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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 Glen Acres, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Glen Acres 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 Glen Acres:
    • 34.757105, -79.469492
    • 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 Glen Acres
  • 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 Glen Acres ...

We have found three communities that share the name Glen Acres.

Within North Carolina, the name Glen Acres is unique.

Beyond North Carolina, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Mobile County
      • This Glen Acres is located in Mobile County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Glen Acres that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mobile County community of Glen Acres.
    • South Carolina
      • Darlington County
      • This Glen Acres is located in Darlington County and lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Glen Acres that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Darlington County community of Glen Acres.
    • Washington
      • King County
      • This Glen Acres is located in King County and lies 2,366 miles [3,807.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Glen Acres that is located in Scotland County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Acres
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Glen Acres.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Glen Acres ...

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.

  • Crossway [Scotland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossway
    • Crossway [Scotland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Glen Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossway
  • Hasty [Scotland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hasty
    • Hasty [Scotland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Glen Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hasty have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hasty
  • Ida Mill [Scotland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ida Mill
    • Ida Mill [Scotland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ida Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ida Mill
  • Johns [Scotland County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns
    • Johns [Scotland County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Glen Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johns have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johns
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    • Lincoln Heights [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Heights
      • Lincoln Heights [Scotland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Heights
    • Masons Crossroads [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Masons Crossroads
      • Masons Crossroads [Scotland County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Glen Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Masons Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Masons Crossroads
    • Sandy Bottoms [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Bottoms
      • Sandy Bottoms [Scotland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Glen Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy Bottoms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Bottoms
    • Sugar Hill [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Hill
      • Sugar Hill [Scotland County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Glen Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugar Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Hill
    • Sunshine Park [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine Park
      • Sunshine Park [Scotland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Glen Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine Park
    • Whispering Pines [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Pines
      • Whispering Pines [Scotland County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Pines
    • Woodrun [Scotland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodrun
      • Woodrun [Scotland County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Glen Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodrun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodrun

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 Glen Acres. 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 ...
    • Thomas Austin 'Tom' Brewer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wadesboro (North Carolina) on Thursday September 3, 1931 and died in Cheraw (South Carolina) on Thursday February 15, 2018 at the age of 86. He is buried at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens (Chesterfield County, South Carolina).
      • Wadesboro is located 37 miles [59.5 km] to the west of Glen Acres.
      • Cheraw is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the west of Glen Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Thomas Austin 'Tom' Brewer<3>
    • John William Coltrane     (Musician, composer)
      • Musician, composer. He was born in Hamlet (North Carolina) on Thursday September 23, 1926 and died in Huntington (New York) on Monday July 17, 1967 at the age of 40. He is buried at Pinelawn Memorial Park (Suffolk County, New York).
      • Hamlet is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Glen Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John William Coltrane<3>
    • Rufus R. 'Freight Train' Jones     (Professional wrestler)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Laurinburg, which is the Seat of Scotland County and lies just to the West Northwest.
    • Raleigh, which is the State Capital of North Carolina, lies 84 miles [135.2 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could drive a straight line from Glen Acres to Raleigh, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 315 miles [506.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 13 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,181 miles [9,947.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,874 miles [11,062.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,756 miles [7,654 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for North Carolina

About Scotland County

About North Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Scotland County: www.scotlandcounty.org/

The official website for State of North Carolina: https://www.nc.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Glen Acres) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Glen Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7571, Longitude: -79.4695       In this case, the coordinates for Glen Acres have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<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 Glen Acres 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 309.438 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 304.586 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 307.117 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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