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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 Glenn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glenn and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Glenn:
    • 33.154499, -85.203240
    • 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 Glenn
  • 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 Glenn ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Glenn.

Within Georgia, the name Glenn is unique.

Beyond Georgia, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eighteen communities, sixteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Glenn County
      • This Glenn is located in Glenn County and lies 2,079 miles [3,345.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Glenn that is located in Heard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Glenn County community of Glenn.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Glenn is located in Cook County and lies 613 miles [986.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Glenn that is located in Heard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Glenn.
      • Jackson County
      • This Glenn is located in Jackson County and lies 404 miles [650.2 km] to the northwest of the Glenn that is located in Heard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Glenn.
    • Indiana
      • Vigo 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 Indiana community of Glenn [Vigo County].
    • Kansas
      • Johnson 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 Kansas community of Glenn [Johnson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Lewis 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 Glenn [Lewis County].
    • Manitoba
      • This Glenn lies 1,254 miles [2,018.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Glenn that is located in Heard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn
    • Michigan
      • Allegan County
      • This Glenn is located in Allegan County and lies 649 miles [1,044.5 km]<1> to the north of the Glenn that is located in Heard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegan County community of Glenn.
    • Missouri
      • Phelps County
      • Although located in Phelps County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Phelps County community of Glenn.
      • Ripley County
      • This Glenn is located in Ripley County and lies 388 miles [624.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Glenn that is located in Heard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ripley County community of Glenn.
    • Nevada
      • White Pine County
      • This Glenn is located in White Pine County and lies 1,696 miles [2,729.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Glenn that is located in Heard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White Pine County community of Glenn.
    • Ohio
      • Gallia 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 Ohio community of Glenn [Gallia County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Carter County
      • This Glenn is located in Carter County and lies 692 miles [1,113.7 km]<1> to the west of the Glenn that is located in Heard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carter County community of Glenn.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Glenn.
    • Pennsylvania
      • McKean 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 Pennsylvania community of Glenn [McKean County].
    • South Carolina
      • Horry County
      • This Glenn is located in Horry County and lies 369 miles [593.8 km]<1> to the east of the Glenn that is located in Heard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Horry County community of Glenn.
    • Texas
      • Dickens County
      • This Glenn is located in Dickens County and lies 901 miles [1,450 km]<1> to the west of the Glenn that is located in Heard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickens County community of Glenn.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Glenn is located in Salt Lake County and lies 1,556 miles [2,504.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Glenn that is located in Heard County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Glenn.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glenn ...

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.

  • Bacon Level [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacon Level
    • Bacon Level [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Glenn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bacon Level have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bacon Level
  • Covered Bridge [Troup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covered Bridge
    • Covered Bridge [Troup County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Glenn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Covered Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covered Bridge
  • Indian Bend [Troup County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Bend
    • Indian Bend [Troup County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Glenn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Bend
  • Lee Crossroads [Randolph County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Crossroads
    • Lee Crossroads [Randolph County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Glenn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Crossroads
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lime [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lime
      • Lime [Randolph County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Glenn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lime have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lime
    • Mooty Ferry [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooty Ferry
      • Mooty Ferry [Troup County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Glenn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooty Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooty Ferry
    • Rock Mills [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Mills
      • Rock Mills [Randolph County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Glenn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Mills
    • Standing Rock [Chambers County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Standing Rock
      • Standing Rock [Chambers County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Glenn
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Standing Rock
    • Texas [Heard County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas
      • Texas [Heard County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Glenn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texas
    • Turkey Point [Troup County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Point
      • Turkey Point [Troup County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Glenn
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Point

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 Glenn. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Vern Gosdin     (Singer, songwriter)
      • Singer, songwriter. He was born in Woodland (Alabama) on Sunday August 5, 1934 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday April 28, 2009 at the age of 74. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee).
      • Woodland is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Glenn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Vern Gosdin<4>
    • Hal Herring     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lanett (Alabama) on Sunday February 24, 1924 and died in Cumming (Georgia) on Sunday February 9, 2014 at the age of 90. He is buried at Sawnee View Gardens (Forsyth County, Georgia).
      • Lanett is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the south of Glenn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hal Herring<4>
    • Joe Louis     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in LaFayette (Alabama) on Wednesday May 13, 1914 and died in Paradise (Nevada) on Sunday April 12, 1981 at the age of 66. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • LaFayette is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Glenn.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Louis<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Franklin, which is the Seat of Heard County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Glenn to Franklin, with an average speed<5> 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.
    • Atlanta, which is the State Capital of Georgia, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 603 miles [970.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take just over a day, a buggy would take 24 days and walking would take 35 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,501 miles [10,462.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,204 miles [11,593.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,082 miles [8,178.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Georgia: https://georgia.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Glenn) 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 Glenn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Glenn

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glenn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.1545, Longitude: -85.2032    
<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 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 Glenn 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Glenn to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 312.704 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 308.114 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.744 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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