasha County

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

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Missouri

Howard County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the Northwest

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Montana

Valley County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,430 miles [2,301.4 km] to the Northwest

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Glasgow   [Map]
Distance: About 1,628 miles [2,620 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the North Northeast

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Glasgow   [Map]
Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the North Northeast

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Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,103 miles [3,384.5 km] to the West Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Beaver County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the North Northeast

Cambria County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the Northeast

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Tennessee

Weakley County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Weakley County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the North Northwest

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Virginia

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Northeast

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Wisconsin

Trempealeau County

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

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glasgow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6107, Longitude: -86.9528     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 the angle) to Jerusalem is 313.773 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 309.412 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.338 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 Glasgow, 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glasgow.



 
 
 

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