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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Phenix City [Map], which is the Seat of Russell County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Glenville to Phenix City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, 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 6,548 miles [10,538 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 7,246 miles [11,661.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,126 miles [8,249.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glenville ...

We have found 20 communities that share the name Glenville.

While the name Glenville is unique within Alabama, we know of another 20 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Located Beyond Alabama

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Arkansas

Nevada County

Our profile page for Glenville, Nevada County   [Map]
Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the West Northwest

California

Kern County

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

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Glenville, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 885 miles [1,424.3 km] to the Northeast

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Glenville, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northeast

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Kansas

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Glenville, Sedgwick County   [Map]
Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the West Northwest

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Kentucky

McLean County

Our profile page for Glenville, McLean County   [Map]
Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the North Northwest

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Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Glenville, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the Northeast

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Minnesota

Freeborn County

Our profile page for Glenville, Freeborn County   [Map]
Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Panola County

Our profile page for Glenville, Panola County   [Map]
Distance: About 311 miles [500.5 km] to the Northwest

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New York

Livingston County

Our profile page for Glenville, Livingston County   [Map]
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the North Northeast

Saratoga County

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

Schenectady County

Our profile page for Glenville, Schenectady County   [Map]
Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the Northeast

Westchester County

Our profile page for Glenville, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Jackson County

Our profile page for Glenville, Jackson County   [Map]
Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Glenville   [Map]
Distance: About 1,466 miles [2,359.3 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Crawford County

Our profile page for Glenville, Crawford County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the North

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Glenville, Cuyahoga County   [Map]
Distance: About 678 miles [1,091.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Ontario

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

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Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for Glenville, York County   [Map]
Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast

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West Virginia

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Glenville, Gilmer County   [Map]
Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1288, Longitude: -85.1769     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glenville 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 Glenville 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 312.629 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.885 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 309.961 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 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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<8>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 Glenville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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