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Introduction ...

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

This page contains four sections:

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

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

  • Santa Cruz [Map], which is the Seat of Santa Cruz County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Glenwood to Santa Cruz, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Sacramento [Map], which is the State Capital of California, lies 105 miles [169 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 2,423 miles [3,899.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 95 days and walking would take 138 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,450 miles [11,989.6 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 8,217 miles [13,224 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 6,264 miles [10,080.9 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Glenwood ...

We have found 88 communities that share the name Glenwood.

While the name Glenwood is unique within California, we know of another 88 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of California

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Alabama

Crenshaw County

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

Houston County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Houston County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,114 miles [3,402.2 km] to the East

Alberta

Our profile page for Glenwood   [Map]
Distance: About 946 miles [1,522.4 km] to the North Northeast

Arkansas

Pike County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Pike County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,600 miles [2,575 km] to the East

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Colorado

Garfield County

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

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Florida

Bay County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Bay County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,130 miles [3,427.9 km] to the East

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,367 miles [3,809.3 km] to the East

Nassau County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Nassau County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,343 miles [3,770.7 km] to the East

Volusia County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Volusia County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,395 miles [3,854.4 km] to the East

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Georgia

Clarke County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Clarke County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,164 miles [3,482.6 km] to the East

Floyd County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Floyd County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,060 miles [3,315.2 km] to the East

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Glenwood, 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.

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Wheeler County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,243 miles [3,609.8 km] to the East

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Hawaii

Hawaii County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Hawaii County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,336 miles [3,759.4 km] to the West Southwest

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Idaho

Clearwater County

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

Idaho County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Idaho County   [Map]
Distance: About 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the North Northeast

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Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Cook County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,848 miles [2,974.1 km] to the East Northeast

Richland County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Richland County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 1,829 miles [2,943.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Indiana

Rush County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Rush County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,979 miles [3,184.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Iowa

Mills County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Mills County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,427 miles [2,296.5 km] to the East Northeast

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Kansas

Crawford County

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

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Leavenworth County
This community is historic.
Although located in Leavenworth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Morton County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Morton County
This community is historic.
Although located in Morton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Osage County

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

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Kentucky

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Lawrence County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,127 miles [3,423.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Louisiana

Assumption Parish

Our profile page for Glenwood, Assumption Parish   [Map]
Distance: About 1,839 miles [2,959.6 km] to the East

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Maine

Aroostook County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Aroostook County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,796 miles [4,499.7 km] to the East Northeast

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Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Anne Arundel County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,442 miles [3,930 km] to the East Northeast

Harford County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Harford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,453 miles [3,947.7 km] to the East Northeast

Howard County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Howard County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,419 miles [3,893 km] to the East Northeast

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Montgomery County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,418 miles [3,891.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Massachusetts

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Middlesex County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,685 miles [4,321.1 km] to the East Northeast

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Michigan

Cass County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Cass County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,928 miles [3,102.8 km] to the East Northeast

Macomb County

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

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Minnesota

Pope County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Pope County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Mississippi

Monroe County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Monroe County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,885 miles [3,033.6 km] to the East

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Missouri

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Schuyler County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,592 miles [2,562.1 km] to the East Northeast

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New Brunswick

Our profile page for Glenwood
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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New Jersey

Sussex County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Sussex County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,526 miles [4,065.2 km] to the East Northeast

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New Mexico

Catron County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Catron County   [Map]
Distance: About 783 miles [1,260.1 km] to the East Southeast

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New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,302 miles [3,704.7 km] to the East Northeast

Niagara County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Niagara County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,281 miles [3,670.9 km] to the East Northeast

Westchester County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Westchester County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,560 miles [4,119.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Glenwood   [Map]
Distance: About 3,368 miles [5,420.3 km] to the Northeast

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North Carolina

Davidson County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Davidson County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,299 miles [3,699.9 km] to the East

Guilford County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Guilford County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,320 miles [3,733.7 km] to the East

Johnston County

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

McDowell County

Our profile page for Glenwood, McDowell County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,210 miles [3,556.7 km] to the East

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Mecklenburg County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,277 miles [3,664.5 km] to the East

Richmond County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Richmond County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,343 miles [3,770.7 km] to the East

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Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Glenwood   [Map]
Distance: About 2,931 miles [4,717 km] to the East Northeast

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Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,034 miles [3,273.4 km] to the East Northeast

Noble County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Noble County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,173 miles [3,497.1 km] to the East Northeast

Preble County

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

Warren County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Warren County
This community is historic.
Although located in Warren County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Wood County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Wood County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,057 miles [3,310.4 km] to the East Northeast

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Oklahoma

Our profile page for Glenwood
This community is historic.
Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Glenwood   [Map]
Distance: About 2,120 miles [3,411.8 km] to the East Northeast

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Oregon

Clatsop County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Clatsop County   [Map]
Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the North

Lane County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Lane County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the North

Washington County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Washington County   [Map]
Distance: About 593 miles [954.3 km] to the North

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Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Allegheny County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,253 miles [3,625.9 km] to the East Northeast

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Dauphin County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,416 miles [3,888.2 km] to the East Northeast

Erie County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Erie County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,233 miles [3,593.7 km] to the East Northeast

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Susquehanna County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,459 miles [3,957.4 km] to the East Northeast

York County

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

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Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Glenwood   [Map]
Distance: About 2,968 miles [4,776.5 km] to the East Northeast

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South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,191 miles [3,526.1 km] to the East

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Spartanburg County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 2,223 miles [3,577.6 km] to the East

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South Dakota

Clay County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Clay County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km] to the East Northeast

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Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Hamilton County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,041 miles [3,284.7 km] to the East

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Humphreys County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,885 miles [3,033.6 km] to the East

Knox County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Knox County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,093 miles [3,368.4 km] to the East

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Texas

Potter County

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

Upshur County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Upshur County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,562 miles [2,513.8 km] to the East

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Utah

Sevier County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Sevier County   [Map]
Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Virginia

Amherst County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Amherst County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,334 miles [3,756.2 km] to the East Northeast

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Pittsylvania County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,335 miles [3,757.8 km] to the East Northeast

Rockbridge County

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

Virginia Beach City

Our profile page for Glenwood, Virginia Beach City   [Map]
Distance: About 2,504 miles [4,029.8 km] to the East Northeast

Wythe County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Wythe County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,252 miles [3,624.2 km] to the East Northeast

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Washington

Kitsap County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Kitsap County   [Map]
Distance: About 713 miles [1,147.5 km] to the North

Klickitat County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Klickitat County   [Map]
Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the North

Whitman County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Whitman County   [Map]
Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the North Northeast

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West Virginia

Kanawha County

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

Mason County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Mason County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,155 miles [3,468.1 km] to the East Northeast

Mercer County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Mercer County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,227 miles [3,584 km] to the East Northeast

Ohio County

Our profile page for Glenwood, Ohio County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,217 miles [3,567.9 km] to the East Northeast

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Glenwood ...

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.

Boulder Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Glenwood   [Map]
English Town   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Forest Park   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]
Forest Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Guadalupe (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Highland (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]
Holy City (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]
Magnetic Spring (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Mission Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Paradise Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Riverside Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Twin Creeks   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Twin Lakes   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]
Wildwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [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 Glenwood. 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.

Lloyd Francis Bacon
  Actor, director. He was born in San Jose (California) on Wednesday December 4, 1889 and died in Burbank (California) on Tueday November 15, 1955 at an age of 65. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

San Jose [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Glenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lloyd Francis Bacon<9>
 
Jerry Coleman     (Born as Gerald Francis Coleman)
  Major League Baseball. He was born in San Jose (California) on Sunday September 14, 1924 and died in San Diego (California) on Sunday January 5, 2014 at an age of 89. He was buried at Miramar National Cemetery (San Diego County, California) [Map].

San Jose [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Glenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Coleman
 
Rosana DeSoto
  Actress. She was born in San Jose (California) on Saturday September 2, 1950

San Jose [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Glenwood
 
Farley Granger     (Farley Earle Granger, Jr.)
  Actor. He was born in San Jose (California) on Wednesday July 1, 1925 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 27, 2011 at an age of 85.

San Jose [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Glenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Farley Granger
 
Leland Stanford     (Amasa Leland Stanford)
  Railroad tycoon, 8th Govenor of California, industrialist. He was born on Tueday March 9, 1824 and died in Palo Alto (California) on Wednesday June 21, 1893 at an age of 69.

Palo Alto [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of Glenwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leland Stanford
 
Helen Rodriguez Trias
  Pediatrician, educator, activists. She was born in New York (New York) on Sunday July 7, 1929 and died in Santa Cruz (California) on Thursday December 27, 2001 at an age of 72.

Santa Cruz [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Glenwood

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Glenwood. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glenwood) 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 Glenwood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glenwood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1103, Longitude: -121.9860     [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 Glenwood 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 339.765 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 340.595 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 327.896 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 Glenwood 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>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 Glenwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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: findagrave.com.

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