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Introduction ...

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

This page contains two sections:

How Far From Glenwood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Glenwood to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Dothan [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Montgomery [Map], which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 90 miles [144.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could drive a straight line from Glenwood to Montgomery, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 708 miles [1,139.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,600 miles [10,621.7 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 7,295 miles [11,740.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,176 miles [8,330 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glenwood ...

We have found 88 communities that share the name Glenwood.

Within Alabama, there is just one other community named Glenwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 87 communities in the United States and Canada - with 82 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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 ArkansasKentuckyNew MexicoSouth Carolina
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 ColoradoMaineNewfoundland and LabradorTennessee
 FloridaMarylandNorth CarolinaTexas
 GeorgiaMassachusettsNova ScotiaUtah
 HawaiiMichiganOhioVirginia
 IdahoMinnesotaOklahomaWashington
 IllinoisMississippiOntarioWest Virginia
 IndianaMissouriOregon 
 IowaNew BrunswickPennsylvania 

Alberta

Our profile page for Glenwood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,917 miles [3,085.1 km] to the Northwest

Arkansas

Pike County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 516 miles [830.4 km] to the West Northwest

California

Santa Cruz County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Santa Cruz County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,114 miles [3,402.2 km] to the West Northwest

Colorado

Garfield County

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

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Florida

Bay County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the South

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the Southeast

Nassau County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Nassau County   [Map]
Distance: About 233 miles [375 km] to the East

Volusia County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Volusia County   [Map]
Distance: About 284 miles [457.1 km] to the East Southeast

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Georgia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 219 miles [352.4 km] to the North Northeast

Floyd County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 212 miles [341.2 km] to the North

Montgomery County

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

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Wheeler County   [Map]
Distance: About 173 miles [278.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Hawaii

Hawaii County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Hawaii County   [Map]
Distance: About 4,358 miles [7,013.5 km] to the West

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Idaho

Clearwater County

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

Idaho County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,919 miles [3,088.3 km] to the Northwest

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 721 miles [1,160.3 km] to the North

Richland County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Richland County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the North Northwest

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Indiana

Rush County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 578 miles [930.2 km] to the North

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Iowa

Mills County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Mills County   [Map]
Distance: About 886 miles [1,425.9 km] to the Northwest

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Kansas

Crawford County

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

Leavenworth County

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

Morton County

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

Osage County

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

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Kentucky

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Lawrence County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 504 miles [811.1 km] to the North Northeast

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Louisiana

Assumption Parish

Our profile page for Glenwood, Assumption Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the West Southwest

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,365 miles [2,196.8 km] to the Northeast

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 710 miles [1,142.6 km] to the Northeast

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,102 miles [1,773.5 km] to the Northeast

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Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the North

Macomb County

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

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Minnesota

Pope County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the North Northwest

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the Northwest

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Missouri

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 754 miles [1,213.4 km] to the North Northwest

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Glenwood
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Jersey

Sussex County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the Northeast

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New Mexico

Catron County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Catron County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,374 miles [2,211.2 km] to the West Northwest

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the North Northeast

Niagara County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the North Northeast

Westchester County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 926 miles [1,490.3 km] to the Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Glenwood   [Map]
Distance: About 2,002 miles [3,221.9 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the Northeast

Guilford County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the Northeast

Johnston County

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

McDowell County

Our profile page for Glenwood, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the North Northeast

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the Northeast

Richmond County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Glenwood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,374 miles [2,211.2 km] to the Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the North

Noble County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the North Northeast

Preble County

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

Warren County

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

Wood County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the North

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Oklahoma

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

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Ontario

Our profile page for Glenwood   [Map]
Distance: About 776 miles [1,248.9 km] to the North

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Oregon

Clatsop County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Clatsop County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,285 miles [3,677.4 km] to the Northwest

Lane County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Lane County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,190 miles [3,524.5 km] to the Northwest

Washington County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,248 miles [3,617.8 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the North Northeast

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the Northeast

Erie County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 804 miles [1,293.9 km] to the North Northeast

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the North Northeast

York County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Glenwood   [Map]
Distance: About 1,544 miles [2,484.8 km] to the Northeast

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South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 296 miles [476.4 km] to the North Northeast

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Spartanburg County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 325 miles [523 km] to the Northeast

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South Dakota

Clay County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Clay County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the Northwest

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the North

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 357 miles [574.5 km] to the North Northwest

Knox County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 340 miles [547.2 km] to the North Northeast

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Texas

Potter County

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

Upshur County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the West Northwest

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Utah

Sevier County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,583 miles [2,547.6 km] to the West Northwest

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Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the Northeast

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 505 miles [812.7 km] to the Northeast

Rockbridge County

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

Virginia Beach City

Our profile page for Glenwood, Virginia Beach City   [Map]
Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the Northeast

Wythe County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the North Northeast

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,252 miles [3,624.2 km] to the Northwest

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Klickitat County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,162 miles [3,479.4 km] to the Northwest

Whitman County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,000 miles [3,218.7 km] to the Northwest

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

Mason County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 538 miles [865.8 km] to the North Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the North Northeast

Ohio County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2482, Longitude: -85.4149     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glenwood 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 Glenwood 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 312.708 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 307.854 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 310.235 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 Glenwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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