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Glenbrook, California
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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 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:

  • Nevada City [Map], which is the Seat of Nevada County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 51 miles [82.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Glenbrook to Sacramento, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,335 miles [3,757.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 92 days and walking would take 133 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,294 miles [11,738.6 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 8,061 miles [12,972.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,112 miles [9,836.3 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 2,479 miles [3,989.6 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 1,793 miles [2,885.6 km] to the East


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Glenbrook, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,350 miles [3,782 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Glenbrook, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,330 miles [3,749.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Douglas County

Our profile page for Glenbrook, Douglas County   [Map]
Distance: About 59 miles [95 km] to the East

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North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Glenbrook, Cumberland County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,310 miles [3,717.6 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 2,374 miles [3,820.6 km] to the East Northeast

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Benton County

Our profile page for Glenbrook, Benton County   [Map]
Distance: About 370 miles [595.5 km] to the North Northwest

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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 2,093 miles [3,368.4 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.

Champion (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North of Glenbrook   [Map]
Cypress Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Forest Knolls   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Gold Flat   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]
Grass Valley   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Hills Flat   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]
Providence (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]
Ridge View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Sunrise Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Timber Trails   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Town Talk   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]
Union Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance from 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: 39.2421, Longitude: -121.0355     [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 339.192 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.015 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.305 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 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 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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