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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Glenbrook, California
(Lake County)

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Introduction ...

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

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

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

  • Lakeport [Map], which is the Seat of Lake County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Glenbrook to Lakeport, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], 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 [Map]) 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,351 miles [11,830.3 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 8,117 miles [13,063 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,184 miles [9,952.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glenbrook ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Glenbrook.

Within California, there is just one other community named Glenbrook. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States and Canada - with 12 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in California

Communities outside of California

Communities Outside of California

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Fairfield County

Our profile page for Glenbrook, Fairfield County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,575 miles [4,144.1 km] to the East Northeast


Harlan County

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


East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Glenbrook, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,880 miles [3,025.6 km] to the East


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Glenbrook, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,446 miles [3,936.5 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Glenbrook, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,426 miles [3,904.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Douglas County

Our profile page for Glenbrook, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 152 miles [244.6 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Glenbrook, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,405 miles [3,870.5 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Glenbrook, 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.

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Our profile page for Glenbrook   [Map]
Distance: About 2,469 miles [3,973.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Benton County

Our profile page for Glenbrook, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the North

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Fairfax County

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

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West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Glenbrook, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,190 miles [3,524.5 km] to the East Northeast

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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 talk 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 of Glenbrook   [Map]
Bonanza Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]
Forest Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Glenview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Howard Springs   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mercuryville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunrise Vista   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Lakes   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]
Whispering Pines   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Glenbrook. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Raymond Burr     (Raymond William Stacey Burr)
  Actor. He was born in New Westminster (British Columbia) on Monday May 21, 1917 and died in Healdsburg (California) on Sunday September 12, 1993 at an age of 76. He was buried at Fraser Cemetery (British Columbia) [Map].

Healdsburg [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Glenbrook

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Burr<8>
Charles Arnold 'Chick' Gandil
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Saint Paul (Minnesota) on Thursday January 19, 1888 and died in Calistoga (California) on Sunday December 13, 1970 at an age of 82.

Calistoga [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast of Glenbrook

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Arnold 'Chick' Gandil
Charles Schulz     (Charles Monroe Schulz)
  Cartoonist. He was born in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday November 26, 1922 and died in Santa Rosa (California) on Saturday February 12, 2000 at an age of 77.

Santa Rosa [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Glenbrook

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Schulz

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenbrook. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.8516, Longitude: -122.7586     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Glenbrook 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 Glenbrook 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 340.60 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 341.683 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 328.375 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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.

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<8>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Glenbrook.


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