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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Glenbrook, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glenbrook and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Glenbrook:
    • 38.852872, -122.757808
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Glenbrook
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Glenbrook ...

We found thirteen communities that share the name Glenbrook.

There is one other community in California which is also named Glenbrook.

Beyond California, we know of another twelve communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twelve communities, twelve are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In California ...
    • Nevada County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Nevada County and lies 96 miles [154.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Lake County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Glenbrook.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Connecticut
      • Fairfield County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Fairfield County and lies 2,575 miles [4,144.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Lake County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Glenbrook.
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Glenbrook [Harlan County].
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Glenbrook is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 1,880 miles [3,025.6 km]<1> to the east of the Glenbrook that is located in Lake County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Glenbrook.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 2,446 miles [3,936.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Lake County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Glenbrook.
      • Montgomery County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Montgomery County and lies 2,426 miles [3,904.3 km] to the east northeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Lake County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Glenbrook.
    • Nevada
      • Douglas County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Douglas County and lies 152 miles [244.6 km]<1> to the east of the Glenbrook that is located in Lake County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Glenbrook.
    • North Carolina
      • Cumberland County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Cumberland County and lies 2,405 miles [3,870.5 km]<1> to the east of the Glenbrook that is located in Lake County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Glenbrook.
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Glenbrook [Montgomery County].
    • Ontario
      • This Glenbrook lies 2,469 miles [3,973.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Lake County.
    • Oregon
      • Benton County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Benton County and lies 378 miles [608.3 km]<1> to the north of the Glenbrook that is located in Lake County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Glenbrook.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Glenbrook [Fairfax County].
    • West Virginia
      • Wood County
      • This Glenbrook is located in Wood County and lies 2,190 miles [3,524.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Glenbrook that is located in Lake County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Glenbrook.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glenbrook ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Black Oaks
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Oaks
    • Black Oaks is located in Sonoma County
  • Bonanza Springs
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonanza Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonanza Springs
    • Bonanza Springs is located in Lake County
  • Forest Lake
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Lake
    • Forest Lake is located in Lake County
  • Glenview
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenview
    • Glenview is located in Lake County
  • Howard Springs
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Howard Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Howard Springs
    • Howard Springs is located in Lake County
  • Mercuryville ‑ Historic
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mercuryville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mercuryville
    • Mercuryville is located in Sonoma County
  • Sunrise Vista
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunrise Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunrise Vista
    • Sunrise Vista is located in Lake County
  • Twin Lakes
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Lakes
    • Twin Lakes is located in Lake County
  • Whispering Pines
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Pines
    • Whispering Pines is located in Lake County

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Glenbrook and extending to:

  • Lakeport, which is the Seat of Lake County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Glenbrook to Lakeport, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,431 miles [3,912.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 95 days and walking would take 139 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,351 miles [11,830.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,117 miles [13,063 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,184 miles [9,952.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>

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

The official website for Lake County: www.co.lake.ca.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glenbrook) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenbrook. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8529, Longitude: -122.7578    
<2>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 Glenbrook 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.
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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 Glenbrook to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 340.60 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.683 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.375 degrees.









 

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