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Introduction ...

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

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How Far From Glasgow 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 Glasgow 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 Glasgow once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Glasgow to:

  • San Bernardino [Map], which is the Seat of San Bernardino County, lies 101 miles [162.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could drive a straight line from Glasgow to San Bernardino, with an average speed<3>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 three full days.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 397 miles [638.9 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving would take most of a day, a buggy would take 16 days and walking would take 23 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,143 miles [3,448.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 84 days and walking would take 122 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,452 miles [11,992.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,220 miles [13,228.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,195 miles [9,969.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Glasgow ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Glasgow.

While the name Glasgow is unique within California, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of California

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Alabama

Butler County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Butler County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km] to the East

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,646 miles [2,649 km] to the East

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Glasgow, New Castle County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,208 miles [3,553.4 km] to the East Northeast

Georgia

Thomas County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Thomas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,870 miles [3,009.5 km] to the East

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Illinois

Scott County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Scott County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,425 miles [2,293.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Iowa

Black Hawk County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Black Hawk County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,365 miles [2,196.8 km] to the East Northeast

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km] to the East Northeast

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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 1,671 miles [2,689.2 km] to the East 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 1,297 miles [2,087.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Montana

Valley County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Valley County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the North Northeast

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Glasgow   [Map]
Distance: About 2,937 miles [4,726.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Columbiana County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Columbiana County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,944 miles [3,128.6 km] to the East Northeast

Tuscarawas County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Tuscarawas County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,899 miles [3,056.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Ontario

Our profile page for Glasgow   [Map]
Distance: About 2,031 miles [3,268.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Coos County   [Map]
Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Northwest

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Pennsylvania

Beaver County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Beaver County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,954 miles [3,144.7 km] to the East Northeast

Cambria County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Cambria County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,062 miles [3,318.5 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,209 miles [3,555 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Weakley County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Weakley County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,525 miles [2,454.2 km] to the East

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Virginia

Rockbridge County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Rockbridge County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,021 miles [3,252.5 km] to the East Northeast

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Glasgow, Kanawha County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,911 miles [3,075.5 km] to the East 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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Curious and Interesting Names Near Glasgow ...

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.

Amboy   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the South of Glasgow   [Map]
Bagdad (Historic)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Basin   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Chase   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Joshua   -   30 miles [48.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
King (Historic)   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the West   [Map]
Ragtown (Historic)   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rainbow Wells   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Zzyzx   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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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 Glasgow, 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that starts in 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.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glasgow. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9840, Longitude: -115.8694     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glasgow have been estimated.

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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 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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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.422 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.003 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.273 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Glasgow 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glasgow.



 
 
 

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