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Glendon, Alberta

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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Glendon 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 village such as Glendon to various places of note, such as Parliament Hill.

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

  • Edmonton [Map], which is the Provincial Capital of Alberta, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Glendon to Edmonton, 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 5 days.
  • The National Capital at Parliament Hill (Ottawa, ON [Map]) is 1,670 miles [2,687.6 km] to the East (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 95 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,159 miles [9,911.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,927 miles [11,147.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,003 miles [8,051.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glendon ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Glendon.

While the name Glendon is unique within Alberta, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Alberta


Guthrie County

Our profile page for Glendon, Guthrie County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,162 miles [1,870.1 km] to the Southeast


Lincoln County

Our profile page for Glendon, Lincoln County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km] to the East

North Carolina

Moore County

Our profile page for Glendon, Moore County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,993 miles [3,207.4 km] to the East Southeast


Fayette County

Our profile page for Glendon, Fayette County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km] to the East Southeast

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Northampton County

Our profile page for Glendon, Northampton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,892 miles [3,044.9 km] to the East Southeast

Schuylkill County

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

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West Virginia

Braxton County

Our profile page for Glendon, Braxton County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,778 miles [2,861.4 km] to the East Southeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Glendon ...

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.

Big Meadow   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northeast of Glendon   [Map]
Flat Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Gurneyville   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Horseshoe Bay   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hoselaw   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Iron River   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Owlseye   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Pelican Narrows   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Glendon. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glendon

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glendon. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 54.2511, Longitude: -111.1514     [Map].

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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 Glendon 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 331.924 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.673 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.449 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Glendon 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 . 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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